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Veteran Democrat Charlie Rangel found guilty on 11 of 12 ethics charges

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has been found guilty of eleven counts of House ethics violations. The Committee ruled that Rangel was guilty on eleven counts and found him not guilty on one. DEVELOPING….…

Exclusive: Anti-war veterans halt Fort Hood deployment to Iraq … for 10 seconds

Ten seconds may not be much time, but to a ragtag group of anti-war activists standing in front of six buses full of soldiers being deployed to Iraq, it can seem an eternity. In the early hours of Monday morning outside Fort Hood, that’s precisely what happened: Five black-clad protesters…

Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski in jeopardy

Update: ‘It ain’t over yet,’ Murkowski refuses to concede “Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t giving up easily,” the Alaska Dispatch reports. In front of reporters from nearly every Alaska media outlet gathered for an 11 a.m. press conference at her Midtown Anchorage campaign headquarters Wednesday, Murkowski made it clear she’s not…

Obama selects veteran investigator as CIA watchdog

Obama nominates candidate for CIA inspector general, agency watchdog position President Barack Obama has nominated a veteran investigator to be the next CIA inspector general, a crucial position that has remained vacant for more than a year. David B. Buckley, currently a senior manager for Deloitte Consulting, will have to…

Not so crazy? Reuters probes idea of nuking BP oil well

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – His face wracked by age and his voice rasping after decades of chain-smoking coarse tobacco, the former long-time Russian Minister of nuclear energy and veteran Soviet physicist Viktor Mikhailov knows just how to fix BP’s oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. “A nuclear explosion over the…

Cop’s lawyer claims hitting an Iraq veteran 20 times was ‘too little’ force

An attorney representing a police officer caught on tape almost two years ago viciously assaulting an Iraq war veteran suggested in court recently that his client had, perhaps out of “compassion,” used “too little” force against the unarmed man lying on the ground before him in video released online. The…

Chart depicts the ‘Rise and Decline of McCain’s Maverickiness’

Facing tight Arizona fight against rebel, Tea Party ‘darling’ challenger Republican lawmakers hoping to return to power in November must first prevail in battles in states like Arizona, where veteran Senator John McCain is locking horns over his seat with a “Tea Party” upstart. McCain, 73, headlined the Republican ticket…

Hundreds of thousands march as global protests mark workers’ day of solidarity

Hundreds of thousands of people joined May Day marches across the world Saturday, as police and protestors clashed in debt-riven Greece and a bomb killed a World War II veteran in Russia. In Athens several dozen youths, some armed with sticks, charged a line of anti-riot forces, prompting police to…

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