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'Mistake' not to act on Syria says Clinton

Friday, June 14, 2013

'Mistake' not to act on Syria says Clinton: reports (via AFP)

Bill Clinton has taken issue with President Barack Obama's Syria policy saying "it's a bad mistake" for the United States not to intervene, US media reported Thursday. Speaking at a private event, the Democratic party icon and former president made a rare foray into foreign policy at a moment when…


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Israel settler homes plan 'unhelpful': US

Israel settler homes plan 'unhelpful': US (via AFP)

The United States Thursday sharply criticized Israel's plans to move ahead with 1,000 new settler homes on the West Bank, saying it was unhelpful to US efforts to kickstart peace talks. "We don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters…


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NSA to reveal number of thwarted terror attacks

NSA to reveal number of thwarted terror attacks (via AFP)

The National Security Agency on Monday will release the number of terror plots it says has been thwarted by its sweeping telephone data surveillance program, a top US lawmaker told reporters. Senator Dianne Feinstein made her remarks Thursday, after NSA chief General Keith Alexander told a hearing…


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Anti-gay hate troll, Bill Donahue: ‘Nest of homosexual priests’ should be ‘rooted out’

Catholic League president: ‘Nest of homosexual priests’ should be ‘rooted out’ (via Raw Story )

Catholic League President Bill Donohue has called for the church to track down the “nest of homosexual priests” and make sure that they are “rooted out.” Newsmax host Steve Malzberg on Wednesday asked Donohue what Pope Francis meant when he recently admitted that a “gay lobby” was influencing…


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World population to hit 10.9 billion by 2100: UN

World population to hit 10.9 billion by 2100: UN (via AFP)

The world's population will hit 7.2 billion next month and 10.9 billion by 2100, with most of the growth a result of high birthrates in the developing world, the United Nations said Thursday. The UN's latest "World Population Prospects" report said the number of people inhabiting the planet at the…


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You Should Be Concerned About NSA Monitoring Says Former Bush Counter-Terror Chief

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Ron Johnson (R-Dumbfuckistan): ‘Restoring faith in government’ is the ‘wrong solution’

Ron Johnson: ‘Restoring faith in government’ is the ‘wrong solution’ (via Raw Story )

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Thursday told a conservative conference in Washington, D.C. that “restoring faith in government” was the “wrong solution” and that lawmakers should instead be encouraging “distrust.” Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority…


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Racist backlash after Mariachi boy, 11, sings US anthem

Racist backlash after Mariachi boy, 11, sings US anthem (via AFP)

A rendition of the US anthem sung at a basketball game by an 11-year-old Mariachi singer sparked a racism-tinged online response that was quickly crushed by the boy's supporters. Sebastien de la Cruz -- known as "El Charro de Oro," or the boy with the golden voice in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas…


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Partisan Hypocrisy Over NSA Surveillance

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LIAR ALERT: Virginia lt. gov. candidate clarifies: ‘I do not believe that yoga leads to Satanism’

Virginia lt. gov. candidate clarifies: ‘I do not believe that yoga leads to Satanism’ (via Raw Story )

Virginia’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, E. W. Jackson, is trying to walk back statements he made in a 2008 book linking yoga to demonic possession. According to Huffington Post, Jackson held a press conference in Manassas, Virginia at which he insisted the he has never linked yoga…


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Mike Papantonio & @SamSeder Explain the NSA Wiretapping Scandal

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US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation

US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation (via AFP)

The United States has launched a criminal investigation and is taking "all necessary steps" to prosecute Edward Snowden for exposing secret US surveillance programs, the FBI director said Thursday. Robert Mueller, who is to step down soon after more than a decade leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation…


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Watch U.S. Intel Chief Clapper Lie to Congress

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SCOTUS swiftly revokes right to protest on court grounds

SCOTUS swiftly revokes right to protest on court grounds (via Raw Story )

Just two days after a judge struck down a decades-old law banning protests on Supreme Court grounds, the nation’s highest court has in effect restored it with a new rule governing conduct on its premises. The ban, first passed by Congress in 1949, was struck down Tuesday with extreme prejudice by…


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Rep Steve Stockman (R-Teabagistan): Texas Loves Freedom, NH Hates Freedom

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Sarin: a lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes

Sarin: a lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes (via AFP)

Sarin, a deadly nerve gas which the United States now says the Syrian regime has used against rebel forces, was developed by Nazi scientists in 1938. Originally conceived as a pesticide, sarin was used by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime to gas thousands of Kurds in the northern town of Halabja…


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From @MajorityFM: What's To Stop Private Government Contractors From Selling Your Info To Corporations?

