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President of the Council on Foreign Relations on Afghanistan: ‘It’s not worth it’

The president of the Council of Foreign Relations is telling President Barack Obama that he needs to drastically scale down his ambitions in Afghanistan. In an article published in the most recent edition of Newsweek, Richard Haass called Afghanistan “very much Barack Obama’s war of choice.” Haass seemed to be…

California bud growers worry about ‘Wal-Marting’ of weed

After weathering the fear of federal prosecution and competition from drug cartels, California’s medical marijuana growers see a new threat to their tenuous existence: the “Wal-Marting” of weed. The Oakland City Council on Tuesday will look at licensing four production plants where pot would be grown, packaged and processed into…

California town to lay off all city employees, disband police

Economic hard times are causing many municipalities to look for ways to reduce their payrolls, but none has taken it as far as the town of Maywood, California. On Monday night, the Maywood City Council voted unanimously to fire all 100 city employees and contract out most services, including record-keeping,…

US demands N. Korea be made to pay for ‘provocations’

The United States demanded North Korea pay a price for allegedly sinking a South Korean warship even as Washington and its Asian allies brace for possible “provocations” by the Pyongyang regime. In a show of solidarity, US, Japanese and South Korean defence chiefs met in Singapore to discuss punitive steps…

Major powers end ‘constructive’ talks on Iran sanctions

NEW YORK (AFP) - – Six major powers wrapped up what they said was a "very constructive" meeting on fresh UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but diplomats cautioned against expecting early adoption.…

GOP Congressman wants to deport every Iranian

The National Iranian American Council is on high alert after a South Carolina Congressman announced this week that he will introduce legislation which would require the deportation of all Iranians living in America. The Stop Terrorists Entry Program Act (STEP) was first introduced by Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC) in…

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