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In Afghanistan, House Speaker John Boehner assails pullout plan

WASHINGTON — US House Speaker John Boehner wrapped up a visit to Afghanistan Wednesday and assailed President Barack Obama’s plan to begin pulling US troops out in July a risk to fragile security gains. “Any drawdown of US troops must be based on the conditions on the ground, not on…

Kloppenburg asks for recount in Wisconsin court race

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s election oversight agency said on Wednesday that the challenger in the close race for a seat on the state Supreme Court has asked for a recount. The April 5 high court contest was widely seen as a referendum on the state’s new Republican leadership and…

Obama backs allies sending military aides to Libya

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama supports the decision by allies to send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels but has no plans to put US “boots on the ground,” his spokesman said Wednesday. A senior American diplomat, meanwhile, told lawmakers in a letter obtained by AFP on Wednesday, that Obama…

Florida bill an assault on voters’ rights, says ACLU

A bill in the Florida House of Representatives to “clean up” voting is the latest sad chapter in the state’s handbook of voter suppression, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. Dennis Baxley, would cut Florida’s early-voting period from two weeks to…

‘Unprecedented’ coalition pressing for marriage equality in New York

An alliance of gay rights groups — along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) — are launching a new effort to legalize same sex marriage in New York by this summer. The Empire State Pride Agenda, the Human Rights Campaign, Freedom to Marry and Marriage Equality New York announced…

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s Townhall at Facebook HQ

Watch live video from Obama’s live town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

U.S. recommends death penalty in USS Cole attack

WASHINGTON — A US military prosecutor is recommending the prime suspect in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole be tried at Guantanamo in what would be the first military tribunal under the Obama administration, the Pentagon said Wednesday. “Military commissions prosecutors have sworn charges against Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammad…

Son pulls own teeth with pliers after father refuses help

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A man was charged with child endangerment after his teenage son pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers because his father refused to take him to a dentist, authorities said on Wednesday. Francisco Torres, 41, was arrested on Tuesday after police determined that his 14-year-old…

Breitbart accuses MSNBC of being controlled by Soros, Podesta, Ayers and Media Matters

In a contentious interview with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Wednesday, Andrew Breitbart accused the network of being controlled by George Soros, John Podesta, Bill Ayers and Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert. Breitbart also admitted during the interview that he had not watched the entire Shirley Sherrod tape before posting it to his…

Obama: Tax Warren Buffett to save Social Security

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Social Security’s long-term solvency can be secured by raising more revenues from wealthy taxpayers like Warren Buffett. “I’ll just give you one example of a change that would make a difference in Social Security,” the president said at a town hall in…

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