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WATCH LIVE: Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress

Watch as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Herman Cain admits he didn’t know what ‘right of return’ meant

Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain admitted Monday that he had been stumped by a question about the Palestinian “right of return” the prior day. “Where do you stand on the right of return?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace had asked Cain Sunday. “The right of return? The right of return?” a…

Democrat leads race to replace shirtless Craigslist congressman

NEW YORK (AFP) – For want of a shirt, an election may be lost. That at least might be the mournful refrain heard from Republicans in western New York, where a reliably conservative district is very much in play on Tuesday for the opposition Democrats. The district is holding a…

Reports: Rudy Giuliani strongly considering 2012 bid

WASHINGTON – Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is “close” to announcing another run for the White House in 2012, says Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a friend of his. The New York congressman told reporters at a dinner that Giuliani “is very close to saying he’s going to run,”…

Anderson Cooper calls tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri ‘post-apocalyptic’

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, reporting from the devastation in Joplin, Missouri, called the scene “post-apocalyptic.” At least 116 have been reported dead after the tornado ripped through the town this weekend. While Cooper talked about the things he’d seen, lightning flashed around him, including one strobe so bright he flinched and…

Meghan McCain on Glenn Beck: My dad could ‘kick his ass’

Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), appeared on The Tonight Show Monday and responded to Glenn Beck pretending to vomit at the thought of her naked body. “No man will ever make me a victim, least of all Glenn Beck,” she told host Jay Leno. “I do…

Obama to view tornado zone in Missouri on Sunday

JOPLIN, Mo (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he will visit a devastated section of Missouri where 116 people were killed by a monster tornado, as rescue efforts resumed in the small city of Joplin. Obama, making a statement from the U.S. ambassador’s residence in London as he…

US Senate opens debate on Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate voted to open a debate on a proposed four-year extension of the Patriot Act, a controversial anti-terrorism law passed after the September 11 attacks. Key provisions of the law, which gave the government sweeping authority to conduct anti-terrorism investigations over the protests of civil…

Foul ball narrowly misses George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush was almost hit by a foul ball at Monday night’s White Sox vs. Texas Rangers baseball game. White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski leaped toward Bush to try to catch the ball but missed. “Just cause he was the president doesn’t mean I wouldn’t jump on…

Watch: Conservative lawmaker, Iraq veteran crushes GOP gay bashing

In an amazing and impassioned speech, Minnesota State Rep. and wounded Iraq veteran John Kriesel (R) stood up to fellow Republican legislators before a vote on a constitutional amendment that would prohibit future lawmakers from legalizing same sex marriage. “If this was five, six years ago, I probably would have…

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