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The US Department Of Justice Is Taking Part In Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong!

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Lance Armstrong has another hurdle to go over!

According to reports, the Justice Department is joining biker, Floyd Landis in a lawsuit that was filed a couple years ago against Lance, and we don't know about you, but we think Armstrong is gonna have a tough time getting out of this one!!

The reason why the government decided to jump on the suit is because

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Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction Heads To Supreme Court!

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OMG. Why won't they let this GO!?

The Obama Administration is putting taxpayer's money to good use by asking the Supreme Court to decide whether or not CBS should be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004.

As we mentioned last year, a federal appeals court ruled

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The United States Justice Department Sues Apple For Fixing eBook Prices!

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It's on!

The U.S. Justice Department thinks Apple went a step too far by conspiring with publishers to create fixed eBook prices and has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company to teach it a lesson in fairness.

Even though some publishers have already settled, the company behind the iPad is disputing the charges by arguing that pricing agreements with publishers only enhanced competition in a market dominated by Amazon.

The government wants

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Why Are So Many Teenagers Committing Suicide In Michele Bachmann's District?

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This is very disturbing.

In a Minnesota school district repped by Michele Bachmann, there have been a total of NINE teenage suicides in two years. Awful.

According to reports, the teens who have killed themselves were largely gay or perceived as gay, or bullying victims.

Thus far, Bachmann has

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Yes! Obama Supports Repeal Of Defense Of Marriage Act!!!

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This is what we like love to hear!

Back in February, we were VERY happy to hear the Justice Department's announcement that President Barack Obama called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, and that he would refuse to continue defending it.

As a reminder, the DOMA law "allows states not to recognize same-sex marriages preformed in other states and provides a federal definition for 'marriage' that excludes same-sex couples."

Now, Obama is

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Yes! Obama Calls Defense Of Marriage Act 'Unconstitutional'

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We're VERY happy to hear this!

The Justice Department has just announced that President Obama believes the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and he refuses to continue defending it.

Based on Obama's new stance on the act, his administration won't defend ongoing suits in two federal Appeal Courts relating to the act, and he'll "leave it to Congress to defend the law, known as DOMA, against those challenges."

For those unfamiliar, the DOMA law "allows states not to recognize same-sex marriages preformed in other states and provides a federal definition for 'marriage' that excludes same-sex couples."

Here's what Attorney General Eric Holder had to say about Obama's decision:

“After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the president has concluded that, given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny.”

More from Holder about Obama's views on Section 3 of DOMA, which defines “spouse” as a member of the opposite sex:

“[Section 3 of DOMA] fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the president has instructed the department not to defend the statute in such cases. I fully concur with the president’s determination.”

The DOMA law has not been overturned by Obama's new stance on it, but it's a MAJOR step in the right direction.

Here's what Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese had to say about it:

“This is a monumental decision for the thousands of same-sex couples and their families who want nothing more than the same rights and dignity afforded to other married couples. As the president has stated previously, DOMA unfairly discriminates against Americans and we applaud him for fulfilling his oath to defend critical constitutional principles.”

Thank you, Obama! Next, let's get DOMA overturned!!!

Thoughts???

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Bernie Madoff's Shoes Hit The Auction Block

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The Department of Justice has decided to auction off ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's shoes since he won't be wearing them ever again.

The auction takes place in New York City on November 13th and will include over 400 pieces of Bernie's personal property.

Profits from the event will benefit those who were defrauded by Madoff who is serving 150 years in jail.

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