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Specter booted out in Pennsylvania primary

May 18, 2010

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Arlen Specter, who switched parties to become a Democrat to much fanfare and applause, was rejected by Democratic primary voters today in favor of challenger Joe Sestak. When Specter left the GOP, all we heard for weeks was how inhospitable the Republican Party was to so-called moderates. Well, now that the Democrats have done the same […]

Uh-oh: CT Dem Sen candidate misrepresented Vietnam service

May 17, 2010

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The New York Times delivers a shocking revelation about Democratic Senate candidate from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal – the candidate apparently has misrepresented his service in Vietnam and made no attempt to correct the media record about his time in the Marine Reserve: At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers […]

Iran to continue uranium enrichment after nuke deal

May 17, 2010

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Myopic leaders the world over greeted with relief a deal struck between Turkey, Brazil, and Iran that would see Iran ship uranium to Turkey in exchange for fuel rods. Some think that this is a significant step in curbing Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions, but there’s only one problem – Iran will continue to enrich uranium, […]

Obama admin apologizes to China for AZ immigration law

May 17, 2010

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The United States and China met over the weekend for a 2-day round of talks meant to move the Chinese government toward improving its human rights record. The talks had no real result except for laying the groundwork for more talks to come – and the bombshell that the American delegation brought up the Arizona […]

Sestak has a good chance of beating Specter in PA

May 11, 2010

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Greg Sargent is reporting that a third poll in the last week will come out tomorrow putting Joe Sestak ahead of Republican turncoat Arlen Specter by a five-point margin in the Democratic primary for Senator from Pennsylvania. The director of the poll put the crux of the race quite simply – Democrat voters haven’t voted for […]

David Cameron is new British PM

May 11, 2010

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David Cameron, leader of Britain’s Conservative Party (or the Tories, as some call them), has assumed the office of Prime Minister after meeting with Queen Elizabeth today. His ascendancy is the result of the formation of a coalition government by his own party and the Liberal Democrats, led by Nick Clegg, who will be his Deputy […]

Gordon Brown resigns as Labour leader

May 10, 2010

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After the loss of majority power for his Labour Party in British Parliamentary elections last week, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced he will resign as leader of the party effective in September. He also took responsibility for Labour’s loss in the election, which saw the rival Tories (termed by some Conservatives) gain a plurality […]