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U.S. govt to restore quote on King memorial

The US Department of the Interior announced Friday that it will correct a quote etched in stone on the Martin Luther King Memorialto more accurately reflect the meaning and intent of King’s original statement. The Washington Post newspaper was the first to notice last year that a quote etched in the stone near the…

Love a click away in Indonesia’s Twitter Republic

He was a geeky kid from Yogyakarta, she a glamorous city girl in Jakarta. In a country with one of the world’s most vibrant social networking scenes they fell in love on Twitter. The storyline of “Republik Twitter,” an Indonesian romantic comedy to be released in Valentine’s week, exemplifies a growing trend of…

Poll: Santorum now leads GOP primary race

The wild race that is the Republican presidential primary has created another twist, as Rick Santorum has become the new leader of the field. In a new poll released Saturday from liberal polling firm Public Policy Polling, Santorum’s huge Tuesday night wins has now seen him surge ahead of both…

Andrew Breitbart loses control at ‘Occupy’ protesters

Controversial right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart lashed out at “Occupy” protesters Friday evening outside the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). According to Campus Progress, Breitbart began yelling “Behave yourself!” repeatedly to protesters, then called them “freaks and animals.” He was ushered out of the area by hotel security a few moments…

Markos: Obama ‘hit a home run’ on contraceptive compromise

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas expressed his pleasure Friday evening on Countdown over the White House’s “compromise” on access to contraceptive services. “We’ve been so conditioned the last couple of years to expect cave-in after cave-in from the Obama administration,” he said. “So it’s actually quite refreshing to see an…

Maher: Republicans are the ones ‘dividing America’

In his latest “New Rule” segment Friday evening, Bill Maher discussed Republicans’ continued criticism of parts of the nation not considered apart of “Red America.” “Just think of the list of these parts of America that Republicans are publicly bitching about,” he said. “Chicago, that lawless hell hole where Obama…

UAW chief promises more direct action against ‘right-wing policies’

Just as in the sit-down strike of the 1930s, the United Auto Workers is preparing to join other unions and activists in more non-violent protests against what UAW president Bob King described on Friday as a framework of right-wing policies that have hurt the middle class. King told a crowd…

Thousands rally against nuclear power in Japan

Thousands demonstrated in Tokyo on Saturday against nuclear power generation, 11 months after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Kenzaburo Oe, the 1994 Nobel prize winner for literature, told a central rally at Yoyogi Park, “Radioactive waste from nuclear power plants will…

Niger will not extradite Kadhafi son

Niger will not extradite Saadi Kadhafi even though the son of the slain Libyan leader violated his asylum conditions with “subversive” comments in a television interview, officials said on Saturday. “Our position remains the same — we will hand Saadi Kadhafi to a government that has an independent and impartial…

WATCH LIVE: Conservative Political Action Conference

The Conservative Political Action Conference continues in Washington on Thursday. Watch this live video from CPAC, broadcast Feb. 11, 2012.…

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