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Obama blames speculators for rising U.S. fuel prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday blamed speculators for driving gasoline prices higher and straining American consumers, saying there was enough oil in world markets to meet demand. Speaking at a community college in suburban Virginia, Obama said increasing production of U.S. oil and creating a market for fuel-efficient cars would…

Ex-Illinois governor Blagojevich faces second corruption trial

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich goes on trial on Wednesday for a second time on charges he sold his office, including attempts to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat. Finding an impartial jury could be complicated by Blagojevich loudly proclaiming prosecutors were unfairly limiting evidence, as well as publicity…

Obama urges push for immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama held talks Tuesday with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others, on US immigration reform, and urged a fresh push for legislation. Obama made clear “the only way to fix what’s broken about our immigration system is through…

US to move WikiLeaks suspect Manning to newer prison

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Bradley Manning, a US soldier held for allegedly passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, is being transferred to a new prison facility after intense criticism of the conditions of his detention. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced his imminent transfer to a Kansas military facility it said was better-suited…

Obama vows to restore Gulf Coast one year after spill

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to do “whatever is necessary” to restore the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of the BP rig explosion, which caused the worst maritime oil spill in US history. “The events that unfolded on April 20, 2010 and the oil spill that…

Maddow: Mich. Gov. Snyder using new ‘Emergency Financial Managers’ law to assist corporate land grab from the poor

Benton Harbor, MI is 10,235 population town. 85.5% of the residents are African-American. The per capita income is among the lowest in the state: $10,235. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently castrated the city government of the struggling town, using his controversial “Emergency Financial Managers” law. The law, as Raw Story…

Poll: Nearly half of Iowa Republicans are birthers, but many dislike Trump

Nearly half of Republican voters in Iowa said they don’t think President Barack Obama was born in the United States, but despite the large “birther” presence in the state, many had negative views of real estate mogul Donald Trump. Forty-eight percent of Iowa Republicans said they don’t believe that Obama…

Journalist: Trump’s candidacy should be taken seriously

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist and former assistant managing editor for The Washington Post explained on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday why real estate mogul Donald Trump’s candidacy should be taken seriously. “Trump now gives credence to a theory that requires a massive coverup, spanning nearly five decades, that includes not just…

Michelle Obama’s plane forced to abort a landing

WASHINGTON – An official plane carrying US First Lady Michelle Obama had to abort a landing at an air force base near Washington on Monday due to an air traffic controller’s error, US media reported Tuesday. The aircraft carrying her was too close to a 200-ton military cargo jet and…

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning being moved to Kansas jail‎

WASHINGTON – Bradley Manning, a US serviceman being held for allegedly passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will be transferred to a military facility in Kansas, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The move comes after intense criticism of Manning’s detention conditions in Quantico, Virginia. “At this juncture of the case we…

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