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Obama to lay wreath at Ground Zero, meet with 9/11 families Thursday

President Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and visit with 9/11 families and first responders during his visit Thursday to New York City.

US Treasury suggests $2 trillion debt cap raise: sources

Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai Reuters 05.05.2011
US Treasury suggests $2 trillion debt cap raise: sources

The Treasury has told lawmakers a roughly $2 trillion rise in the legal limit on federal debt would be needed to ensure the government can keep borrowing through the 2012 presidential election, sources with knowledge of the discussions said.


Three US senators may have been fooled by fake bin Laden pictures

Three Republican senators who claimed to have seen images of Osama bin Laden after he was killed may have been duped.

Joe Biden opens his mouth about US Navy SEALs

Toby Harnden Telegraph 05.05.2011
Joe Biden opens his mouth about US Navy SEALs

Since President Barack Obama announced that “a small team of Americans” had killed Osama bin Laden, US government officials have carefully stuck to the line that they will not talk about which units were involved.


Bush turns down Obama invite to Ground Zero

GLENN THRUSH Politico.com 04.05.2011
Bush turns down Obama invite to Ground Zero

Former President George W. Bush has turned down President Barack Obama’s invitation to join him at ground zero on Thursday, citing his desire to avoid the media glare.

Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound.


Donald Trump Says He’s Decided ‘In My Mind’ to Pursue the Presidency

New York real estate developer Donald Trump says he has decided “in my mind” to run for president, yet won’t make an official announcement before the season finale of his reality television show later this month.

Texas Bill Would Make Invasive Pat-Downs a Felony

A former Miss USA's claims of being groped during a pat-down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport could be a felony under a bill gaining momentum in the Texas Legislature.


Judge orders John Edwards to answer questions about affair

Ned Barnett Yahoo! News Canada 30.04.2011
Judge orders John Edwards to answer questions about affair

Former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards must testify before a judge about his relationship with his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, a North Carolina judge ruled on Friday.

Trump Drops F-Bomb in Vegas

ABC News 30.04.2011
Trump Drops F-Bomb in Vegas

Real estate developer and TV showman Donald Trump fueled speculation that he'll enter the 2012 White House race, assuring a crowd of supporters at a Las Vegas casino that he is seriously weighing a presidential run in a speech laced with the F-word.


'Trump is a racist': CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer attacks The Apprentice host... as liberals desert reality show in protest at anti-Obama campaign

A senior CBS news anchor today labelled Donald Trump's campaign to raise doubts about President Obama's school grades as an 'ugly strain of racism'.

White House Releases Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate

The White House has released President Obama's long-form birth certificate, saying the document is "proof positive" the president was born in Hawaii.


Obama sending Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

ANNE GEARAN and KIMBERLY DOZIER WTOP 28.04.2011
Obama sending Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

President Barack Obama plans to name CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and move Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, into the CIA chief's job in a major shuffle of the U.S. national security leadership,...

US Banks Warn Obama on Soaring Debt

James Politi CNBC 28.04.2011
US Banks Warn Obama on Soaring Debt

A group of the largest US banks and fund managers stepped up the pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to reach a deal to increase the country’s debt limit, saying that even a short default could be devastating for the financial market...


Poll: What kind of US president would Donald Trump make?

Republicans may be ready for a fling with Donald Trump, but a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows they have reservations about installing him in the White House.

Nevada Sen. John Ensign announces resignation

MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN Politico.com 22.04.2011
Nevada Sen. John Ensign announces resignation

Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) on Thursday announced that he is resigning his Senate seat, effective May 3, bringing to an end a once promising career that imploded following a seedy sex scandal.


White House readies ‘US Shake Out’ to prepare citizens for earthquakes

The Departments of Homeland Security and Education are reaching out to millions of people in central U.S. states to get them to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill.

US unveils new terrorism warning system

A new terrorism warning system will provide the public with information on specific threats, replacing the color-coded alerts put in place after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.


Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing after getting too close to cargo jet

Air traffic controllers directed a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama to abort a landing at Andrews Air Force Base because it was too close to a military cargo jet, officials said Tuesday, in yet another embarrassment for the Federal Aviatio...

Bill in US would require parental consent for TSA pat-downs of minors

In response to a YouTube video of a 6-year-old girl receiving a pat-down from a Transportation Security Administration officer, Congressman Jason Chaffetz is drafting legislation that will require parental supervision during the pat-down of a child.



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