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Bush’s ex-spokesman: Rove ‘living in his own world’

Karl Rove has been accused by prominent journalists of distorting and rewriting history in his new memoir Courage and Consequence. Now, he’s being rebuked as a fabricator by one of his close former colleagues in the Bush White House. Former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan on Tuesday sharply rebuked Rove…

Tenn. CEO compares Michelle Obama to chimpanzee

A Tennessee CEO sent out an e-mail comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to Tarzan's chimpanzee sidekick Cheeta. There are two photos at the bottom — one of Obama with an awkward pursing of her lips and another of a chimp.…

Afghanistan: Media ban on attack coverage is ‘to protect journalists’

The government of Afghanistan sent out mixed messages on Tuesday about its plans to restrict media coverage of insurgent attacks, at once denying that it was banning live coverage of attacks while defending the plans as being “to protect journalists.” Reuters reported on Monday that Afghanistan “announced a ban on…

Afghanistan: Media ban on attack coverage is ‘to protect journalists’

The government of Afghanistan sent out mixed messages on Tuesday about its plans to restrict media coverage of insurgent attacks, at once denying that it was banning live coverage of attacks while defending the plans as being “to protect journalists.” Reuters reported on Monday that Afghanistan “announced a ban on…

Democrats hit GOP candidate as ‘drunk driving enthusiast’

At first blush, attacking someone for a DUI when they haven’t been found guilty of one is probably a bad idea. But Democrats have discovered a choice quote from a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, in which he refers to alcoholic drinks as “adult beverages” and attacks organizations like Mothers…

Kucinich challenges Gates on civilians killed in Afghanistan

The buck doesn’t appear to be stopping anywhere in Afghanistan. “Two days after Afghanistan’s deadliest attack on civilians in six months, many questions remain unanswered,” The Canadian Press reports. “Perhaps the two most pressing are: Who called in the air strike? And on what grounds?” The article continues, “Dual investigations…

Petraeus: Harsh interrogations ‘bit us on the backside’

Gen. David Petraeus, the top US soldier in the Middle East, says the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” has “bitten us on our backside” and there’s no reason US forces can’t adhere to Geneva Convention rules when prosecuting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During an appearance Sunday on NBC’s…

General Petraeus won’t come out in support of DADT repeal, yet

Gen. David Petraeus has served with gays and lesbians and believes troops may not care if the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is repealed. “Do you think soldiers on the ground in the field care one way or the other if their comrade in arms are gay or…

Detroit schools offer class in how to work at Walmart

Walmart has been widely condemned for offering its employees only low-paying, dead end jobs. Even President Obama criticized Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign for having served on Walmart’s board and stated that the firm ought to pay “a living wage.” In inner-city Detroit, however, where the unemployment rate…

White House press secretary writes grocery list on hand, mocks Palin

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, in a nod to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, wrote a faux shopping list on his hand in dark pen Tuesday in response to reports over the weekend that Palin had written notes to herself during the Tea Party Convention this past weekend. Among…

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