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Biden confuses Occupy Wall St. with Van Jones, ‘whoever he is’

Somehow, Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t know a formerly prominent figure that worked in the Obama administration. The vice president appeared on AM 970 WFLA in Tampa, Florida Tuesday afternoon and was asked by host Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street movement in contrast to the tea party. Biden…

Bachmann aide assails Palin as ‘not serious’

WASHINGTON – As she eyes a run for the presidency, a top new aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) charged that Sarah Palin has proven herself unserious since she was “handed” the vice presidential nomination. “Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” the recently-hired veteran GOP…

Fox News chairman: ‘I’d like to hire Hillary Clinton’

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes says he’s interested in hiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an employee of the network. “I’d like to hire Hillary Clinton,” the brains behind the conservative-leaning outlet told The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz. “She looks unhappy at the State Department. She’d get ratings.” Ailes,…

Sarah Palin visits Israel, will see Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Leading Republican Sarah Palin toured Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Sunday as she began a two-day, private visit to Israel. She also planned on meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during her first trip to the Jewish state to discuss key issues facing the U.S. ally. Palin, a…

Mubarak resigns Egypt’s presidency

Update: Egypt’s military has dissolved the cabinet and sacked both houses of parliament, and will institute an interim government along with the head of the supreme constitutional court Egypt’s 30 years under President Hosni Mubarak ended to thunderous cries of revolution on Friday, after millions of pro-democracy protesters who’d occupied…

Egypt protests mount as US presses Mubarak

CAIRO – Galvanised by the biggest day of protest since their campaign to oust Hosni Mubarak’s regime began, Egyptian pro-democracy campaigners attempted to blockade parliament Wednesday. As speakers blared “Do not be tired. Do not be tired. Freedom isn’t free,” thousands of protesters remained camped under plastic sheets and the…

ElBaradei says appointing VP, new PM not enough

Leading Egyptian dissident Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday that the appointment of a vice president and a new prime minister in Egypt was not enough to end a revolt against President Hosni Mubarak’s rule. He also urged Mubarak to leave Egypt as soon as possible for the good of the…

US could be in Afghanistan after 2014, says Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan completely in 2014 if Afghans did not want his country to do so. About 97,000 American troops in Afghanistan are expected to start limited withdrawals in July ahead of the scheduled transfer…

Christian publisher plans Palin ‘biography’ aimed at children

You might call it Sarah Palin’s introduction to the cubs. A biography of the former Alaska governor and self-described “mama grizzly” is set for release in September by Christian book publisher Zondervan. “Speaking Up: The Sarah Palin Story,” is one in a series of biographies aimed at 9- to 12-year-old…

Report: Al and Tipper Gore to separate

WASHINGTON — Former US vice president and anti-global warming campaigner Al Gore and his wife Tipper have told friends that they will separate after four decades of marriage, an aide said Tuesday. “I can confirm,” said Kalee Kreider, of the Office of Al and Tipper Gore. “They’ve asked for privacy…

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