's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2010-- No. 1: "Arizona Sheriff: 'Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy'"...

By The Editors of | December 28, 2010 | 4:05 AM EST

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu ( Starr)

( - With the end of 2010 near, it's time for a look at the Top 10 most popular stories, based on your visits to the Web site over the last year. Here they are:

1. Arizona Sheriff: ‘Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy’

By Penny Starr  (August 01, 2010)

Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu told that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop illegal aliens, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.

2. FLASHBACK: When Asked Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans To Buy Health Insurance, Pelosi Says: 'Are You Serious?'

By Matt Cover (December 13, 2010) originally published this story in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the question of whether Obamacare was constitutional on Oct. 22, 2009.

3. Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program

By Matt Cover (September 13, 2010)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.

4. Pelosi Says She Has a Duty to Pursue Policies in Keeping With the Values of Jesus, 'The Word Made Flesh'

By Nicholas Ballasy (May 18, 2010)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told that she must pursue policies in keeping with the values of Jesus, "The Word made Flesh."

5. American Idol Judge Ellen DeGeneres Asks Female Contestant to Sing Love Song to a Woman on Idol Semifinal

By Terence P. Jeffrey (May 18, 2010)

American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres picked a love song written to be sung by a man to a woman for contestant Crystal Bowersox--a single mom with a boyfriend--to sing on the show's semifinal program on Tuesday night.

6. Kagan Argued for Government 'Redistribution of Speech'

By Matt Cover (May 11, 2010)

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said the high court should be focused on ferreting out improper governmental motives when deciding First Amendment cases.

7. Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS

By Matt Cover (July 14, 2010)

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued new regulations in July for federally mandated electronic health records that say the records must include an obesity rating for every American.

8. Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts

By Penny Starr (November 29, 2010)

WARNING: This story contains graphic photographs of items on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery.

9. Gibbs Evades Question of Whether Obama Agrees With His Medicare Director That Health-Care System Must Redistribute Wealth

By Fred Lucas (July 8, 2010)

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs evaded answering the question of whether President Barack Obama agrees with Dr. Donald Berwick, his newly appointed administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, who believes health care must redistribute wealth.

10. Trucks Encircle ABC, CBS, NBC, Challenge ‘Liberal’ Media to ‘Tell The Truth’

By Michael W. Chapman (October 04, 2010)

Four billboard trucks bearing the message “Stop the Liberal Bias, Tell the Truth!” began circling the Manhattan headquarters of ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Times in October.