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U.N. officials defend report critical of Israel’s Gaza assault

Responding to an Israeli call for retraction, the principal researchers behind the United Nations’ Goldstone Report — which was highly critical of the Israeli military’s actions during the major assault on Gaza in 2008-2009 — insisted that no details have come to light that would contradict their findings. Though critical…

Schakowsky tears into Cantor for saying Social Security ‘cannot exist’ in a future America

WASHINGTON – Democrats continued to take shots at Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) days after he made remarks questioning the future of Social Security, as the GOP majority leader insisted his words were over-interpreted. On a conference call Thursday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-IL) told reporters that Cantor’s remarks were “stunning” and…

McCaskill fails to pay $287K in taxes on ‘damn plane’

In a quickly arranged conference call with reporters Monday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) admitted that she had failed to pay $287,283 in personal property taxes on a private plane. McCaskill said that she would immediately send a check to St. Louis County to cover the back taxes not paid between…

House rejects call for Afghan withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a resolution calling for the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, a war that is facing growing public opposition. The proposal was defeated by a vote of 321-93, but it showed increased opposition compared with March 2010 when a…

Exclusive: Limbaugh’s parent company still using actors to fake radio call-ins, exec tells Raw

The company responsible for syndicating big conservative radio names like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity has been using paid actors to call in to their radio shows. According to a recent report in Tablet Magazine, Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, hired actors to call…

David Koch: Prank call ‘a case of identity theft’

Billionaire donates $100 million for MIT cancer center Conservative billionaire David Koch says the Gonzo journalist who impersonated him in a recent prank call heard across the nation may be guilty of identity theft. “It’s a case of identity theft,” Koch told the New York Times in a rare interview…

Wisconsin anti-prank calling bill has ‘nothing’ to do with The Buffalo Beast

Update (below): ‘Not a coincidence,’ Beast editor declares A bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would impose penalties for making prank phone calls actually has nothing to do with a recent prank call that duped Governor Scott Walker into chatting candidly with a journalist pretending to be billionaire tea party…

Plot to spy on Chamber critics prompts Democratic call for congressional probe

Will congressional Republicans investigate their allies at the Chamber of Commerce over an alleged plot to spy on and discredit their most effective critics in the media? Probably not, but that won’t stop at least one group of House Democrats from mounting a very public call for inquiry. In a…

Obama says Kadhafi must ‘leave now’: White House

President Barack Obama said Saturday that Libya’s leader Moamer Kadhafi needs to “leave now,” having lost the legitimacy to rule, a White House statement said. Obama took the position — his most direct yet — in a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to coordinate efforts in response to…

Madison police chief asks Walker to explain ‘troubling’ comments

Police chief Noble Wray of Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday asked Republican Gov. Scott Walker to explain “very unsettling and troubling” comments made in what he thought was a private phone call. Pranked by a gonzo journalist pretending to be conservative billionaire David Koch, Walker said on the 20-minute call that…

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