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MSNBC anchor: Palin’s bus tour ‘a breach of a federal law’

MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir says Sarah Palin’s creative display of the American flag on the bus for her national tour could amount to a “breach of a federal law.” “In fact, the whole thing could be in breach of a federal law because the United States Flag Code establishes important…

Weiner calls CNN reporter a ‘jackass’ to his face

An irritated Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) called a CNN’s Ted Barrett a “jackass” during a press conference after the reporter repeatedly interrupted and berated the congressman about his alleged Twitter hack. “I’m going to have to ask that we follow some rules here. One of them is going to be,…

Chris Matthews: GOP 2012 field bores me

MSNBC host Chris Matthews is bored with the GOP’s 2012 field, he said on Tuesday night’s Hardball. Matthews and his analysts could barely keep a straight face as they mocked the possible Republican nominees, and Matthews jokingly called Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romeny and Jon Huntsman a “threesome of death,” and…

New military head Dempsey urges response to Arab Spring

LONDON (AFP) – The man named by President Barack Obama to be the top US military officer said Wednesday that American forces must adapt to an uncertain world after the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden. In his first public comments since Obama unveiled him as his…

Martin Luther King’s daughter leaves Atlanta megachurch, citing recent sex controversy

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Bernice King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has left a suburban Atlanta megachurch that has been at the center of a recent sex controversy, and plans to start her own ministry. Bernice King, an ordained minister, has been a member…

Mom opens free chow line at Joplin’s temporary tent hospital

JOPLIN, Mo (Reuters) – The tent hospital erected to replace the medical center destroyed by the tornado that tore through here on May 22 is up and running with an operating room, beds for dozens of patients, an imaging center and lab. But an on-site canteen to feed the doctors,…

F-16s escorted flight to Dulles after on-board fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fighter jets escorted a United Airlines plane back to Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., after a fight broke out between a pair of passengers on the flight bound for Ghana, officials said on Tuesday. Police met the two passengers at the gate when Flight 990 landed…

DC Comics relaunching Justice League series at issue No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – DC Comics will reset the dial by renumbering its lineup of superhero comics when it releases 52 issues tagged No. 1, starting with its famed Justice League series, the company said on Tuesday. The publisher behind Superman and Batman also plans to redesign costumes for many…

Pentagon: All options on table in cyber-attack

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Pentagon said that it would consider all options if the United States were hit by a cyber-attack as it develops the first military guidelines for the age of Internet warfare. President Barack Obama’s administration has been formalizing rules on cyberspace amid growing concern about the reach…

House rejects debt ceiling bill in ‘political charade’

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers voted against raising the US borrowing cap without making cuts in spending, in a Republican ploy Democrats branded a “charade” unworthy of a vital economic issue. The Treasury says that unless Congress votes to raise the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling by August 2, Washington could be forced…

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