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New Hampshire voter grills Romney: Your position is a ‘platitude’

At a town hall event in Lebanon, New Hampshire Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced a voter who was angry about his support for a Republican plan to slash government spending. “I think it’s all well and good and probably what your audience wants to hear to say, ‘I’m…

Carpentier predicts no ‘legitimate primary challenge’ for Obama

Raw Story’s Megan Carpentier told PJTV’s Tony Katz Wednesday that President Barack Obama would use his record on health care and foreign policy to help him get re-elected. “The health care reform bill is unpopular in certain quarters, it’s not universally unpopular,” Carpentier said. “I think it was very unpopular…

Condoleezza Rice photo album discovered in Gaddafi compound

The former dictator of Libya seems to have a crush. As rebel fighters ransacked the compound of Muammar Gaddafi following the fall of Tripoli, an unusual item was discovered: a photo album containing nothing but photos of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Gaddafi and Rice had previously met…

Only 2% of welfare applicants in Florida failed drug tests

Florida’s nascent drug testing program for welfare recipients has been in effect for just over a month, and already it is representing a significant cost to the state. The law requires that those applying for welfare take a drug test at their own personal expense. The payoff is simple: if…

9/11 victim’s mother: News Corp. hacking claims are ‘disturbing’

Diane Horning, mother of 26-year-old 9/11 victim Matthew Horning, spoke to Current TV’s Keith Olbermann last night about her meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on the investigation into whether employees of News Corporation hacked into the voicemails of 9/11 victims. “We asked for a timeline but [Holder] was not…

Anonymous claims to publish nude photos of BART spokesman

A member or members of the hacker activist group Anonymous published a series of photos allegedly showing the spokesman for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with his genitals exposed, conveying a simple message in protest: “If you are going to be a dick to the public, then Im…

Fox News cuts off Rove after he calls Palin thin-skinned

A Fox News interview with Karl Rove ended abruptly Wednesday after the conservative analyst repeatedly suggested potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin had a “thin skin.” Earlier this week, Palin had lashed out at Rove and other pundits for speculating that she may or may not run in 2012. “What…

Zookeepers: Animals sensed earthquake before it happened

Many animals at the National Zoo in Washington sensed the rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the US east coast before it struck and began to behave strangely, zoo officials said. The epicenter of the surprise quake was located in a small Virginia town 134 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of…

Ex-Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan found dead

Former pitcher Mike Flanagan, who won the Cy Young award with Baltimore in 1979, has been found dead at his home. He was 59. The left-handed American won 167 games over 18 seasons with the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays. Flanagan’s body was found outside his home on Wednesday…

DOJ probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 victim hacking

US authorities have launched a probe into possible phone hacking of September 11, 2001 victims by News Corp. journalists, victims’ relatives have been told, according to a Justice Department official. During a 75-minute “initial” meeting with about 10 people whose relatives died during the terrorist attacks in New York, US…

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