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Posts Tagged ‘ Government and politics ’

Commander In SS-led Unit Found Living In Minnesota

June 14th 2013

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press. Michael Karkoc, 94, told American authorities...
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Mandela Near Death? Has Lung Infection – Condition Now Called “Very Serious”

June 12th 2013

South Africans on Wednesday said their thoughts were with former President Nelson Mandela, who was in "very serious but stable" condition after being
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IN YOUR FACE GOP! Obama Names Rice As His National Security Adviser

June 5th 2013

Shaking up his national security team, President Barack Obama tapped diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser, defying Republicans who have vigorously criticized her faulty explanation about the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. “Susan is the consummate public servant — a patriot who puts her country first,” Obama said while announcing Rice’s...
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California Wildfire Threatens 1,000 Homes

June 3rd 2013

California’s Powerhouse wildfire grew overnight to 19,500 acres and now threatens around 1,000 homes. The fire has already destroyed six homes and damaged nine other buildings. The fire is currently at 20% containment and officials hope to have it fully contained by Wednesday. 2,000 firefighters are fighting to stop the fire’s spread. NBCLA
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Skagit River Bridge Collapses In Washington

May 24th 2013

A major freeway bridge in Skagit County, Washington, collapsed Thursday night, dumping people and cars into water. The portion four-lane Interstate-5 bridge that passes over Skagit River fell about 40 feet into the water at around 7 p.m. local time. The Skagit Valley Sheriff Department initially reported three people were rescued from water. The...
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Former IRS Commissioner To Testify On Capitol Hill

May 21st 2013

The Senate Finance Committee has launched an investigation into the improper targeting of Tea Party groups Lawmakers are getting their first chance to question the former head of the Internal Revenue Service, the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups. Some of the questions on Tuesday will be...
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Russian FSB Detains US Diplomat Accused Of Spying – PHOTO

May 14th 2013

Russia’s security services say they have caught a U.S. diplomat who they claim is a CIA agent in a red-handed attempt to recruit a Russian agent. Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, was carrying special technical equipment, disguises, written instructions and a large sum of money when he was...
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Bomb At Islamist Party Rally In Pakistan Kills 14

May 6th 2013

A Pakistani official says a bomb blast has killed at least 14 people at an election campaign rally of a pro-Taliban party in the country’s northwest. Javed Khan, a government administrator in the Kurram tribal region where the bombing took place, says Monday’s attack also wounded 50 people. He says the bomb was apparently...
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Non-Farm Payrolls Rise More Than Expected, Up by 165,000 in April; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.5%

May 3rd 2013

Job creation accelerated in April, with the U.S. economy adding 165,000 new positions and the unemployment rate edging lower amid worries over a spring slowdown. New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that a light March payrolls report may have been an aberration, as higher taxes and reduced spending due to the...
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Fresh Off Victory, NRA Holds Convention In Houston

May 3rd 2013

Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun. The powerful gun rights lobby gathers in Houston this weekend for its annual convention and organizers anticipate a rollicking, Texas-sized party — both to celebrate the victory in...
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Workers Rally For Better Conditions On May Day

May 1st 2013

Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in poor countries. Laborers in Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and elsewhere marched...
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Mother Of Bomb Suspects Insists Sons Are Innocent

April 29th 2013

The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist. But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she...
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Swedish Police Find Drugs And A Stun Gun On Justin Bieber’s Tour Bus

April 25th 2013

Swedish police have found drugs on pop sensation pop sensation Justin Bieber’s tour bus. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom revealed a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were found when officers raided the empty bus parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. They have refused to reveal...
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US Gun Control Laws Clear First Hurdle

April 11th 2013

Gun control supporters won the first Senate showdown Thursday over how to respond to the December carnage in Newtown, Conn., defeating an effort by conservatives to derail a package of firearms restrictions before debate could even start. The 68-31 roll call gave an early burst of momentum to efforts by President Barack Obama and...
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North Korea Delivers New Round Of War Rhetoric

April 11th 2013

North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby for a launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations. On the streets of Pyongyang, meanwhile, North Koreans celebrated the anniversary of leader Kim...
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Conn. Covernor Set To Sign Gun Control Law

April 4th 2013
Conn. Covernor Set To Sign Gun Control Law

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to shocked parents that their children had been slaughtered in a Connecticut elementary school, was expected to sign into law Thursday sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the gunman. Malloy’s office said he...
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Hillary Clinton Book Expected In 2014

April 4th 2013
Poll: Hillary Would Win New Hampshire

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal. She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clinton...
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Russian Tycoon Found Dead In UK Home

March 23rd 2013

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, 67, was found dead at his home in England on Saturday. Police are treating his death as unexplained and investigating further. Berezovsky, who at one time held significant political clout, fled Russia after a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP
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Obama Signs Order To Begin $85B In Sequester Spending

March 2nd 2013

President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the “sequester” after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan. The President, after an Oval Office meeting with the lawmakers, called the cuts “just dumb.” He said they would slow the economic recovery...
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Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts

March 1st 2013

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas On 10 WikiLeaks Counts A U.S. Army judge has accepted an offer by Pfc. Bradley Manning to plead guilty to violating military regulations. Prosecutors say they plan to move forward with an additional 12 charges against him. Pfc. Bradley Manning admits to sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and...
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Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

February 22nd 2013

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were...
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Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration – Complete VIDEO

January 21st 2013

Watch The 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama Full Video here:
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Complete Inauguration Schedule Listed Here – All Events – Let’s PARTY

January 21st 2013

9.a.m. Former presidents, House of Representatives members, senators, governors and Cabinet designees begin to arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the public, ceremonial inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Biden. 9:30 a.m. Fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 in Staten Island, New York performs 10 a.m. U.S. Marine Band performs 11:14 a.m. First...
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Obama Gets Second Swearing-In For Second Term

January 21st 2013

His second term already under way, President Barack Obama aims to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again to lead a divided nation seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas. Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather on the National Mall to witness Obama’s swearing in and inaugural...
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Depardieu, In Tax Fight, Gets Russian Citizenship

January 3rd 2013

Bad news if you want to be adopted by an American couple, Gerard. Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that actor Gerard Depardieu had been given Russian citizenship. The actor moved to Belgium in December to avoid paying France’s high tax rates, which almost went up to 75 percent for the country’s richest citizens....
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