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17-year-old Tampa student charged in plot to bomb school

Tampa police announced Wednesday that they had charged a 17-year-old expelled student with planning to blow up Freedom High School on the first day of class. Tampa Police Chief Janet Castor said the plot was “a potential catastrophic event the likes of which this city has never seen.” In a…

Lieberman undecided on supporting Obama in 2012

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman said Wednesday that he was unsure if he would support Barack Obama for president in 2012. So, the hosts of Fox & Friends did their best to convince him that Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the right choice. “Everybody remembers that in 2008, you…

Police search for former Marine accused of sexually assaulting child

Police in Oklahoma were searching Wednesday for Charles Dyer, a former U.S. Marine who’s posted revolutionary messages on the Internet, after he failed to show up for the beginning of a trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a child. Dyer has claimed to be part of a group called…

Virginia GOP governor admits government spending helped state

There aren’t many times when Republicans have positive things to say about federal spending. One of their popular figures, however, produced one of those rare moments on Tuesday morning. Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R) appeared on The Daily Rundown and, in the midst of talking about Virginia’s status as the…

Virginia GOP governor admits government spending helped state

There aren’t many times when Republicans have positive things to say about federal spending. One of their popular figures, however, produced one of those rare moments on Tuesday morning. Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R) appeared on The Daily Rundown and, in the midst of talking about Virginia’s status as the…

Hightower: There’s a ‘very ugly side’ to Rick Perry

Although the presence of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican presidential primary may be looked upon warmly in the press these days, don’t expect that to last. Speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Tuesday, populist author and Texas Observer contributor Jim Hightower cautioned that there’s a “very ugly side”…

Democrats hold seats in Wisconsin recall elections

RHINELANDER, Wis (Reuters) – Two Wisconsin Democratic state senators beat back Republican challengers on Tuesday in the last of a series of recall elections triggered by a fight over collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. Both Democrats and Republicans were claiming victory on Tuesday in a series of nine…

Bank of America weighs foreclosure deal

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp may settle a state and federal probe of foreclosure practices in a deal that lets New York proceed with an inquiry into securitizations, Bloomberg reported citing two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The firm may pursue an accord with most of the…

Staples tops estimates, raises profit outlook

The news boosted Staples’ shares by 8.3 percent to $15.40 in premarket trading. Smaller rivals have also shown some improvement on the profit front lately, with Office Depot<ODP.N> reporting a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss andOfficeMax <OMX.N> posting better-than-expected earnings. Many investors look at office supply retailers as a good gauge of the economy…

US moral authority undercut by war on terror

The 9/11 attacks prompted an outpouring of international sympathy and support for the United States, but Washington’s subsequent “war on terror” undercut the superpower’s moral authority. Ten years later, analysts say, America has not fully recovered its standing as a steadfast defender of liberty and fierce protector of the rule…

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