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WSJ/NBC Poll Surprise: Donald Trump #2 in race for Republican nomination for US president

Jonathan Weisman and Scott Greenberg The Wall Street Journal 07.04.2011
WSJ/NBC Poll Surprise: Donald Trump #2 in race for Republican nomination for US president

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be the early front-runner in the largely unformed race for the Republican nomination for president, but real estate magnate Donald Trump may be a surprise contender, according to a new Wall Street J...

CBS News bureau chief denies being FBI informant

Kimberly Nordyke Yahoo! News Canada 06.04.2011
CBS News bureau chief denies being FBI informant

The Washington bureau chief for CBS News denied on Tuesday that he served as an FBI informant during the agency's investigation into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.


Alabama lawmakers approve immigration crackdown

Verna Gates Yahoo! News Canada 06.04.2011
Alabama lawmakers approve immigration crackdown

The Alabama state House of Representative passed an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration on Tuesday, despite opposition from Democrats and civil rights groups.

Ron Paul to Announce US Presidential Run In Weeks

Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Texas Rep. Ron Paul said he will make a final decision within a month on whether he will run for president in the 2012 election.


Obama to announce reelection -- electronically

President Barack Obama plans to announce his reelection campaign early next week in an electronic message to grass-roots supporters, Democratic sources tell POLITICO.

GOP 2012 budget to make $4 trillion-plus in cuts

DOUGLASS K. DANIEL AP 04.04.2011
GOP 2012 budget to make $4 trillion-plus in cuts

A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president's debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health programs, its principal ...


Foreign Banks Tapped Fed’s Secret Lifeline Most at Crisis Peak

Bradley Keoun and Craig Torres Bloomberg.com 04.04.2011
Foreign Banks Tapped Fed’s Secret Lifeline Most at Crisis Peak

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s two-year fight to shield crisis-squeezed banks from the stigma of revealing their public loans protected a lender to local governments in Belgium, a Japanese fishing-cooperative financier and a compa...

3 Middle Eastern Men Try To Enter US Military Base

SAN DIEGO -- One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper authorization.


Shh! Obama gets anti-secrecy award

ABBY PHILLIP Politico.com 01.04.2011
Shh! Obama gets anti-secrecy award

President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.

Letters Claim Al Qaeda Planted 160 Nuke Bombs Across USA

The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America.


Poll: Obama's approval hits new low

President Barack Obama’s approval rating and prospects for reelection have plunged to all-time lows in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Woman uses child as shield against Taser

glendalenow.com 30.03.2011
Woman uses child as shield against Taser

A domestic dispute that boiled over at a business led to a woman being arrested for disorderly conduct after she used a child as a shield against being Tasered.


Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrants

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 29.03.2011
Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrants

President Obama said Monday that he does not have the power to suspend deportations, putting the nail in a plan some administration officials had explored that could have granted de-facto legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.

VP Joe Biden

An aide to Vice President Joe Biden has apologised to a reporter who was locked in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests.


Fears rise that Japan could sell off U.S. debt

Seth McLaughlin The Washington Times 26.03.2011
Fears rise that Japan could sell off U.S. debt

Some lawmakers and market analysts are expressing rising concerns that a demand for capital by earthquake-ravaged Japan could lead it to sell off some of its huge holdings of U.S.-issued debt, leaving the federal government in an even tighter fina...

Campus police investigating racist Obama signs

Campus police at the University of Kentucky are investigating two incidents in which a sign was hung that used a racial slur to refer to President Barack Obama.


US Finances Rank Near Worst in the World: Study

The US ranks near the bottom of developed global economies in terms of financial stability and will stay there unless it addresses its burgeoning debt problems, a new study has found.

Hong Kong Star Rosemary Vandenbroucke Fined Over Drug Arrest

Singer/model Rosemary Vandenbroucke has been fined $1,000 (£625) following her arrest on a drug charge in Nevada last year (10).


US Senate to hold hearings on Muslims' rights

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 24.03.2011
US Senate to hold hearings on Muslims' rights

Just weeks after House Republicans held a hearing looking at the dangers of radical Muslims in the U.S., Senate Democrats are countering with a hearing of their own, scheduled for after Congress returns from a 10-day vacation, to examine Muslims' ...

Trace Amounts Of Radioactive Elements Found In California

Trace amounts of radioactive elements consistent with the earthquake-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan were detected by monitors in Anaheim and Riverside, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. But they also warned the “min...



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