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‘SNL’ March Madness for craziest person in the world

In this week’s “Saturday Night Live” cold open, the sketch comedy show broke down its brackets and picks for “World’s Craziest Person.” In the North Africa division, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi garnered the top seed. His competition: Hosni Mubarak, Omar al-Bashir, and “The Dude From Tunisia.” In an interview with…

Senator calls for moratorium on US nuclear plants

WASHINGTON – The United States should “put the brakes” on the development of nuclear power plants as the disaster in Japan unfolds, key US senator Joe Lieberman said Sunday. “I’ve been a big supporter of nuclear power because it’s domestic — it’s ours and it’s clean,” Lieberman told the CBS…

WI Repub lives outside district with mistress, says wife

Protesters who marched at the home of Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) were met with something of a surprise on Saturday. Mrs. Hopper appeared at the door and informed them that Sen. Hopper was no longer in residence at this address, but now lives in Madison, WI with…

Sen. who pushed Patriot Act: Don’t make policy after disaster

A Republican leader who was quick to vote for the USA PATRIOT Act following the 9/11 attacks is now saying that legislators should think twice about making policy in the wake of disasters. Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell if the nuclear disaster in Japan…

P.J. Crowley retires after remarks on Bradley Manning

P.J. Crowley will no longer be chief spokesman at the State Department after publicly criticizing the Pentagon for their treatment of Private Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of leaking State Department cables to secrets outlet WikiLeaks. Michael Hammer had been sent to the State Department to replace Crowley earlier…

McConnell promises GOP senators will hold debt ceiling hostage

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a stern warning Sunday that no Republican senators would vote to raise the debt limit if Democrats don’t take what he called a “credible effort” to deal with the country’s debt. “I don’t intend to support raising the debt ceiling and I don’t…

CA/Fed clash over medical marijuana clubs

It may be the IRS and not the DEA that puts the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana out of business. Alliance founder Lynette Shaw was stunned when the IRS audited her 2008 and 2009 tax returns and disallowed the foundation’s business deductions, then demanded millions of dollars in back taxes.…

Protesters in DC demonstrate against the PATRIOT Act

In Washington, DC on Sunday, demonstrators rallied in front of the White House in protest of repressive governments around the world. Included in the protests were those opposed to extending the USA PATRIOT Act, which gives law enforcement authorities sweeping surveillance powers that have been criticized for endangering innocent American’s…

Utah governor under spotlight over immigration laws

LOS ANGELES – Controversial plans to reform Utah’s immigration laws have thrown the spotlight on the western US state’s governor, whose signature is needed to bring the new rules into force. Governor Gary Herbert is expected to ink the legislative bills passed by the Republican-controlled legislature last week after months…

Clinton wades into Arab revolutions on overseas tour

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves Sunday for an overseas tour to find ways to help the Libyan opposition oust a third Arab leader and maintain the momentum of democracy revolutions. The chief US diplomat is due first in Paris for face-to-face talks with Libya’s opposition before…

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