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Follow Santa Claus, courtesy Google and NORAD

Santa Claus is coming to your town — and NORAD is tracking him as he drops off presents around the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, which monitors the North American airspace, on Thursday set up an official “Santa Tracker” on its website (www.noradsanta.org) in seven languages to find…

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…

Fox host: ‘Angry comedian’ Al Franken mistreated ‘kind’ Joe Lieberman

Former comedian Al Franken is better known these days as the unabashedly liberal junior senator from Minnesota. When Franken refused on Thursday to consent to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) running over his allotted time for a statement on health care reform, liberal blogs like Firedoglake were quick to cheer the…

MoveOn tops $1 million in 2 days from anti-Lieberman donations

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) staunch refusal to support both the public option and the Medicare buy-in compromise, thereby killing both programs, has sent the progressive base into a fury, eager to toss him out of office. The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org on Thursday announced that it had raised…

Pentagon: Insurgents hacked drones with cheap software

Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have intercepted live video feeds from Predator drones, a key weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military’s eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection. Though militants could see the video, there is no evidence they were able to jam…

Dean: I won’t “vigorously” support Obama’s re-election

WASHINGTON — Escalating his opposition to what remains of the health care legislation, former Gov. Howard Dean has taken more swipes at President Obama, after a contentious back-and-forth that led to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs publicly sniping at him on Wednesday. Dean, who outspokenly championed the public option and also…

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