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O’Donnell blasts hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell slammed politicians Tuesday night for ignoring reality and continuing to “get high” on alcohol while Americans were being sent to jail for smoking marijuana. Gallup has found that Americans favor marijuana legalization now more than ever. A record-high 50 percent of Americans say the use of…

Michael Moore: Historians going to wonder why the rich overplayed their hand

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday night that the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan and other cities continued to grow because Wall Street had ruined the lives of so many people in the middle class. “I think historians when they look at this time, they’re going to wonder…

At GOP debate, Perry accuses Romney of hiring ‘illegals’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to regain some momentum at Tuesday’s CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas by accusing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of hiring undocumented workers. “The fact is that we have a huge number of illegals that are coming in to this country and they’re coming…

Obama sympathizes with ‘Occupy’ protesters: They feel separated from government

Barack Obama told ABC News on Tuesday that he understood the frustration being expressed by the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” he said. “Both on the left and the right, I…

Occupy Wall Street’s demand? No demands

NEW YORK — They brave the elements, the police and uncertainties of life on the street, but probably the hardest thing anyone in the Occupy Wall Street demonstration can do is join something called the “Demands Working Group.” As they enter the second month of a protest that has echoed…

U.S. weighed cyber attack in Libya war: officials

WASHINGTON — The United States weighed launching a cyber-attack to disrupt Libyan air defenses before the start of an air campaign against Moamer Kadhafi’s forces, officials said Tuesday. The assault would have hacked into the Kadhafi regime’s computer networks to cut links between early-warning radar and surface-to-air missiles threatening NATO…

Key U.S. House panel to review trade ties with China

WASHINGTON — A key US congressional panel plans to put the White House in the hot seat at an October 25 hearing to study action against China’s “distorting trade politics,” the committee’s chairman said Tuesday. “China’s distorting trade policies are deeply troubling and cannot be allowed to stand. Its practices…

U.S. deports more than 1,100 murderers in a year

WASHINGTON — The United States expelled a record 1,119 convicted murderers over the past year and for the first time more than half of almost 400,000 deportees were criminals, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s administration has prioritized the deportation of foreign convicted criminals in an attempt, it says, to…

Drunk dad makes nine-year-old daughter drive

CHICAGO — A nine-year-old girl asked police why they pulled her over when she was “driving good” after her drunken father got her to drive his van in the middle of the night, US media reported Tuesday. The girl was sitting on a booster seat in the big red van,…

Judge dismisses birther’s ‘Sisyphean quest’ against Obama

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit seeking access to copies of Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate. District of Columbia Chief District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said the complaint was part of a “Sisyphean quest” to prove Obama had used a fake Social Security number and a forged…

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