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Bachmann claims NATO killed 30,000 civilians in Libya

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) got her facts confused Sunday while objecting to President Barack Obama’s decision to participate in the military action against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Minnesota congresswoman told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that NATO airstrikes had killed up to 30,000 civilians in the country. “People should be…

Jon Huntsman considers White House bid

WASHINGTON — Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, after not quite two years as US President Barack Obama’s ambassador to China, has returned home to weigh whether to seek the White House for himself in 2012. But analysts warn that the 51-year-old former diplomat will likely struggle to win over fellow…

April deadliest month for US in Iraq since 2009

BAGHDAD — The killing on Friday of an American soldier made April the deadliest month for US forces in Iraq since 2009, according to figures compiled by AFP. The soldier “was killed April 29 while conducting operations in southern Iraq,” a US military statement released on Saturday said, without giving…

Obama urges Bahrain king to respect ‘universal rights’

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama urged Bahrain’s monarch to respect “universal rights of the people” on Saturday, two days after the tiny Gulf state sentenced several protesters to death. US officials have criticized Bahrain over the speed of a trial in which Shiite pro-democracy protesters were sentenced to death…

Obama lampoons birth certificate fiasco

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama lampooned the controversy over his birthplace, playing a clip from the Disney movie “The Lion King” to mock those who claim he was not American born. “My fellow Americans… ” Obama, who was born is the US state of Hawaii from a US mother,…

Romney says he’ll “hang” Obama at GOP group dinner

In a speech at the pro-GOP Americans for Prosperity dinner, former Massachusetts governor and contender for the GOP presidential nomination Mitt Romney said he would “hang” Obama, then immediately realized his gaffe and tried to smooth over his mistake. His spokeswoman said the blunder was not meant to be malicious.…

Death toll from US tornadoes rises to 350

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AFP) – The death toll from killer tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 350 early Saturday, making the storm the second-deadliest tornado-related tragedy in US history. The worst tornado outbreak in the United States in March 1925 left 747 people dead. The third-deadliest tornado…

Breitbart on Maher: Dems are ‘Dirty Sanchezes’

Risque filmmaker John Waters and controversial conservative Andrew Breitbart went head-to-head on Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Waters and Maher discussed the meaning of the word “teabagger,” and mocked CBS for censoring Maher when he said it on-air, then Breitbart came back with a zing of his own.…

Andrew Brietbart smearing college professors with deceptively edited video

Andrew Breitbart, who sponsored the heavily edited “pimp” videos that destroyed the anti-poverty group ACORN, is now using the same technique to go after two college professors for statements they allegedly made while teaching a course at the University of Missouri on Labor, Politics and Society. According to MediaMatters, Breitbart’s…

Mississippi tornado topped the scale with 205 mph winds

SMITHVILLE, Miss (Reuters) – The small town of Smithville, Mississippi may have endured the strongest tornado of the dozens that pounded the southern U.S. this week, packing such force that it hurled bodies into nearby fields, weather experts and local officials said on Friday. While other tornadoes got more attention,…

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