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Key U.S. House panel to review trade ties with China

WASHINGTON — A key US congressional panel plans to put the White House in the hot seat at an October 25 hearing to study action against China’s “distorting trade politics,” the committee’s chairman said Tuesday. “China’s distorting trade policies are deeply troubling and cannot be allowed to stand. Its practices…

U.S. deports more than 1,100 murderers in a year

WASHINGTON — The United States expelled a record 1,119 convicted murderers over the past year and for the first time more than half of almost 400,000 deportees were criminals, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s administration has prioritized the deportation of foreign convicted criminals in an attempt, it says, to…

Drunk dad makes nine-year-old daughter drive

CHICAGO — A nine-year-old girl asked police why they pulled her over when she was “driving good” after her drunken father got her to drive his van in the middle of the night, US media reported Tuesday. The girl was sitting on a booster seat in the big red van,…

Judge dismisses birther’s ‘Sisyphean quest’ against Obama

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit seeking access to copies of Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate. District of Columbia Chief District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said the complaint was part of a “Sisyphean quest” to prove Obama had used a fake Social Security number and a forged…

Cenk Uygur takes tour of sprawling ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demonstration

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Monday received a guided tour through the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, which has practically grown into a miniature town. He visited the kitchen, the comfort station, the sanitation department, and the site of the nightly general assembly…

Romney: Accelerate foreclosures to ‘allow investors to buy up homes’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney argued Monday that the U.S. housing market would be better off if more American families were renters instead of homeowners. “One is, don’t try and stop the foreclosure process,” the candidate told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in response to a question about what he would…

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg says it’s time for a new WPA

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) isn’t taking last week’s failure to pass President Obama’s jobs package lying down. Instead, he’s got a bolder plan in mind: create a new Works Progress Administration. “It’s apparent that there’s a lot of need out there, and it’s apparent that there’s a lot of works…

Cain: Electrocuting immigrants quip was just a joke — but not really

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday that while he was joking about an electric border fence, he’s not ruling it out as a possibility. Over the weekend, Cain told NBC’s David Gregory that America needed to get a sense a humor about his suggestion that immigrants trying to cross…

President Obama’s teleprompter stolen from truck in Virginia

While GOP and conservatives figures hoped to see the day the president didn’t have his teleprompter, they probably didn’t expect it would get stolen. According to NBC affiliate in Henrico, Virginia, a truck filled with President Barack Obama’s speech equipment, including a teleprompter, was stolen Monday evening outside of a…

Recalled Wisconsin Republican arrested for driving drunk

Former Wisconsin State Sen. Randy Hopper (R) was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated Sunday after someone complained to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department that his black Suburban was “all over the road.” When deputies caught up with Hopper in the Festival Foods parking lot, there was…

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