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Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone on Panetta visit

Three rockets slammed into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone on Monday, wounding a woman and her three children, security officials said, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta began the second day of a visit. There was no report or indication the missiles had landed anywhere close to the US embassy inside…

Germany’s Greens back Merkel’s 2022 nuclear deadline

BERLIN (AFP) – Germany’s Green party on Saturday decided to accept a government decision to close all nuclear reactors by 2022 instead of pushing for an earlier deadline. Ahead of the extraordinary meeting in Berlin, the party leadership called on members to support the government, although some of the 819…

AZ immigrant rights activist not surprised by Giffords shooting

The level of violence that took the life of nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green in Tucson, Arizona Saturday is less than shocking to those close to the immigrant rights community, according to an area civil rights leader. “It’s something that we’re familiar with,” Salvador Reza of Puente Arizona told Laura Flanders…

Protesters bomb police station with cart full of burning cannabis: report

Police in the New Zealand capital of Wellington were weighing charges Friday against a group of pro-cannabis protesters who invaded the cop-shop with a cart full of burning marijuana, according to a report from the scene. The activists had been demonstrating on parliament grounds by smoking marijuana openly in front…

Green Party: ‘Whether you elect Democrats or Republicans, you’re getting a GOP agenda’

Democrats are shifting to the right and abandoning their progressive values, a top Green Party official charged in an interview, arguing the liberal standard-bearers can no longer be “rehabilitated” and voters ought to consider a third choice. “This is a very opportune moment to tell people that whether you elect…

Tea Partiers ‘scaring white people’ with DC visit advice: columnist

Guide’s author: ‘Bitch’ at AOL News is lying, I’m no racist; Says he’s shocked Rachel Maddow ‘didn’t spend 15 minutes tea bagging’ Pulitzer-winning guest on show, ‘but then, I guess Anna Marie Cox is more her bowl of fish’ A Tea Party activist is firing back at the media for…

Missouri man gets 30 months for Obama death threat

Man who threatened to kill Obama pleaded guilty in May A Missouri man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Josh McCallum of Neosho was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He…

Rand Paul: Since Tiger Woods, golf country clubs are no longer ‘exclusive’

Tea Party favorite Rand Paul secured the Republican nomination to run for the Senate in Kentucky by campaigning as an outsider and an insurgent. But that image may have been blurred by Paul’s decision to hold his Tuesday night victory party at the exclusive Bowling Green County Club, where he…

Green Day singer tells Bill Maher: ‘Religion is a bunch of bullsh*t’

Green Day’s lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong might have suffered a “brain fart” during his Friday appearance on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, but this is one punk rocker who still knows how to cut to the chase in one concise breath. “Religion is a bunch of bullshit,” he…

IMF plans $100b Green Fund to assist poor

DAVOS, Switzerland — The International Monetary Fund is planning a 100 billion dollar fund to help countries mitigate the effects of climate change, the agency’s head said. “The new growth model will be low carbon,” Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF, told political and business leaders meeting at the…

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