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Biden urges Congress to pass Obama’s jobs plan

US Vice President Joe Biden warned Saturday that the latest US jobs report demonstrated the urgent need for Congress to pass the White House-backed “American Jobs Act.” Official Labor Department figures on Friday found that 80,000 jobs were created last month — slightly less than economists expected — and unemployment…

Hague warns over state-sponsored cyber attacks

Foreign Secretary William Hague issued a warning on Wednesday to countries which sponsor cyber attacks, at the close of a global cyberspace conference in London. He would not name and shame those responsible, saying the two-day talks were intended to be “constructive”, but government advisor Pauline Neville-Jones said on Monday…

White House rejects report Obama aloof on Iraq

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it was “utterly false” that President Barack Obama and his vice president had not spoken with Iraqi leaders for months before reaching a troop withdrawal decision. A report by McClatchy newspapers, citing US embassy logs, said earlier that Obama and Vice President Joe…

Without jobs plan, crime rates rising: Biden

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass President Barack Obama’s jobs proposals, warning that crime rates have spiked as more and more police are laid off. “In Flint, Michigan, they cut their force in half, murder rates have doubled in the last year,” Biden…

Biden: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ has a lot in common with the tea party

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Manhattan and other cities was similar to the tea party movement. “What is the core of that protest, and why is it increasing in terms of the people it’s attracting?” he said at the third annual…

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…

Obama sells jobs plan in swing states

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama touted his $447 billion jobs plan to voters in swing states Thursday after his vice president admitted the 2012 election would be a referendum on the sickly economy. Obama gave interviews to local television stations in North Carolina and Florida, two states which he…

Biden: GOP audience booing gay soldier was ‘reprehensible’

When asked about the booing of a gay soldier at a recent Republican presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden was nearly speechless Tuesday, something that does not happen very often. “What did you think of the booing that went on the other day about the gay soldier?” The View‘s Joy…

Santorum claims his ‘filthy’ Google results ‘have an impact on the country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum no doubt dislikes that he isn’t topping any recent polls of the 2012 field, but he may dislike the thing that tops search results of his name even more. And now, he’s asking search giant Google to do something about it. Sex columnist Dan Savage…

New CIA chief Petraeus pledges to defend America

David Petraeus pledged to confront the many threats facing America as he took the reins of the CIA, a decade after the 9/11 attacks that led to two wars where the former general made his name. Petraeus was sworn in to lead the civilian covert war against Al-Qaeda having hung…

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