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Renewed call for China ‘Jasmine rallies’

BEIJING – An online campaign has urged people in 13 Chinese cities to rally every Sunday to press for government transparency and free expression, following a call last week for Middle East-style protests. The new call, posted this week on a blog run by overseas-based human rights website Boxun.com, appeared…

Looters destroy mummies in Egyptian Museum: official

CAIRO (Reuters) – Looters broke into the Egyptian Museum during anti-government protests late Friday and destroyed two Pharaonic mummies, Egypt’s top archaeologist told state television. The museum in central Cairo, which has the world’s biggest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, is adjacent to the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party…

Alaska top court backs Murkowski as senator

LOS ANGELES – Alaska’s Supreme Court ruled against Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller, sounding the death knell of his campaign against fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski. The court ruled that Alaska was right in counting write-in ballots for Murkowski, even when her name was not spelled correctly. Miller had challenged…

America ready for gay president, Jimmy Carter says

The United States has grown tolerant enough to elect a gay president in the near future, according to former President Jimmy Carter, a Nobel Laureate “Well, I think the entire population of America has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays,” Carter told BigThink. Carter said…

Republicans flex muscle, Obama promises ‘corrections’

Republicans flexed their new-found political muscle on Sunday by promising a string of investigations into Barack Obama’s administration, as the president vowed to make some “corrections.” By seizing the House of Representatives in last Tuesday’s mid-term elections, Republicans gained the chairmanship of powerful House committees that can seek to embarrass…

Obama-Claus steals Christmas in Tea Party children’s book

“Are you familiar with the beloved holiday tale of how President Barack Obama destroyed Christmas with his union-boosting, New World Order-establishing, God-hating policies?” begins Gawker, highlighting a copy of a Tea Party book aimed at children. “No? Let’s take a look at this Tea Party’s christmas picture book, The Liberal…

Jimmy Carter: Fox News is ‘totally biased,’ implants ‘completely false images’

Former President Jimmy Carter slammed Fox News Channel for their coverage of President Barack Obama and said the Tea Party does not realize it is financed by oligarchs. “With the discussion groups, for instance, on Fox News, that are totally biased, and they implant completely false images not only of…

Computer attack hits dissidents in Vietnam

Hackers hit political dissidents in Vietnam, as more attacks target government dissent Political bloggers in Vietnam are under a round of cyberattacks designed to block their websites, a sign of the widening use of targeted hacking to stifle government dissent worldwide, according to a new analysis by U.S. computer experts.…

Murkowski catches a break: Court rules voters may see write-in list

Alaska high court blocks lower court ruling, says voters may see list of write-in candidates The Alaska Supreme Court late Wednesday blocked a lower court’s order and ruled that voters at polling places may see a list of write-in candidates. The ruling was good news for the campaign of incumbent…

Pakistan: 4-day death toll rises to 51 in Karachi

Death toll rises to 51 in 4 days of violence in Pakistan’s largest city. Parts of Pakistan’s largest city shut down Wednesday after an attack on a scrapyard pushed to 51 the number of people killed in four days — a spasm of violence illustrating the government’s inability to stop…

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