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2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

Rare Billy the Kid photo to go on auction block

SANTA FE, New Mexico — A photograph of a smirking Billy the Kid, taken outside a New Mexico saloon near to where the famed outlaw was shot dead, could fetch up to $1 million at an auction on Saturday. The two-by-three-inch (five-by-eight-centimeter) tintype is the only known adult portrait of…

Christie: Obama should ‘show up’ if he wants debt limit raised

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on the Today Show Friday to celebrate his state’s cuts to pension benefits and he had some advice for President Barack Obama. The president must personally participate in talks with Republicans if he wants the debt ceiling raised, according to Christie. “First, the president…

Olbermann plays clips from pot movies to discuss legalization

Discussing a new measure by Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) to lift the federal ban on marijuana, Current TV’s Keith Olbermann played clips from pot movies and cracked a few jokes. He splashed segments from Reefer Madness (which he called “a great watch if you’re baked”), Easy…

Commanders say Obama overruled them on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama’s military commanders have said he ignored their advice for a more modest drawdown from Afghanistan and warned his decision carries risks for the war effort. Both General David Petraeus and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Obama’s…

Obama sidesteps marriage equality at LGBT rally

NEW YORK (AFP) – President Barack Obama did not explicitly endorse the New York state senate’s bid to pass a gay marriage law at a Democratic fundraising gala in New York, sponsored by the gay and lesbian community. New York’s state’s 62 senators had been expected to vote on the…

Watch live: Van Jones announces ‘Rebuild the Dream’ campaign

Watch Obama’s former green jobs czar Van Jones kickoff the ‘Rebuild the Dream’ campaign below: (Scheduled to begin at 8:15pm EST.) Watch live streaming video from rebuildthedream at livestream.com…

LulzSec releases ‘classified’ data of ‘racist’ Arizona law enforcement

The group of rogue and jocular hackers known as Lulz Security – or LulzSec – released data Thursday night it claims belongs to Arizona law enforcement in a campaign dubbed “Operation Chinga La Migra.” “We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers,…

Obama: Signs Taliban may want a political settlement

FORT DRUM, New York — US President Barack Obama said Thursday there were signs that the Taliban may be interested in a political settlement critical to stabilizing Afghanistan after US troops come home. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meanwhile defended what she said was Washington’s “very preliminary outreach” to the…

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