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Clinton presses India to cut Iran oil imports

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on India Monday to further cut its imports of Iranian oil, saying New Delhi should use its growing clout to help isolate the Islamic republic. “India… is certainly working towards lowering purchases of Iranian oil. We commend the steps they have taken thus far,” she told an audience of school…

U.S. Treasury to sell $5 billion of AIG stock

The US Treasury is to sell $5 billion worth of shares in American International Group Inc. (AIG) in a stock offering, with the bailed-out insurer buying $2 billion. AIG, seen as a symbol of the excesses that epitomized the global financial meltdown in 2008, was saved from almost certain bankruptcy…

U.S. drone air strike kills al-Qaida terrorist wanted for USS Cole bombing

Fahd al-Quso was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2004 over his role in the bombing, but escaped from prison a year later An al-Qaida terrorist on the run over the bombing in 2000 of the USS Cole warship has been killed by an American drone in Yemen. US…

Virginia man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

A Virginia man was arrested and charged this weekend from planning to assassinate President Barack Obama, according to the Associated Press. Christopher Hecker sent out an email to media outlets on April 19 planning to bomb the White House, Philadelphia City Hall, the former site of the World Trade Center,…

Georgia opens first jail devoted to U.S. veterans

The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America’s first county jail devoted to veteran inmates. John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County…

Ron Paul wins a majority of Maine GOP delegates

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) acknowledges that his chances of winning the Republican presidential primary over Mitt Romney are all but gone. That however isn’t stopping him from gaining more delegates, nor his supporters from becoming prominent figures in states’ Republican outlets. The congressman won a majority of Maine’s 24 delegates…

McCain to Romney: Pick a VP you can trust

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Sunday advised presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to selected a running mate that “he knows he could trust.” “The absolute most important aspect is if something happened to [Romney], would that person be well qualified to take that place?” McCain told ABC’s Jake…

9/11 families angered over behavior of alleged plotters at Guantanamo hearing

Family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks have expressed anger over displays of defiance shown by the alleged plotters during an arraignment hearing at Guantánamo Bay. The hearing, which was expected to last two hours, stretched to 13 hours as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants refused…

Campaign web wars 2.0: can Republicans strike back?

WASHINGTON — Tired of playing catch-up to the Obama Internet juggernaut, Republicans have rolled out a one-stop online shop for conservative activism which they hope will help them capture the White House. The Social Victory Center, which launched this week and allows Republicans to do everything from distribute campaign materials…

Howard Dean: Bachmann ‘perfectly ridiculous’ to claim women will vote Romney

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is calling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) “perfectly ridiculous” for claiming that women would support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney because the war on women was a “myth” and they had “overwhelmingly” voted for the GOP in 2010 — which they didn’t. CBS host…

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