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Rick Santorum wonders if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is eating shrooms

Former U.S. Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum blasted President Barack Obama and his administration during a campaign stop Monday night. The Des Moines Register reported Santorum took issue with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for advocating the use of civilian courts to try terrorist suspects. “Maybe he is…

Utah Attorney General Shurtleff approves of medical marijuana after battling cancer

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said he would support the legalization of medical marijuana after experiencing months of intensive cancer treatment. “Until you’ve experienced chemo, you can’t describe exactly how it feels,” he said Thursday on KSL Newsradio’s Doug Wright Show. “It’s kind of like having the flu because you…

U.S., Pakistan discuss future intelligence sharing

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – CIA chief Leon Panetta held talks with top Pakistani military and intelligence officials and discussed ways to strengthen future intelligence sharing, the Pakistani military said. The talks were held Friday amid a crisis in relations after the unilateral US raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The difficult…

Pentagon investigation clears McChrystal of all wrongdoing

A four star general who was forced to resign following unflattering remarks he and his staff allegedly said about President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden has been cleared of all wrongdoing by the Defense Department inspector general. In the report (.pdf), the Pentagon claimed that they were unable…

General Motors leads the US in clean energy patents

DETROIT, Michigan — General Motors received more clean energy patents in the past year than any other company, a study released Friday said. GM’s 135 patents represented nearly 14 percent of the 1,881 US patents obtained by 700 organizations in 2010, according to an analysis by the Clean Energy Patent…

General Motors CEO urged to address India factory strike

The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (IGLH) has put pressure on General Motors CEO Daniel F. Akerson to immediately intervene with local management at the Halol plant in India where hundreds of workers have gone on strike since March 16. The factory workers are paid just 47 to…

AP falls for hoax: General Electric is not donating $3.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury

Update (below): ‘The Yes Men’ take credit for stunt Through the use of legal tax shelters and benefits, General Electric (GE), the largest corporation in the world, was on track to pay approximately nothing in U.S. taxes on more than $14.2 billion in profits last year. Facing public outcry over…

Rebel spox: More than 8,000 dead in Libya

CAIRO (Reuters) – More than 8,000 Libyans aligned with the rebel movement that rose up against Muammar Gaddafi have been killed in the revolt against his rule, a spokesman for the rebel movement told Al Jazeera Sunday. “Our dead and martyrs number more than 8,000 killed,” Abdel Hafiz Ghoga said.…

Rumsfeld memo dated June 2001 hinted that US troops were in danger

On June 18, 2001, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sent out a brief memo quoting a former US Lt. General warning his troops that they may be in harms way. Rumsfeld’s memo, titled “Chesty Puller” — the nickname of Lt. Gen. Lewis Puller, a veteran of World War II and…

GM financial chief leaves after one year

DETROIT – General Motors chief financial officer Chris Liddell, a key architect of the automaker’s revival after its 2008-09 near-collapse, announced his resignation Thursday after one year in the job. The former Microsoft executive who turned to the auto industry to help with GM’s $49.5 billion government bailout and reorganization…

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