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McCain knocks Republicans for challenging Obama on Libya

WASHINGTON – As the House GOP prepares to throw a wrench into President Barack Obama’s military operation in Libya, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accused Republicans of attacking his former 2008 rival for partisan gain. “Is this the time for Congress to turn against this policy? Is this the time time…

Massive tornado wrecks homes in Kansas

An enormous and powerful tornado destroyed three homes and wrecked a freight train in Kansas yesterday, injuring several members of a family that fled its path. At least three tornadoes were spotted near the state’s border with Nebraska yesterday, temporarily halting play at the College World Series. This video was…

We Only Have Two Choices

David Brooks, 2009: These are the realistic choices for America’s Afghanistan policy — all out or all in, surrender the place to the Taliban or do armed nation-building. David Brooks, 2011: Perhaps we don’t know enough, can’t plan enough, can’t implement effectively enough to coordinate nation building with national security…

Study: Lab-grown meat could help save the world

Artificial, lab-grown meat requires about 96 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than raising cattle, a recently published study shows. If produced on a large scale, scientists say it could ease deforestation and pressure on food and water supplies, ensure more people are eating well and abate the concerns of animal…

WATCH LIVE: Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announces his 2012 presidential candidacy

Watch live as Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah and President Obama’s first U.S. ambassador to China. makes official his run for the Republican nomination in 2012, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Markos Moulitsas to Olbermann: Scarborough is ‘such a loser host’

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas Monday finally got to tell a television audience why he had been banned from MSNBC for the past year. “Well, it seems your old boss had a little problem with me,” Moulitsas told Keith Olbermann on Current’s premiere episode of Countdown. “I was under the…

UN to give Ban Ki-moon new term as leader

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN General Assembly will on Tuesday elect South Korean Ban Ki-moon to a second term as UN leader after he was backed by all major powers. Outspoken in faulting the leaders of Arab countries facing protests, but criticised himself by some human rights groups, the…

Twin car bomb attacks on Iraqi governor kill 26

DIWANIYAH, Iraq (AFP) – Two suicide car bombs ripped through a guard post killing 26 people outside the provincial governor’s home in Diwaniyah city on Tuesday, officials said, as violence surged across Iraq. Most of the dead were policemen, a medic said, while a defence ministry official said 29 people…

U.S. sued by 22,000 would-be immigrants: lawyers

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit has been filed against the State Department alleging it unfairly denied 22,000 would-be legal immigrants the right to permanent residency in the United States, their lawyers said Monday. White and Associates said it filed the lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Colombia charging…

Obama warns of new U.S. tactical spats with Israel

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned that new “tactical” disagreements loomed between Israel and Washington, but vowed to leverage his administration’s “creative powers” in the cause of peace. Obama, who has had a testy relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke at length on the stalled peace process at…

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