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Kucinich: Obama should fire generals who spoke out on Afghan surge

Obama ‘giving his generals a little too much leeway’ Congressman Dennis Kucinich says President Barack Obama ought to fire the generals who publicly aired their views on the war in Afghanistan during this fall’s deliberations on a troop surge. The Ohio Democrat known for his anti-war views said there is…

Obama surprises outgoing Gov. Kaine on live radio

Outgoing Virginia Governor Tim Kaine got a bit of a surprise during his radio show today, after “Barry from D.C.” called to thank him for his years of service. “Barry from D.C.” was, however, President Obama. “Governor Kaine, this is actually the President of the United States calling,” Obama said.…

Watchdog group awards Glenn Beck ‘Misinformer of the Year’

After a long year hallmarked by bare-knuckle politics and a bevy of experimental attacks against a freshman president, a lone voice has resonated more than others in the war against reality. Glenn Beck, the Fox News personality notorious for wandering, vague allegations of communism, racism and all-around quasi-evildoings within the…

Osama bin Laden nearly killed Clinton in 1996, book claims

Osama bin Laden attempted to assassinate President Bill Clinton during a summit in the Philippines in 1996, says a new book about the 42nd president’s financial and sexual scandals. Ken Gormley’s The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, set to be published in February, recounts an incident during Clinton’s…

Sanders: America will embrace single-payer health care

WASHINGTON — Kicking off the debate on single-payer health care with a vote on his amendment Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is confident the United States will eventually adopt such a system, his senior aide tells Raw Story. “The Senator thinks it makes so much sense and has worked so…

US House approves Iran sanctions

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved sanctions legislation aimed at forcing Iran to freeze its nuclear program by depriving the Islamic republic of gasoline. The measure would empower US President Barack Obama to effectively block firms that supply Iran with refined petroleum products, or the ability to…

George H. W. Bush ‘deeply offended’ by Joe Wilson’s outburst

Don’t fall into ‘trap’ of being anti-Muslim, president warns George H. W. Bush was “deeply offended” by Republican congressman Joe Wilson’s shout of “You lie!” to President Barack Obama during Obama’s address to Congress in September, and the former one-term president is calling on US politicians to rise to “a…

Obama calls Wall Street CEOs ‘fat cat bankers,’ gives himself B+

President Obama told CBS’ Steve Croft that “fat cat bankers” on Wall Street have not shown “a lot of shame” about taking big bonuses an excessive compensation after causing the country’s economic problems. Obama explained why Americans are still upset at Wall Street. “You guys are drawing down $10, $20…

Watch: Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

US President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, paying tribute to activists who have taken on governments around the world while uncomfortably acknowledging his role as a leader at war. Obama’s elevation to a pantheon of winners alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin…

Obama orders 30-35,000 more troops for Afghanistan, surge to begin by Christmas

Update: Obama reportedly wants war over within three years “President Obama is sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan but plans to conclude the war and withdraw most U.S. soldiers within three years, senior administration officials told CNN Tuesday,” the cable news network reports. A Huffington Post/AP report notes, “By laying…

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