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Ron Paul claims U.S. officials ‘set the stage for 9/11′

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), a contender for the Republican Party’s nomination to the presidency, has numerous fans and detractors who agree upon very little — but one thing nearly everyone who sees him can agree to is that he’s remarkably consistent about his political positions. For a long time, Paul…

Pentagon suspends ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

The Pentagon said Friday that it would abide by a federal appeals court ruling and halt the separations of all troops under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy, according to Army Times. The department also said it would immediately begin accepting applications from gay and lesbian recruits. A federal…

Pelosi: ‘No benefit cuts in Medicare and Social Security’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed Friday to oppose any cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits as part of a deal with Republicans to raise the debt ceiling. “We are not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the backs of America’s seniors…

U.S. has ‘long way to go’ after poor jobs report: Obama

President Barack Obama said Friday the US economy has “a long way to go” towards a strong recovery, after the government released weak jobs figures showing unemployment crept up to 9.2 percent. Obama said the poor jobs report “confirms what most Americans already know,” that the recovery from what he…

Hip-hop track tells story of Pittsburgh violinist assaulted by police

Jordan Miles was just 18-years-old when, in Jan. of 2010, three undercover Pittsburgh police officers confronted him on the street at night and beat him into a bloody pulp. Miles, a violinist and honor student who attended the prestigious Creative and Performing Arts High School, said he resisted arrest because…

White supremacist David Duke goes on televised anti-semitic rant

Potential Republican presidential candidate and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke told RT’s Thom Hartmann Thursday that Jews were the greatest threat to American democracy. “Who, in your opinion, David Duke, are the Republicans most afraid of?” Hartmann asked the former Louisiana state representative. “Would it be the Jews,…

Bachmann has ‘hope’ worsening economy could help campaign

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a candidate for the Republican nomination to the presidency, admitted during a recent interview that a worsening economic climate has the potential to help her campaign. Bachmann even went so far as to say she has “hope” that it will — and she’s not the only…

Bachmann pledges to ban ‘all forms of pornography’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by The Family Leader, a conservative, Iowa-based Christian group that opposes same sex marriage, Sharia law and pornography. By signing the pledge (PDF), Bachmann vowed to support a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, as well…

Armless man throws out first pitch at Fenway

Tom Willis was born without arms but that didn’t stop him from throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park Thursday. “My number one goal was to live my life to be the best person I could be, not the best disabled person I could be,” he told Fox News.…

Pakistan rebukes U.S. assessment of journalist’s murder

Pakistan on Friday warned its cooperation in the US-led war on Al-Qaeda was at risk after heavily criticising the top US military officer for suggesting it could have approved a journalist’s murder. The row threatened to further strain relations already damaged by a covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden two…

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