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White House seeks to clamp down on piracy, copyright infringement

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled a blueprint Monday to beef up digital copyright laws, as part of an effort to adjust intellectual property regulations in the age of the Internet. “Our efforts focus on combating significant acts of infringement, protecting legitimate uses of the Internet and respecting principles of…

Moore sues ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ producers, alleging profits skimming

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore has sued financiers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for allegedly skimming more than $2.7 million from the profits of the 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11″. According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, “This case is about classic Hollywood accounting tricks and financial deception…

Rumsfeld’s top regret: not quitting after Abu Ghraib

WASHINGTON – Former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted in an interview that the country “would’ve been better off” if he had quit after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal and spared no criticism of his colleagues in his new memoir published Tuesday. In “Known and Unknown,” Rumsfeld defends his handling…

Kucinich challenges tea party to stand up for civil liberties

WASHINGTON – The House is set to take up a measure this week renewing key provisions of the PATRIOT Act that expire Feb. 28. Liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) issued a challenge to tea party supporters and lawmakers in the new Congress: time to show you’re serious about liberty. “The…

Huffington’s partner at AOL a ‘conservative’ who gave to GOP candidate: report

Progressive fans of the Huffington Post aren’t too happy about the site being acquired by America On-Line. Now, they may have another reason to lament the purchase. A source close to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, a former Google executive hired in 2009, told Business Insider that while he “calls himself…

Why can’t the US legalize drugs? There’s ‘too much money in it,’ Clinton says

In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said recently in a Mexican news interview that the United States cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because “there is just too much money in…

Chrysler’s $9 million Super Bowl ad, feat. Eminem

Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad in 2011 was the longest and priciest in the history of Super Sunday, coming in at a whopping $9 million price tag. But the ad comes at the same time the company was seeking a better interest rate on the debt owed to US taxpayers over…

Obama speaks to US Chamber of Commerce

President Obama spoke to business leaders Monday about programs for growth and opportunity. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Feb. 7, 2011.…

Bill O’Reilly interviews President Obama

The Fox News anchor sits down with the president just before Sunday’s Superbowl extravaganza.…

Air Force legal office: All of our members’ families can be prosecuted for reading WikiLeaks

Almost anyone in the United States, and especially soldiers or the families of US Air Force members, could be under the threat of prosecution by the military, according to a recent “guidance” document issued by the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) public affairs office. The advisory took on new significance…

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