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US government plans new climate service

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama’s administration announced plans Monday for a new office handling climate change, aiming to help businesses chart future plans as the nation shifts to a greener economy. The first practical effect was the creation of a website, www.climate.gov, which came online Monday and brings together…

Fox News host: Palin should show Obama more respect

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attacked President Barack Obama’s popularity Saturday, mocking him as teleprompter-happy even as she was cribbing off her hands. Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade told his fellow hosts Monday morning that Palin should show a little more respect. What? Speaking to delegates at the National…

Fox guest says Beck ‘peddling a lot of hateful crap’

Fox News may have some legitimate journalists, but Glenn Beck isn’t one of them, according to one guest appearing on the network Monday night. Time’s Joe Klein told Bill O’Reilly that Beck was “a nutter” who is “peddling a lot of hateful crap.” In October of 2009, Klein wrote, “Let…

Pope condemns gay-friendly British laws ahead of visit

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Benedict XVI chided Britain for its gay-friendly laws on Monday as he confirmed plans to visit the country for the first time as head of the Roman Catholic Church. ADVERTISEMENT “Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity,” the pope…

After pledging to ‘reverse’ their spread, Obama increases nuclear weapons budget

“I have embraced the vision of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan through a strategy that reverses the spread of [nuclear] weapons, and seeks a world without them,” President Barack Obama claimed during his first State of the Union speech. “To reduce our stockpiles and launchers, while ensuring our deterrent,…

Grayson suggests Satan wrote introduction to Cheney’s book

Speaking on MSNBC’s The Ed Show Monday night, the sharp-tongued Democratic congressman from Florida, Alan Grayson, delivered a fresh blow to erstwhile Vice President Dick Cheney (who now offers frequent exclusives to Politico on his critiques of President Barack Obama). “What would you say to Dick Cheney to his face…

Letters trigger anthrax scares across Alabama

From The Hill: Law enforcement authorities are investigating an anthrax scare at the offices of Rep. Jo Bonner (R) and several other Alabama lawmakers. Bonner’s offices were closed on Monday after each received suspicious letters, according to a spokesman for Bonner, while the offices of Rep. Bobby Bright (D) and…

Upset over health care, McCain compares Democrats to Bernie Madoff

WASHINGTON — Health care for everyone is like a giant Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. At least according to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Tempers are flying high over the successful health care cloture motion, and the reputedly hot-headed senator on Monday accused Democrats of engaging in a Madoff-like ploy to rip…

Berlusconi attacker apologizes for ‘superficial’ act

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will remain in hospital at least another two nights after an attack that left him with a broken nose, his doctor said Monday. Italian press reports meanwhile said his attacker, Massimo Tartaglia, had apologized for what he called a “superficial, cowardly and inconsiderate act.” The…

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