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US election - presidential debate live
Telegraph [UK], by Raf Sanchez

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/4/2012 12:36:36 AM

Live reaction after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's first time head-to-head in Denver, Colorado. 04.50 (23.50) The snap post-debate poll from CNN/ORC is decisive and will make for very unhappy reading in Chicago. Voters felt Romney won by a margin of almost 3-1.[Snip] Romney won the debate because he knitted together a political philosophy and specific economic policies far better than Obama. Whether it was on the role of government or how to create jobs for small businesses, Romney was clearer and more articulate. The debate offered little new in the way of specific policies beyond

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Lots of good, reassuring information and data coming out at this live blog (updated every 90 seconds) and it looks as if it will be continued for at least a bit longer. Peter Foster, who was in the spin room, has great quotes, Chris Matthews was very upset with Obama's performance, on and on.

      


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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:22:40 PM     Post Reply
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indictment´ was against federal law -
for anyone other than the President
Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:16:06 PM     Post Reply
During a press conference yesterday, President Obama revealed the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi attacks in Libya on September 11, 2012, leaving some experts questioning whether the president broke the law. Federal law states that ´no person may disclose [a sealed] indictment´s existence,´ and that doing so may be ´punished as a contempt of court,´ a charge that carries a minimum sentence of six months prison. The announcement came as a surprise to some insiders, as the existence of a sealed indictment has not been publicly confirmed or denied by law enforcement or

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trusted on foreign policy
Telegraph [UK], by Janet Daley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:08:47 PM     Post Reply
The West can no longer rely on American leadership in the world. For the remaining duration of the Obama administration, Washington’s judgment and effectiveness in foreign policy cannot be trusted. It is quite an achievement for the one remaining superpower to appear as ineffectual and wrong-footed as the United States has managed to do in the past week. But there it is. The president’s global strategy in his second term was based on two resounding premises. First, al-Qaeda was “on the run” having been smashed by the killing of Osama bin Laden and the successful US drone operations in

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 5:55:12 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 4:29:06 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 4:20:11 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 12:50:48 PM     Post Reply
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Pictured: Arizona jail officer shot dead
outside his home on his way to work...
as Sheriff Joe Arpaio issues AR-15 assault
rifles to EVERY deputy in the county
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 8:17:23 AM     Post Reply
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