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McCain: Palin was ‘best qualified’ for vice president

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is still adamant that no one was more qualified than Sarah Palin to be vice president in 2008. Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked the Arizona senator to respond to HBO’s movie “Game Change,” which implies that he only selected Palin because…

Gingrich: Romney weakest GOP frontrunner since 1920

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that rival Mitt Romney is the weakest GOP hopeful in almost one hundred years. On Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that Gingrich had to get more than 70 percent of the outstanding delegates to win the nomination. “You said on Friday that…

Judge denies Ron Paul’s request to unmask anonymous YouTube user

A judge has rejected the motion of presidential candidate Ron Paul to unmask an anonymous YouTube user who made a video trashing his former rival Jon Huntsman. The Public Citizen Litigation Group, American Civil Liberties Union, Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Digital Media Law Project had urged the court to…

Obama’s transgender nanny remembers ‘little Barry’

JAKARTA — A transgender Indonesian man who shot to fame after it emerged he had worked as Barack Obama’s nanny in the late 1960s wants nothing from “little Barry” but to meet him again some day. TV crews and reporters have descended on the tiny concrete shack in an east…

Youth vote puts some spring in Obama’s step

Republicans believe high unemployment will be Barack Obama’s weak point this November. So why has Matt Caffrey, a 22-year-old from Ohio, just quit his job? To help the president get reelected. Leaving a secure job in a country with an official unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, and broader estimates in the double figures,…

U.S. military unveils ‘Active Denial’ heat ray weapon

A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. “You’re not gonna see it, you’re not gonna hear it, you’re not gonna smell it: you’re gonna feel it,”…

Poll: Majority of Georgia voters favor drug-tests for lawmakers

A recent poll of Georgia voters says that while 64 percent of those surveyed favor drug-testing for individuals applying for public assistance, a whopping 79 percent support drug-tests for lawmakers and other elected officials. The poll, conducted by the progressive organization Better Georgia, also reveals that 66 percent of voters…

Congressman Rohrabacher wants Afghanistan’s Karzai investigated

The head of a US congressional subcommittee is asking a federal agency to investigate whether Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is misappropriating foreign aid funding to benefit himself and his family. Representative Dana Rohrabacher announced on his website that he has requested an investigation by the US Government Accountability Office. The…

2,000 march in New York to mark Tibet uprising

A 2,000-person strong demonstration marched on UN headquarters in New York on Saturday to mark the anniversary of Tibet’s failed revolt against Chinese rule. The demonstration denouncing the treatment of Tibetans began at the Brooklyn Bridge before heading uptown to the United Nations headquarters. Lhamo Tso, wife of the detained…

No U.S. decision on Guantanamo inmates transfer to Qatar

The United States has not yet made a decision on whether to transfer five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo to Qatar, aPentagon spokesman said Saturday. The decision had not been made but the US goal of “closing thedetention facility at Guantanamo is well established,” spokesmanTodd Breasseale told AFP. “Any decision to transfer a detainee from Guantanamo would be undertaken…

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