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Feingold says he won’t run for office in 2012

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold will not run for public office in 2012, he says in today’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. According to the report, Feingold’s election year plans are to continue teaching law full-time at Marquette University Law School, to work with his campaign finance reform PAC, and to finish the…

O’Donnell: CNN interview was ‘borderline sexual harassment’

Explaining why she walked out on a CNN interview earlier this week, failed Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell insisted that she was running late for another event, adding that his line of questioning made her very uncomfortable, broaching on “borderline sexual harassment.” During the interview, O’Donnell appeared to draw the line…

Obama 2012 team would prefer to run against Rick Perry

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry has at least some supporters in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago — President Barack Obama’s re-election team. The Texas governor, a social and fiscal conservative, is seen by Obama’s top election fundraisers, supporters and senior Democrats close to the campaign as…

Army to develop next-generation combat vehicle

WASHINGTON — The US Army has said it had awarded nearly $900 million in contracts to British arms manufacturer BAE Systems and US firm General Dynamics to develop its next-generation ground combat vehicle. The Pentagon said it had given $450 million to BAE and $440 million to General Dynamics to…

AntiSec hackers leak private documents of U.S. military contractor

Hackers associated with the movement known as AntiSec published private emails and documents belonging to the executive of Vanguard Defense Industries online Thursday night. The company sells the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle “ShadowHawk” to the military, law enforcement and private companies. The AntiSec hackers claim the 1 gigabyte of leaked documents…

Rep. Ed Markey: Republicans ‘are allergic to science’

Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) appeared Thursday night on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss the Republican presidential candidates wanted to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. “Rick Perry and these other guys are allergic to science,” Markey said. “And too many of the tea party people, who basically don’t believe in…

Iran, Syria, Sudan, Cuba kept on U.S. terror blacklist

WASHINGTON — The United States retained Iran and its ally Syria as well as Sudan and Cuba on a list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism Thursday, after blacklisting the countries the previous year. In an annual report, the State Department said “Iran remained the most active state sponsor of…

Wall Street firms donated $11.2 million to members of debt ‘super committee’

The bipartisan “super committee” created by the debt ceiling deal is comprised of lawmakers who have received big bucks from special interest groups, according to a report by MapLight. The committee is tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts over ten years. In total, the twelve members…

Fareed Zakaria: U.S. system of government is broken

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria explained Thursday why the United States would benefit from having a parliamentary form of government rather than a presidential one. “We can’t get [things] done because our system has two centers of power,” he said. “They aren’t fused the way the British system is.” “The tea party…

U.S. to postpone deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records and allow them to apply for work permits as it reviews over 300,000 cases. The case review would only affect those undocumented immigrants already in line for deportation proceedings, and not the…

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