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Biden staff apologizes for keeping reporter in closet

Vice President Joe Biden’s communication team had to make an unusual apology last week for forcing a reporter to stay in closet. During a fundraiser at the Florida home of Alan Ginsburg, Biden’s staff escorted Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers to a closet and asked him to stay there. “Turns…

Rumsfeld: Leaving Gaddafi in power will ‘embolden’ America’s enemies

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the reputation of the United States would be damaged if Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is allowed to remain in power. “My personal view is that once you’re involved, you have to recognize that the prestige of the United States is at…

Kadhafi insiders talk exit options: Clinton to ABC

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s associates have been reaching out to their contacts worldwide to see how they can “get out of this,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News Tuesday. “We’ve heard about … people close to him reaching out to people that they know…

Clinton vows to stay into second Obama term

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton said she planned to stay on as secretary of state into US President Barack Obama’s second term, presuming he wins re-election, to help with the transition. “I will stay until the beginning of the next term because I know it takes a while for people to…

Donald Trump reveals he’s a birther

Donald Trump isn’t even running for president yet, but he is already gearing up for the primaries by pandering to the Republican base. In an interview with ABC News’ Ashleigh Banfield that aired Thursday, Trump said he had some doubts that President Barack Obama was a U.S. citizen. “Everybody that…

Poll: Majority support tax hikes along with spending cuts to slash deficit

Buried in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll is an interesting revelation: A large majority of Americans believe tax hikes should accompany spending cuts to slash the federal deficit. Sixty-four percent of respondents said that deficit-cutting should comprise a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, while only 31 percent…

McCain claims iPad, iPhone are made in US

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) believes Americans should buy products made in the US, but he seems a bit confused about what those products might be. In an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday, the senior senator from Arizona incorrectly declared that Apple’s iconic iPhone and iPad products were made in…

Caught on tape: Cops talk about stealing man’s property over bag of weed

Police officers in Lansing, Michigan are in hot water after an investigative report by local ABC News affiliate WXYZ. According to the report’s source, officers with the OMNI Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on the home of Rudy Simpson in June 2008, and found a small bag of…

Government shutdown threat looms over budget fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Senate Democrats slammed Republicans on Sunday for a “reckless” threat to shut down the government as political posturing intensified on both sides over federal spending and the budget deficit. The House of Representatives approved legislation on Saturday to cut federal spending by $61 billion through September.…

US reporter beaten covering Bahrain unrest

WASHINGTON – A US reporter for ABC News was beaten by thugs armed with clubs early Thursday while covering the unrest in Bahrain, the US network reported. Correspondent Miguel Marquez was caught in the crowd and attacked while covering protests in Manama, ABC said. Marquez, who said he was not…

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