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Raging hate-merchant & "Christian" activist: Boy Scouts endangering children by allowing gay members

Christian activist: Boy Scouts endangering children by allowing gay members (via Raw Story )

Faith2Action president Janet Porter says the Boy Scouts recent decision to allow openly gay members is part of the criminalization of Christianity. In recent remarks, reported Thursday by Right Wing Watch, the head of the Christian activist group warned allowing openly gay members into the youth organization…


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Dispatch from the American Taliban: Obama Using NSA Surveillance Program to Control the Population Through Blackmail

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Two dead in Colorado's most destructive fire ever

Two dead in Colorado's most destructive fire ever (via AFP)

Two people died while trying to flee a wildfire in Colorado that has burned down 360 homes, in the western US state's most destructive blaze ever, officials said. Some 38,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes as the blaze reached the edge of Colorado Springs, but officials voiced hope as…


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From @MajorityFM: Latest Sign GOP is Afraid to Obstruct Immigration Reform

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Texas A-Number 1 Dipshit, Rick Perry: Americans have no right to freedom from religion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Americans have no right to freedom from religion (via Raw Story )

During an announcement of the signing of the so-called “Merry Christmas Bill,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry and state Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) said Thursday that freedom from religion was not included in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “I’m proud we are standing up for…


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Crazy-Eyes Bachmann: "We Will Never Again Have A Republican President" If Immigration Reform Passes

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Rachel Maddow: Republicans are stuck in ‘downward facing dogma’

Maddow: Republicans are stuck in ‘downward facing dogma’ (via Raw Story )

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow continued to chronicle the Republican Party’s inexorable slide to right in a segment called “Downward Facing Dogma.” She chided the GOP for its ongoing obsession with culture war issues and gravitation more and…


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EU ministers seek accord on US free trade talks

EU ministers seek accord on US free trade talks (via AFP)

EU trade ministers try Friday to reassure France on its prized "cultural exception" so free trade talks can be opened next week with the United States which believes that no issues should be excluded. Negotiations with Washington promise to be difficult and France insists that the audiovisual industry…


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Terms and Conditions May Apply Official Trailer #1 (Online Privacy Documentary)

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Cavalcade of Crazy: Reps. King, Bachmann and Gohmert beg Glenn Beck’s viewers for support: We’re losing badly

Reps. King, Bachmann and Gohmert beg Glenn Beck’s viewers for support: We’re losing badly (via Raw Story )

Three of the most controversial Republican members of Congress appeared on Glenn Beck’s program Thursday to beg his viewers for support. Reps. Steve King (IA), Michele Bachmann (MN), and Louie Gohmert (TX) appeared on the television show to discuss their opposition to comprehensive immigration reform…


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Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from bottom

Warm ocean water melting Antarctic ice from bottom (via AFP)

Warming ocean waters are melting the Antarctic ice shelves from the bottom up, researchers said, in the first comprehensive study of the thick platforms of floating ice. Scientists have long known that basal melt, the melting of ice shelves from underneath, was taking place and attributed the trend…


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From @MajorityFM: Actor Shia LaBeouf Warned Us About NSA Spying in 2008?

An appearance by Shia LaBeouf on the Tonight Show from 2008 is making the 'rounds on the web this week. IS Shia LaBeouf the original NSA whistleblower? The clip where he talks about his interaction with an FBI agent on the set of his movie Eagle Eye sure makes it look that way.

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Democrat blasts ‘mind-boggling’ GOP for upholding indefinite detention of U.S. citizens

Democrat blasts ‘mind-boggling’ GOP for upholding indefinite detention of U.S. citizens (via Raw Story )

Rep. Adam Smith (D-CA), a ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, blasted legislators on Thursday who voted down his amendment to end the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects. “This is a vote against the United States constitution and it is a vote against due process,” he said…


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Iran begins voting to elect new president

Iran begins voting to elect new president (via AFP)

Iran began voting on Friday to elect the successor of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the state television announced. The vote pitches a divided conservative camp against a moderate candidate who enjoys the backing of the reformists. Some 50.5 million people are eligible to vote for a successor to Ahmadinejad…


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From @MajorityFM: Buffoon Thomas Friedman Attacks NSA Leaker, Has No Clue What's in NSA Leaks

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From @MajorityFM: Trust the Government That Lies to You Says Delusional David Brooks

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Supreme Court nixes DNA patenting for companies

Supreme Court nixes DNA patenting for companies (via Raw Story )

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Thursday morning saying that biotech companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers cannot patent configurations of Deoxyribonucleic Acid, also known as DNA. According to the decision in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. United…


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Financial Elites Screwing Over The Working Class (VIDEO)

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