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Agents find cocaine-filled clams at D.C. airport

U.S. Customs officers allegedly discovered that a 26-year-old man from El Salvador was carrying clams stuffed with cocaine through Dulles Airport Saturday. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., David Pocasangre Vaquiz was arrested after authorities found that 15 of the 80 clams he was carrying were being used to smuggle baggies of…

Many Republicans plan to snub Obama at jobs speech

In an act of defiance, several Republican members of Congress have announced that they will not attend President Barack Obama’s address to the joint session tonight, despite Speaker John Boehner’s request that they come. “He is the president of the United States and I believe that all members ought to…

Virginia court upholds health reform laws

After hearing two prominent challenges to the Affordable Care Act, an appeals court in Virginia has decided to uphold the laws and toss both suits on procedural grounds. Both Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and arch conservative Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University had challenged the federal government’s ability to levy an…

Tea party Rep. wants ex-wife sanctioned in child support case

A tea party Republican congressman who reportedly owes over $100,000 in child support has filed a motion to have the court sanction his ex-wife. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is also asking the court to force former wife Laura Walsh to pay his legal bills. In July, court documents showed that…

Military officials ignored Cheney’s 9/11 shoot-down order

Newly published audio this week reveals that Vice President Dick Cheney’s infamous Sept. 11, 2001 order to shoot down rogue civilian aircraft was ignored by military officials, who instead ordered pilots to only identify suspect aircraft. That revelation is one of many in newly released audio recordings compiled by investigators…

Joe Scarborough releases 9/11 anti-war song

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, has a new country song calling for the U.S. to bring home troops sent into war after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “In an endless war / Tell me please how many more have to die / Before my sweet boy comes…

National Archive keeps bulk of 9/11 Commission report sealed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ten years after al Qaeda’s attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission’s investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009, Reuters has…

Heavy rains flooding already soaked northeast

Heavy rains have swamped areas of the US northeast already sodden by last week’s Hurricane Irene, causing flash floods and forcing thousands to evacuate early Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for several counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Binghamton, New York ordered…

Cain on his Social Security plan: It’s ‘personalization,’ not ‘privatization’

It wasn’t a memorable post-Republican debate experience for Herman Cain on MSNBC Wednesday evening. Interviewed by the cable network’s panel, Cain was challenged by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson about his plan of Social Security going the route of Chile’s model. “I covered South America, I covered Chile,” Robinson said.…

Cain on his Social Security plan: It’s ‘personalization,’ not ‘privatization’

It wasn’t a memorable post-Republican debate experience for Herman Cain on MSNBC Wednesday evening. Interviewed by the cable network’s panel, Cain was challenged by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson about his plan of Social Security going the route of Chile’s model. “I covered South America, I covered Chile,” Robinson said.…

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