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Michele Bachmann Says Earthquake, Hurricane are God's Punishment to Politicians in Washington: VIDEO

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At campaign stops in Florida, Michele Bachmann said that the recent east coast earthquake and Hurricane Irene are God's punishment to politicians in Washington who aren't listening.

Said Bachmann in Sarasota:

"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in the spending."

At another stop in Orlando, Bachmann said:

Washington D.C., you'd think by now they'd get the message. An earthquake. A hurricane. Are you listening? The American people have done everything they can. Now it's time for an act of God and we're getting it. (clip)

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Pat Robertson 'Doesn't Want to Get Weird on This' But the Crack in the Washington Monument is a Sign from God: VIDEO

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Pat Robertson doesn't want "to get weird on this" but it seems to him that the crack in the Washington Monument caused by the earthquake is a sign from God.

Sorry, Pat. Too late.

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NOM Rabbi Yehuda Levin Blames Earthquake on Gays, Claims Direct Link Between Quakes and Homosexuality: VIDEO

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Rabbi Yehuda Levin, an ally of the National Organization for Marriage who last month blamed the murder of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy on the passage of marriage equality in NY, has posted a new video in which he claims yesterday's earthquake on the east coast was because God is angry about homosexuality.

Says Levin: "We saw today an earthquake. The Jerusalem Talmud tells us that one of the reasons that God brings earthquakes to the world is because of the transgressions of homosexuality. The Talmud states, 'You have shaken your male member in a place where it doesn't belong. I too, will shake the earth.'"

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Cracks Found in Washington Monument Following Earthquake

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The National Park Service has found cracking in the top of the Washington Monument during inspections following today's 5.9 earthquake, NBC Washington reports:

Monument "The cracking in the Monument was discovered during a secondary inspection. Structural engineers will evaluate the cracks Wednesday and determine how to repair them before the Monument is reopened. The grounds have reopened except for an area of about 100 feet outside of the plaza. The Lincoln and Jefferson memorials reopened at about 7:20 p.m...The NPS said it is evaluating the structures to ensure that they are structurally sound and safe for all visitors. Agency spokesman Jeffrey Olson had told the AP that there was 'absolutely no damage' to the Washington Monument, contrary to media reports elsewhere that it was leaning."

Earlier today:

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported around 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer that a Captiol Hill Police officer said the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.

Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out.

In related news, cracks may also be found in the legitimacy of this auto shop commercial quake video, which the AP appears to think is real, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Ryan Gosling, HIV, Croatia, Mitt Romney

 road The couple who shot to instant fame for kissing on the street amidst the chaotic riots in Vancouver earlier this week have come forward.

RyanGosling  road Ryan Gosling beaming at the premiere for his movie, Drive.

 road Astronaut Buzz Aldrin files for divorce from his wife of 23 years.

 road HIV infections reportedly drop in gay and bisexual men in California. Other findings: "The rates of new, positive HIV tests in recent years were highest in men age 18 to 24, a finding that suggests younger men may be more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as unprotected sex, researchers say."

 road Ryan Murphy is getting hitched.

 road New sci-fi video game set in the 1950s to include closted gay character.

 road The music video for "I Wanna Go" by Britney Spears to debut next week.

 road Study shows that you might just lose a few IQ points if you watch Jersey Shore.

C  road 2,000 marched in the 10th Pride parade in Zagreb Croatia today. 700 police protected the participants in order to avoid the type of violence that struck a rally in Split last week.

 road Gay rights group wins auction; will now confront Australian prime minister Julia Gillard about her anti-gay views during a dinner party.

 road Watch: Amazing video of a 6.3 quake hitting a hardware store in New Zealand.

 road "Flying deer" causes blackout in Montana.

 road Canadians hold kiss-in in their country to support marriage equality in the United States.

 road Jennifer Lopez could pull an Ellen DeGeneres and make herself a one-season judge on American Idol.

 road Multi-millionaire Mitt Romney resorts to damage control after telling a group of people who are out of work that he is also unemployed.


Watch: Journalist Takes Riveting Trip Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Evacuation Zone

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Japanese journalist Tetsuo Jimbo drove inside the Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone, an area of frightening desolation, to file a report:

The Japanese government has issued the evacuation order on March 12 for the residents living within the 20 kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Since then, residents have left their homes, and the "no man land" has been out of touch with the rest of the world.

He says that, inside the evacuation zone, homes,building, roads and bridges, which were torn down by Tsunami, are left completely untouched, and the herd of cattle and pet dogs, left behind by the owners, wonders around the town while the radiation level remains far beyond legal limits.

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