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Weapons smuggled in U.S. sting linked to deaths: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Weapons smuggled into Mexico as part of a US sting operation — and then lost — have been linked to numerous killings, including that of an American federal agent, a congressional report disclosed Wednesday. The report found that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) lost…

U.S. consumer prices climb for 11th month

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US consumer prices rose for the 11th straight month in May but at a slower pace amid easing energy prices, official data showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent, the Labor Department said. Year-on-year, prices were up 3.6 percent, chewing away at…

26 arrested in New York child porn investigation

NEW YORK (AFP) – Authorities have arrested 26 people for possession of videos and images depicting sexual assault of tens of thousands of children, New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. In a statement released Tuesday, the prosecutor said the arrests on charges of possession and promotion of child pornography…

U.S. lawmakers file suit against Obama over Libya war

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of US lawmakers filed suit against President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying US military operations in Libya are “illegal” because they do not have congressional approval. Democrat Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and nine other members of the House of Representatives signed the lawsuit challenging what…

Post-debate, Fox News personalities pile on Ron Paul

Fox News has a lot of contributors who seem pretty dead set on discrediting Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul. In the video below, conservative opinion host Bill O’Reilly insists that he’s a “simple man” and came away from the recent Republican debate feeling “very confused,” specifically by Paul. But was…

Which GOP superstars are attending Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally?

Soon-to-be-former Fox News host Glenn Beck is in the process of planning his upcoming rally in Israel, and according to one report, the guest list will be an unholy mash-up of conservative notables. The August 24 rally “to restore courage” (sequel to last summer’s “rally to restore honor” Beck threw…

Texas Republican says it is ‘very insulting’ to use Spanish in his presence

A man who gave testimony in Spanish before a Texas State Senate committee Monday was told by a Republican lawmaker that using his native tongue is “insulting” if he also knows how to speak English. At about 2:17 into the video below, a man testifying against a controversial bill that…

Gingrich feels ‘liberated’ after staff exodus

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich put the best spin possible Tuesday on the mass resignations of his staff. “[M]y vision is of a people-oriented grassroots campaign where Newt.org becomes the center of new solutions, new ideas, new energy,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “A campaign that’s inclusive, that brings…

Rachel Maddow mocks Politico’s P90X workout obsession

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gave herself a thorough ab workout on-air Tuesday night when she laughed herself silly at beltway publication Politico’s more-than-thorough coverage of the use of workout regimen P90X on the Hill. Paul Ryan loves it! Aaron Schock loves it! Politico loves it, as evidenced by the 10 stories…

Sheila Jackson Lee asks about ‘Christian militants’ during anti-Muslim hearing

When Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called a hearing on Muslim radicalism, he probably didn’t expect Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to turn the spotlight on “Christian militants.” But that’s exactly what she did Wednesday. Jackson Lee noted that one witness who wrote a letter to the committee about the dangers…

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