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Michele Bachmann appears in Bad Lip Reading video

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is the latest political figure to be poorly dubbed by the aptly-named Bad Lip Reading crew. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on Monday, below: Bad Lip Reading also has video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry telling folks to get “these goats for our computer industry.”…

Biden confuses Occupy Wall St. with Van Jones, ‘whoever he is’

Somehow, Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t know a formerly prominent figure that worked in the Obama administration. The vice president appeared on AM 970 WFLA in Tampa, Florida Tuesday afternoon and was asked by host Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street movement in contrast to the tea party. Biden…

London police chief resigns over phone hacking scandal

While denying any personal wrongdoing, London’s chief of police Paul Stephenson has resigned his post over connections to a figure in the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the AP is reporting. The resignation stems from criticism of Stephenson for hiring former News of the World editor Neil Wallis…

Weak Al-Qaeda could splinter: Gates

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday that Al-Qaeda had been seriously degraded and could split into a set of regional terror groups now that Osama bin Laden was gone. “First of all, they have been significantly weakened. There’s just no two ways about it,” Gates told…

Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner dies in U.S.

MOSCOW (AFP) – Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov and tireless critic of Vladimir Putin, has died aged 88 in her adopted home in the United States. A pediatrician by training but a historic figure in life, Bonner died on Saturday in Boston…

Bachmann raises $2.2 million in 3 months, outpaces Mitt Romney

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been flirting with a 2012 presidential bid, and although few are taking her candidacy seriously, her fundraising figures are enough to give other hopefuls pause. The tea party darling raised $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2011, according to her newly released Federal Election…

Estimated 2 billion to watch royal wedding

Reuters is reporting that a more than a quarter of the world’s population is expected to watch the upcoming wedding between England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton. The figure was provided by Britain’s Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The wedding between William’s parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was viewed…

Senate Dems cede more ground, offer Republicans $30 billion in budget cuts

WASHINGTON – With just 9 days left to strike a budget deal or face a government shutdown, Senate Democrats offered House Republicans an additional $10 billion in concessions on spending cuts Wednesday, upping their bid to $30 billion. The figure almost matches the $32 billion in cuts Republicans initially asked…

US growth revised upward to 3.1% for end 2010

WASHINGTON — The US economy grew much faster than first thought in the final months of 2010, according to the Commerce Department, which revised the figure upward to 3.1 percent on Friday. In its final estimate for the fourth quarter of 2010, US economic growth was stronger than the 2.8…

Egypt talks lacked credibility, opposition figure states

WASHINGTON – Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei slammed fledgling negotiations on Egypt’s future on Sunday and said he was not invited to the talks. The Nobel Peace laureate said weekend talks with Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman were managed by the same people who had ruled the country for 30…

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