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Mexico urges U.S. to join drug policy ‘review’

WASHINGTON — Mexico’s incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto called Sunday for a “new debate” on the drug war raging in his country and urged the United States to play a “fundamental role” in the review. A week after returning the once-authoritarian Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to power on campaign promises…

Disclosure of IRA testimony held in Boston could stall search for truth

For dozens of IRA and loyalist activists death was to be the final guarantee that their firsthand stories of killings, murder plots and political intrigue would never lead them through prison gates again. Men and women who killed, or who were prepared to be killed, for the republican and loyalist…

Robert Gibbs: ‘Nobody knows’ if Romney is breaking tax laws

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs sees a pattern in GOP hopeful Romney’s past of “outsourcing jobs” and offshoring his own personal investments — and the only way for the former Massachusetts governor to prove that he isn’t dodging tax laws is to release more tax returns. During a Sunday interview…

Maine Gov. LePage: IRS ‘the new Gestapo’ because of Obamacare

Maine’s Republican governor, Paul LePage, compared the Internal Revenue Service to Nazi Germany’s secret police force during a weekly radio address on Saturday. The governor was criticizing President Obama’s health care reform law, which requires most individuals in the United States to obtain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.…

Allen West on ‘true racism’: White liberals want to be my ‘master’

Tea party darling Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Saturday doubled down his suggestion that Democrats were racists by insisting that the “true racism” was that white liberals wanted to be the “masters” of black conservatives. West created a controversy last week when he said that President Barack Obama had proposed…

RNC chairman: Obama will ‘put an end to our way of life’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama would destroy “our way of life in America,” and “Mitt Romney has to win for liberty and freedom.” During an interview on Fox News, host John Roberts asked Priebus if Romney could win by attacking Obama on…

Relief in sight as killer heat scorches U.S.

WASHINGTON — A scorching heatwave searing the United States was expected to begin to ease slightly Sunday, but authorities warned that temperatures will still remain high and dangerous through most of the weekend. The heatwave was responsible for at least 36 weather-related deaths in various parts of the country, The…

California high-speed rail gets green light

The US state of California has approved the first phase of construction of a much anticipated yet controversial high-speed rail project linking Los Angeles and San Francisco, officials said. Following years of contentious debate, state senators voted 21-16 Friday to allocate about $8 billion for the initial stretch of tracks…

U.S. electric car market full of spark

The US market for all-electric cars is charging up, with plug-in vehicles rolling off US dealer lots despite much higher costs, battery fire scares and falling gasoline prices. Plug-in cars racked up strong sales in the first six months of the year, automakers said, even with their tall sticker prices…

Colorado lawmaker: maybe we should consider banning new mosques

A Colorado state Senator is raising some eyebrows for praising a Dutch lawmaker’s anti-Islam crusade, saying in an interview that the lawmaker’s proposal to ban the construction of new mosques was worth considering in the United States. According to the Colorado Statesman, Senator Kevin Grantham attended the Western Conservative Summit in…

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