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Don’t waste your tears on Roman Polanski

September 29, 2009

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The arrest of fugitive director Roman Polanski in Switzerland has sent shock waves of righteous indignation throughout the Hollywood community. The capsule version of Polanski’s sin is this: in 1977, he plied a 13-year-old girl with alcohol and drugs before raping her. After a plea agreement in which the charges of sodomy and rape were […]

Senate Finance Committee rejects public option

September 29, 2009

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The Senate Finance Committee rejected two amendments offered by Senators Charles Schumer and Jay Rockefeller that would have injected a taxpayer-funded and government-run public option into the bill authored by Sen. Max Baucus currently under consideration. The Rockefeller amendment was voted down by a margin of 15-8, which saw chairman Baucus and five other Democrats joining […]

Obama to Copenhagen in Olympic push

September 28, 2009

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President Obama will fly to Copenhagen, Denmark to lend his support for the bid by Chicago for the 2016 Olympics, the first time a sitting American President has made such an appearance. The other potential favorite is Rio de Janeiro alongside other contenders Madrid and Tokyo, and Obama will try to use his international “star […]

Obama has talked to Afghanistan commander only once

September 28, 2009

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In an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, the commanding American general in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said he has spoken with President Obama only once in the 70 days he has held the post. The admission comes right after an assessment by Gen. McChrystal that warns of failure of Afghanistan if more resources aren’t committed […]

Disgrace: ACORN sues undercover journalists

September 25, 2009

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After a series of videos that showcased ACORN employees in four cities giving tax advice and other aid to undercover journalists posing as a pimp and prostitute interested in starting an underage brothel, ACORN has tied the knot on its own noose – it has sued the two under-30 journalists involved in the sting, Hannah Giles […]

Manuel Zelaya is a head case

September 24, 2009

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Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya told the Miami Heraldthat his throat is sore from toxic gases and that Israeli mercenaries are torturing him with high-frequency radiation. He’s been sleeping on chairs while holed up in the Brazilian embassy during a city-wide curfew in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. Zelaya says he’s being “threatened with death” […]

Gallup: 80% are OK with current health care

September 23, 2009

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Gallup has another interesting poll that illustrates the perceptions of the public regarding their own health care quality and costs and reveals the core reason why Americans are skeptical of the current health care plan (Heads up from Hot Air). The poll finds that 80% of Americans are either satisfied or very satisfied with their […]