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Battle lines drawn as Europe, developing world angle for IMF’s top post

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Battle lines were shaping up over the choice of a new leader for the International Monetary Fund on Friday as the Fund’s board searched for a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn. European nations have moved to keep their lock on the IMF’s top job after Strauss-Kahn said early…

News organizations press White House to release visual proof of bin Laden’s death

The Associated Press and other news organizations have officially taken the position that President Barack Obama should release visual proof of Osama bin Laden’s death, claiming that without this level of transparency the White House is essentially deciding what is and is not newsworthy. In an interview with The Atlantic…

Dems worry Budget Chair’s compromise plan could shift debate to the right

WASHINGTON – A new budget proposal being drafted by the top Democrat on the Senate budget committee has the party concerned that it could weaken their negotiating position and shift the debate to the right. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), who is retiring next year, announced Tuesday that he’s preparing a…

Israel to spell out peace policy to US Congress

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he would use a rare speech to a joint session of the US Congress in May to spell out his plan for forging a lasting peace with the Palestinians. Netanyahu, in televised remarks to his Likud party, said he aimed for…

Exclusive: Obama has taken a ‘profoundly troubling’ position on assassinations, ACLU tells Raw

Disclosure of government secrets often has little to do with the public’s right to know and has everything to do an official’s need to tell, according to ACLU deputy director Jameel Jaffer. And that’s especially true when it comes to assassinations, which have not traditionally been an openly admitted component…

Rand Paul: Fox can’t decide ‘what they love more, bombing the Middle East or bashing the president’

Senator jabs at Newt Gingrich’s flip flops on Libya WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joked Wednesday night that the Fox News Channel can’t seem to reconcile their dislike for President Barack Obama with their support for his military intervention in Libya. “There’s a big debate going on over at…

US Trade Rep Ron Kirk a top candidate for next Commerce Secretary: report

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday named Commerce Secretary Gary Locke the next ambassador to China, as rumors swirled about who might replace him. US Trade Representative Ron Kirk seemed to be the name on most lips in Washington, alongside a number of dark horse candidates. According to The…

U.S. vetoes U.N. draft condemning Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States on Friday vetoed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory after the Palestinians refused to withdraw the Arab-drafted text. The other 14 council members voted in favor of the draft resolution. But the United States, as one of…

TSA agents admit to stealing $160,000 from bags at JFK Airport

Law enforcement authorities said Wednesday that two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers had been arrested for stealing from bags at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified agents Davon Webb, 30 and Persad Coumar, 44, as the suspects. Coumar had been an agent since…

Why can’t the US legalize drugs? There’s ‘too much money in it,’ Clinton says

In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said recently in a Mexican news interview that the United States cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because “there is just too much money in…

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