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Major GOP donor arrested in $100 million veteran charity scam

The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it had captured one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives who is accused of creating a fake charity for Navy veterans that funneled some of the $100 million collected to Republican candidates. Between the early 2000s and 2010, a man using the alias “Bobby…

Lou Dobbs: Obama slogan tied to ‘Marxists and socialists and communists’

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday issued a breaking “news alert” that President Barack Obama’s latest campaign slogan “has ties to Marxism and socialism.” In a 7-minute video released Monday, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan, “Forward,” which has obvious similarities to MSNBC’s slogan, “Lean Forward.” Conservative newspaper…

Colorado Senate to vote on marijuana DUI bill

The Colorado Senate will vote on legislation that would make it illegal for anyone to operate a motor vehicle with trace amounts of THC — the main psychoactive compound in marijuana — in their blood. “Quite frankly, I think it’s time we cleared the smoke out of this,” state Sen.…

Student abandoned in DEA holding cell drank own urine to survive

UPDATE: DEA apologizes to student left handcuffed in holding cell without food or water Daniel Chong, a 24-year old student at UC San Diego, was taken into custody during a drug raid and abandoned in a holding cell for five days without food or water, according to NBC San Diego.…

Obama: ‘Time of war’ is done, now time for renewal

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama said Wednesday a “time of war” was ending in a moment of American renewal, on a secret trip to Afghanistan a year after ordering the death of Osama bin Laden. In a highly political election-year address from outside Kabul, Obama showcased his…

New York bomb plotter convicted on terror charges

NEW YORK — An American who US officials said was an Al-Qaeda operative was convicted Tuesday on terrorism charges for plotting with two accomplices to launch suicide bomb attacks in the New York subway system. Adis Medunjanin, a resident of Queens, New York, faces a mandatory sentence of life in…

Occupy protesters march on New York and other cities for May Day

The Occupy Wall Street movement has kicked off its most anticipated action of the year, with a series of May Day protests in major US cities. Protesters spent the day alternately celebrating in a New York park and branching off on “wildcat” marches around the city. There were about 15…

Education group abandons American Legislative Exchange Council

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to the Center for Media and Democracy. “Given recent events, the new NBPTS President and CEO decided to discontinue engagement with ALEC,” the organization said. “As a result, NBPTS terminated its membership…

Romney’s openly gay spokesman resigns amid criticism

Romney’s openly gay spokesman Richard Grenell resigned from his position on Tuesday following an onslaught of criticism over his sexual orientation, according to The Washington Post’s Right Turn blog. “I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman,” Grenell said in a…

Obama makes surprise Afghanistan trip

KABUL — US President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan late Tuesday on a surprise visit a year after American elite Navy SEALs killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a raid deep inside Pakistan. Obama was expected to sign a strategic partnership on future US-Afghan ties once American troops have…

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