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Larry Wilkerson: Congress’s ‘remarkable’ reaction to Netanyahu might be explained by money

The bellicose speech delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before Congress earlier this week was received with multiple standing ovations from members of both parties, raising many questions about the politics in play. Larry Wilkerson, a former chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, appeared on The…

Larry Wilkerson: Congress’s ‘remarkable’ reaction to Netanyahu might be explained by money

The bellicose speech delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before Congress earlier this week was received with multiple standing ovations from members of both parties, raising many questions about the politics in play. Larry Wilkerson, a former chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, appeared on The…

Hackers penetrate U.S. defense contractors’ security networks

Reuters is reporting that unknown hackers have broken into the networks of Lockheed Martin and other major defense contractors and may have gained access to sensitive information on present and future weapons systems. Reuters had reported earlier on Friday that “Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, is experiencing a…

Judge strikes down ban on corporate campaign donations

A federal judge has struck down a 1905 law which prevented corporations from making direct donations to political campaigns. Although the case is likely to wind up in the Supreme Court, there is already speculation that it could completely upend a campaign funding system already in disarray as a result…

Texas Gov. Perry signs voter restrictions into law

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) signed a bill into law Friday morning that would require voters to present a photo identification before casting a ballot, capping a years-long legislative battle with Democrats, who allege the measure is a thinly-veiled attempt to suppress votes from their core constituencies. The law contains a provision…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry considering presidential run in 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry changed his stance on Friday and said he will consider making a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. “I’m going to think about it,” Perry told reporters after he signed a bill requiring Texans to show photo identification to vote. Perry had insisted repeatedly…

Poll: Rudy Giuliani leads 2012 GOP contenders

WASHINGTON – A new CNN poll shows former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani narrowly leading the field of Republican presidential contenders for 2012. Giuliani won 16 percent of the 473 Republicans surveyed, one point ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who had 15. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin…

Rolling Thunder spokesman slams Palin bus tour as a ‘big distraction’

Sarah Palin is kicking off her One Nation bus tour this weekend at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in Washington, D.C. Rolling Thunder spokesman Ted Shpak said Friday that the former Republican vice presidential candidate was a “big distraction” from their mission of trying to bring awareness to prisoner of…

McConnell: No debt limit increase without Medicare cuts

WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (KY) told reporters Friday that he will refuse to support a debt limit increase if Medicare cuts aren’t attached to the legislation. “To get my vote, for me, it’s going to take short term [cuts, via spending caps]… Both medium and long-term, entitlements.,”…

Wisconsin man arrested for planning to shoot abortion providers ‘right in the head’

A Wisconsin man was arrested Wednesday after he told police that he had traveled to Madison to shoot an abortion provider “right in the head.” Employees at a Motel 6 in Madison called police after Ralph Lang, 63, told them he had accidentally discharged a firearm in his room, according…

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