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Indefinite detention bill passes in Senate

December 15, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Breaking: Indefinite detention bill passes in Senate 16 Dec 2011 (rt.com) Exactly 220 years to the date after the Bill of Rights was ratified, the US Senate today voted 86 to 13 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, allowing the indefinite detention and […]

US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq

15 December 2011 Last updated at 13:48 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US Defences Secretary, Leon Panetta: “To all of the men and women in uniform today your nation is deeply indebted to you.” The flag of American forces in Iraq has been lowered in Baghdad, bringing nearly nine years […]

Moscow Protests Get Legs with Social Media

A Moscow march to protest election fraud unexpectedly drew tens of thousands of people on Saturday. With 40 percent of Russian adults online, many say social media, including the Russian social networking site VKontakte, has made it possible for a long stalled opposition movement in Russia to organize a rally that size. Last Saturday Danila […]

US politics live: Herman Cain denies endorsement rumours

Good morning: Herman Cain may have crashed out of the Republican presidential nomination contest but now the battle begins for his followers, donors and supporters, orphaned by Cain’s decision to drop out. Cain is said to be holding a press conference at 2pm today – supposedly to announce who he is endorsing – although Cain’s […]

Assange in court for final battle against extradition

December 5, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Assange in court for final battle against extradition 05 Dec 2011 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will today make what could be a last throw of the legal dice to avoid extradition to Sweden to face sex crime allegations. He will ask to have his case taken to Britain’s Supreme […]

US forced to leave Pakistan base as relations reach new low after NATO attack

December 5, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis US forced to leave Pakistan base as relations reach new low after NATO attack that killed 24 04 Dec 2011 US military personnel have begun leaving Shamsi air base in Pakistan, after a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border plunged U.S.-Pakistani relations to an […]

Pearl Harbor survivors pass the baton

(CNN) — For 70 years, survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have captivated listeners with their firsthand accounts, recalling buddies who died in their arms or the glasses worn by a low-flying Japanese pilot. They have participated in solemn wreath-laying ceremonies and spoken to civic groups and school children about the […]

US Senators Spar Over Key Tax Cut

The White House and congressional Democrats continue to press for a federal-tax-cut extension that would benefit nearly all wage and salary earners, but especially the middle class.  Paying for the extension remains a sticking point on Capitol Hill, where Republicans object to a proposed surcharge on millionaires.  Position reversal It is a rare reversal of […]

Is America exceptional? Views from left and right

Editor’s note: David A. Lake is the Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs professor of social sciences, distinguished professor of political science and acting dean of social sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of “Hierarchy in International Relations.” (CNN) — The United States is an exceptional country. On this, almost […]

17 Detroit Officers Suspended After Walkout

November 26, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis 17 Detroit Officers Suspended After Walkout –After walking off of the job Friday, 17 Detroit police officers have been suspended. 22 Nov 2011 After walking off of the job Friday, 17 Detroit police officers have been suspended, pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs investigation, Police Chief Ralph Godbee […]