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Obama on Bradley Manning: “He broke the law”

Following a fundraising speech on Thursday, President Obama was asked about the case of whistleblower Bradley Manning. He responded, “I can’t conduct diplomacy on an open source. That’s not how…the world works. If you’re in the military, and — I have to abide by certain classified information. If I was…

GOP to use sleeping air controllers to push for privatization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An uproar over lapses by U.S. air traffic controllers will spill into Congress where critics of organized labor see an unexpected opening to push their agenda into sweeping aviation legislation. Embarrassing disclosures of controllers sleeping on duty — even allowing first lady Michelle Obama’s plane to fly…

Democratic consultant captures Tea Party on video in its native haunts

Democratic consultant Tyler Jones showed up at a South Carolina Tea Party rally on Monday, camera in hand. As reported by Dave Weigel at Slate, Jones “interviewed around 25 people total and probably 75 percent of them said they were supporting Donald Trump, and just about every single person is…

Democratic consultant captures Tea Party on video in its native haunts

Democratic consultant Tyler Jones showed up at a South Carolina Tea Party rally on Monday, camera in hand. As reported by Dave Weigel at Slate, Jones “interviewed around 25 people total and probably 75 percent of them said they were supporting Donald Trump, and just about every single person is…

Republican Sen. Susan Collins opposes GOP plan to privatize Medicare

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Susan Collins (ME) expressed her opposition Friday to the House GOP budget, becoming the first senator in her party to oppose the blueprint that privatizes Medicare and cuts Medicaid while reducing taxes on the rich. “I don’t happen to support Congressman Ryan’s plan but at least…

Franklin Graham: Maybe Trump is right

Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Bill Graham, told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour that he could see himself supporting Donald Trump for president. “Donald Trump, when I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, well, this has got to be a joke,” Graham explained. “But the more you…

Cute kitten falls asleep on bookshelf

This video of a kitten falling asleep on a bookshelf might just be the definition of cuteness. Watch this video, uploaded to YouTube April 20, 2011.…

U.S. court reinstates Blackwater Iraq shooting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge erred in dismissing all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, an appeals court ruled on Friday. The unanimous three-judge panel reinstated the charges and sent the case back to the judge for more proceedings,…

‘Ground Zero mosque’ leader: ‘Muslim-free zones’ are un-American

The developer of a planned Islamic center in lower Manhattan says project won’t be moved away from Ground Zero. Sharif El-Gamal wrote in The New York Daily News Friday that “contrary to some confusing statements reported in the press, Park51 will not move its location.” “It has taken us nine…

Allen West calls Obama a ‘low-level socialist agitator’

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), the tea party freshman and right-wing provocateur, had some choice words for President Barack Obama regarding his opposition to the House-approved GOP budget plan that privatizes Medicare. “I am sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President…

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