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Peter Fonda calls Obama ‘f*cking traitor’ over Gulf spill

CANNES, France — Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. The star of the 1969 road movie “Easy Rider” was in Cannes for the…

Ron Paul: U.S. may try to occupy Pakistan

GOP 2012 hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) thinks U.S. troops will soon be on the ground for an occupation of Pakistan — and he said so on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning. Paul called America’s relationship with Pakistan “an impossible situation,” where the U.S. hailed both its friendship with and…

Mass. bill would require divorcing parents to obtain judge’s approval for sex

The Massachusetts legislature is conducting hearings Wednesday on a bill that would bar divorcing couples with children from carrying on a sexual relationship while in their own home. The bill would prevent parents from “conducting a dating or sexual relationship within the home” until the divorce is final. Although seemingly…

After panning ‘radical’ GOP Medicare plan, Gingrich says he’d vote for it

WASHINGTON – In the span of three days, he went from lambasting the GOP Medicare privatization plan as too radical to endorsing it and declaring his full support. “I would have voted for the budget,” former Republican House speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Media Matters in a video…

GOP Rep: Let’s privatize federal lands to pay off debt

WASHINGTON – Freshman Republican Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida proposed privatizing federally-owned lands as a way to reduce the national debt. “I’m not an economist, but I have maintained a household. The federal government owns 70 per cent of Utah, for example. There are federal buildings,” Ross told Reuters in…

Maid denies ‘consensual sex’ with IMF chief: lawyer

NEW YORK — The woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn will strongly deny to jurors any assertions that she willingly had sex with the IMF chief, her attorney said Wednesday. “I think that when the jury hears her testimony and sees her in person, and finally…

Gingrich: ‘Any ad which quotes what I said Sunday is a falsehood’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that anyone that uses direct quotes from his Sunday interview about Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to dismantle Medicare is lying. “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,” Gingrich had told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday. “I don’t…

Schwarzenegger admits lovechild triggered split

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Film star turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a lovechild with a staff member which he kept secret for a decade, until its disclosure torpedoed his marriage. The former bodybuilder’s estranged wife Maria Shriver, a daughter of the Kennedy political dynasty, reacted by asking for…

Post-hack, Sony chief says company cannot guarantee PS3 security

TOKYO (AFP) – Sony chief Howard Stringer has warned he can no longer guarantee the security of the electronics giant’s gaming network in the “bad new world” of cybercrime after one of the biggest Internet data breaches. The Japanese multinational has begun restoring its hacked PlayStation Network and Sony Online…

US shuttle Endeavour docks at space station

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour, with six astronauts on board including an Italian, docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday, NASA said. The docking, the next to last for the US shuttle program, took place at 1014 GMT, according to a commentator on NASA TV, which…

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