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Russia Points to Pilot Error in Polish President’s Crash

Last April’s plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, which claimed the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other passengers, was due to error on the part of the Tu-154’s Polish pilots—or so say Russian investigators, drawing mixed reactions from the Polish side.

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Boehner Bursts Birthers’ Bubbles

Those “birthers” out there still hoping to contest President Obama’s American citizenship won’t have much of an ally in the newly installed House Speaker John Boehner, but he also won’t question their own beliefs on that front.

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Meet Brazil’s New President

Brazil’s first female president has finally been sworn into office. Dilma Rousseff, a protégé of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, promised to protect the most vulnerable of Brazilian society in her inaugural speech Saturday.

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AP / Oliver Weiken

Former Israeli President Katsav Convicted of Rape

After three years since the initial charges, an Israeli court has found the country’s former President Moshe Katsav guilty of rape and sexual harassment.

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Palin Trailin’ in 2012 Poll

This just in: Sarah Palin may not be a shoo-in for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination, according to a new CNN poll released on Tuesday. The survey also suggested that President Obama hasn’t squandered his support from Democrats ...

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Obama Tallies Up Year-End Wins

Although the outcome of this fall’s midterm elections didn’t suggest great possibilities for the last two years of President Obama’s term, he would like to suggest, as he does in this speech after Wednesday’s START vote, that ...

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An Afghan War Refresher With President Obama

President Obama took to the podium Thursday to declare that “we are on track to achieve our goals” in Afghanistan, although the war there “continues to be a difficult endeavor.” This assessment wouldn’t have anything to do with two big setbacks ...

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Protesters Rail Against Haitian Election Results

The results of the Nov. 28 presidential election in Haiti did not sit well with thousands of Haitians, according to Reuters. They took to the streets around the country to protest Wednesday.

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Elizabeth Edwards Dies at 61

On Tuesday, Elizabeth Edwards, who fought a very public battle with her husband John Edwards over his private life even as she fought cancer, died of the disease in North Carolina.

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Obama Attempts to Justify Tax-Cut Compromise

This just in: The rich get richer. President Barack “Hope ’n’ Change” Obama ticked off a lot of people Monday by helping the affluent and entitled stay that way with his GOP-appeasing tax cut plan ...

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Brazil Recognizes Palestine

In a public letter addressed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, outgoing and popular Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva formally recognized Palestine as an independent state within its 1967 borders.

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Obama Wants to Put Federal Workers’ Wages on Ice

In his latest bid to chip away at our nation’s trillion-dollar deficit, President Obama announced a new proposal Monday to freeze civilian federal employees’ salaries for the next two years, pointing to the need for all Americans to “sacrifice” ...

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Obama Drops In on ‘MythBusters’

President Obama is making a cameo appearance on “MythBusters”—and no, it’s not to prove once and for all that he was born in Hawaii. Instead, he’s interested in something called Archimedes’ solar ray, being a giant nerd and all.

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Sarah Palin’s Latest Incarnation: Reality Star

Sarah Palin has been many things to many people: Vice presidential candidate to John McCain; inspirational leader to scores of She-publicans and “Mama Grizzlies,” not to mention tea partyers in Alaska and “the lower 48”; and brunt of jokes to countless others besides Tina Fey.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 READ MORE



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Deficit Commission Under Scrutiny for Outside Ties

On Wednesday, a special task force assembled by the Obama administration to deal with the ever-burgeoning U.S. deficit, aka the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, made some controversial recommendations ... (continued)

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Bush to Kanye: All Is Forgiven

During his comfortable sit-down with Matt Lauer on Wednesday’s “Today” show, former President George W. Bush was visited by the pre-taped image of a contrite Kanye West, who was all ready to make nice after his Bush-is-a-racist claim of yesteryear.

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Obama Finds the Lesson in His Midterm ‘Shellacking’

President Obama got philosophical at a Wednesday news conference as he reflected on the message Americans sent at Tuesday’s polls, as well as on the meaning of the “shellacking” he took when the results came in. 

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Obama Losing His Glory

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Running on Obamacare

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Impending Midterm Election Doom

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Brazil’s First Female President Makes Women Top Priority

Maybe certain other countries (ahem, USA) can learn from Brazil’s example, as the Brazilian people elected their first female president on Sunday, and the significance of the event wasn’t lost on President-elect Dilma Rousseff.

