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Christie: Romney ‘might be able to convince me’ to be VP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday said that he could be persuaded to accept the job of vice president because presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is “a convincing guy.” “I really have no interest in being vice president, but if Gov. Romney called and asked me to…

FBI: Five arrested in plot to blow up Ohio bridge

Five self-described anarchists have been arrested in a plot to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, but the public was never in any danger, the FBI said Tuesday. The anarchists spent months planning several different attacks but did not realize that they were being closely monitored and had purchased…

New York judge rejects Strauss-Kahn diplomatic immunity claim

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn must face a civil trial over an alleged sex assault in New York, a judge here ruled Tuesday, rejecting his last ditch attempt to claim diplomatic immunity. The judge hearing the suit brought by Nafissatou Diallo ruled Strauss-Kahn had lost immunity because he’d resigned from…

Fox News guest: ‘Illegals’ can go home if they don’t like the slur

A Fox News guest on Monday rejected calls to drop the use of term “illegals,” and suggested that undocumented immigrants could “return to their country” if they didn’t like the slur. The Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields told Fox News host Sean Hannity that liberals were trying to “demonize” conservatives in…

WATCH LIVE: NYC May Day ‘Occupy’ protests

This May Day, a “Pop-Up Occupation” in Bryant Park in New York City started at 8 a.m. Eastern. [Occupy credit via Daryl Lang / Shutterstock.com] Watch the livestream, broadcast May 1, 2012. Video streaming by Ustream…

Atlas Society: Ryan budget ‘very much in line’ with Ayn Rand

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) may be publicly rejecting Ayn Rand’s philosophies, but the folks at The Atlas Society have never been bigger fans of the House Budget Budget Committee chairman and his policies. “His general approach to the budget — especially the budget — is very much in line with…

Obama aide: Drone strikes are legal, ethical

US President Barack Obama has ordered more openness about the secretive drone war pounding Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, a top official said, mounting the firmest defense yet of the program. In a landmark speech on counter-terrorism “ethics,” Obama aideJohn Brennan insisted the program was legal, ethical, proportional and saved US lives. The top counter-terrorism official gave the most detailed justification…

Shooter at California religious college pleads not guilty

A Korean-American former nursing student pleaded not guilty Monday to killing seven people in a shooting rampage at a religious college in California. One Goh, 43 — who has refused to eat for several weeks — is charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for…

Congress under the gun as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

The United States is rushing toward a fiscal cliff that could kill the recovery, thrust the world deeper into crisis and “hollow out” the US military, yet there is doubt lawmakers can veer away from the ledge. For once, the problem is too little US government spending, not too much. At…

Seven held over ‘drug and terror network’ in U.S. and U.K. probe

Anti-terror police in Britain arrested seven people Tuesday over the financing of overseas terrorism as part of a probe with US authorities into a network suspected of exporting the stimulant drug khat. Early-morning raids at home addresses in London, Cardiff and Coventry led to the arrests of six men and one woman in…

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