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Rep. Allen West suggests U.S. can’t leave Afghanistan because Americans are dying there

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said Sunday that it was inappropriate to consider withdrawing from Afghanistan while Americans were still losing their lives there. Fox News’ Chris Wallace noted that Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and other progressive Democrats wanted to pull out of Afghanistan. “I do,” Edwards said.…

McCain: ‘Of course’ Palin can beat Obama

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has no doubt that his former running mate Sarah Palin can defeat President Barack Obama in 2012 if she decides to run. “Can she win the Republican nomination and can she beat Barack Obama?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked McCain Sunday. “Of course she can —…

Karzai gives US ‘last warning’ over Afghan civilian deaths

KABUL – Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the US military on Sunday to avoid operations that kill civilians, saying it was his “last warning” to Washington after 14 people allegedly died in an air strike. Reacting to the alleged deaths of 10 children, two women and two men in…

Judge denies motions by ACORN pranksters

James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, the “pimp” and “prostitute” of the notorious ACORN scam attempted to invoke the First Amendment as a hedge against a $75,000 lawsuit filed by ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera under the California Privacy Act. California federal judge M. James Lorenz has dismissed the argument, stating…

Breitbart publishes risqué photo, claims it’s Anthony Weiner’s wiener (UPDATED)

Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” website has published a racy photo that it claims was Tweeted by New York Representative Anthony Weiner to an unnamed recipient. Weiner has claimed that his Facebook account was hacked and that, while the photo did appear on his Twitter feed, he did not send it.…

Michigan superintendent: Let’s turn our schools into prisons

The superintendent of schools in Ithaca, Michigan, a small town in the heart of the state, had a sarcastic response to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP-controlled state legislature’s decision to strip $300 per student from the school budget. The superintendent, Nathan Bootz, noted to local newspaper the Gratiot…

Obama expected to name Joint Chiefs head Monday

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama is expected to name General Martin Dempsey as his new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday, a US source said. The source, familiar with Obama’s announcement but speaking on condition of anonymity, said Obama was “expected” to name Dempsey to the…

WATCH: Lt. Dan Choi arrested at Moscow gay pride event

Famed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell resister and gay activist Lt. Dan Choi was arrested at a pride parade in Moscow while the U.S. slept Friday night, along with 30 other people, The Boston Globe reports. In an unusual move, Choi and other arrested people were allowed to keep their cell…

Raw Photos: Rally against NYPD rape verdict in NYC

On May 27, hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City to protest the New York Supreme Court’s decision to charge two NYPD policemen with “official misconduct,” as opposed to convicting them for rape. The two officers were accused of raping an unconscious woman, and one of the officers had…

Manning unstable, unfit for service in Iraq: fellow soldier

Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence officer accused of leaking thousands of government documents to whistleblower group WikiLeaks, was deemed unfit for service in the military, according to reports unearthed by The Guardian. Manning was so unstable prior to his deployment to Iraq that he wet himself, was prone to…

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