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Texas GOP official: state should secede from ‘maggots’ who reelected Obama

A Texas Republican Party official was so distraught over President Obama’s reelection that he suggested the state secede from the rest of the nation and all of the terrible people who supported Obama’s reelection. As first reported by the Texas Observer and TFN Insider, Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County…

Ecuador’s President Correa to run for third term

Ecuador President Rafael Correa officially announced Saturday that he would run for a third term in February elections — a contest in which he is expected to be the runaway favorite. “We are in the process of making history, and we will once again carry the citizens’ revolution to victory,”…

Kuwait celebrates constitution with record-breaking fireworks display

Kuwait on Saturday marked the golden jubilee of its constitution with a spectacular $15-million fireworks display which earned the wealthy Gulf state a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. “I am happy to verify that with 77,282 fireworks, a new Guinness world record has been set tonight” in…

Director General of BBC resigns over erroneous news report

Society,Technology,UK News,Media: BBC in crisis as George Entwistle quits over Newsnight fiasco (1081) GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE A399181363 Lisa O’Carroll, The Observer www.guardiannews.com The BBC has been plunged into the deepest crisis in its history with the dramatic resignation of its director general, George Entwistle, after just 54 days in the…

Rep. Allen West finally loses reelection, refuses to concede

Freshman Republican firebrand Rep. Allen West (FL) has all but officially lost his reelection bid, with the state of Florida releasing complete vote tallies Saturday that showed him trailing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by a large enough margin to prevent an automatic recount. Just don’t tell that to West. Despite…

Obama to get reelection gift of truffle weighing more than a kilo

A small Italian village renowned for its white truffles announced Saturday it would give US President Barack Obama a record specimen weighing in at more than a kilo as a reelection present. “A 1.012-kg truffle from Acqualagna will be gifted to the President of the United States Barack Obama to…

Two Afghan soldiers attack US-led NATO forces

Two Afghan soldiers attacked US-led NATO forces (ISAF) in western Afghanistan on Saturday — injuring a Spanish soldier — in the latest “insider” attack in the country, officials said. An ISAF spokesman in Kabul said that the attack by two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, one of whom died, occurred…

Harris-Perry to OH Secretary of State: Voters won’t forget suppression attempts

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” author, Tulane professor and host Melissa Harris-Perry directed this week’s weekly open letter segment to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. In it, she addressed the partisan Republican’s attempts to eliminate early voting and lessen voter accessibility in the 2012 elections. “Dear Secretary Husted,”…

Apple pays Swiss rail $21million over clock dispute: report

US tech giant Apple has dished out 20 million Swiss francs ($21 million, 17 million euros) to compensate Swiss national rail operator SBB for using its famous clock without permission, a Swiss daily reported Saturday. The company agreed in October to pay the lump sum so it could continue using…

Denmark to scrap world’s first fat tax

Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes’ eating habits. “The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax — the so-called sugar tax — has…

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