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Kissinger praises Obama’s handling of Egypt, gives Mubarak ‘months, at most’

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a highly controversial figure in US politics, suggested this week that President Barack Obama’s handling the revolution in Egypt “correctly,” despite objections from Israel. “We have been acting correctly,” he told Bloomberg TV during a Tuesday broadcast. “We have been playing catch-up, but so…

Bolton: If Mubarak falls in Egypt, Israel should bomb Iran

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said the ouster of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would speed the timetable for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “Do you think that the Israelis are going to have to strike — they are going to have to take action?”…

Obama’s leading contender for chief of staff is JPMorgan exec

An executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co with close ties to President Barack Obama’s inner circle has shot to the top of the list for next White House chief of staff, according to news reports. Bloomberg reported Monday that William Daley, who serves on JPMorgan’s Executive Committee in charge of…

WikiLeaks disclosure condemned by House Republican

Leading House intelligence panel Republican calls release of documents harmful to US interests The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said Monday that the disclosure of thousands of classified State Department documents undermines U.S. credibility with the rest of the world. Michigan’s Rep. Peter Hoekstra said he believes “there’s…

After calling Pelosi ‘garbage’ and causing mass school lockdown, GOP staffer loses job

It’s not quite clear why conservative talk show host Joyce Kaufman resigned from her position as chief of staff to newly elected Rep. Allen West (R-FL) before she even began the job. But for those looking for a reason, there are plenty to be found. On Tuesday, Kaufman raised the…

Ex-German leader: Bush lying about Iraq in new book

Former President George W. Bush just isn’t telling the truth, says one ex-world leader in a position to know. In his new book Decision Points, Bush claims that former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder offered him full-fledged support should he decide to invade Iraq. Bush wrote that Schroeder told him, “What is…

Report: Michele Bachmann to run for GOP leadership position

The tea party made historic gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections and if one Minnesota Republican has her way, the movement may be in line for a high ranking leadership position. A report at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment website indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will enter the race for Republican Conference…

In private meeting with bloggers, Obama signals possible support for same-sex marriage

President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his position on same-sex marriage could change in the future. “Attitudes evolve, including mine,” he told five liberal bloggers at the White House. Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has expressed support for civil unions but his opposition to same-sex marriage has been no…

GOP lawmaker: Illegal immigrants are like ‘Hitler’, should be shot

Georgia’s Republican State Rep. John Yates has a position on immigration that almost nobody would agree with: he wants US border agents empowered to “shoot to kill.” Asked to justify his position, Yates recently told a reporter in Atlanta that illegal immigrants are enemies of America who must be dealt…

Exclusive: Florida Governor Charlie Crist prepared to endorse broad swath of gay rights

MIAMI — Charlie Crist, the current governor of Florida and Independent candidate for US Senate, is prepared to issue a ringing endorsement of gay rights in a document slated to be released as early as this week, according to a copy of a position paper provided in advance Sunday to…

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