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26 arrested in New York child porn investigation

NEW YORK (AFP) – Authorities have arrested 26 people for possession of videos and images depicting sexual assault of tens of thousands of children, New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. In a statement released Tuesday, the prosecutor said the arrests on charges of possession and promotion of child pornography…

Greek PM offers power-sharing deal to push austerity cuts

ATHENS (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday invited the main opposition into government to deal with the debt crisis, as thousands ringed parliament against new austerity cuts. Papandreou sounded out opposition conservative leader Antonis Samaras on a unity government to secure backing for new controversial reforms required…

U.S. drones kill eight militants in Pakistan: officials

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – US missiles killed eight militants in separate strikes Wednesday on Pakistan’s lawless tribal district, an insurgent stronghold along the Afghan border, security officials said. Washington has called Pakistan’s semi-autonomous northwest tribal region the most dangerous place on Earth and the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda, where Taliban…

U.S. lawmakers file suit against Obama over Libya war

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of US lawmakers filed suit against President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying US military operations in Libya are “illegal” because they do not have congressional approval. Democrat Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and nine other members of the House of Representatives signed the lawsuit challenging what…

Post-debate, Fox News personalities pile on Ron Paul

Fox News has a lot of contributors who seem pretty dead set on discrediting Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul. In the video below, conservative opinion host Bill O’Reilly insists that he’s a “simple man” and came away from the recent Republican debate feeling “very confused,” specifically by Paul. But was…

Watch Mitt Romney pretend a waitress grabbed his butt

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney decided to play a little joke on a group of waitresses in New Hampshire Tuesday. While posing for a photo with the women, Romney jumped forward and said, “Oh, my goodness!” as if one of them had touched his derriere. “I would never do that,”…

Which GOP superstars are attending Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally?

Soon-to-be-former Fox News host Glenn Beck is in the process of planning his upcoming rally in Israel, and according to one report, the guest list will be an unholy mash-up of conservative notables. The August 24 rally “to restore courage” (sequel to last summer’s “rally to restore honor” Beck threw…

Texas Republican says it is ‘very insulting’ to use Spanish in his presence

A man who gave testimony in Spanish before a Texas State Senate committee Monday was told by a Republican lawmaker that using his native tongue is “insulting” if he also knows how to speak English. At about 2:17 into the video below, a man testifying against a controversial bill that…

Story-telling time

I want to run a little thought experiment by you: Let's say I know a guy name John.  John is really popular amongst our social networks, because he's a nice guy and always there for you.  But I hate John, because John stands for everything I despise (perhaps he's a…

Gingrich feels ‘liberated’ after staff exodus

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich put the best spin possible Tuesday on the mass resignations of his staff. “[M]y vision is of a people-oriented grassroots campaign where Newt.org becomes the center of new solutions, new ideas, new energy,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “A campaign that’s inclusive, that brings…

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