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Cristina Kirchner and Late Husband Nestor

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Tea Party and Obama

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Obama’s ‘Daily Show’ Stint a Success, Says Team Obama

Other sources may disagree, but the word around the White House on Thursday was that President Obama’s special appearance on “The Daily Show” the night before had been “a success,” according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

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Palin Coy About 2012 Plans

According to Sarah Palin, it’s still too early in the presidential election cycle for her to say for sure whether she’ll be putting the White House in her cross hairs for 2012. We’re not sure about that, but, regardless, Palin says she’ll take on the challenge if there’s “nobody willing to do it.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Susan Walsh

Obama Steps Up for Boxer

The midterm elections are nearly upon us, and things are looking a little dicey for longtime California Sen. Barbara Boxer in her race for re-election against newcomer Carly Fiorina. That’s why President Obama happened to be at… (continued)

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Myth Busted

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Poll Puts Obama Over Palin in 2012

His supporters may not be as numerous (or enthusiastic) as they were back in the days of “hope” and “change,” but President Barack Obama still has the edge over one prominent hypothetical challenger for the White House in 2012: Sarah Palin.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Krugman Takes Aim at Government Spending ‘Myth’

President Obama’s detractors apparently like to push the idea that he is responsible for jacking up government spending to new heights, but The New York Times’ Paul Krugman took it upon himself to do away with this “myth,” as he put it, in his column Sunday.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 READ MORE


Audacity of Hope

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AP / Dolores Ochoa

Ecuador in State of Emergency

Add Ecuador to the list of countries whose people are letting their governments know that they’re not having the “austerity measures” officials are attempting to enact.

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AP / Craig Fritz

Obama Reaffirms His Christianity

Hey everyone, let the record show that our president is “Christian by choice.” Just in time for the midterm election season, President Obama made a personal statement Tuesday at an event in Albuquerque, N.M., putting the kibosh on those pesky e-mail rumors about his chosen faith.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE



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‘Archie’ Gets Political With Obama and Palin

President Obama has already made a cameo on the colorful pages of “Spider-Man,” and he’s getting the comic-book treatment once again with not one, but two special editions of “Archie,” and this time, he’ll share the covers with a certain “Thrilla from Wasilla.”

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The Man, the Myth

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AP / Diane Bondareff

Wyclef Jean Will Not Be Haiti’s Next President

This is news that will come as a relief to some (ahem, Sean Penn): Former Fugee and wannabe Haitian president Wyclef Jean has conceded that he’s not in the running to become his homeland’s next leader and has officially withdrawn from the race.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Gemunu Amarasinghe

Surprise: Fraud Alleged in Afghan Elections

On Monday, just two days after the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, reports that the polling process was corrupted by incidents of voting fraud had sparked an investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010 READ MORE


A Back-to-School Pep Talk From President Obama

It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since President Obama’s last back-to-school speech—the one that got certain detractors in a tizzy about his purported plans to brainwash America’s youth with dangerous socialist messages.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Chuck Kennedy

Builder Barack Wants a Mini Stimulus (Update)

With unemployment still rising and the American infrastructure getting no less crumbly, President Obama is set to announce a six-year plan to build roads and create jobs, starting with a $50 billion investment. That’s assuming Congress gets on board the recovery train.

Posted on Sep 6, 2010 READ MORE



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Maliki: Iraq Is Now ‘Independent’

Iraq is now “sovereign and independent,” according to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who made this optimistic pronouncement on Tuesday, the official end day of the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from his war-ravaged country.

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When Dmitry Met Bono

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took some time away from the Kremlin on Tuesday to chill at his resort home by the Black Sea, sip tea and talk saving the world and whatnot with U2’s do-gooder frontman Bono.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

They Go or Obama Goes

Barack Obama and the Democrats he led to a stunning victory two years ago are going down hard in the face of an economic crisis that he did nothing to create but which he has failed to solve.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 READ MORE



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General Says Obama’s Plan Helps the Enemy

Gen. James Conway, the head Marine in charge, says of the president’s promise to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by next summer: “In some ways, we think right now it’s probably giving our enemy sustenance.”

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Ramon Espinosa

Wyclef Claims ‘Trickery’ Blocked His Presidential Bid

It’s not looking likely that Fugee alumnus and Haitian presidential wannabe Wyclef Jean will be successful in his quest to become his homeland’s next head of state. But that doesn’t mean he’s going down without a fight.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Diane Bondareff

Light Dims on Jean’s Bid for Haitian Presidency

According to an unnamed member of Haiti’s provisional electoral council, Fugee founder and hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean has been deemed ineligible to run for his country’s presidency. Jean, who no longer lives in Haiti, had announced his intent to run last month, stirring excitement among the country’s disillusioned youth.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Ty Wright

Obama: ‘The Economy Is Getting Stronger’

President Barack Obama mustered up some fine rhetoric Wednesday to give the good people of Greater Columbus, Ohio, a sense of security in these, our shaky times. And he did so in, literally, a local family’s backyard.

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 READ MORE


Wyclef Jean
AP / Diane Bondareff

Jean in ‘Hiding’ While Awaiting Presidential Run

Former Fugee Wyclef Jean is making the most of his professed intent to become president of his native Haiti. Since announcing his bid for Haiti’s highest office, he’s met some resistance, including from an irked Sean Penn ... (continued)

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