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Warren Buffett to headline Obama campaign event

(Reuters) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will help raise money for President Barack Obama’s re-election effort at a $35,800-a-ticket fundraiser next month in Chicago, an Obama campaign official said on Wednesday. Buffett will attend the October 27 event at a private home on Chicago’s North Shore that is expected to…

Tony Bennett apologizes for 9/11 comments

The next time Tony Bennett performs his song “This is All I Ask,” requesting that an apology be accepted for his comments on 9/11 maybe included. The 85-year-old singer apologized for his comments made on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show Monday evening after the host asked him how he…

Scott Brown melts down over Warren poll gains: report

Sen. Scott Brown apparently didn’t only lose his lead in the polls for the Massachusetts Senate race Tuesday — he also lost his cool. A tipster told Talking Points Memo that he was walking on the Senate side of the Capitol and caught a very interesting scene. “Just walked passed…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks to the United Nations

President Barack Obama was expected to address the United Nations Wednesday. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 21, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Rev. Al Sharpton rails against Troy Davis execution

Rev. Al Sharpton railed against the Georgia Board of Parole’s decision to deny Troy Davis clemency Tuesday at his last-chance hearing. This is the fourth time Davis’ execution has been scheduled, and if all stands, he will receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. “It’s a bleak day…

Maddow: Supreme Court stops two Texas executions in one week

With the impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis dominating headlines in the U.S., sadly few have noticed that not one, but two executions in Texas have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven days. Discussing the politics of capital punishment in the…

Obama: I’m a ‘warrior for the middle class’

At a fundraiser in New York City Tuesday, President Barack Obama fired back at Republicans who have called his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy “class warfare.” “You already hear the Republicans in Congress dusting off the old talking points,” the president told a crowd of 400 supporters at…

Update: Final appeal for the life of Troy Davis is denied

Update 10:20 a.m. EST (below): Appeal denied There may be one last glimmer of hope for Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis. Attorneys said early Wednesday that they would file one more appeal, arguing that the ballistics testing in his case was flawed. The appeal is set to be filed with…

Hannity offers to ‘make peace’ between Susteren and Carlson

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday offered to help make peace in a ongoing debate between Greta Van Susteren and Tucker Carlson. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” on her blog after his website published a report on Sarah Palin’s alleged affair with NBA star Glen Rice. That later degenerated into…

Typhoon smashes into Japan, four already dead

A powerful typhoon smashed into disaster-ravaged Japan, having already killed at least four people, less than a month after a vicious storm left 100 dead. Typhoon Roke, whose maximum speed was recorded at 216 kilometres (130 miles) per hour, made landfall near Hamamatsu, central Japan, at about 2:00pm on Wednesday…

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