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Bill Clinton picks a Republican favorite for 2012

Former President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado Saturday evening, sharing his opinions on the debt ceiling, Republican candidate Jon Huntsman and corporate taxes, among other topics. Though Clinton raised the corporate tax rate for corporations that made over $10 million annually while…

Los Alamos evacuation order lifted, residents returning

Santa Fe, New Mexico (Reuters) – Evacuation orders were lifted on Sunday over 10,000 residents of Los Alamos displaced by the largest wildfire in New Mexico history, as the blaze burns to the north away from the town. The return of residents to their homes came a day after the…

McCain: Afghan drawdown plan ‘unnecessary risk’

KABUL — Top US lawmakers on Sunday slammed President Barack Obama’s military drawdown plans for Afghanistan as “risky”, unsupported by his military commanders and a threat to progress made in the last year. Withdrawal at the rate Obama has planned on — including the removal of 33,000 surge troops by…

Top Iowa staffers abandon the Cain campaign

Herman Cain’s top two staffers in Iowa have left their posts over the candidate’s alleged refusal to put forth a serious effort in that state, home of the first presidential primaries of the 2012 election cycle. Politico is reporting that Cain’s Iowa campaign director Tina Goff has resigned, as well…

Rand Paul promises to filibuster everything over debt ceiling

A group of tea party Senators plans to filibuster over raising the debt ceiling, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced in an interview that aired on C-SPAN Sunday. “I was part of a group this week that said, ‘No more,’” Paul explained. “We’re tired of talking about extraneous issues. We’ve had…

South Yemen air strikes ‘kill two civilians’

ADEN, Yemen — Yemeni air strikes targeting suspected Al-Qaeda militants near Jaar killed two civilians and wounded three, an official from the militant-held southern town said on Sunday. “Military aircraft carried out a number of strikes yesterday (Saturday) in the Al-Makhzan area at the entrance of Jaar,” the official told…

George Will: The Constitution is an ‘anti-evolutionary device’

Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson explained to conservative columnist George Will Sunday that the Constitution is not an “anti-evolutionary device.” “There’s a retrospective cast naturally built into our politics, but what has happened today is a large number of Americans, this one included, believe that the somewhat promiscuous expansion of…

Marijuana advocates launch video campaign targeting Rep. Lamar Smith

The marijuana advocacy website 420petition.com and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) have teamed up to launch a video campaign aimed at House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives in…

Cornyn: Constitutional argument for raising debt ceiling is ‘crazy talk’

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Sunday that it was a mistake to argue that it is unconstitutional not to raise the debt ceiling. Section 4 of the 14th Amendment reads: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions…

Pam Geller compares Obama’s Jewish supporters to Nazi victims

Conservative activist and BigGovernment blogger Pam Geller compared Jewish supporters of President Barack Obama to Nazi-era Jewish Council leaders, which helped implement Nazi orders and regulations, on her website Friday. “Like a pig sniffing for truffles, the Obama regime is sniffing around for influential kapos willing to sell out the…

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