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Gingrich: Romney won because ‘he had 16 billionaires’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich warned in a recent interview that a handful of billionaires had an “unfair advantage” in choosing the next president of the United States. Gingrich told ABC News in an interview posted on Tuesday why presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney came out on top during…

Silenced Michigan Dem performs ‘Vagina Monologues’ on capitol steps

Thousands of protesters, including a Tony-winning writer, demonstrated in front of the Michigan state capitol on Monday evening to voice their opposition to a slate of bills that would impose dramatic new restrictions on female reproductive rights. Among them was State Rep. Lisa Brown (D), who was silenced by Republican…

Activists hail success of Twitter storm against fossil fuel subsidies

Climate and anti-poverty activists have launched a 24-hour “Twitter storm” against the hundreds of billions of dollars of government subsidies paid each year to the petroleum and coal industry, despite the global economic downturn and the rise in emissions. The blitz, which has been supported by Stephen Fry, Robert Redford,…

Rate of wrongful conviction probably much higher than thought: study

A study in Virginia that utilized DNA testing suggests the rate of wrongful conviction for a crime is much higher than was previously thought. John Roman of the Urban Institute, the lead author of the study, told the Associated Press there are likely “dozens, if not hundreds, of people who…

Obama’s pick for Iraq ambassador withdraws after racy emails uncovered

LOS CABOS, Mexico — President Barack Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn from the running, a US official said Monday, following claims of impropriety and opposition from Republicans. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the White House regretted seeing Brett McGurk “withdraw his candidacy” but praised him…

McCain urges U.S.-led air war in Syria

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain renewed calls Monday for US military action against Syria’s regime and said President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are increasingly deploying attack helicopters against rebels. Regime infantry and snipers have given way to tanks, artillery and attack helicopters as Assad seeks to crush a 15-month uprising, McCain…

CREW calls on Holder to release secret drone strike memo

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and other groups on Monday called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to release a memo that provided legal justification for the killing of American terror suspects overseas. “By withholding this memo, DOJ seems to be trying to evade the accountability that…

U.S. denounces attack on Yemeni general

WASHINGTON — The United States denounced a suicide attack Monday that killed a Yemeni general who had led a major offensive against Al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south. General Salem Ali Qoton was killed when a suicide bomber threw himself on the officer’s vehicle as he blew himself up, officials…

Wall Street gives tepid response to Greek election

NEW YORK — Wall Street stocks ended Monday mixed as traders rapidly digested the victory of pro-euro parties in Greece’s election and focused on the next hurdle in Europe’s marathon economic crisis. An earlier rally in Asia and Europe on the back of Greece’s election results Sunday had petered out…

George Zimmerman used donated funds to pay off bills

MIAMI — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman and his wife used money from an online fundraising website set up for their defense to pay off credit cards and other bills, according to jailhouse recordings released Monday. Zimmerman is accused of fatally shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin as the 17-year-old…

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