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White House Still Battles Questions On North Korea

“The North Koreans continue to make statements, bellicose statements, threatening different actions,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at this morning’s press briefing when he was asked by a reporter how worried people in Hawaii should be at the possibility of North Korea launching a missile in near the island.

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Poll: 72% of Americans Support Public Health Care

A clear majority of Americans ( 72%) are in favor of a government sponsored health care plan to compete with private insurance according to a new CBS News/ New-York Times poll. Most also think that the government would do a better job than the private sector at keeping down costs and believe that the government […]

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Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release

Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release

The Senate just passed a supplemental war spending bill for an amount of $106 Billion. Only five Senators voted against the bill with 91 voting in favor. On Wednesday night, the Senate passed (very quietly) a ban on the release of any photos depicting detainees abuse. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Joe Lieberman threatened a […]

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CIA Destroyed Torture Tapes After CIA IG Report Concluded U.S. Violated Laws

The CIA destroyed videotapes that showed its agents subjecting high-level al-Qaeda detainees to waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods after the agency’s inspector general issued a classified report in the spring of 2004 that concluded the techniques used on the prisoners “appeared to constitute cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, as defined by the International Convention […]

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Senate Looking For Ideas On How To Preserve Social Security

A Senate committee will begin to hold hearings Wednesday on how to ensure that Social Security continues to exist and provide full benefits in the future. Fears that payroll tax revenues that fund the Social Security program will decline by the year 2017 still trouble people who are years away from being able to retire […]

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