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‘Bullied’ Geico fires actor who insulted tea partiers

That assertive voice at the end of those “Geico gecko” ads which tells you that “15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance” may soon sound a little different. That’s because car insurer Geico has fired the ads’ voice-over actor after he left a sarcastic and…

Glenn Beck the Prophet: ‘God is giving me a plan’

For the last several months, Fox host Glenn Beck has been promoting what he calls “the Plan,” described as a hundred-year scheme for the “Refounding” of America. But as MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann pointed out on Tuesday, there is more — or perhaps less — to “the Plan” that meets the…

Gay rights protesters interrupt Obama fundraising speech

Opponents of the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law prohibiting gays from serving in the military delivered a message to President Barack Obama last night in LA: repeal it. The protesters, from the gay rights group GetEQUAL, shouted at the president while he was speaking at the podium during a…

Obama retools US nuke policy, prohibiting attacks on non-nuclear states

Iran, North Korea still in the cross-hairs, US officials insist The United States on Tuesday unveiled new limits on the nation’s nuclear arsenal, saying it would only use atomic weapons in “extreme circumstances” and would not attack non-nuclear states. In a shift of policy, the United States said for the…

Court orders father of slain Marine to pay for anti-gay protesters’ court fees

The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters was ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday. On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist…

Ron Paul: ‘Neocon influence’ is infiltrating tea parties

In the face of several electoral challenges from tea party-connected candidates, Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul cautioned in a recent interview that “neocon influence” is “infiltrating” the movement he is often credited for creating. Speaking to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night, Paul first took up for the tea…

Bin Laden reportedly deplores climate change, US dollar

The terror mastermind purportedly behind the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has a new message for America: it’s your fault the world is getting hotter. In a new audiotape aired by Al Jazeera, Osama bin Laden bemoans climate change and blames President George W. Bush, Congress and multinational corporations. “This is…

Bin Laden reportedly claims responsibility for Christmas bomb scare

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the botched Christmas Day bombing of a US airliner and vowed further strikes on American targets, according an audio message broadcast on Sunday. The brief statement carried by Al-Jazeera satellite television warned Washington that the attack was meant as a similar message…

In a first, Obama tweets for Haiti

US President Barack Obama ‘tweeted’ his very first message on Monday, joining the millions who have used the Twitter micro-blogging site as a vital information vehicle for the Haiti disaster. The president and First Lady Michelle Obama visited an unadorned office in the American Red Cross headquarters serving as a…

Obamas salute US soldiers in Christmas message

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle sent Christmas greetings to Americans and particularly US soldiers serving abroad in a special holiday message. As families gather for the holidays “we wanted to take a moment to send greetings from our family — from me, from Michelle, from Malia…

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