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Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

7 December 2011 Last updated at 21:59 GMT Former Illinois Governor Blagojevich was arrested in 2008 while still in office Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. He was found guilty in June of 17 counts of graft, including trying to sell the US Senate seat […]

Massachusetts to allow access to Romney paper records

Massachusetts will allow some public access to hundreds of previously off-limits boxes of official records generated by Mitt Romney‘s office when he was governor from 2003 to 2007, a state official said on Tuesday. Romney has asserted that a 1997 decision by the Massachusetts state supreme court means that while paper records of his administration […]

‘Take Back the Capitol’ protesters in D.C.

Washington (CNN) — Dozens of protesters staged sit-ins in front of lawmakers’ offices Tuesday and several hundred more camped out on the National Mall as part of a new movement calling itself “Take Back the Capitol.” U.S. Capitol Police said one person was arrested for unlawful entry at the office of Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri. […]

Mitt Romney’s staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records

Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned. The move during the final weeks of Romney’s administration was legal but unusual for a […]

Kansas City-bound airplane searched for explosives

December 4, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Kansas City-bound airplane searched for explosives –Airport spokesperson: Explosive-sniffing dogs used to search plane; 45 passengers questioned and their baggage searched 03 Dec 2011 (MO) U.S. authorities say they searched a commercial airplane for explosives after it landed in Kansas City because the airline received a “somewhat suspicious” electronic […]

‘Fast and Furious’ papers show struggle

Washington (CNN) — An intense struggle among several senior Justice Department officials was revealed Friday as internal documents on the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious were released by the department. About 1,400 pages that had been demanded by Capitol Hill investigators were sent to three key congressional committees in advance of what is expected to […]

Britain Withdraws Some Diplomats from Iran After Embassy Assaults

Britain says it is withdrawing some of its embassy staff from Iran following Tuesday’s mob assaults on British diplomatic compounds in the capital, Tehran. In a statement Wednesday, the British foreign office says the safety of British embassy personnel and their families is London’s immediate priority. It did not say how many staff are leaving […]

New York’s ardour for Michael Bloomberg cools

The rally last week at Manhattan’s Riverside church was packed. Several thousand people crammed into the famous hall where Martin Luther King once gave a 1967 speech against the Vietnam war and for a fight against poverty. The gathering was part of the Living Wage New York campaign, which aims to force companies who receive […]

US students arrested in Tahrir Square

Violence continues in Tahrir Square Link to this video The US embassy in Cairo is investigating the detention of three US students accused of throwing petrol bombs at security forces in Tahrir Square. The three, all students at the American University in Cairo, were arrested during clashes outside the interior ministry on Monday, authorities said. […]

California road slips into the ocean

Huge chasms and crevices appeared in the Paseo del Mar road in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. Sections of road completely sank into the ocean taking power cables and street lights with them. The stretch of road had been considered at risk for several months, and people had been warned to stay clear […]