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Bradley Manning lawyers charge Army with withholding evidence

Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the biggest leak of state secrets in US history, is being denied a fair trial because the army is withholding from him crucial information that might prove his innocence or reduce his sentence, his defence team is arguing. With Manning’s court-martial approaching…

Florida GOP Gov has staff tell hundreds of eligible voters they can’t vote

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) is facing major criticism for his administration ruling many eligible citizens in the state ineligible to vote, according to an exclusive report from Think Progress. Scott’s plan calls for the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls before the November election. However, his…

Gingrich: Romney will get more than 40 percent of Latino vote

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is predicting that at least 40 percent of Latino voters will cast their ballots for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney — even though he has only 27 percent of their support now. NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday asked Gingrich how big of a problem immigration…

Gillespie defends Romney only doing Fox News: He spoke ‘to schoolchildren last week’

Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on Sunday fended off accusations that his boss had only made Sunday morning appearances on Fox News. “Do you think we’re ever going to see him on one of these Sunday morning interview shows?” CBS host Bob Schieffer…

Panetta says no need for U.S. boots in Yemen

The United States can deal with Al-Qaeda’s spreading presence inYemen without US forces on the ground, relying instead on targeted operations, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday. Panetta, in an interview with ABC television’s “This Week,” defended the use of drones as “the most precise weapon we have” in the campaign against Al-Qaeda.…

George Will: Romney campaigning with ‘bloviating ignoramus’ Donald Trump

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday questioned the judgement of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will be campaigning with Donald Trump even after the billionaire recently said that the “truth” is that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. “I do not understand the cost-benefit here,” Will told…

Anti-contraception cardinal refuses to say Romney is a Christian

A Catholic cardinal who is supporting a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s mandate that all health insurance cover female contraceptives refused on Sunday to say whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was a Christian. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Cardinal Donald Wuerl if Mormons…

McCain on Romney’s Bain record: ‘Free enterprise system can be cruel’

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Sunday walked back on his 2008 attacks on current GOP hopeful Mitt Romney for his record of killing jobs as the head of Bain Capital. During a 2008 campaign stop in Florida, McCain had blasted Romney for taking over companies and laying off…

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge turns 75

San Francisco on Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the distinctive orange vermilion structure that attracts some 10 million visitors each year. The city’s waterfront is hosting a massive celebration complete with dance, music, vintage cars and motorcycles, as well as a fireworks show for…

American kidnapped in West African nation of Benin

An American citizen has been kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin, a US embassy spokeswoman said Saturday, but details of the incident were unclear. “I can confirm an American got kidnapped in Benin last week,”Melissa Ford, a spokeswoman for the US embassy in neighbouring Nigeria, told AFP, indicating she had no other…

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