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Hayworth: ‘Panicked’ McCain trying to ‘encourage amnesia’

In an attempt to fend off the toughest challenge of his Senate career, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has unwittingly thrown his opponent fodder to use against him. “I never considered myself a maverick,” he told Newsweek’s David Margolick in interview. McCain’s primary challenger, former Republican congressman and tea party favorite…

Sen. Brown uses obscure blog to claim Maddow may run against him

In what may otherwise be considered a cynical attempt to use a gay voice in the so-called “liberal media” to scare up some campaign dollars, a recent letter to supporters by Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) points to an obscure blog to level the claim that MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow may…

Soldiers launch coup against Niger president: sources

Soldiers opened fire Thursday in the Niger capital — where explosions and long bursts of gunfire resounded across the city — in what a top French official said was an coup attempt against President Mamadou Tandja. Witnesses said the firing appeared to be centred on the presidency. State radio stayed…

Ed Koch: ‘Hundreds of millions’ of Muslims are terrorists

Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City, told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Thursday that “hundreds of millions” of Muslims are terrorists. Taking up the now-standard conservative political talking point, in the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt, that political correctness prevents the US from identifying Muslim…

Hoekstra dodges questions about fundraising on terror

On national television, an embattled Congressman kept cool, deflecting heated questions with tried-and-true GOP talking points and a shield of easygoing calm. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has been widely criticized for sending a fundraising letter that cited a failed Christmas day airline bombing, politicizing the attack less than 72 hours after…

Professor: GOP sees failed bombing as ‘holiday gift’

WASHINGTON — Friday’s failed terrorist attack on Northwest Flight 253 has led to a resurgent debate on national security, and one political science expert said Monday that the GOP is exploiting and politicizing the debate for its personal gain. “What the GOP sees as its clear ability to attack the…

Top Democrat suggests suspected bomber complicates Gitmo plan

A key Democrat believes that the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas day could complicate the Obama administration’s plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. “I’d, at a minimum, say that whatever we were about to do we’d at least have to scrub it again from…

White House lashes back at GOP critics over bombing attempt

The White House warned political foes Sunday not to provoke a partisan tug of war over terrorism, with President Barack Obama yet to publicly address the thwarted attack on a US airliner. A political storm erupted over the attempt by a 23-year-old Nigerian to bring down a Northwest jet carrying…

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