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Fresh oil slicks forming over Deepwater Horizon spill site

Despite assurances from British oil company BP that no oil was present at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico, two Louisiana State University men have returned with video evidence of large blooms of crude oil swelling up to the water’s surface where the doomed oil rig once…

Hurricane Irene forces NYC subway shutdown, postpones MLK memorial dedication

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS: Click here to see a map of the evacuation zones (PDF) Weather waits for no man — not even if those men are President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. As the East Coast braces for the impact of Hurricane Irene, it’s not only evacuation…

‘Christian warrior’ charged with firebombing Oregon mosque

A 24-year-old Oregon man — who told police that he was a “Christian warrior” — has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly firebombing a mosque last November. Cody Crawford faces 10 to 30 years if convicted of firebombing the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center, which is about 200 feet…

Deadly suicide bomb rocks Nigeria U.N. building

ABUJA — A suicide bomb blast rocked the UN compound in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday, killing at least 18 people, leaving others trapped and blowing out large areas of the building, officials said. Witnesses reported that the bomb went off after a suspect forced his way through security…

Despite ‘streamlining’ plan, Boehner chides Obama for ‘job-crushing’ regulations

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has once again dug his heels in to confront President Barack Obama about major policies, taking issue with the number of regulatory actions the president has taken, which the speaker calls “job-crushing.” Boehner posted a letter about jobs and regulatory action on his website, to…

Obama warns Americans on Hurricane Irene

CHILMARK, Massachusetts — President Barack Obama urged Americans to take immediate precautions as the “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Irene bore down on the US east coast and told them to heed evacuation orders. “I cannot stress this highly enough. If you are in the projected path of this hurricane, you have…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about Hurricane Irene

President Barack Obama was expected Friday to comment on the massive hurricane bearing down on the East Coast. The comments were scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Aug. 26, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Olbermann: ‘How stupid is Eric Cantor?’

After House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) used Hurricane Irene as an excuse for spending cuts, Current TV’s Keith Olbermann had just one question: How stupid is he? “It is one thing to treat the citizens of the United States as if they were your idiot cousins, loafing around your…

Rick Perry: ‘I dislike Washington… It’s a seedy place’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Thursday responded to criticism from people like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Karl Rove by attacking the city that he wants to make his new home. “With all due respect to anybody that’s out there either directly or indirectly criticizing me because I speak…

Church attended by Bachmann bans non-Christians, sexually-active singles from daycare staff

A church in Iowa recently attended by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has decided to force its child-care staffers to adhere to a “Christian Lifestyle Commitment,” which prohibits sex outside of marriage, cohabiting with someone from the opposite-sex, practicing homosexuality or bisexuality, using illegal drugs, viewing pornography, and getting drunk.…

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