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Fighter jet intercepts plane near Obama

WASHINGTON — An F-15E fighter jet rushed out Saturday to intercept a small passenger plane flying near the presidential retreat of Camp David, where President Barack Obama is relaxing, US military officials said. The fighter jet intercepted the plane around 1:20 pm (1720 GMT) as it flew into restricted airspace,…

ACLU: Just say no to the war on drugs

The American Civil Liberties Union released a video Friday featuring comedian Elon James White that urges Americans to support ending the “failed” war on drugs. In the video, White notes that the creators of the critically-acclaimed TV series The Wire would release another season of the show if U.S. Attorney…

U.S. State Department asks for $6.2 billion budget for Iraq

BAGHDAD — The US ambassador in Baghdad said on Saturday that the State Department has asked for a $6.2 billion budget for Iraq in 2012, underscoring that its oil and gas reserves were critical for the world’s future energy needs. “This country is on a glide path to increase its…

Bryan Safi interviews gay, pro-choice, pro-pot Republican presidential candidate

Bryan Safi of Current TV’s infoMania interviewed Fred Karger, the first openly gay Presidential candidate – who happens to be a Republican who support a woman’s right to an abortion and marijuana legalization. He was a senior consultant for Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford.…

Rachel Maddow predicts a repeat of 2004′s swiftboat scandal

The fundraising slump in the vast Republican presidential field, with no clear frontrunner in finances or public opinion, has raised MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s hackles. None of the candidates, not even former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, have raised as much as expected, leading Maddow to believe that the funds are being…

LulzSec hackers hit Arizona law enforcement a third time

Hacker group LulzSec, or Lulz Security, barreled past Arizona law enforcement’s cyber-security for a third time this week, posting more information in its latest “Chinga La Migra” info-dump. On Friday, the LulzSec/Anonymous hacking collective posted a statement on pastebin about the hack. “For the third knockout blow against Arizona law…

Obama calls for bipartisan effort to cut spending

US President Barack Obama expressed confidence Saturday that Republicans and Democrats will be able to find a way to cut the nation’s burgeoning budget deficit, arguing that no program can be considered off limits in the process. “I?m confident that the Democrats and Republicans in Congress can find a way…

Clinton urges strong Europe action on debt crisis

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday called on European leaders to make a powerful response to economic crises rippling across Europe. During a visit to Madrid she also praised reforms by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to revive the economy and rein in debt aimed at…

Shriver to terminate marriage with Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver, the wife of actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, has filed for divorce, according to documents filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Shriver, 55, cited “irreconcilable differences” with her husband, whom she met in 1977 and married in 1986. Schwarzenegger, 63, admitted in May that he…

Clinton urges Gaddafi to deliver democracy not threats

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded on Saturday that Moamer Kadhafi deliver democracy instead of threats, after the Libyan leader warned Europe of stinging attacks unless NATO halts its air war. “Instead of issuing threats, Kadhafi should put the well-being and interests of his own people first and he…

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