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Senate’s defense bill would allow Guantanamo Bay to finally close

The US Senate debated a defense bill Tuesday that would ease restrictions on detainee transfers from Guantanamo, a major first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the provision should be the first measure debated and voted on in the defense spending bill for…

Tea party activist says his rally will send Obama to Iran and usher in new right-wing government

Right-wing activist Larry Klayman is so sure his long-planned “second American revolution” will succeed Tuesday that he’s calling for a “Constitutional congress” to plan for life after President Barack Obama. The founder of Judicial Watch says he’s gathered a coalition of conservative and libertarian activists to demonstrate beginning at 10…

Violent tornadoes kill 6 and injure dozens in the midwest

Residents in several US midwestern cities sifted through piles of rubble Monday as they recovered from violent tornadoes that ripped through the region, killing at least six and injuring scores. Flights were grounded Sunday and tens of thousands of homes lost power as intense winds overturned cars, uprooted large trees…

Tea party ‘revolutionary’ sues newspapers as day of planned U.S. coup approaches (UPDATED)

[Klayman's suit against the Minneapolis City Pages and the Phoenix Sun Times has been dismissed. See update below.] The tea party activist who called for a Nov. 19 coup against President Barack Obama is suing multiple newspapers and officials for reprinting accusations made in a custody trial with his ex-wife.…

Wikileaks: U.S. backing pharmaceuticals in Trans-Pacific Partnership draft

The United States is seeking broader protections for its pharmaceutical and other companies in negotiations on an ambitious Pacific trade deal, according to a document released Wednesday by WikiLeaks. Julian Assange’s anti-secrecy activist website published what it said was the draft text as of late August for a chapter of…

GOP lawmaker scheduled to take part in rally calling for Obama’s overthrow in ‘second American Revolution’

A Republican congressman is listed on the roster of right-wing cranks, conspiracy theorists and gun advocates who plan to rally next week to call for the overthrow of President Barack Obama. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is expected to join Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman for the planned Nov. 19 “Reclaim…

Conservative columnist: Obama may be planning ‘false flag’ hate crimes to stir up racial unrest

Frequent Fox News guest Erik Rush suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama would stage phony hate crime attacks to spark racial unrest. “In my view it would be profoundly imprudent to dismiss the possibility that the administration might go beyond exploiting tense racial situations (or those that might be construed…

Woman with Type 2 diabetes sees premiums plummet from $500 to $1 under Obamacare

A retired woman in Pittsburgh, who suffers from Type 2 diabetes, is celebrating after she said her monthly health insurance premiums went from over $500 to just over $1 because of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Since the October 1 roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, many Republicans…

U.S. food banks struggle to meet new demand caused by food stamp cuts

Across the country, food banks that were already struggling to feed the millions of U.S. citizens who need nutritional assistance are now bracing for a surge in demand for help as deep cuts in the food stamp program take effect. According to NBC News, one in seven Americans will be…

DNC seeks to exploit lead over GOP among women by appointing Amy Dacey as new director

The director of a group which supports women in politics has been promoted to take charge of the Democratic party. Amy Dacey, a Washington veteran who helped run John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, will replace the acting Democratic national committee executive director, Laura Santucci, as the party attempts to capitalise…

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