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Dec 16, 2011

Suspected WikiLeaks source appears in U.S. court

, Dec 16 (Reuters) – An American Army
intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of
classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks for public disclosure
made his first court appearance on Friday to face charges
including aiding the enemy, which could send him to prison for
life.

Private First Class Bradley Manning, charged with supplying
WikiLeaks with massive dumps of classified U.S. documents, sat
quietly in the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland, wearing
military fatigues, dark-rimmed glasses and a short haircut.

Dec 16, 2011

Accused US WikiLeaks leaker faces hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Army intelligence analyst suspected in the biggest leak of classified U.S. documents in history makes his first court appearance on Friday accused of multiple charges including aiding the enemy, which could bring life imprisonment.

Private First Class Bradley Manning, 23, is suspected of being the source of documents that last year eventually made their way to the WikiLeaks website. WikiLeaks divulged hundreds of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables that exposed the candid views of U.S. officials and their allies.

Dec 16, 2011

Accused Army document leaker faces hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Army intelligence analyst suspected in the biggest leak of classified U.S. documents in history makes his first court appearance on Friday accused of multiple charges including aiding the enemy, which could bring life imprisonment.

Private First Class Bradley Manning, 23, is suspected of being the source of documents that last year eventually made their way to the WikiLeaks website. WikiLeaks divulged hundreds of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables that exposed the candid views of U.S. officials and their allies.

Dec 12, 2011

Gingrich may be vulnerable in Iowa: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Newt Gingrich leads other Republican presidential candidates in the key state of Iowa but his support could be slipping, according to a University of Iowa poll released Monday.

Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, had the support of 29.8 percent of those likely to vote in the Iowa caucuses on January 3.

Dec 2, 2011

Obama family lights Washington Christmas tree

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his family lit a new National Christmas Tree on Thursday evening as they attended a festive holiday concert.

On a stage decorated with white lights and snowflakes, the president, his two daughters Sasha and Malia, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson, flipped the switch to light up the 26-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce.

Nov 11, 2011

Obama hails veterans, asks companies to hire them

ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged business owners on Friday to hire military personnel returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, as he marked Veterans Day and declared that “the tide of war is receding.”

Weaving homage to the troops between references to his foreign policy triumphs, including the May killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Obama highlighted his administration’s efforts to help veterans find work in a tough economy.

Nov 10, 2011
via Tales from the Trail

Perry freezes – normal guy or doomed presidential candidate?

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry drew a blank at the Michigan debate while trying to make a point about cutting government waste.

Afterwards, his campaign spokesman said it was an error of style not substance. Tony Fratto, former President George W. Bush’s spokesman, tweeted: “Perry can end his campaign right now.”

Oct 16, 2011

Obama likens civil rights to economy fight at memorial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama gave a partisan-tinged speech to dedicate a new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., likening the battle for racial equality to his political struggles in a divided Washington.

In a Sunday address that sounded at times like a sermon, the Democrat said that nearly 50 years since King’s famous “I Have A Dream” oration on the National Mall, the monument to him symbolized the need to fight on for social justice.