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Former President Bill Clinton among Nobel Prize nominees

OSLO (Reuters) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, and former President Bill Clinton may be among the hundreds of nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, rights activists say. The list of nominees, which is now officially closed for this year, is secret and Nobel officials…

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer robbed by machete-wielding man

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was uninjured after being robbed by a machete-wielding intruder last week, according to the Associated Press. The 73-year-old justice, his wife Joanna and a friend were on vacation in the Caribbean island of Nevis when the incident occurred. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash…

Chelsea Clinton makes debut as TV reporter

After a lifetime of guarding her privacy, Chelsea Clinton made her debut as a reporter on US national television with a feature about a non-profit organization dedicated to poor children in Arkansas. Clinton, 31, appeared poised as she reported the feel-good segment on Annette Dove, a volunteer who takes troubled…

Suu Kyi to Clinton: Signs of hope in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi voiced guarded hope Friday that democracy will come to Myanmar as the opposition leader warmly welcomed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the home that was her prison for years. In scenes unthinkable before Myanmar’s recent reforms, Suu Kyi took Clinton by the arm and escorted…

‘Let’s finish the fight’ against AIDS, says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday added $50 million to fight AIDS in the United States and launched efforts to treat two million more people abroad. “We can beat this disease,” Obama said at an event to mark World AIDS Day which included speeches by satellite from former presidents Bill…

Women in the World

Not much blogging from me tonight, because I’m going to this big conference in Manhattan called Women in the World, which is the typical crew of rich and powerful muckety-mucks like Melinda Gates and Bill Clinton. However, you can livestream it tonight and tomorrow here. Watch live streaming video from…

Elaine Donnelly goes off the rails and over the side of the mountain with her new ‘report’ on DADT

NOTE: There’s a lot of buzz going on about the Senate hearings regarding DADT, which start today. The tentative (to be kind) moves by the Obama administration to signal he’d like to repeal it — with just a little more study and stroking of insecure manhood protective military egos —…

Shut your mouth! I’m talkin’ bout Dick…

If Bill Clinton raised a leper from the dead, Dick Morris would run around going “ew! ew!” and pointedly washing his hands. “I feel badly for the two journalists, but what were they doing in North Korea in the first place?” Dick Morris: Taking Kim Jong-Il at his word since…

Bill Kristol Is A Prince Among Kings

Todd Purdum, whom you’ve probably never heard of, wrote a piece about Sarah Palin declaring her a moose-devouring narcissistic beast of the id. Saying anything bad about a Republican woman, of course, makes the person who says it a mean, nasty sexist and probably a giant gay, because liberal gay…

I hope this doesn’t mean that Census takers will have to wear riot gear

I know that we’re supposed to hold our noses and ignore the hard right looniness (until it rolls up into another 1994 congressional takeover, and even then, let’s not look too hard, since it’s catching), but when it comes from undeniably mainstream sources like sitting Representatives and the head of…

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