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Obama to send jobs bill to Congress

US President Barack Obama will ratchet up pressure on Republicans on Monday by sending his $447 billion American Jobs Act to Congress and calling on lawmakers to pass it, a White House official said. Obama will hold an event in the Rose Garden of the White House including people who…

Auto makers defy crisis at IAA motor show

Clouds may be gathering over the global economy, but auto makers are revving up to try and dispel any gloom with nearly 90 new models at the world’s biggest motor show, the IAA. With more than 1,000 exhibitors from 32 countries crowding into 235,000 square metres (23 hectares) of the…

Republican candidates head to Florida for key debate

Florida finds itself in the thick of the battle for the White House Monday, hosting a Republican debate in which the fate of entitlement programs could take center stage in a state with a huge proportion of elderly voters. Eight candidates will converge on the Florida State Fairgrounds for the…

Airplane bathroom sex blamed for terror alert

With security officials on edge for the tenth anniversary of 2001′s World Trade Center attack, even something as trivial as passengers spending too much time in an airplane bathroom proved sufficient to cause fighter jets to be scrambled and bomb squads called in. ABC News reported on Sunday that there…

Joint Chiefs chairman praises 10 years of war as America’s ‘vengeance’

By Dan De Luce WASHINGTON — US military and political leaders on Sunday paid solemn tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and to troops who have waged a war of “vengeance” in the decade since. “Lives ended in this place. Dreams were shattered. Futures were…

Zakaria destroys Rumsfeld’s Iraq war talking points

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld isn’t letting go of his talking points that support the U.S. invasion of Iraq following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Exactly 10 years after those attacks, Rumsfeld suggested to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday that Iraq had been “hospitable” to al Qaeda before the…

North Carolina to consider banning same sex marriage with constitutional amendment

North Carolina’s General Assembly has scheduled a legislative session beginning Monday to consider an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. “This is about far more than gay marriage or LGBT people in our state,” said Anthony J. Pugliese, a…

Perry skips out on wildfires’ press conference

Republican presidential front runner Rick Perry is possibly facing criticism for his handling of Texas’ wildfires. According to Fox News, Perry skipped out on a scheduled press conference Saturday afternoon. There was no word on Perry’s absence until after the event, when his office explained that the governor didn’t want to make…

Lawsuit accuses Chicago police of wrongly arresting and beating man

A man who was allegedly beaten by Chicago police officers has filed a federal lawsuit for excessive force, assault, battery, wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution. The Chicago Tribune reported that Ohesha Brinkley was approached by officers Juan Santiago and Zeyad Matlock while he was waiting at a bus stop and…

Republicans invoke ‘Ground Zero mosque’ in fight for Anthony Weiner’s seat

New York Republicans have sent out a flier in the days leading up to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks accusing Democratic candidate David Weprin of supporting “a mosque at Ground Zero,” according to Politico. Weprin, a member of the New York State Assembly, is facing off against Republican…

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