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Obama Bombs Pakistan

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[From Right Pundits] Keeping a campaign promise of sorts, the U.S. military bombed Pakistan today killing at least seven people on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Barack Obama Continues Bush Policy One recalls that candidate Obama threatened to invade Pakistan during the primary campaign, a boast that was either laughed off by supporters or alarmed critics. The remarks caused a diplomatic firestorm which forced Obama to retract later. Pakistan is a nuclear-armed country with one of the largest armies in the world, and an unsteady friend to the United States in the…read more

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Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case

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Image by Getty Images via Daylife [From Wired.com] By David Kravets The Obama administration fell in line with the Bush administration Thursday when it urged a federal judge to set aside a ruling in a closely watched spy case weighing whether a U.S. president may bypass Congress and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants. In a filing in San Francisco federal court, President Barack Obama adopted the same position as his predecessor. With just hours left in office, President George W. Bush late Monday asked U.S. District…read more

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In Final Legal Act, Bush Appeals Spy Ruling

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[From Wired] By David Kravets   With a mere 64 minutes left in its last full day in office, the Bush administration asked a federal judge to stay enforcement of a  ruling that would keep alive a lawsuit which tests whether the president can bypass the Congress and eavesdrop on Americans without warrants. The request was lodged with U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco at 10:56 p.m. EST on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — about 13 hours before the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The filing…read more

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Anyone can be president — except Ralph Nader

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[From ScrippsNews] [Notice: Ralph Nader is no longer a candidate for the GP nomination, but this issue is an important one for all parties to face. -RS] By KEN WARD, Scripps Howard News Service Bloggers already are deriding him as the second coming of Harold Stassen. Democrats, who accused him of swinging the 2000 election to the Republicans, now dismiss him as a crank. Isn’t it interesting how many political pundits presume to tell Ralph Nader he shouldn’t run for president? I don’t recall anyone proffering such sage advice to…read more

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