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U.S. watchdog cannot account for Iraqi billions

BAGHDAD — The US Department of Defence cannot account for some $2 billion of Iraqi funds it held, a report from a US watchdog said on Monday, in the latest case of apparently lax US oversight of spending in Iraq. The defence department “cannot account for about two-thirds of the…

Seattle occupier gets ‘gay married’ to 107-year-old building

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester in Seattle was so desperate to save a 107-year-old building from destruction that she decided to marry it Sunday afternoon. According to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, Babylonia Aivaz made the unorthodox decision to go into wedlock with the “10th and Union” warehouse after hearing it would…

Willie Nelson performs to support Dennis Kucinich

Country music star Willie Nelson came to Lorain, Ohio on Sunday to perform at a sold-out benefit in support of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Due to redistricting in the state, the veteran congressman has been thrown into a primary battle against Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). “Dennis and I go a…

WikiLeaks founder to guest on ‘The Simpsons’

It’s hard to keep a secret from Julian Assange — and it turns out, it’s even harder to keep a secret about him. It was revealed Monday that the founder of WikiLeaks will make a guest appearance on the 500th episode of “The Simpsons,” one of America’s longest-running television shows.…

Don’t think they’re not looking to impeachment

Oh, lookee here, Grover Norquist is making impeachment threats against the President if he doesn’t extend the Bush tax cuts: Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach. He spends a lot…

Catholic churches evangelize against Obama en masse

In a surprising move over the weekend, thousands of Catholic parishioners were read letters that condemn the Obama administration and its recent decision to make birth control available to women through virtually all private health insurance plans. The letters were written by Catholic Bishops in the U.S. and read aloud…

Romney: ‘I wish I could claim that I’m Hispanic’

Despite receiving criticism for his harsh rhetoric towards immigrants during the campaign cycle, GOP presidential front runner Mitt Romney wished on Monday morning that he could be Hispanic. Appearing on Fox and Friends, the former Massachusetts governor was asked by co-host Steve Doocy if he was gaining more support in…

Bistro boots brunching lawmaker over anti-gay remarks

A restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee has refused service to a state lawmaker over his anti-gay views, The Raw Story has confirmed. An employee of Bistro at the Bijou told Raw Story that owner Martha Boggs turned away state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) over the weekend. “He just came in for…

Vitter attacks CNN for comparing his sex scandal to Gingrich’s

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lashed out at a CNN host on Monday for asking if there were similarities between his prostitution scandal and the infidelities of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has been suffering some heat over his cheating on his first wife, cheating on his second…

WATCH LIVE: Occupy D.C. eviction expected Monday

National Park authorities have set a noon deadline for Occupy D.C. protesters to remove all temporary camping structures from McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. Watch this live video from Occupy DC, broadcast Jan. 30, 2012. Watch this live video from Global Revolution, broadcast Jan. 30, 2012. Watch live streaming video…

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