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No Mamma Mia! Abba stops Danish far-right from using hit

Legendary Swedish pop group Abba has stopped the far-right Danish People’s Party (DPP) from using their “Mamma Mia” hit at meetings, the studio which holds the rights to the song said Friday. “It came to our knowledge that the Danish People’s Party had used in some way the song ‘Mamma…

Tea Party win hurts Republicans’ Senate chances

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conservative “Tea Party” favorite knocked off the establishment choice in Delaware’s Republican Senate primary election on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the party’s chances to recapture the U.S. Senate in November. Upstart Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell scored the biggest in a string of Tea Party upsets…

Murkowski concedes Alaska primary race

US Sen. Lisa Murkowski concedes Alaska primary race to Joe Miller. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was booted from office in the Republican primary Tuesday by a little-known conservative lawyer in arguably the biggest political upset of the year. Joe Miller, backed by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express, became the…

Protest in Turkey against detention of politicians

Protesters demand the release of politicians accused of plotting to topple Turkey’s govt Hundreds of people have marched to a prison complex to demand the release of pro-secular politicians accused of plotting to bring down Turkey’s Islamic-oriented government. The protesters — mostly members of the left-wing Workers’ Party — marched…

Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose war in Afghanistan

Opposition to Afghan war grows while many welcome end to US combat role in Iraq A majority of Americans see no end in sight in Afghanistan, and nearly six in 10 oppose the nine-year-old war as President Barack Obama sends tens of thousands more troops to the fight, according to…

Swedish Pirate Party to provide hosting for WikiLeaks

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks will place several new servers with the Swedish Pirate Party, the group which campaigns for more freedom on the Internet said Tuesday. “The Pirate Party will provide bandwidth and hosting to WikiLeaks free of charge as part of its political mission,” the party said in a…

Liberal blog: ‘F*ck tea’ campaign forgets ‘bigger a**hole rule’

When the Tea Party movement sprang up last year, it was presented as a non-partisan grassroots insurgency, making it difficult for Democrats and progressives to fight back. But now that it has settled into a more conventional role as the right wing of the Republican Party — even being represented…

‘Peculiar’ Tea Party happenings blamed on ‘dirty’ Dem tricksters

Could paranoia end up being the self-destroyer of the Tea Party movement? Or, as the tagline for the new AMC series Rubicon puts it, perhaps it’s true that “not every conspiracy is a theory.” Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. A Fox News article…

Bush ally: Black Panther story a ‘fantasy’ to ‘topple Obama’

A Bush administration civil rights appointee says the conservative media uproar over allegations the Justice Department is protecting the New Black Panther Party from voter-intimidation prosecution is a “fantasy” designed to oust Attorney General Eric Holder and harm the Obama administration. “This doesn’t have to do with the Black Panthers;…

Blog: ‘Radical NAACP leftists’ persecuting Tea Party movement over alleged racism

NAACP mulls resolution decrying Tea Party ‘racism’; Free Republic members respond: ‘klan with a tan’ and ‘pot calling the kettle white’ News that the “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will propose a resolution this week condemning racism within the tea party movement” is not being taken well…

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