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U.S. seeks to boost aid to Libya rebel council

The United States is working with international partners on ways to continue financing the Libyan National Transitional Council as rebel forces take control of Tripoli, a US Treasury official said Monday. But Washington continues to keep frozen about $37 billion in assets of the regime of strongman Moamer Kadhafi and…

Obama: With Gaddafi’s era over, U.S. will be Libya’s ‘partner’

US President Barack Obama pressed Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi to “explicitly” give up power and warned exuberant rebels that their struggles were “not over yet.” “The Libya that you deserve is within your reach,” the president said in a message to Libya’s insurgents, cautioning “there will be huge challenges ahead”…

Christian activist wants gay bars closed

Right wing and Christian activist Linda Harvey announced on her radio show that the best way to stop the spread of HIV is to close down gay bars. Harvey, who is a regular columnist for World Net Daily and hosts a local show in Columbus, Ohio, showed no signs of…

FOIA shows Bush admin. spied on Antiwar.com

During the Bush-era, a great many Americans were swept up in the spying dragnet laid after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by federal officials hoping to prevent another major terrorist attack — people like pacifist Christians, liberal activists, families with members overseas and even street-level falafel sellers. Now Americans…

Dozens of Obama 2008 Wall Street donors now support Romney

Many deep-pocketed backers of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign now have eyes for a different candidate, financial disclosure forms show. Sixty-seven Wall Street executives — and former Obama backers — have instead put their money behind former Masschusetts governor and Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The bankers, who live in New…

Wisconsin’s photo ID law for voters facing lawsuit

The law requiring Wisconsin’s citizens to show photo ID in order to vote is facing a possible lawsuit, as opponents of the law say it violates the state’s Constitution. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the League of Women Votes of Wisconsin is preparing the lawsuit that alleges the law violates ‘right…

Gingrich campaign gets lei’d in Hawaii

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich campaigned in Hawaii over the weekend. Honolulu TV station KHON reported that the former Speaker drew a “packed house” to the Door of Faith church in Wailuku Saturday. He was expected to campaign in Maui on Monday. Gingrich and his wife Callista are celebrating their…

Palin organizer: She will announce her campaign in September

Peter Singleton, an activist who is helping organize former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s September tea party rally in Iowa, insisted that Palin will announce her candidacy for president by the end of September. “Labor Day will kick off the Republican campaign for the nomination,” Singleton told the National Review. “She…

Fed secretly loaned $1.2 trillion in public money to Wall St. firms: report

An analysis of tens of thousands of documents obtained by Bloomberg through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request shows that the U.S. Federal Reserve made approximately $1.2 trillion in loans from public money to support Wall Street firms in the midst of one of the worst financial crises ever.…

Trump on Libya: ‘Why won’t we take over the oil?’

Donald Trump made his usual Monday appearance on Fox and Friends, and again made some eyebrow-raising statements. Trump was asked his thoughts on the development of Libya and the U.S.’s handling of the situation. Not surprisingly, the business mogul had some passionate sentiments. “We are NATO,” Trump said. “We back…

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