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Historical first: US envoy to attend Hiroshima ceremony

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that US President Barack Obama “thought it appropriate” to recognize Japan’s atomic bomb anniversary as he wants to rid the world of nuclear arms. The United States, 65 years after a mushroom cloud rose over Hiroshima, will for the first time send an…

Cash-strapped California public university paid $75,000 for Palin speech

Capping a long-running dispute, a cash-strapped California public university revealed Friday its foundation arm paid Sarah Palin $75,000 to give a 40-minute speech at a recent anniversary dinner for the campus. The former vice presidential candidate’s appearance drew intense criticism and scrutiny after officials refused to disclose the terms of…

US urges ‘vigilance against hateful ideologies’ on Oklahoma bombing anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AFP) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urged “vigilance” against violent extremists Monday as the United States marked the 15th anniversary of its deadliest domestic terror attack. The April 19, 1995, truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City by members of…

Oklahoma City bombing remembered amid rising tensions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The United States will mark the 15th anniversary of its deadliest domestic terrorism attack on Monday amid rising political tensions and anti-government sentiment that has terrorism experts on edge. The April 19, 1995, truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City…

Bill Clinton: Rush Limbaugh ‘doesn’t make any sense’

Bill Clinton fired back at radio host Rush Limbaugh Sunday, saying the conservative talker “doesn’t make any sense” in an exclusive interview with ABC. Limbaugh said Friday that Clinton and Barack Obama will be responsible for any future domestic terror attack after taking exception to language Clinton used at an…

Pro-gun ‘patriot groups’ plan dual rallies in Washington on disputed April anniversary

Update (at bottom): Pro-gun ads appearing in this report not directly linked to RAW STORY The date April 19 seems to have a strange echo in American history. According to the media, a pro-gun group planning a rally in Washington, D.C. on that day is doing so because it is…

Anti-war protesters arrested in rally near White House

As hundreds of anti-war protesters demonstrated around the White House during the seven-year anniversary of the war in Iraq, police arrested five people involved with the rally. …

Iran anniversary ‘punch’ will stun West: Khamenei

TEHRAN (AFP) – Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran is set to deliver a “punch” that will stun world powers during this week’s 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution. “The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the…

Colbert: Beck ‘raised the stupid bar and now it’s nearly inapproachable’

Stephen Colbert explained why it’s so difficult to mock Fox News’ newest celebrity at the Second City 50th anniversary event in Chicago last weekend. Colbert told a panel that Glenn Beck “raised the stupid bar and now it’s nearly inapproachable.” The Atlantic‘s Jim Warren was there. As for Glenn Beck,…

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