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Olbermann talks ‘rumors’ of Boehner sex scandal

Keith Olbermann says Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) isn’t the only one in Congress having inappropriate relationships. There have been rumors of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) having affairs for years, according to the Current host. “You know what’s next, right?” Olbermann asked Fallon. “Something with John Boehner. Boehner. B-O-E-H-N-E-R. You…

New York gay marriage bill faces close Senate vote

NEW YORK — New York was one step closer to approving gay marriage after state legislators passed a same-sex marriage bill, even though the measure faces an uncertain vote in the Republican-led state senate. By a vote of 80 to 63, the New York State Assembly approved the Marriage Equality…

Pentagon wants to ‘extend’ Afghanistan surge

WASHINGTON — The US military is asking President Barack Obama to maintain its troop surge in Afghanistan until the fall of 2012, a month before a scheduled withdrawal, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The timeline would mean the president could promise large troop reductions to a war-weary public just…

U.S. House votes to end food aid for North Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The House of Representatives has voted to bar US food aid to North Korea, with lawmakers charging that the assistance would prop up the communist regime instead of feeding the hungry. The Republican-led House, hashing out appropriations for agriculture late Wednesday, approved by voice vote an amendment…

Hustler founder Larry Flynt offers job to Anthony Weiner

LOS ANGELES — Porn mogul Larry Flynt offered disgraced US lawmaker Anthony Weiner a job Thursday, after the New York congressman resigned over a tawdry “sexting” scandal. Hustler founder Flynt said he would pay Weiner, who posted pictures of his intimate anatomy to a number of women on Twitter, 20…

Cenk Uygur: President Bush seems like a moderate these days

MSNBC host Cenk Uygur said Thursday that former President George W. Bush seemed like a moderate politician compared to the current group of Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls. “The reason Michelle Bachmann looked so reasonable” in the recent GOP debate in New Hampshire “is the whole party has moved her way,”…

Boehner: Congress may cut funds for Libya conflict

WASHINGTON — Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner on Thursday hinted at a potential freeze of funds for military operations in Libya, saying the White House had failed to justify US involvement. Influential US senators meanwhile voiced their support for a bipartisan resolution at odds with such a move that would…

U.S. Senate votes to end $6 billion ethanol subsidy

WASHINGTON — The US Senate voted Thursday to end a $6 billion subsidy for ethanol in a move that appeared largely symbolic but sends a message about the growing unease on support for the biofuel made mostly from corn. In a 73-27 vote, the Senate approved an amendment to end…

Man files suit after ‘terrifying’ FBI raid on wrong house

A Bellevue, Pennsylvania man is suing a dozen FBI agents for allegedly violating his and his family’s constitutional rights when their home was wrongfully raided by agents wielding assault rifles. The Pittsburg Tribune-Review reported that FBI agents used a battering ram to enter Gary Adams’ rented home in search of…

Congress presses Obama to sell F-16 jets to Taiwan

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers across party lines stepped up pressure Thursday on President Barack Obama to sell F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan, with some accusing the administration of showing deference to China. “With over 1,600 missiles pointed directly across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan needs the means to defend itself from…

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