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26 June 2010 3:37 PM | Tagged: anchorage daily news
A day after an Alaska ethics official branded Sarah Palin's legal defense fund illegal, Palin has launched a new committee to raise money to cover her legal debts.The Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund replaces the Alaska Fund Trust, which the state's Personnel Board ruled Thursday had inappropriately used the word official in soliciting funds.The Palin camp says it used the word to distinguish the

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26 June 2010 10:57 AM | Tagged: daniel patrick moynihan
Co-authored by Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson In 1982, at the first meeting of the so-called Greenspan Commission, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, We are all entitled to our own opinion, but not to our own set of facts. Alan Simpson, the former Republican Senator from Wyoming and current co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, certainly too

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26 June 2010 10:17 AM | Tagged: arizona values
Jan Brewer has put Arizona in the news again today for all the wrong reasons.In just over a year Brewer, our unelected accidental governor, has done more damage to Arizona than we can wrap our heads around.She and the Republicans in power continue to push Arizona down the wrong track.Their values are not Arizona values.If you're as outraged as we are, watch our video to see how you can help us

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26 June 2010 10:17 AM | Tagged: atlantic hurricane season
TORONTO/MIAMI – U.S President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron were expected to discuss London-based BP Plc and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Saturday as stormy weather raised fears that clean-up operations could be disrupted.The oil spill, the worst in U.S history, is overshadowing the first meeting between Obama and Cameron since the prime minister took office la

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26 June 2010 1:37 AM | Tagged: alan grayson
Oliver Stone recorded this video yesterday for our CongressmanWithGuts.com Peace Party . Join our movement for peace at CongressmanWithGuts.com.Stone noted the following: I support Congressman Alan Grayson because he supports peace -- and I'm asking for you to support him, and join our movement for peace.1967-1968 I went to Vietnam as a combat infantryman.I wanted to go, I volunteered, and I saw

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25 June 2010 11:47 PM | Tagged: senate majority leader harry reid
LAS VEGAS – The Democratic nominee in the Nevada governor's race is the son of one of the most powerful politicians in America, but you wouldn't know it by his campaign.Rory Reid is going to great lengths to keep his distance from his famous father — U.S Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — in an election year when the elder Reid is the anti-incumbent movement's public enemy No.

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25 June 2010 11:27 PM | Tagged: jp morgan chase
When BP CEO Tony Hayward left the Gulf oil spill disaster last week to captain his yacht, Bob, in the JP Morgan Chase Asset Management Round the Island race off the coast of England, it was seen as emblematic of the corporate leader's poor handling of the disaster.Hayward may have sailed on a windward tack that day in the Round the Island race, but it has been his company, and others involved in

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25 June 2010 11:27 PM | Tagged: cardinal christoph schoenborn
VIENNA – A panel set up by Austria's Roman Catholic Church to help victims of abuse by clergy or church officials on Friday presented a model that would award up to euro25,000 ($30,700) for those most seriously mistreated.The compensation schedule foresees payments of euro5,000 ($6,150) for minor abuse cases, euro15,000 ($18,440) for more serious ones and euro25,000 ($30,700) for extremely