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I ‘cry every day’: Strauss-Kahn accuser

NEW YORK — The Manhattan maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape spoke of her anguish Thursday and her lawyer warned the French politician of a civil suit even if he escapes criminal trial. Nafissatou Diallo, who accuses the powerful French politician and former International Monetary Fund chief of forcing…

Exclusive: Peace group tried to scrub involvement with soldier linked to Ft. Hood plot

Pfc. Nasser Abdo, the 21-year-old soldier arrested Thursday in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood, had ties to a number of prominent anti-war organizations, including Iraq Veterans Against the War and Courage to Resist, Raw Story can confirm. Abdo, who went AWOL from duty over the July…

Pvt. Nasser Abdo in 2010: Islam does not allow warfare

In August 2010, Mike Galanos of CNN Headline News talked to Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo about his refusal to deploy to Afghanistan. He filed a claim for conscientious objector status based on his Muslim faith. Abdo was arrested over a possible plot to attack Fort Hood on Thursday. He was…

Bachmann: Questions about gay therapy are out of bounds

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann Thursday refused to say if she thought reparative therapy could “change gay people into being straight” because it was not relevant to her campaign. “Recent reporting has revealed the clinic you co-own with your husband engages in a kind of therapy that helps people get…

Glenn Beck on John McCain: ‘He’s Gollum’

After Sen. John McCain lashed out at “tea party hobbits” Wednesday for refusing to raise the debt ceiling, conservative radio host Glenn Beck and his fellow co-hosts felt the need to fight back. “You lost in a landslide when we listened to you!” one co-host shouted on Thursday morning’s program.…

Hartmann: GOP debt hypocrisy will literally kill people

Thom Hartmann, Russia Today’s progressive talk show host, has a concise message for Americans confused about all the huge numbers being tossed around in the U.S. debt crisis: this is not numbers, it is about blood, and many Americans will die because of the Republicans’ debt hypocrisy. This video is…

WATCH LIVE: Boehner provides update on debt ceiling vote

House Speaker John Boehner makes a statement regarding the current state of ongoing debt talks between Democrats and Republicans. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast July 28, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Bankers warn Obama, Congress of ‘very grave’ threat if debt limit not extended

The heads of Wall Street’s top banks on Thursday urged President Barack Obama and Congress to reach a deal on the debt ceiling, warning of “very grave” dangers if agreement is not reached. “We strongly urge you to reach an agreement this week,” the chief executives of Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs,JPMorgan…

NJ Governor Christie hospitalized with breathing trouble

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was taken to the hospital on Thursday after having “difficulty breathing,” his spokesman said. “Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out,” spokesman Michael…

House GOP debt plan dead on arrival, but vote to proceed

Republican lawmakers Thursday pressed ahead with a vote on a plan to avert a calamitous US debt default, ignoring White House warnings of a veto as the political wrangling infected global markets. Republican House Speaker John Boehner was to put his two-step plan to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit…

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