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Michael Brown: Obama let oil spill get worse on purpose

UPDATE (at bottom): White House hits back at Fox News’s ‘very special and unique interview’ with Brown Michael Brown, former President George W. Bush’s infamous FEMA chief, claimed yesterday that President Obama is using the Gulf oil spill to play politics. And he went further: he said Obama waited for…

Israel denies plans for mass expulsions of Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Israel’s army denied on Monday that it plans to carry out mass expulsions of Palestinians living in the West Bank after a new military policy entered into force. The policy “will make it possible to better defend those those affected by an order of repatriation because it envisages…

Israeli order paves way for West Bank deportations: Report

JERUSALEM – A new Israeli military policy could see tens of thousands of people living in the occupied West Bank without permits deported or facing criminal charges, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper said on Sunday. The military, however, insisted the new orders merely formalized existing procedures and said there would be no…

The Yes Men call O’Keefe, Breitbart ‘sad and pathetic’ for targeting ACORN

The ends justify the means, say The Yes Men, but only as long as you’re going after the right people. The duo’s latest movie The Yes Men Fix The World, out on DVD April 1, chronicles the real-life efforts of anti-globalization activists Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum to expose corporate…

General Motors offers to reinstate 661 US dealerships

General Motors on Friday offered to reinstate 661 US dealerships slated for closure under its massive restructuring plan, amid legal challenges from the dealers and pressure from lawmakers. GM sought to shut down about 2,000 dealers – or about a quarter of its network – in order to increase profitability…

Iraq booting 250 Blackwater employees, minister confirms

Iraq has apparently had enough of the controversial Xe Services LLC, the private military contractor previously known as Blackwater. The Voice of Iraq reports, “A total of 250 employees working for the U.S. security firm Blackwater have been dismissed and given seven days to leave Iraq, the Iraqi minister of…

Turley: Phone tamperer’s Tweet may violate court order

‘Govt official concedes no attempt to wiretap,’ O’Keefe Tweet gloats If there is a gag order against accused phone tamperer James O’Keefe then the once-celebrated conservative activist/journalist/prankster/defendant just might have broken it Wednesday night. “Govt official concedes no attempt to wiretap,” O’Keefe Tweeted a half-hour before midnight. Wednesday afternoon, NBC…

Obama mobilizes military reservists to reinforce Haiti aid

US President Barack Obama Sunday mobilized military reserves to help quake-hit Haiti, particularly medical staff to work on hospital ships and Coast Guard staff to secure the ports. In a presidential order, Obama wrote it was “necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective…

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