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GOP wins in Congress effectively doom ‘Net Neutrality’

The stunning Republican gains in the US elections appear to have doomed efforts to pass a “net neutrality” bill that would require Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally. President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress and Silicon Valley have backed net neutrality but it has met with opposition…

No matter who voters choose on Tues., US foreign policy to remain unchanged

Regardless who comes out ahead in US legislative elections, US peace efforts in the Middle East will remain unaffected, the US State Department said Tuesday, as President Barack Obama’s Democrats brace for a drubbing. “Democratic and Republican administrations supported by Congress under Democratic or Republican leadership have all supported our…

Likely gridlock in Congress could threaten economy

Post-election gridlock in Congress could pose threat to a fragile economy if little gets done Political gridlock is supposed to be good for business. If bickering lawmakers can’t agree on anything, the thinking goes, they can’t pass laws and regulations that make the economy worse. So will the midterm elections,…

Tom DeLay, GOP’s ex-House majority leader, goes on trial in Texas

Tom DeLay, the Republican leader known as “The Hammer” for his brass knuckles style, stood before a jury Monday and declared he never crossed the line into criminally dirty politics. “Ladies and gentlemen, I am not guilty,” the former US House majority leader said after an indictment was read accusing…

GOP congressional candidate: Violent revolution ‘on the table’ if we lose in 2010

Pastor Stephen Broden, a Texas Republican running for Congress and frequent guest on the Glenn Beck program (pictured right with RNC Chairman Michael Steele), has a history of making surprising statements … But this one takes the cake. He’s running for US Congress in a strongly Democratic district of Dallas, and…

US offers Pakistan $2 billion in military aid

The United States has made a new bid to improve its uneasy war partnership with Pakistan by offering a two-billion-dollar arms package but warned it will not tolerate human rights abuses. The five-year assistance plan satisfies a key request of Pakistan’s influential military, which assists the US military in Afghanistan…

US Republicans target ‘witch’ Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proved an irresistible target to Republicans, who have branded the powerful Democrat a “wicked witch” and a would-be puppy killer ahead of November 2 elections. The Republican National Committee (RNC) has staged a nationwide “Fire Nancy Pelosi” bus tour to energize…

Obama urged to use spill fines to restore Gulf

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration, help states after spill President Barack Obama’s point person on the Gulf coast’s restoration will recommend paying for it with some of the billions of dollars in civil penalties that could be collected from companies responsible for the…

Obama: GOP’s pledge to Americans ‘an echo of a disastrous decade’

President Barack Obama says Republicans’ plan to slash taxes and cut spending if the GOP retakes the House in November is no more than “an echo of a disastrous decade we can’t afford to relive.” Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to skewer House Republicans over the…

Obama: Liberal critics should stop griping and ‘wake up’

President Barack Obama had some friendly advice on Monday for liberal Democrats who say he has not achieved everything on their wish lists — quit complaining. Making a whirlwind fund-raising tour of Philadelphia to rally support for his embattled Democrats before U.S. congressional elections in November, Obama offered a hint…

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