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Frustrated African-Americans demand more from Obama

African-American support for Barack Obama appears to be softening, because of a rocky economy that has hit US blacks especially hard, and a perception that the president has ignored the economic travails faced by this once rock-solid pillar of his political base. A Gallup poll last week found Obama’s poll…

Corporations keep overseas job figures a closely-guarded secret

Many of the same corporations that have been seeking tax breaks for creating jobs in the United States are jealously guarding their figures on how many of their jobs are actually created overseas. The Washington Post reported Sunday, “So secretive are these companies that they hand the figure over to…

Laser technique to enrich uranium raises proliferation fears

WASHINGTON — US conglomerate General Electric is seeking permission to build a $1 billion plant for uranium enrichment by laser, a process which has raised proliferation fears, The New York Times said Sunday. After testing the enrichment process for two years, GE has asked the US government to approve its…

No theories on Canada plane crash: police

Investigators still do not know why a Boeing 737 with 15 people on board crashed in the Canadian Arctic, killing 12 people and injuring three others, police and the jet’s owner First Air said Sunday. The three survivors — one of them a seven-year-old girl — were in stable condition…

US hikers’ relatives plead to Iran for ‘compassion’

The relatives of imprisoned Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on Sunday urged the Iranian government to show “compassion” and free the two men, one day after their eight-year prison sentences were made known. “Of the 751 days of Shane and Josh’s imprisonment, yesterday and today have been the most…

California likely to become the next state to restrict Westboro Baptist Church protests

Legislation targeting the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church and any other would-be funeral protesters was unanimously approved Thursday by the California Assembly, according to the Sacramento Bee. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing…

Former NY Gov Pataki may enter GOP presidential race

If the list of Republicans vying for the Presidency wasn’t long enough, another name could get added to make it just a little longer. According to New York One News , former New York governor George Pataki is strongly considering a bid to become the latest figure to campaign for…

Charles Koch responds to Warren Buffett: My investments more beneficial to society than taxes

Charles Koch, co-owner of energy giant Koch Industries, has responded to Warren Buffett’s assertion that the “billionaire-friendly” Congress had been “coddling” the rich for too long. Buffett, the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011, called for the U.S. government to “get serious about shared sacrifice” in New…

Romney to increase size of $12 million home

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is planning to expand the size of  his $12 million home in California. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the former governor of Massachusetts is quadrupling his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replacing it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure after bulldozing its…

Maxine Waters: ‘The Tea party can go straight to hell!’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) continued her busy week in the headlines, telling a forum of the unemployed in Inglewood, California her feelings about a certain right-wing movement. “The tea party can go to hell,” said Waters, as she urged her colleagues in Congress to focus more on creating jobs. “I’m…

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