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Barney Frank: Reduce the deficit by slashing military spending

Though he drew a less-than-capacity crowd at the early morning plenary of the Take Back The American Dream summit (and skipped answering questions in favor of an appearance on the CBS Morning show), Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-MA) appearance got his lefty audience on their feet for his speech about cutting…

Buffett admits he hasn’t read Obama’s jobs plan, will likely oppose parts of it

During an appearance on CNBC Friday morning, billionaire investor Warren Buffett appeared to change course on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, admitting he had not read the plan and suggesting that he’ll likely oppose parts of it. The admission is particularly surprising, given Buffett’s recent advocacy of the plan, and…

Strauss-Kahn back in New York court Friday

NEW YORK — Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to a Manhattan court Friday for an unexpected appearance in the case on charges he attempted to rape a New York hotel maid, officials said. “No details about this appearance will be available until the defendant appears in court tomorrow,” said the…

Emperor penguin makes rare appearance in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (AFP) – Wildlife experts said they were astonished Wednesday at the appearance of an Emperor penguin in New Zealand, some 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) from his Antarctic home. The penguin, a juvenile male, arrived at a beach on the Kapiti Coast, 40 kilometres north of the capital Wellington on…

Obama, pushing re-election bid, vows relief on gas prices in Oprah appearance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was seeking ways to provide “immediate relief” for high U.S. gasoline prices as he courted women voters with an appeal on pocketbook issues considered crucial to his re-election bid. Obama’s appearance on TV talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey’s popular syndicated program gave him a friendly forum to try to…

Tucson gunman pleads not guilty on all charges

TUCSON, Arizona — Jared Loughner, the gunman accused of trying to assassinate a US congresswoman and killing six people in Tucson, pleaded not guilty to all 49 new charges against him Wednesday. He entered the pleas in his first court appearance in Tucson itself, after prosecutors announced new indictments against…

Suspect in Arizona shootings makes first court appearance

Loughner faces five federal charges PHOENIX, Arizona – A troubled 22-year-old college dropout made his first court appearance on Monday on five federal charges, including the attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who remained in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head. His hands manacled together, Jared Lee Loughner said understood…

Keeping up appearances

One issue that’s been on my mind a lot lately is the concept of “keeping up appearances”. As a concept, it’s one that I haven’t thought about too much in terms of its continuing power over people. I mean, I understand it in terms of people not wanting to air…

Obama to appear on Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Oct. 27

Obama taking campaign message _ and jokes _ to Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ on Oct. 27 President Barack Obama is taking his campaign message to “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer says Obama is taping an appearance on Oct. 27, just days before the…

Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is slated to testify in front of a House immigration subcommittee, and it’s “not a TV stunt,” reports the Daily Caller. According to an exclusive report from Jonathan Strong, the host of the nightly Colbert Report will appear “in character” in front of the committee on…

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