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Keith Olbermann blames Bush, Cheney for 9/11 attacks

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 changed American politics forever. But in spite of the warning signs raised by the U.S. intelligence community, the Bush administration seemed preoccupied with other issues, aloof to the alleged threat until the day both towers fell. Why then, MSNBC’s liberal host Keith Olbermann asked…

Obama attorneys argue for warrantless cell phone tracking

This is not change that privacy advocates can believe in. A US appeals court began weighing Friday whether police should be allowed to track citizens through their cellphones without first obtaining a warrant. The case “could prove to be one of the most important privacy rights battles of the modern…

NH lawmaker claims children ‘subjected’ to anal sex lessons in school

New Hampshire State Representative Nancy Elliott just became a blog superstar for all the wrong reasons. Elliott, a Republican and member of the state’s judiciary committee, thinks that because New Hampshire allows gay marriage, children in schools are now being “subjected” to lessons on how best to penetrate members of…

European Union denies US snoops access to electronic banking data

A U.S. push to legally access data generated by Europe’s electronic banking activity has been rebuffed by EU lawmakers in a vote of parliament, according to published reports. Though U.S. snoops have been allowed to access data through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) since the beginning of…

Ron Paul: ‘Neocon influence’ is infiltrating tea parties

In the face of several electoral challenges from tea party-connected candidates, Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul cautioned in a recent interview that “neocon influence” is “infiltrating” the movement he is often credited for creating. Speaking to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night, Paul first took up for the tea…

GOP Rep. Deal insists birth certificate question not a knock on Obama’s ‘legitimacy’

It’s a conspiracy theory that will never die. They call them “birthers.” It seems no matter how many times President Obama’s birth certificate is handed to them, no matter how many lawsuits they lose, they just continue to insist that the president is hiding something about his place of birth…

As Blair blasts Iraq ‘conspiracy’ hunt, British officials eye Bush, aides

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair wants the public to believe that his motives in helping the United States invade Iraq were completely pure. The reasons for an inquiry into his government’s actions, he argued during a recent interview, stem merely from an “obsession” to uncover a grand “conspiracy” to…

Obama admin. demands justification for health insurer’s 39 percent rate hike

Insurer spent nearly $9.5 million lobbying against health reforms; CEO’s annual salary tops $10 million It’s an issue that strikes at the core of America’s health reform debate: How much should one have to pay to ensure their health care needs are met? Now take that price and inflate it…

RNC Chairman Steele: After taxes, $1 million ‘is not a lot of money’

In a nation where median household income hovers just above $50,000 a year and jobless claims are soaring, one would think the political and financial elite might be mindful of stepping on the little guy when they’re speaking in public. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele? Not so much. At…

Christians claim hate crimes law an effort to ‘eradicate’ their beliefs

A Christian group in Michigan has filed a lawsuit alleging that a package of hate crimes laws named after murder victim Matthew Shepard is an affront to their religious freedom. Far from the intended purpose of severely punishing criminals who commit unspeakable acts against a persecuted minority group, the religious…

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