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WATCH LIVE: Obama calls on Congress to pass jobs plan

President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak in the White House Rose Garden Monday. The event was expected to begin at 10:40 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 12, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Victoria Jackson and Alan Keyes perform ‘Over the Rainbow’

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Victoria Jackson and former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes treated passengers on WorldNetDaily’s “Tea Party at Sea” cruise to their rendition of the Academy Award-winning ballad “Over the Rainbow.” “This is not a comment on the deficit,” Keyes joked. Watch this video from WorldNetDaily,…

Issa: Keeping teachers on payroll unnecessary

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on Morning Joe Monday, and suggested that saving teachers’ jobs was little more than a second wave of unnecessary stimulus The California congressman appeared on the MSNBC show primarily to focus on his plan to revamp the U.S. Postal Service, a move many liberal critics have criticized.…

Issa: Keeping teachers on payroll unnecessary

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) appeared on Morning Joe Monday, and suggested that saving teachers’ jobs was little more than a second wave of unnecessary stimulus The California congressman appeared on the MSNBC show primarily to focus on his plan to revamp the U.S. Postal Service, a move many liberal critics have criticized.…

Al Gore launches 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics

LONDON (Reuters) – Former President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. “24 Hours of Reality” will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across…

Brian Williams: Iraq war was an ‘elective war’

More than seven years after the invasion of Iraq, NBC’s Brian Williams has decided that it was an “elective war.” Williams told NBC’s Joe Scarborough Monday that he came to the conclusion during over the weekend during events observing the 10th year after the 9/11 attacks. “Having listened to a…

Explosion rocks French nuclear waste site, killing one

CODOLET, France — At least one person was killed and four injured in a blast at a nuclear site in the south of France on Monday as the government sought to play down fears of a radioactive leak. France’s state nuclear regulator had said earlier that there was a risk…

Smoking orangutan goes cold turkey in Malaysia

An orangutan that amused visitors to her Malaysian zoo by smoking cigarette butts thrown into her cage is being forced to go cold turkey, a keeper said Monday. Authorities seized the orangutan, named Shirley, along with a tiger and other animals from a state-run zoo in the southern state of…

Syria death toll reaches 2,600: U.N.

At least 2,600 people have been killed in the unrest in Syria since popular protests first broke out in mid-March, the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said Monday. “With regard to Syria, let me note that, according to reliable sources on the ground, the number of those killed since…

Happy Feet the penguin missing in Southern Ocean

Scientists tracking Happy Feet, the wayward penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after washing up on a New Zealand beach, said Monday they had lost contact with the giant bird. Researchers said they had received no transmissions since last Friday from a satellite tracking device that was attached to the…

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