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Rep. Cantor puts defense spending ‘on the table’

The next House Majority Leader is so serious about cutting the federal budget that he is open to cutting defense spending, he said. “I think, you know, we’ve got to have everything on the table right now, Matt,” Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today Show on…

Comcast forces Netflix partner to pay a ‘toll’ to deliver video

An Internet service provider who competes with Netflix is now setting up a roadblock which could prevent consumers from streaming movies online. Critics have compared Comcast’s recent demand that a Netflix partner pay a fee to deliver video over its network to extortion and blackmail. Netflix partner Level 3 claims…

Sen. Franken wants DOJ to probe Comcast on anti-trust violation

Telecommunications giant Comcast may have violated US anti-trust laws, according to Senator Al Franken (D-MN) who wrote to the Justice Department on Tuesday asking they launch an investigation into the firm. “On September 26, Comcast announced that, aside from naming Comcast’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Burke, as the prospective Chief…

Colorado GOP candidate compares being gay to alcoholism

The Republican Senate candidate from Colorado was put on the defensive Sunday after he compared being gay to the disease of alcoholism. In a debate on Meet the Press, Buck told NBC’s David Gregory that being gay, like alcoholism, was not completely determined at birth. GREGORY: Do you believe that…

Axelrod hits at Boehner’s ‘tight ties’ to lobbyists

Boehner’s plan will raise taxes on 110 million families, White House adviser says Spent $116,000 on country clubs in past 18 months, NYT reports Senior White House advisor David Axelrod pointed Sunday to what may be the Democrats’ strategy to prevent House Minority Leader John Boehner from becoming the next…

US arrests 14 seeking to aid Somali terror group: media

WASHINGTON — Fourteen US citizens have been arrested for seeking to join or provide aid to the Al-Qaeda-linked Somalia group Shebab, media reported Thursday, citing law enforcement officials. NBC News reported that the arrested included at least one person seeking to leave the United States for Somalia to join Shebab.…

Obama wants to know ‘whose ass to kick’ over oil spill

President Barack Obama would have already fired BP CEO Tony Hayward if it were up to him. Critics have called for Hayward to be canned following a string of insensitive and clumsy comments. “The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation…

James Cameron: US shouldn’t be relying on BP’s underwater intel

James Cameron offered to help BP find a solution to their leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico but the company turned him down. Now the Academy Award-winning director is taking his suggestions directly to the media. “You had a brainstorming session that I understand lasted more than ten hours.…

BP CEO: ‘It wasn’t our accident’ but we’ll clean spill; Liability waivers were ‘misstep’

British Petroleum is warned to stop distributing oil spill settlement agreements The CEO of British Petroleum told NBC’s Meredith Vieira that his company wasn’t responsible for creating the oil spill but they are responsible for cleaning it up. And he told ABC that liability waivers that fishermen were being asked…

Jay Leno invites Karl Rove to bondage club

NBC’s Jay Leno pulled GOP strategist Karl Rove into the controversy over a political consultant who charged the Republican Party $1,900 for a night at a bondage-themed L.A. night club. “Somebody ought to lose their credit card, their RNC credit card,” Rove said on The Tonight Show Monday night. “Find…

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