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Clinton outraged as Syrians target U.S. envoy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded that Syria ”take every possible step” to protect American diplomats after supporters of President Bashar al-Assad tried to attack the US ambassador. The attempt to storm an office in Damascus where the ambassador,Robert Ford, had just arrived, came with the UN Security Councildivided over whether to threaten Syria with sanctions.…

Kucinich: Don’t ask the poor to take cuts

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appeared on Countdown Monday evening to talk about President Barack Obama’s debt reduction plan and the steps he would take to protect the middle and lower classes. “I like what President Obama said today about more taxes about those who are making more, but that’s only…

Kucinich: Don’t ask the poor to take cuts

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appeared on Countdown Monday evening to talk about President Barack Obama’s debt reduction plan and the steps he would take to protect the middle and lower classes. “I like what President Obama said today about more taxes about those who are making more, but that’s only…

O’Reilly: Social Security ‘isn’t exactly a Ponzi scheme, but it’s close’

In Bill O’Reilly’s universe, Social Security isn’t a Ponzi scheme — it just plays one on TV. On Monday evening, the Fox host defended Rick Perry from campaign rivals’ attacks on the Texas governor. And O’Reilly made certain to emphasize his support for Perry and his controversial statements on the…

O’Reilly: Social Security ‘isn’t exactly a Ponzi scheme, but it’s close’

In Bill O’Reilly’s universe, Social Security isn’t a Ponzi scheme — it just plays one on TV. On Monday evening, the Fox host defended Rick Perry from campaign rivals’ attacks on the Texas governor. And O’Reilly made certain to emphasize his support for Perry and his controversial statements on the…

Progressive Democrats to protest at Obama campaign headquarters

A progressive group plans to protest outside President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters in Chicago on Friday, warning the president not to agree to any cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. Last week, The Washington Post reported that Obama planned to propose cuts to the social programs as part of a…

Mom arrested after refusing TSA search of daughter

Authorities at Nashville International Airport say a 41-year-old Clarksville woman was arrested after becoming belligerent and refusing to allow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents to search her daughter. A police report obtained by The Tennessean states that Andrea Fornella Abbott did not want to have her daughter “touched inappropriately or…

West piles pressure for UN action on Syria

Western governments ratcheted up the pressure for UN Security Council action against Syria on Wednesday with France branding blocking moves by China and Russia “indecent.” US President Barack Obama said Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad had no legitimacy after repeatedly ducking opportunities for reform, as ties between Damascus and Western governments…

Obama blasts Syria’s Assad after embassy attacks

President Barack Obama said Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad had lost legitimacy, as ties with Damascus nosedived after pro-regime protesters attacked the US and French embassies. US rhetoric against Assad mounted after the attacks, also condemned by the UN Security Council and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, and a senior US official…

Testy U.S. debt talks set to enter third day

President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents headed Tuesday into a third straight day of talks seeking an elusive deal to avert a potentially ruinous early August default on US debt payments. The 3:45 pm (1935 GMT) discussions at the White House came after Obama Monday scolded Republicans and pressed…

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