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Republicans poised to capture House, if not Senate

Resurgent Republicans appear poised to capture control of the House if not the Senate on Tuesday in elections midway through President Barack Obama’s term, reaping a rich harvest of voter discontent with the economy and profound public skepticism about the future. Drawing strength from the clamorous tea party movement, the…

Oops: Pentagon loses contact with nukes in Wyoming

An equipment failure disrupted communication between 50 nuclear missiles and the launch control center at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, although the Air Force never lost the ability to launch the missiles. Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Vician said the break occurred early Saturday and…

GOP poised to win redistricting supremacy, too

Republicans poised to win state legislatures, critical power over congressional redistricting The Republicans’ expected gains next week go way beyond Congress. The GOP could capture new Senate or House majorities in a dozen to 18 states — along with critical new power to redraw district maps and influence elections for…

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…

Security experts: Computer attacks linked to wealthy group or nation

A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company. The malicious code, called Stuxnet, was designed to go after several “high-value…

Poll: Independents as grumpy as Republicans about politics

AP-GfK Poll: In latest bad news for Dems, independents as upset with politics as Republicans More bad news for Democrats clinging to control of Congress: Independent voters are nearly as grumpy as Republicans about politics this year. In an Associated Press-GfK Poll this month, 58 percent of independents and 60…

GOP to unveil new ‘Contract with America’ Thursday

House Republicans to outline new election-year agenda focused on pocketbook issues, security House Republicans are planning to unveil a roughly 20-point election-year policy agenda Thursday at a hardware store in suburban Virginia. GOP officials said party leaders will go public with a plan focused on jobs, spending, health care, national…

In activist’s video, Glenn Beck fans agree with Ted Nugent on shooting illegal immigrants

Fox News personality Glenn Beck says he did not plan Saturday’s event in Washington, D.C. to coincide with the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Yet still, his detractors remain unconvinced. Beck’s recent, frequent analogies between the civil rights movement and the right-wing protest…

World Health Organization alarmed over spread of drug-resistant ‘superbug’

The World Health Organisation on Friday called on health authorities around the globe to monitor a multi-drug resistant superbug that surfaced in South Asia and spread to Britain. The WHO said research published in The Lancet medical journal on August 11 identified a new gene that enables some types of…

Chinese meditation technique shown to elevate brain function

A Chinese-influenced meditation technique appears to help the brain regulate behavior after as little as 11 hours of practice, according to a study released Monday. Researchers at the University of Oregon and Dalian University of Technology charted the effects of integrative body-mind training (IBMT), a technique adapted in the 1990s…

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