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Team Obama’s Dashboard tool uses real-time data mining for re-election efforts

Barack Obama’s re-election campaign for the White House is poised to launch its secret weapon: an online tool that the campaign hopes will vastly increase its ability to mobilise volunteers and potential voters across the US. The new tool, called Dashboard, is being seen as the possible Holy Grail of…

‘Indie Hindi’ films offer alternative Bollywood view at Cannes festival

A trio of “indie Hindi” films are bringing a new Indian cinema to the Cannes Film Festival, where Bollywood stars like to spice up the red carpet but their movies seldom create a serious buzz. Dealing with corruption and coal mafias, impotency and the porn industry, the films in this…

John Derbyshire: ‘White supremacy’ is one of history’s ‘better arrangements’

Former National Review columnist and much-maligned figure John Derbyshire opined in his latest piece recently that white supremacy is good for human society. Writing now for the white nationalist site VDARE.com, Derbyshire issued a passionate defense of his unorthodox view while pondering the role of modern day conservatism. “Leaving aside…

Rep. Peter King insists NYPD never profiles anybody

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is hopping mad over a recent vote in the House of Representatives that called upon the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop profiling the Muslim community. Appearing on CNN Monday morning, King, who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, repeatedly insisted that the NYPD…

Perino calls marriage equality ‘crass politics of the left’

Former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino on Monday said that President Barack Obama only ended the “charade” that he did not support same sex marriage because his campaign wanted to use “crass politics” to divert attention from the economy. Over the weekend, conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat charged that…

Warren calls for JPMorgan CEO to resign from NY Fed

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) is calling for JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon to resign from his position at the New York Federal Reserve Bank to acknowledge that he was in a position of trust after his company revealed that it had recently lost $2 billion as a result of…

Oil prices slide as dollar strengthens

Oil prices slumped on Monday, with New York crude striking five-month lows, as the dollar strengthened against the euro on mounting worries over Europe’s debt crisis, traders said. New York’s main contract West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in June was down $1.99 at $94.14 a barrel. Earlier Monday it hit $93.65 an ounce —…

Congress to hold hearing on Secret Service sex scandal

The US Senate will hold a hearing May 23 to question the head ofthe Secret Service about the recent sex scandal involving its agents and prostitutes in Colombia, Senator Joseph Lieberman announced. “We’re going to hold a public hearing … May 23rd, at which we’re going to have Director Mark Sullivan of the Secret Service and the acting…

Three JPMorgan executives expected to resign over $2 billion loss

Three top executives at JPMorgan are expected to resign this week in the wake of a $2 billion trading loss. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the three include Ina R. Drew, the head of the risk-management division responsible for the loss, along with the top executive and…

Clay Aiken confronts Tony Perkins: You’ll be ‘ashamed’ for opposing LGBT rights

Gay country music star Clay Aiken on Sunday told the leader of a Christian think tank that he would eventually be “ashamed” over his opposition to rights for LGBT Americans. During a discussion about President Obama’s support of same sex marriage, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins explained that “civil rights…

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