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Schumer: Debt limit deal must include revenues

WASHINGTON – One day after the debt limit negotiations fell into disarray, Sen. Chuck Schumer made it clear that Democrats won’t accept any deal that doesn’t include revenue increases along with spending cuts. “Make no mistake: there needs to be revenues in any deal,” the New York Democrat told reporters…

Van Jones on the deficit: ‘We are not stupid. We can do the math.’

Van Jones, Obama’s former green jobs czar, kicked off a new progressive movement at New York City’s Town Hall last night with an ambitious goal — to build a vocal counterweight to the Tea Party, who he says has monopolized the dialogue on America’s economic woes. “We are trying to…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

Rare Billy the Kid photo to go on auction block

SANTA FE, New Mexico — A photograph of a smirking Billy the Kid, taken outside a New Mexico saloon near to where the famed outlaw was shot dead, could fetch up to $1 million at an auction on Saturday. The two-by-three-inch (five-by-eight-centimeter) tintype is the only known adult portrait of…

Christie: Obama should ‘show up’ if he wants debt limit raised

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on the Today Show Friday to celebrate his state’s cuts to pension benefits and he had some advice for President Barack Obama. The president must personally participate in talks with Republicans if he wants the debt ceiling raised, according to Christie. “First, the president…

Olbermann plays clips from pot movies to discuss legalization

Discussing a new measure by Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) to lift the federal ban on marijuana, Current TV’s Keith Olbermann played clips from pot movies and cracked a few jokes. He splashed segments from Reefer Madness (which he called “a great watch if you’re baked”), Easy…

Commanders say Obama overruled them on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama’s military commanders have said he ignored their advice for a more modest drawdown from Afghanistan and warned his decision carries risks for the war effort. Both General David Petraeus and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Obama’s…

Obama sidesteps marriage equality at LGBT rally

NEW YORK (AFP) – President Barack Obama did not explicitly endorse the New York state senate’s bid to pass a gay marriage law at a Democratic fundraising gala in New York, sponsored by the gay and lesbian community. New York’s state’s 62 senators had been expected to vote on the…

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