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France says Gbago in talks over departure, Ivory Coast crisis could be resolved in hours

PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Tuesday it was aware of negotiations under way for the departure of Laurent Gbagbo from Ivory Coast, amid fierce fighting between his forces and loyalists of rival presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara. French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said the crisis in Ivory Coast could be resolved in a matter of hours.…

Sundance film takes aim at US gender inequality

PARK CITY, Utah — A documentary at this year’s Sundance film festival takes aim at gender inequality in the United States and the distorted image of women in the media. “Miss Representation,” the directorial debut of actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom, peers through the glass ceiling with a wide range of…

Republicans aim to gut US diplomacy: lawmaker

A top White House ally warned Monday that deep spending cuts sought by Republicans risked crippling US-led campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as efforts to combat terrorism and aid Israel. Representative Howard Berman, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, complained Republicans had spared military funds…

Maher on Limbaugh’s oil remarks: ‘You know what, you dipsh*t? Mercury’s natural too’

HBO’s liberal talk show Bill Maher has never been one to mince words. Last Friday night was no exception. In the midst of a panel discussion on the massive BP oil spill that’s contaminated the Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks, Maher took aim at Republican radio personality Rush Limbaugh,…

DNC video takes aim at Romney calling him ‘Wall Street’s best friend’

While the next race for the White House still has months before it begins, Democrats are already taking aim at one of the Republican Party’s most likely presidential hopefuls. As Senate Democrats continue to work to reach across party lines looking for support for their Wall Street overhaul bill, a…

Palin tells followers to ‘reload’ and ‘aim for’ Democrats

Update: McCain defends Palin’s word choice: “Those are fine. They’re used all the time.” Since the passage of health care reform last weekend, there has been increasingly violent language coming from opponents of the legislation, along with vandalism directed at Democratic members of Congress. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has…

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