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Matthews: Birthers trying to ‘assassinate’ Obama with lies

MSNBC host Chris Matthews found himself incredulous Wednesday of a new poll that reports just how many Republicans think President Barack Obama is not an American citizen. Faced with this evidence, Matthews accused birthers of trying to “assassinate” Obama’s character with lies. A CNN/Opinion Research poll released Wednesday found that…

Texas senator defends Israel over killing of US activist

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) believes the pro-Palestinian activists who were killed in a clash with the Israeli military had provoked the confrontation. ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Cornyn how the US should react after Israeli commandos killed Furkan Dogan, a dual US and Turkish national who was part of the aid…

US citizen killed on flotilla was reportedly shot four times in head

“One of the nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship, a U.S. State Department official said,” CBS News reports. The official identified the victim as Furkan Dogan, who was believed to have been residing in Turkey. The…

Rights group: US exiled man for converting to Islam

A Muslim civil rights group on Friday accused the US government of forcing an American citizen into “exile” because he was an Islamic convert. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Raymond Earl Knaeble IV, 29, had been placed on a no-fly list and had been unable to return…

Stewart: Glenn Beck is more ‘reasonable’ than John McCain

Glenn Beck makes a habit out of shocking people… but not usually his colleagues at Fox News. Following the arrest of a suspect in the failed Times Square bombing, Beck surprised the hosts of Fox & Friends Tuesday by saying, as a U.S. citizen, Faisal Shahzad should be Mirandized. Once…

Lieberman: No US citizenship rights for terrorists

A leading US senator called Tuesday, in the wake of the failed New York car bombing plot, for Americans who target fellow citizens with terrorist violence to be stripped of their US citizenship rights. “If you’re attacking your fellow Americans in an act of war you lose the rights that…

Obama slams Arizona’s ‘misguided’ immigration crackdown

Authorities in Arizona faced new protests on Saturday after the governor signed a tough new law targeting illegal immigrants, which critics claim enshrines racial profiling and President Barack Obama branded “misguided.” One of the most severe measures on immigration in the statute books ignited fury among immigrant groups, and a…

Republican behind Georgia ‘birther’ bill denies he’s a birther

Republican legislators in Georgia are following their counterparts’ lead in Arizona and proposing a law that would force President Obama and all other future presidential candidates to prove their citizenship before being registered to run in the state. But in a strange twist, state Rep. Mark Hatfield, the lead sponsor…

White House won’t deny report saying it approved killing of American without trial

The White House won’t deny reports claiming that it authorized the killing of an American citizen who is purportedly involved in planning al Qaeda attacks and is said to be hiding out in Yemen. The New York Times and the Washington Post reported late Tuesday that Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki…

Coulter: I’m victim of ‘hate crimes against conservatives’

OTTAWA — Firebrand US conservative Ann Coulter has accused a Canadian university provost of “hate crimes against conservatives” and called for a human rights probe of the matter, a local paper said Tuesday. The American right-wing pundit and author is in Canada for a trio of speeches. Ahead of a…

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