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Report: CIA worked closely with Gadhafi

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has worked closely with Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi in imprisoning terrorists suspects, according to documents found in Tripoli by Human Rights Watch. The documents reveal that the CIA worked with Gadhafi’s intelligence agencies in capturing Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group that has…

Fox host on EPA: ‘Stick a fork in it. It’s done’

In the aftermath of President Obama overruling the EPA’s anti-smog regulations, Fox Business Channel host John Stossel thinks the federal agency’s services aren’t required anymore. “Thank goodness for the EPA,” Stossel said. “The air and water are cleaner than they use to be. But they passed those rules. It’s diminishing…

Fox host on EPA: ‘Stick a fork in it. It’s done’

In the aftermath of President Obama overruling the EPA’s anti-smog regulations, Fox Business Channel host John Stossel thinks the federal agency’s services aren’t required anymore. “Thank goodness for the EPA,” Stossel said. “The air and water are cleaner than they use to be. But they passed those rules. It’s diminishing…

U.S. cable says Philippines’ Aquino ‘diffident’

Philippine president Benigno Aquino was described by the former United States’ envoy as “diffident and unassertive”, secret cables published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks reveal. US ambassador to Manila Kristie Kenney filed the series of unflattering cables after then senator Aquino had declared his presidential candidacy and during the election campaign,…

Storm Lee strengthens as it inches toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee strengthened on Saturday as it inched toward Louisiana, threatening to dump heavy rains and trigger dangerous flash floods along the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of Lee while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared…

Americans worry about economy after job report

New worries about the economy gripped America Saturday after a government report showed no job growth last month amid sagging consumer confidence. Economists raised new concerns about recession after the Labor Department said that private sector employment, previously the main engine for job growth as revenue-strapped governments shed workers, “changed…

US ‘probes Motorola, Austrian lobbyist over bribes’

US regulators are investigating an Austrian lobbyist and US telecom maker Motorola over alleged bribes of up to 2.2 million euros, Austrian weekly Profil revealed Saturday. From April 2004 onwards, Motorola apparently transferred up to 2.2 million euros ($3.12 million) to three firms controlled by lobbyist Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, Profil said…

Right-wing commentator: Poor people voting is ‘un-American’

Many conservatives appear to think badly of poor people, but Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center takes it a step further. According to the title of his latest article for American Thinker, he believes that “registering the poor to vote is un-American.” “Why are left-wing activist groups so keen…

AFL-CIO’s Trumka hopes for ‘very bold’ jobs proposal from Obama

In an interview to be aired Friday evening on Bloomberg Television, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka tells interviewer AL Hunt that he is hoping President Obama will propose a jobs creation program amounting to $400 billion a year over the next ten years in order to get the country moving again.…

Tropical Storm Lee could bring flooding to Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned on Friday that Tropical Storm Lee is likely to produce flash flooding in low-lying parts of the New Orleans metropolitan area throughout the holiday weekend. Winds as high as 65 miles per hour could affect coastal communities as the storm moves…

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