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Florida governor sued over high-speed rail funds

MIAMI — Lawmakers in Florida filed suit in state Supreme Court against Governor Rick Scott seeking to force him to use funds approved by the White House for high-speed rail. The complaint put forward by Republican Thad Altman and Democrat Arthenia Joyner argues that a 2009 law approved construction of…

Exclusive: Gov’t shutdown will help Obama politically, former Clinton aide says

WASHINGTON – A former aide in the Clinton White House tells Raw Story the politics of a government shutdown will be good for President Barack Obama, and warns that the nature of today’s Republican caucus will make negotiations more difficult. Progressive strategist Mike Lux served as Special Assistant to the…

Americans split over government shutdown: poll

WASHINGTON — Americans are split over a looming government shutdown, with a slight majority viewing it as a positive step towards reining in runaway debt, a poll found Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 46 percent view a shutdown as a “good thing” while 44 percent oppose it because…

California urges US court to unfreeze gay marriages

LOS ANGELES – California’s attorney general called on a US federal court Tuesday to suspend a ban on gay marriages in the western US state, pending a long-running appeals process. Kamala Harris urged the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until…

Thousands rally in Ohio against ‘union busting’ bill

Thousands of demonstrators converged on the state Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday as the state legislature began hearings on a bill that targets public sector unions. The Reuters new agency estimated over 8,000 attended the protest and the AFL-CIO claimed a whopping 20,000 people were present. The bill would…

US could reach debt limit by April 15: Treasury

WASHINGTON – The United States is likely to hit its $14.29 trillion debt limit a little later than expected, the US Treasury said Tuesday, as lawmakers worked to avert a government shutdown. “The Treasury Department now estimates that the United States will reach the debt limit between April 15, 2011,…

Four charged in US mafia probe

NEW YORK – Four alleged members of an Italian-American organized crime ring, including an alleged ex-boss, were charged with racketeering, extortion and other crimes in an indictment unsealed Tuesday, a prosecutor said. Alleged New England La Cosa Nostra boss Luigi Manocchio, 83, also known as “Louie,” “Baby Shacks,” “the Professor,”…

US arrests 678 gang members, many tied to Mexico cartels

WASHINGTON – A two-month operation by US authorities has led to the arrests of 678 gang members from 113 different gangs, including 13 linked to Mexican drug cartels, a top law enforcement official said Tuesday. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teamed up with 170…

US Congress wary of arming Libya opposition

WASHINGTON – Top US senators expressed doubts Tuesday about calls to arm Libya’s opposition and said they needed more details about the goals and dangers of any no-fly zone over the strife-torn country. Asked about delivering weapons to forces arrayed against embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi, Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne…

US says Libya at crossroads of democracy, civil war

WASHINGTON – Warning that Libya is at the crossroads of democracy and civil war, the United States vowed Tuesday to press Moamer Kadhafi to step down by squeezing him economically and militarily. Washington and its allies sharpened their focus on possible military action, including a no-fly zone that a US…

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