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Another Obama fundraiser turns out to be a bad ambassador

February 29, 2012

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Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 5:56 PM foreignpolicy Candidate Barack Obama promised to end the time-honored American practice of appointing ambassadors who have no experience in foreign policy, but President Obama has completely ignored that promise, appointing fundraisers to dozens of ambassadorships all over the world. Today, the State Department revealed […]

WH to Give Itself Maximum Flexibility on Terrorist Custody Law

February 29, 2012

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Feb 28, 2012 6:38pm Jake Tapper Political Punch The White House announced Tuesday night that the Obama administration intends to interpret with rather wide latitude a controversial section  of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires law enforcement to place in military custody any foreign al Qaeda suspects caught on U.S. soil. Based on the […]

French presidential candidate Socialist proposes to tax the rich 75%

February 29, 2012

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Organización Editorial Mexicana February 28, 2012 AFP Paris. – The Socialist candidate for French president, François Hollande, proposed a tax that would tax the richest 75% of income exceeding one million per year, sparking criticism from his opponents right and center. The tax for the wealthiest taxpayers, those earning over a million per year, is […]

A mob stormed the school , Christian teacher accused of blasphemy in Lahore

February 29, 2012

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02/23/2012 17:38 by Jibran Khan A mob stormed the school where Saira Khokhar teaches in an attempt to abduct her after she was accused of burning a copy of the Qur’an. Little is known of the affair, but police had to take the woman into custody even though no formal charges have yet been laid. […]

Women oppose contraception mandate on legal, medical grounds

February 29, 2012

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Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2012 / 01:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Women in fields ranging from law to medicine denounced the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, arguing that it violates religious freedom and promotes a culture that degrades women. “This whole idea of contraception, sterilization and abortifacients as being necessary for a woman’s health is actually demeaning […]

U.S. arms suppliers maintain global lead

February 29, 2012

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by Staff Writers Washington (UPI) Feb 28, 2012 spacewar U.S. defense manufacturers and exporters maintained their global lead in the latest tally of international arms market deals recorded by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The SIPRI report, however, doesn’t include Chinese arms supplies worldwide and has only partial data on Russian arms manufacturers who […]

Mongolia strikes out against Christians in order to “educate” the Chinese people

February 29, 2012

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02/28/2012 A violent persecution campaign against the underground Church is going on, as the succession of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao takes place Giacomo Galeazzi vatican city http://vaticaninsider Christians are being struck down in order to “educate” the entire Chinese population. In Inner Mongolia, a violent campaign against the underground Church is underway, as the […]

Anonymous bring down Interpol website in retaliation for 25 arrests

February 29, 2012

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Published: 29 February, 2012, 03:57 http://rt.com Supporters of the Anonymous hacker group attacked Interpol’s main website after the international police agency conducted a number of hacker arrests across the globe. ­The website Interpol.int was unreachable for a half hour on Wednesday, Forbes reports. Access was later restored, although the loading time remains slow. The attack […]

‘Not for Pub’: US drew up secret Assange charges – Stratfor leak

February 29, 2012

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Published: 28 February, 2012, 20:16 Edited: 29 February, 2012, 02:21 http://rt.com The US prepared a secret “sealed indictment” on Julian Assange over a year ago. That comes from a recent Stratfor mail leak published on a drip-drip basis by WikiLeaks. ­The newly-released batch of confidential emails reveals Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, warned his […]

99-percenters protest genetically modified foods

February 29, 2012

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US 99-Percenters have taken to the streets in New York to demand more government regulations on food and water, Press TV reports. Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:18PM Protesters criticized companies that alter the genetic making of foods such as Monsanto. Monsanto is a corporate giant that makes genetically modified seeds for foods like corn and […]