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Rumsfeld to receive ‘Defender of the Constitution Award’ at CPAC

Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will be honored with the “Defender of the Constitution Award” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event attended by numerous conservative activists, journalists, and politicians. WorldNetDaily columnist Brad O’Leary and American Conservative Union chairman David A. Keene will present the…

Clinton says no more politics after State Department

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that she will work to defend the rights of women and children when her term in office expires, ruling out another bid for the presidency. “I think I’ll serve as secretary of state as my last public position and then probably…

C-Span mic catches US Senator’s candor: The Senate ‘is all rigged’

Is the US Senate “rigged”? It may be, at least according to one Democrat whose words of candor were picked up by a hot microphone on the Senate floor, the audio of which was broadcast live by C-Span 2 on Tuesday afternoon. “Because — because … It’s all rigged,” Sen.…

Clinton calls leaked documents attack on world

Clinton says leaked documents an attack on America, international community Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic documents is an attack not only on the United States but also the international community. In her first public comments since the weekend release…

Clinton criticizes Israeli expanded building plan

Clinton calls Israeli building plan counterproductive to US efforts to revive peace talks Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is criticizing Israel’s new construction plans for disputed east Jerusalem as an obstacle to reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. In remarks at the State Department, Clinton said the U.S. was “deeply disappointed”…

Pentagon chiefs: Afghans can manage by 2014

Top US defense chiefs endorse Afghan goal of security handover by 2014 Afghanistan should be ready to handle its own security by the year 2014, the top U.S. defense chiefs said Monday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said NATO should endorse the…

Clinton (again) denies presidential ambitions

Hillary Clinton slaps down post-midterm speculation on presidential ambitions U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is again slapping down speculation that she harbors ambitions for another presidential run. In New Zealand on Friday, Clinton told a pair of television interviewers that she won’t run for president even in the…

Geithner consulted with Jon Stewart on economy: US Treasury

If the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear didn’t convince you that Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart has made the leap from comedian to political force, perhaps this will. According to Bloomberg news service, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner met with Stewart at the Daily Show host’s New York offices in April.…

Britain may sell off forests to raise cash

LONDON — Ministers are planning a massive sell-off of Britain’s state-owned forests as they seek to raise billions of pounds to help cut the deficit, the Sunday Telegraph reported. Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, is expected to announce plans within days to dispose of about half of the 748,000 hectares…

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is back — but with some changes

The Defense Department on Thursday declared that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is once again the law of the land but set up a new system that could make it tougher to get thrown of the military for being openly gay. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday ordered that all dismissals…

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