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Fox preemptive strike against Mellencamp: ‘He’s way over there’

The rocker behind Farm Aid is evidently too subversive for the gang at Fox and Friends. Although it’s probably safe to assume that the Fox morning hosts don’t know much about John Cougar Mellencamp, other than he sang about “Small Towns.” Democrats at Daily Kos and at other blogs have…

Law professor: Assassinating US citizens raises ‘troubling’ issues

The admission by Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair that the United States intelligence community is authorized to assassinate Americans working with terrorists overseas has raised serious questions of constitutionality. “It’s troubling, Keith, because it’s not on the books,” constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Thursday.…

Neocon: Obama can save presidency by bombing Iran

“Here is an idea for Barack Obama to salvage his tottering administration by taking a step that protects the United States and its allies,” begins neoconservative scholar Daniel Pipes. “He needs a dramatic gesture to change the public perception of him as a light-weight, bumbling ideologue, preferably in an arena…

Update: Ft. Hood shooter-linked cleric not killed in Yemen, sources say

UPDATE The Muslim cleric whom alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan contacted prior to the shooting was not killed in a Yemeni air strike Thursday, the cleric’s friends and relatives say. Officials with the government of Yemen initially said Anwar al-Awlaki may have been among the dead in an air…

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