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White House spokesman refuses to say if Obama will 'stand by' Mubarak

It's the classic non-answer: At a White House press briefing Friday afternoon, reporters pelted outgoing Press Secretary Robert Gibbs with questions about the revolution in Egypt, but there was one key query he just could not address.

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CNBC anchor implies US must support dictators to keep cheap oil flowing

CNBC contributor Erin Burnett said Friday that oil prices would skyrocket if countries in the Middle East broke out from under the rule of brutal dictators.

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Confronted by blogger, Santorum fails to differentiate between little girl, dish of cells

A former Republican Senator considered to be a candidate for the party's 2012 presidential nomination was recently confronted by a blogger with a perplexing question: Being pro-life, if you found yourself in a fertility clinic that was burning down, and you had a choice between saving a 2-year-old girl or a petri dish of five fertilized eggs, what would you do?

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Congress quietly prepares to renew Patriot Act

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has introduced a little-noticed bill that intends to once again renew controversial provisions of the Bush administration's USA Patriot Act that are due to expire this year.

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Steele bumbles literary reference: Cites Tolstoy, but quotes Dickens

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has been called many things during his tenure atop the Republican party. Literary connoisseur was not one of them.

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US threatened 'retaliation' to bully EU into accepting biotech crops, cable shows

Reacting to a French pledge to represent the "common interest" in considering biotech foods, a former US ambassador recommended publishing a "retaliation list" of European locations where genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were being grown in hopes that activists would destroy them and "cause some pain" for officials, a leaked diplomatic cable shows.

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GOP may hold START Treaty hostage over immigration reform, 'don't ask' repeal

As the repeal of the military's gay ban and a crucial vote on immigration reform edge closer, Republicans are finding more and more ways to derail the effort and run out the clock on the Democrats' lame duck session.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

Update: Swedish authorities will appeal decision

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Reporter: GOP hates Obama more than they love national security

For all the Republicans' bluster during the Bush administration about national security-hating "Defeatocrats," it seems the cards have finally turned.

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Chris Wallace: 'The Republican primaries will be a production of Fox News'

Next fall, US politics will officially become a reality show.

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Obama admin. threatens to walk out on 'Don't Ask' negotiations

Groups advocating the repeal of the military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy are meeting at the White House Tuesday -- but as they've come to find out, some topics are off limits.

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Scarborough retracts claim that MoveOn.org doesn't disclose donors

The donor list for Democratic grassroots campaign group MoveOn.org is actually pretty easy to find. It takes about 15 seconds, if you've got a broadband Internet connection and a familiarity with "the Google."

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O'Reilly: Muslims that doubt official 9/11 story could be terrorists

To Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, if a white person like former governor Jesse Ventura or former senator Mike Gravel questions the government's recounting of the 9/11 attacks, he (or she) is a "pinhead." But if a Muslim person questions the official story, well, that makes them a potentially dangerous "radical".

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CNN host calls out Sean Hannity for ‘deceptive’ video editing

Fox News personality Sean Hannity is an opinion host, not a reporter: a fact made abundantly clear in last week's fracas over what one CNN host called on Sunday "deceptive" video editing.

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Fox News 'anti-feminist' guest calls dating 'legal prostitution'

Breaking news: something happened a month and a half ago and Rupert Murdoch's favorite news network just now found someone willing to say something outrageous about it.

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