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Age of Consent: Some States Allow Kids as Young as 14 to Consent to Sex?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Age of Consent: Some States Allow Kids as Young as 14 to Consent to Sex? (via 21C Woman)

Is 14 Really the Age of Consent for Sex in Some States? Many parents would love to restrict their children from engaging in sex until marriage or they reach the age of 30, whichever happens to arrive sooner. However, there is a legal age kids can have sex in each state. With stories about kids having…

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California to vote on GM food labeling

California to vote on GM food labeling (via AFP)

California could become the first US state to enforce labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods, in a vote next month pitting agro-chemical giants against opponents of so-called "Frankenfoods." The western state will vote on November 6 -- the day of the White House election -- on Proposition 37,…

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Romney, Obama at odds over US military spending

Romney, Obama at odds over US military spending (via AFP)

Despite heated campaign rhetoric, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney mostly share common ground on national security issues but they are sharply at odds over the defense budget. Romney has accused Obama of short-changing the country's armed forces and has vowed to boost funding…

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Obama would face second term of turmoil abroad

Obama would face second term of turmoil abroad (via AFP)

In a second term, President Barack Obama would face a struggle to put a legacy stamp on a world ever more resistant to US power, as Middle East turmoil rages and emerging states demand their due. Soon after a second inauguration in January, a fateful moment looms with Iran, with diplomacy aimed at…

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Stop the presses! A tally of newspaper endorsements for president



Stop the presses! A tally of newspaper endorsements for president (via The Christian Science Monitor)

NOTE: This story has been updated with new endorsements added late Saturday. In today’s media world – increasingly crowded with online sources of news, analysis, commentary, and opinionated bloggers – newspaper endorsements may not mean as much as they did when “the press” almost exclusively…

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How the Obama-Romney foreign policy debate could determine the election



How the Obama-Romney foreign policy debate could determine the election (via The Christian Science Monitor)

How important is Monday night’s foreign policy debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? The way things stand right now, it could determine the outcome on Election Day. Nobody would have predicted that just a few weeks ago. But with Mr. Romney’s late-in-the-day insurgency in the polls, the race…

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Gunman kills three in US spa shooting

Gunman kills three in US spa shooting (via AFP)

A gunman burst into a day spa where his estranged wife worked in the midwestern US state of Wisconsin and opened fire Sunday, killing three people and injuring four others, police said. The suspect -- identified as 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton -- was later found dead at the scene in Brookfield, a…

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US and Iran: Could Romney be tougher than Obama? Unlikely.

US and Iran: Could Romney be tougher than Obama? Unlikely. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

In the run-up to Monday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the most disputed foreign policy issue hasn’t been Afghanistan, where roughly 68,000 US troops are still based in the fight against Al Qaeda, or the contentious decision by the Obama administration to withdraw US troops from…

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Jennifer Rubin falsely claims Obama never mentioned Benghazi in paragraph with ‘terror’





Jennifer Rubin falsely claims Obama never mentioned Benghazi in paragraph with ‘terror’ (via Raw Story )

Conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin, who has a reputation for reflexively defending Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, falsely claimed on Sunday that President Barack Obama had not mentioned the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans in the same paragraph with…

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Virginia AG won’t investigate GOP worker who dumped voter registration forms





Virginia AG won’t investigate GOP worker who dumped voter registration forms (via Raw Story )

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced Friday that it will not ask the state’s attorney general to investigate the Republican operative accused of tossing out eight completed voter registration forms, rejecting Democratic-led efforts at a full investigation into the alleged tampering. State…

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Durbin: Issa endangered Libyans with document dump to get ‘toehold’ for Romney





Durbin: Issa endangered Libyans with document dump to get ‘toehold’ for Romney (via Raw Story )

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Sunday ripped House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa (R-IL) for exposing the identities of Libyans who were working with the U.S. government in an effort to politicize the recent deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and get a foreign policy “toehold…

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Master of Hyperbole, Santorum: ‘Game over’ if Obama wins again





Santorum: ‘Game over’ if Obama wins again (via Raw Story )

At a campaign event for Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum warned that the United States was “over” if President Barack Obama was re-elected in November. “This is your moment. We lose — Steve King will tell you — we lose, and Obamacare implemented, it’s over…

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Anti-choice protesters: Abortion worse than Hitler and Obama a ‘Communist Nazi’





Pro-life protesters: Abortion worse than Hitler and Obama a ‘Communist Nazi’ (via Raw Story )

Pro-life protesters in Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Saturday said that abortion was “worse than Hitler” and that President Barack Obama was a “Communist Nazi.” “What children’s rights? They want to abort them before they can even become anything,” one protester told independent YouTube…

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