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Japan’s Honda to cut exports on high yen: report

Honda Motor intends to slash its exports from Japan by about half over the next decade as it looks to cope with a high yen, its president said in an interview published Wednesday. He added the Japanese automaker would focus on smaller vehicles at home in order to boost domestic sales in the near term.…

AFL-CIO president: GOP ‘started the war on working Americans’

Rallying attendees on the second afternoon of the Take Back The American Dream summit, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said of Republicans, “If they want to have a debate on class warfare, we’ll have that debate,” because “It wasn’t our class that started the war on working Americans.” Trumka used his…

Rove group buys ads to haunt Obama’s jobs tour

Crossroads America, the conservative super PAC run by former Bush strategist Karl Rove, has decided upon a new media strategy: following President Obama wherever he goes. As the president travels the country in support of his jobs plan, the group will release ads bracketing his appearances in local media markets.…

Secular group: 27 secret atheists in Congress

The president of a secular group says that there are 28 members of Congress who do not believe in God, but only one of them feels comfortable revealing his lack of faith. Secular Coalition of America (SCA) president Herb Silverman told The Guardian that his group was aware of many…

White House refuses Cheney’s demand for an apology

WASHINGTON — The White House Monday rejected a call for an apology by ex-vice president Dick Cheney, who said a US strike against a top Al-Qaeda suspect in Yemen vindicated harsh Bush-era anti-terror policies. Cheney had argued that the US drone attack last week that killed US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi…

Supreme Court rejects bid to disqualify Obama as president

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court Monday slapped down a new bid seeking to show that Barack Obama was ineligible to be elected president of the United States in the 2008 White House race. The nation’s highest court refused to take up a case brought by three people “who claim…

Hank Williams, Jr.: Obama is ‘the enemy,’ just like ‘Hitler’

Hank Williams, Jr. is most known for the catch phrase “Are you ready for some football?” in his theme song for Monday Night Football. But on Fox and Friends Monday morning, the country music singer probably should have asked, “Are you ready for some controversy?” In an awkward interview, co-host…

Yahoo! in online news partnership with ABC

Yahoo! is teaming up with ABC News in a bid to create a digital news powerhouse. Yahoo! and ABC News said their “strategic online news alliance,” which was unveiled at the ABC News studios in Manhattan’s Times Square on Monday, will reach more than 100 million US users each month.…

Maryland Gov.: Republicans running for tea party nomination

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pointed out Sunday that Republican presidential candidates didn’t seem to be running for their party’s nomination as much as they were pandering to the tea party. “I notice that [Alabama Gov. Haley Barbour] hasn’t endorsed any of those that are running for president in his…

Ron Paul: Assassination of Awlaki sets dangerous precedent

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Friday that the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki — who was born in the U.S. — was a “net positive” but it also set a dangerous precedent for future assassinations. “This is very, very dangerous, you know,” he…

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