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Panel set to fail to cut deficit 12 trillion

Panel set to fail to cut deficit 12 trillion | United States Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) — The imminent collapse of a special deficit-reduction supercommittee on Monday promises to set off yet another round of the Washington blame game as the panel officially admits failure in its quest to sop up at least $1.2 trillion in government red ink over the coming decade.

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Muslims to NYPD Respect us we will respect you

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods.

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First Thoughts: Worst. Congress. Ever?

First Thoughts: Worst. Congress. Ever? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

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Lawmakers trade blame as deficit talks crumble

Lawmakers trade blame as deficit talks crumble | United States Politics | Scoop.it
By ERIC LIPTON WASHINGTON — With the hours ticking away toward a self-imposed deadline, Congressional leaders conceded Sunday that talks on a sweeping deficit agreement were near failure and braced for recriminations over their inability to reach a...
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Bachmann goes after Gingrich on his abortion record

Bachmann goes after Gingrich on his abortion record | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Although the Family Leader Thanksgiving forum held on Saturday night had far less inter-candidate fireworks than a typical Turkey Day family reunion, Rep.

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Deficit panel stalled as deadline looms

Deficit panel stalled as deadline looms | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Both sides of Congress' deadlocked "super committee" held separate talks on Saturday, but formal negotiations remained stalled, reaffirming gloomy predictions that the deficit-fighting panel may fail.
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The Hypocrisy of Occupy Wall Street

The Hypocrisy of Occupy Wall Street | United States Politics | Scoop.it
They criticize the "1 percent" for taking too much wealth, but they claim the right for a small group to inhabit public space indefinitely (The Hypocrisy of Occupy Wall Street http://t.co/QRfjNHIB...)...
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Walker, outside groups air ads preparing for recall vote

Walker, outside groups air ads preparing for recall vote | United States Politics | Scoop.it
With a recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker just now getting off the ground, the governor and two allies have taken to the air by spending more than $1.3 million to run TV commercials in support of Walker's budget proposals.
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Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam captured in southern Libya, faces trial

Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam captured in southern Libya, faces trial | United States Politics | Scoop.it

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam - the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large - was captured as he traveled with aides in a convoy in Libya's southern desert, Libyan officials said Saturday. Thunderous celebratory gunfire shook the Libyan capital as the news spread.

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Flynn says protesters craved drama of arrests

Police Chief Edward Flynn on Friday explained his decision not to arrest more than 150 protesters who occupied the North Ave.
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Woman who overcame homelessness becomes face of job campaign

Woman who overcame homelessness becomes face of job campaign | United States Politics | Scoop.it
MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) - When Betty Fain saw the newspaper headline hyping a Mobile, Alabama shipyard's plan to hire 500 employees, she immediately crossed out the number and wrote 499 in its place.
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Gay soldier shares reaction to GOP debate boos

Gay soldier shares reaction to GOP debate boos | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Army Capt. Stephen Hill says he wasn't trying to score political points when he asked the Republican presidential candidates if they would reinstate the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military.
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Cain suggests Taliban running Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herman Cain suggested Friday that the Taliban were playing a role in Libya's new government. The comment initially was seen as another foreign policy misstep from the Republican presidential candidate, but aides later pointed to a one-time Libyan rebel leader who fought in Afghanistan to back up Cain's claims.

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Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts

Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts | United States Politics | Scoop.it

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich wants to give younger workers the option to choose private retirement accounts as an alternative to Social Security.

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Romney again defends disposal of Mass. governor documents

Romney again defends disposal of Mass. governor documents | United States Politics | Scoop.it
By NBC's Jo Ling Kent PETERBOROUGH, NH -- Facing increased scrutiny, Republican GOP front-runner Mitt Romney defended his administration's controversial decision to purchase hard drives and erase emails upon his leaving the Massachusetts' governor's...
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Congress may try blocking cuts if debt panel fails

Congress may try blocking cuts if debt panel fails | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Failure by Congress' debt-cutting supercommittee to recommend $1.2 trillion in savings by Wednesday is supposed to automatically trigger spending cuts in the same amount to accomplish that job.

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Obama security booklet discovered in gutter in Australia's capital

Obama security booklet discovered in gutter in Australia's capital | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Australian government launched an investigation Sunday into how a classified booklet detailing Barack Obama's itinerary came to be lost in a gutter during the president's visit last week.
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Put Tax Breaks for Mortgages, Local Taxes on Table

Put Tax Breaks for Mortgages, Local Taxes on Table | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Supercommittee members Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Jeb Hensarling are taking flak from some conservatives for proposing a deal including increases in "revenues," and a Washington Post reporter had some fun insinuating that they were backing a tax-rate increase.

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SCCC wants 'Occupy' protestors to clean up

SCCC wants 'Occupy' protestors to clean up | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The 'Occupy Seattle' protestors have spent three weeks at their new location on Seattle Central Community Colleges' campus. Now, the school is addressing growing health concerns surrounding the camp.Its website describes Seattle Central Community ...
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Third recall filed against Walker

Third recall filed against Walker | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Madison -- A third group has filed paperwork to try to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

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Moammar Gadhafi's captured son Seif al-Islam was Libyan leader's former heir apparent

Moammar Gadhafi's captured son Seif al-Islam was Libyan leader's former heir apparent | United States Politics | Scoop.it

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, considered Moammar Gadhafi's heir apparent, long drew Western favor by touting himself as a liberalizing reformer but then staunchly backed his father in his brutal crackdown on rebels in the regime's final days.

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State's redistricting fight widens

State's redistricting fight widens | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In another sign of how high the stakes are in a legal fight over election maps, the state's members of Congress are trying to intervene in the case.
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Army sergeant gets five years in Afghan misconduct probe

Army sergeant gets five years in Afghan misconduct probe | United States Politics | Scoop.it
TACOMA, Wash (Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for crimes that included beating a subordinate whose whistle-blowing led to an investigation of rogue soldiers murdering unarmed Afghan civilians.
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Occupy Wall Street finally gets a face–and it’s bloody

Occupy Wall Street finally gets a face–and it’s bloody | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began, protesters, armed with their intentionally vague demands, have lacked a defining moment or iconic image to help propel media coverage. This week, they got both.
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Protesters removed from Gingrich event

BOSTON (AP) — Security officials have removed several protesters after they disrupted a Harvard University appearance by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

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