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A press statement attributed to Osama bin Laden's fourth son, who, the BBC reports, "has repeatedly distanced himself from his father's ideology," demands to know "why our father was not arrested and tried but summarily executed without a court of law," unlike Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic. (Full statement after the jump).

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One-hundred-and-four retired admirals and generals have signed a statement calling on the military to allow gay soldiers to serve openly. "Don't ask, don't tell" has lost support since the Clinton administration originally negotiated the compromise, but Barack Obama will likely avoid resurrecting one of his predecessor's biggest headaches.

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Is Jerry Brown just doing his job, or is he trying to be all things to all Californians? The attorney general said in a statement that the state's high court should review the recently passed gay marriage ban, but until then, " The public interest would be better served by allowing Proposition 8 to remain in effect ".

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If Hillary Clinton becomes the next president, her administration will have a hell of a time improving relations with Iran, a country that has a few cards to play when it comes to stability in Iraq and the price of oil. That's because Clinton recently threatened Iran's annihilation and it turns out that the Iranian government pays attention to these things.

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Hillary Clinton says she would have left her church, were she in Barack Obama's position, because "We have a choice when it comes to our pastors."

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Celebrity scandals aren't our bag. But considering that some Jewish groups felt Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" did more to further anti-Semitism than any other piece of pop culture in recent memory, we figure that Gibson's apology for his anti-Semitic remarks over the weekend is fair game.

  • The photo above was taken at a bar a few hours before his arrest.
  • The N.Y. Times marvels at "the speed at which the scandal unfolded, doing serious damage to one of Hollywood?s most valuable careers along the way."
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    It would be the first time the president has used his override power; but that's only because he has made unprecedented use of so-called signing statements to ignore the parts of new laws that he doesn't feel like obeying.

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