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Former Obama spokesperson says he was barred from discussing drones

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President Barack Obama’s former press secretary said over the weekend that the White House restricted him from even recognizing the United States’ overseas drone program. Robert Gibbs, who served as the president’s official spokesperson from 2009 through 2011, told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that early on in his White House …

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Obama moves to keep kill list memos secret forever

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United States President Barack Obama has no plans to show Congress the legal rulings that justify his use of drones to kill US citizens, despite urging from members of his own political party. Both members of the House and Senate have demanded as of late that the Obama administration explain …

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2012 US presidential campaign cost $7 billion

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Parties, candidates and other organizations put up about $7 billion in the 2012 presidential election in the US. It was the first presidential vote following the Supreme Court ruling that granted corporations freedom of political speech. And like every American presidential election before it, it set the record for most …

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Obama signs bill giving him armed protection for life

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Despite launching a gun control agenda that threatens to disarm the American people, President Obama has signed a bill that would afford him armed Secret Service protection for life. “The legislation, crafted by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, rolls back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit …

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‘US, Russia plunging into new Cold War’

Tit-for-tat moves between Russia and the US are plunging the two nations into a new Cold War, says Russia expert Stephen Cohen. Washington’s longtime policy towards Moscow is to blame for the growing tensions. The ‘reset’ in relations between the United States and Russia is dead, as the Obama administration …

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Ron Paul to Congress: Stop worshipping Israel

  As of late Friday the ceasfire in Gaza seems to be holding, if tentatively. While we should be pleased that this round of fighting appears temporarily on hold, we must realize that without changes in U.S. foreign policy it is only a matter of time before the killing begins …

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Two failures

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President Obama is a failure as a president, and Gov. Romney is a failure as a candidate. When he took office, Obama told the press that if he couldn’t cure the economic mess he inherited from President George W. Bush in four years, he wouldn’t deserve a second term. I …

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Washington green-lights American donations to Syrian rebels

The US government has permitted its citizens to start donating money to Syria’s opposition, paving the way for direct help from US nationals to the rebel fighters. The Syrian Support Group (SSG), a Washington-based organization closely connected to rebel forces, has been granted a license by the US Treasury to …

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Classroom debate over Obama goes viral; teacher suspended

The teacher at the center of a controversy over a classroom video has now been suspended with pay, according to the Rowan Salisbury School System. Tonya Dixon-Neely teaches Social Studies at North Rowan High.  She is heard on the video telling a student that he could get arrested for being …

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$16,015,769,788,215.80

$5.4 trillion added under Obama. The United States Treasury reports that the total public outstanding debt is: $16,015,769,788,215.80. This is the first time in American history debt has eclipsed the $16 trillion mark. The debt has increased approximately $5.4 trillion since President Obama took office on January 20, 2009. Here’s a chart, from the …

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Relatives of US citizens killed by drones in Yemen sue Pentagon and CIA

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Relatives of three US citizens killed in non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Yemen have sued senior officials at the US Defense Department and the CIA. According to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the killings of US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and naturalized US …

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12 reasons not to attack Syria

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The USA and it’s “coalition of the reluctant and/or unwilling” are now confronted with at least twelve very good reasons why they should abandon their plans to unlawfully attack the sovereign nation of Syria. The Obama Administration has been inundated with responses from every quarter of American society and the …

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2012 US Elections: Obamney vs. Rombama

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A vote for Obama will bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while  the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. A vote for Romney, however, will also …

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