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Gen. Petraeus stunned at Karzai’s suggestion that US scale back military operations

US war commander General David Petraeus expressed “astonishment and disappointment” over Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent call for a scale back of US military operations, a report said Monday. Petraeus warned Afghan officials that Karzai’s weekend comments — in which he demanded dramatic reductions in operations such as night raids…

Robo-call originating from DC area code 202 told Maryland voters to stay home

Robo-calls on Tuesday that claimed the Democratic candidate won the gubernatorial election in Maryland hours before the polls had closed and advised voters to “relax” are now under investigation. The call came from a 202 area code, the area code for Washington, DC. No records are listed for the number…

GOP robocall tries to link Democrat to ‘hardcore pornography’

There’s less than a week to go until election day — and the number of negative attacks may be reaching a peak. One particularly nasty negative attack in Missouri uses a robocall to tie a Democratic state representative to the “hardcore porn industry, including gay pornography.” Robocalls are an inexpensive…

Abortion docs say ‘wanted’ posters are bait for their murder

“Wanted” posters are giving abortion doctors in North Carolina something to be concerned about. CBS News reports that Operation Save America is responsible for putting up Wanted posters with the faces of abortion doctors. One flyer even cites a home address. “It doesn’t say ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ but the…

GOP apologizes after ‘hicky’ ad casting agent cries cover-up

When a controversy erupted last week over a political ad being run on behalf of the Republican candidate for Senate in West Virginia, the call for ‘hicky’ actors to appear in the ad was initially blamed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee on the Philadelphia talent agency that had put…

Transparency group: GOP using ethics committee as political ‘weapon’

The pending ethics trials of Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) should take place before the mid-term elections, Republicans on the House Ethics Committee demanded Tuesday in a prepared statement. Responding to their call, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) accused conservative members of the committee…

Gore: The United States government as a whole has failed us

During a conference call with supporters, former Vice President Al Gore declared that the battle to pass significant climate legislation this year “has not been successful and it’s pretty much over for this year.” “I hope I’m wrong about that, but I want to be realistic because we need to…

911 call on Conn. shooting shows racial disparity

911 call reveals racial disparity at Conn. beer distributor where driver went on fatal rampage. A woman hiding under her desk tells an emergency dispatcher that a co-worker is in the midst of a shooting spree. The dispatcher presses for any information about the man. “I don’t know anything,” the…

Democratic senator: GOP using unemployed people as pawns to make Dems fail

WASHINGTON – A Senate Democrat charged that the chamber’s GOP leader is compelling his colleagues to block the extension of unemployment benefits in an effort to prevent economic recovery and tarnish Democrats ahead of the November elections. “I think there are some Republicans that want to vote for it who…

Palin advises Obama on spill: ‘Heck, give me a call’

JUNEAU, Alaska – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama’s acknowledgment that he hasn’t directly spoken to BP’s chief executive shows it “bodes well to have some sort of executive experience before occupying the Oval Office.” Then, in a Facebook posting Tuesday, she outlined her experience. And she…

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