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Brzezinski: The GOP candidates are all ‘comics’

In his weekly appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss U.S. foreign policy, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski took a big swing at the Republican presidential field on Tuesday morning. In almost similar fashion to host Joe Scarborough calling the candidates “idiots” the previous day, the former national security adviser to then…

Kadhafi son captured in Sirte: NTC

TRIPOLI — Mutassim Kadhafi, a son of Libya’s former leader, has been arrested in his hometown of Sirte, the new National Transitional Council said Wednesday. “Mutassim Kadhafi was captured at Sirte and was transferred to Benghazi” in the country’s east, NTC advisor Abdelkarim Bizama told AFP. “We did not announce…

John Brennan: Obama still committed to closing Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser said Thursday that the administration had not abandoned its pledge to close down Guantanamo Bay and announced that no new prisoners would be sent to the controversial detention facility. “We’re not going to bring people to Guantanamo,” Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan told…

Biden heads to China to woo next Chinese leader

Vice President Joe Biden heads to China in hopes of winning favor with the rising power’s next leader, seeking a smoother relationship after Beijing’s sharp criticism of US fiscal policy. Biden will spend five days in China, an unusually long trip that comes at the invitation of Vice President Xi…

Bahrain must reform now, Clinton says

WASHINGTON — Bahrain must carry out political reforms immediately, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in comments aired on Sunday in which she blasted any violence by the Gulf kingdom’s security forces as unacceptable . “Bahrain had started on some reform and we want to see them get back…

Iraqi parliament finally arrives at power sharing agreement

The United States hailed a power-sharing agreement in Iraq as a major step towards forming a cross-sectarian government that would prevent a return to ethnic violence. But even as senior administration officials praised the agreement in a conference call with reporters here, members of a key Sunni bloc staged a…

Report cautions Obama on high cost of Afghan war

An independent task force cautioned President Barack Obama on Friday about the high cost of the Afghanistan war and said he should consider a narrow military mission if his December review finds the current strategy is not working. The 25-member task force, led by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard…

AP sources: National security adviser resigning

AP sources: Jones stepping down as Obama’s national security adviser; Donilon to replace him Gen. James Jones, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, is stepping down and will be replaced by his top deputy Tom Donilon, two senior administration officials told The Associated Press on Friday. Obama will announce the…

New plagiarism question in Colo. governor campaign

A Colorado gubernatorial candidate faced new allegations of plagiarism Wednesday, a day after the Republican apologized for lifting part of a judge’s work for a series of essays he passed off as his own. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that parts of a newspaper column Scott McInnis wrote in 1994…

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