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AntiSec hackers leak private documents of U.S. military contractor

Hackers associated with the movement known as AntiSec published private emails and documents belonging to the executive of Vanguard Defense Industries online Thursday night. The company sells the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle “ShadowHawk” to the military, law enforcement and private companies. The AntiSec hackers claim the 1 gigabyte of leaked documents…

Rep. Ed Markey: Republicans ‘are allergic to science’

Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) appeared Thursday night on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss the Republican presidential candidates wanted to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. “Rick Perry and these other guys are allergic to science,” Markey said. “And too many of the tea party people, who basically don’t believe in…

Iran, Syria, Sudan, Cuba kept on U.S. terror blacklist

WASHINGTON — The United States retained Iran and its ally Syria as well as Sudan and Cuba on a list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism Thursday, after blacklisting the countries the previous year. In an annual report, the State Department said “Iran remained the most active state sponsor of…

Wall Street firms donated $11.2 million to members of debt ‘super committee’

The bipartisan “super committee” created by the debt ceiling deal is comprised of lawmakers who have received big bucks from special interest groups, according to a report by MapLight. The committee is tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts over ten years. In total, the twelve members…

Fareed Zakaria: U.S. system of government is broken

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria explained Thursday why the United States would benefit from having a parliamentary form of government rather than a presidential one. “We can’t get [things] done because our system has two centers of power,” he said. “They aren’t fused the way the British system is.” “The tea party…

U.S. to postpone deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records and allow them to apply for work permits as it reviews over 300,000 cases. The case review would only affect those undocumented immigrants already in line for deportation proceedings, and not the…

U.S. probes Standard & Poor’s role in mortgage crisis

NEW YORK — The US Justice Department is investigating top ratings agency Standard & Poor’s and its practices regarding mortgage securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, The New York Times reported Thursday. According to the paper, the probe began before S&P cut the United States’ sterling AAA credit…

U.S. bond yields hit record low on recession fears

WASHINGTON — US Treasury bond yields plunged Thursday, with the 10-year yield hitting a record low as worries about a new recession in the United States and Europe battered stock markets. The 10-year Treasury yield fell to 1.974 percent, lower than the previous record during the US “Great Recession,” before…

Donald Trump’s candidacy received three times more coverage than Ron Paul’s candidacy

Donald Trump received over three times as much news coverage than Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) this year, according to a report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The report found that Trump was featured in 94 campaign stories by 52 major news outlets…

Christine O’Donnell: CNN’s Piers Morgan kept asking about sex

Former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told Fox 5 that she walked out of an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Wednesday because “he would not stop trying to talk about sex” and she was already late for a Republican Women’s event. “Well, first of all, I want to set the…

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