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Schwarzenegger: Politics and entertainment are very similar

PARIS (Reuters Life!) – To hear Arnold Schwarzenegger explain the unlikely course of his life as an actor and politician, success boils down to two factors: living in theUnited States and being a man of the people. The Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who came to the United States at the age of 21, started his career as…

Congressman Ron Paul raises $3 million in 2011

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has raised nearly $3 million dollars during the first quarter of 2011 through his Political Action Committee and nonprofit organization. POLITICO reported the self-described libertarian congressman raised $1 million through LibertyPAC and $2 million through his nonprofit, Campaign for Liberty. The funds from his nonprofit cannot…

Walmart’s women workers take case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a potentially landmark labor case on whether 1.5 million women employed by retail giant Wal-Mart can file a discrimination lawsuit as one unified group. Female workers at the company, which is America’s largest employer, claim that over the years,…

Ohio bill that would ban most abortions put on hold

A bill that would restrict most abortions in Ohio has been put on hold — at least for now. The House Health Health Committee decided Wednesday to put off voting on the bill that would outlaw abortions after as soon as doctors can detect the first heatbeat of the fetus.…

Air raids ‘could fuel mutiny’ in Gaddafi regime

CAIRO, Egypt – Western air strikes on Libya could fuel a possible mutiny inside Moamer Kadhafi’s regime and bolster the ranks of opposition forces, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday. Although the endgame in Libya remained unclear, Gates said during a visit to Egypt that mounting pressure on…

Kucinich: Obama could be impeached for attacking Libya

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) says President Barack Obama did not have the constitutional authority to order U.S. forces to participate in an attack on Libya. In a conference call with other liberal lawmakers Saturday, Kucinich asked why the U.S. missile strikes were not impeachable offenses, according to two Democratic lawmakers…

House to defend gay marriage ban in court

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Top US House of Representatives leaders voted along party lines Wednesday to defend in court a law defining marriage as only between a man and a woman after President Barack Obama repudiated it. The House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group voted 3-2 to direct the chamber’s general counsel…

EU pulls up shy of bold climate emissions targets

STRASBOURG – The European Commission on Tuesday set out recommendations for EU states to radically slash CO2 emissions by 2050, but avoided upsetting governments or industry with precise targets. Climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard and energy colleague Guenther Oettinger laid out their “roadmap” to 2050, but stressed that its success…

West edges closer to military action on Libya

TRIPOLI – The West edged closer on Tuesday to military action against Moamer Kadhafi as the United States said air strikes would be needed to secure a no-fly zone over Libya, and regime forces tried to retake a key city. US and European leaders weighed the use of NATO air…

World turns screws on ‘delusional’ Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi insisted his people loved him but was slammed as “delusional” as Western nations prepared on Tuesday to ramp up pressure to prevent a full-blown catastrophe in his country. The United States said it had blocked around $30 billion in Libyan assets, the largest…

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