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Rove claims ‘birthers’ actually in league with Obama

Republicans launched the “Obama is a secret Muslim” rumors even before the presidential campaigns got underway, but now the top political adviser to the Bush administration is trying to spin the popular GOP conspiracy theory as a plot by the Obama administration to divide Republicans. “They love this,” Rove told…

More than 100 doctors, nurses, therapists arrested for Medicare fraud

Federal agents raided health care facilities in nine states this morning, arresting more than 100 suspects believed to have defrauded Medicare of tens of millions of dollars. The suspects include doctors, nurses, therapists and healthcare company executives. This video is from ABC News, broadcast February 17, 2011.…

New York airport bomb plotter handed life sentence

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday sentenced an Islamist militant to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of participating in a plot to bomb New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Russel Defreitas, 67, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Guyana, was found guilty in…

Wisconsin labor protests ‘like Cairo,’ GOP’s Paul Ryan exclaims

WASHINGTON – In Exhibit A, millions of people protesting a 30-year autocrat’s tyrannical regime. In Exhibit B, several thousand demonstrators railing against a bill curtailing public employee union rights. Both significant, but not really comparable. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a rising star in the Republican Party, on Thursday equated the…

Woman dies in her cubicle—nobody notices until the next day

51-year-old Rebecca Wells died in her cubicle Friday in Los Angeles while she was performing an audit. Her body was not found until Saturday. The county coroner is yet to determine the cause of death. This video is from KTLA 5, broadcast February 17, 2011.…

Does Helen Thomas regret comments on Israel? ‘Hell no’

Veteran journalist Helen Thomas resigned her decades-long position in the White House Press Corps after a public outcry over her remarks on the Israel-Palestine conflict. But does she regret telling Israelis to “get the hell out of Palestine”? “Hell no,” Thomas told Headline News Network’s Joy Behar, in the midst…

Bachmann refuses to say Obama is a citizen

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Thursday, tea party-favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) declined to say if she believed President Barack Obama was a US citizen or a Christian. “A sizable number of GOP primary voters are questioning President Obama’s faith and citizenship,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos noted. “Can you…

Prospects for Closing Gitmo ‘very, very low’: Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that prospects for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp were “very, very low” given broad opposition in Congress. President Barack Obama has so far not been able to meet his promise to close Guantanamo, but the White House said this…

Jon Stewart catches Sen. Sessions in massive budget hypocrisy

On Wednesday night’s Daily Show, host Jon Stewart nailed Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for assaulting the dollar amount of President Obama’s budget cuts, while advocating for the very same budget cuts as a solution to America’s fiscal woes. The congressman likely won’t be forgetting this reaming any time soon. This…

BP complains about Gulf spill compensation: report

WASHINGTON — BP is filing a strongly worded complaint with the administrator of a $20-billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill, saying his proposed settlements are too generous, The New York Times reported Thursday. In a 25-page statement that is to be filed later in the day…

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