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Obama pushes for ’11th-hour’ debt deal

US President Barack Obama has urged polarized lawmakers to find an “11th-hour” deal to avert a calamitous August debt default, but said he saw progress as he praised a new bipartisan plan. The US leader warned on Tuesday that time was running out to forge a broad deficit-cutting compromise amid…

Clinton urges more aid for Africa drought

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged global donors on Wednesday to commit extra funds to help more than 10 million people in the Horn of Africa hit by the worst drought in 60 years. “The United States cannot solve the crisis in the Horn alone,” Clinton said, announcing an…

Republicans seeking to ‘thwart change’: Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blamed Republican lawmakers for seeking to weaken reforms that he says have strengthened the US financial system after the 2008 economic meltdown. “Where are we today, a year since the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law?” Geithner wrote in an opinion…

Former Bush aide advising Gov. Rick Perry on foreign policy

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained why she thinks Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry will run for president in 2012, noting that former aide to George W. Bush, Douglas Feith, was now advising Perry on foreign policy matters. Perry also recently suggested that he would not be…

Wisconsin Senator Dave Hansen beats Republican opponent

Wisconsin Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen appeared on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss his victory in the first recall election on Tuesday. He was one of three Democrats recalled in the state. Six Wisconsin Republican state senators face recall elections in August. “People believe in what we are doing,…

Rep. Allen West: Obama supporters are a threat to the gene pool

Tea party favorite Congressman Allen West, a Republican who represents the 22th Congressional District of Florida, considers Obama supporters a threat to the gene pool, according to an article he posted on the conservative website Red Country. “I believe we are headed towards the ultimate ideological clash in America,” he…

FBI arrests 16 in ‘Anonymous’ hacker crackdown

WASHINGTON — US authorities Tuesday arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including 14 over an online attack on the PayPal website claimed by the hacking group “Anonymous,” the Department of Justice (DoJ) said. The US indictment against the 14 hackers alleges the denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal were…

Westboro Baptist Church protests against Gene Simmons

Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church protested Monday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Illinois ahead of a Kiss concert. The State Journal-Register reported that around ten Westboro Baptists held signs attacking Israel and homosexuals. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because…

Rep. Allen West demands ‘vile’ Rep. Wasserman Schultz ‘shut the heck up’

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) sent a nasty letter to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday afternoon, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House.” The email was provoked by a speech Wasserman Schultz gave on the House floor Tuesday, in which she…

U.S. Air Force hopes to use biofuels by 2012

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is ready to switch to biofuels to help power its warplanes but the price of alternative fuels remains too high, military officials said Tuesday. Anxious to reduce its reliance on oil, the Air Force has approved the use of synthetic fuels for nearly all…

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