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Don’t think they’re not looking to impeachment

Oh, lookee here, Grover Norquist is making impeachment threats against the President if he doesn’t extend the Bush tax cuts: Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach. He spends a lot…

White House, big banks close to foreclosure fraud settlement

The White House, state attorney generals, and the nation’s big banks are reportedly close to a $25 billion settlement on allegations on foreclosure fraud, according to the Huffington Post. The settlement would be based on homeowners who were either illegally foreclosed on or underwater on their mortgages. Those cases would…

Obama says U.S. carried out Somalia hostage rescue

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that US special forces had carried out a daring pre-dawn raid in Somalia that rescued two hostages, including an American aid worker, held since October. “The United States will not tolerate the abduction of our people, and will spare no effort to secure the safety of our citizens and to…

Second term bid frames Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama’s mission in Tuesday’s State of the Union address is simple to state, yet tough to pull off. He must begin to convince Americans that despite high unemployment, a slow economic recovery and a mood of prolonged national gloom spawned by the worst recession in decades, he deserves…

MPAA calls blackout protest a ‘dangerous gimmick’

The Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry’s largest lobby, is not happy about the growing opposition to two anti-piracy bills being considered by the U.S. Congress. Critics of the bills have said they could break the fundamental structure of the Internet and result in censorship. Internet-base companies like…

House to take up Stop Online Piracy Act in February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives will resume work next month on a controversial bill aimed at stopping online piracy of movies, music and other content, a leading lawmaker said on Tuesday. The anti-piracy legislation has been a top priority for entertainment companies, publishers, pharmaceutical firms and others, who…

White House expresses concern over SOPA, anti-piracy bills

The Obama administration has joined in on the concern over the Internet anti-piracy bills being discussed in Congress. On the White House blog Saturday morning, administration officials responded to two petitions calling for President Obama to veto the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and any similar bills. “While we believe…

Hundreds rally in U.S. against Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — Ten years after the first “war on terror” inmates arrived at the US-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, hundreds of protesters rallied in Washington on Wednesday, demanding the facility be closed for good. “Ten years too long, ten years too late,” chanted the activists, some in orange prison jumpsuits,…

Romney’s cash conspicuous for a White House hopeful

WASHINGTON — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney “is probably one of the richest people ever to run for President of the United States” according to his party rival Rick Perry. With an estimated net worth of $250 million, Romney is certainly very wealthy compared with most Americans. And after the biggest…

Obama meets Saudi Foreign Minister at White House

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Tuesday met Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal for talks, as the allies face a nuclear showdown with Iran, a political crisis in Yemen and other key issues. “The President and Prince Saud affirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia…

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