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Tea Party Nation column warns of dangers of ‘non-European immigrants’

Former Washington Times columnist Eliana Benador, who was fired for writing a piece speculating that former Rep. Anthony Weiner had converted to Islam and was pushing a “socialist political agenda,” has found a new home for her controversial work: Tea Party Nation. RightWingWatch.org, a watchdog for conservative media that is…

Obama: Arab revolutions show that repression no longer works

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Thursday that the uprisings sweeping the Arab world show that a policy of repression will no longer work as people seek to win their freedom and human rights. He also warned in a speech at the State Department that Al-Qaeda’s agenda of…

Gore: Murdoch banned Current TV in Italy because we hired Olbermann

An Italian cable provider owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has kicked the Current TV network off the air following the channel’s announcement that former MSNBC liberal news host Keith Olbermann would be joining their lineup. Current TV founder Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States,…

Arguments over agenda stall U.N. climate talks

BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked on Wednesday over a debate on the agenda for negotiations, with developing countries pushing hard for a greater focus on the fate of the Kyoto Protocol. The April 3-8 talks in the Thai capital are part of a long and often troubled negotiation trying…

Indiana House Democrats halt GOP anti-union agenda

Indiana House Democrats who fled to Urbana, Illinois nearly six weeks ago in protest of Republican anti-union legislation will be returning to their state after successfully winning concessions. “Today we can announce compromises that are great steps forward for working Hoosiers,” Indiana House Democratic Leader B. Patrick Bauer said Monday…

US unions vow to fight Republican attacks

DETROIT, Michigan – Embattled US union leaders met here Thursday and cast themselves as the defenders of the middle class, vowing to fight Republican attacks on teachers and government workers. “There’s a new generation of ideologues — I don’t even want to call them Republicans — out there that want…

Top US military officer ‘stunned’ by Arab revolts

RIYADH (AFP) – Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday he was “stunned” by the spread of Arab protests as he arrived in Saudi Arabia on a Gulf tour to boost Washington’s ties with regional allies. Mullen’s visit comes as an unprecedented wave of…

Inter-Korea military talks collapse: official

SEOUL — Military talks aimed at easing high tensions between North and South Korea collapsed Wednesday when the North’s delegation walked out, Seoul’s defence ministry said. It was the first cross-border dialogue since the North’s deadly shelling of a South Korean island on November 23, which briefly sparked fears of…

Labor leaders insist GOP immigration agenda is ‘anti-worker’

WASHINGTON – Leaders of top labor groups on Monday denounced the Republican immigration agenda as detrimental to American workers, citing a new report by the pro-immigration America’s Voice that says the legalization of undocumented immigrants would be a boon to the US working class. On a conference call with reporters,…

GOP agenda may mean more in 2012 than now

GOP agenda could spell gridlock for 2 years, but have greater impact in 2012 elections Even if the next two years end in congressional gridlock, Republicans hope to build a record that demonstrates to voters in 2012 that they can get it right. The GOP is promising to use the…

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