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“Justifiable Homicide” Abortion Bill on Table in Nebraska

MOTHER JONES:  Just when abortion rights supporters thought they had beaten a controversial bill they believe would legalize the killing of abortion providers, it has cropped up again—this time in a more expansive form that has drawn the concern of law enforcement officials. Last week, South Dakota’s legislature shelved a bill, introduced by Republican state Rep. Phil…

Libya crew abort bombing mission on Benghazi

REUTERS AFRICA:  A Libyan air force plane crashed near the eastern city of Benghazi after its crew bailed out because they refused to carry out orders to bomb the city, Libya’s Quryna newspaper cited a military source as saying. Quryna’s online version quoted the source, a colonel at an air base near Benghazi, as saying…

US State Department Evacuates Americans From Libya by Ferry

FOX NEWS:  The U.S. renewed efforts Wednesday to evacuate American citizens from Libya, this time by ferry, as concerns rise about longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi’s unpredictable behavior. As security forces unleashed a bloody crackdown on protesters demanding Gadhafi’s ouster, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the violence “completely unacceptable.” “We believe that the government…

Mayor-Elect of Chicago… Rahm Emanuel

ABC NEWS: The morning after his convincing victory, Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was shaking hands and thanking voters at an “El” (elevated train) stop in a predominately African-American neighborhood on the city’s south side this morning. Emanuel’s winning coalition was impressive in its diversity; he carried 40 of the city’s 50 wards and won 48% of…

Rand Paul: The Tea Party Goes to Washington

VOICES WASHINGTON POST:  Rand Paul may still be green to the ways of the U.S. Senate (he only assumed office in January) but he’s got a lot to say about the political state of the country. Most of his new book, “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” is a defense of the movement from what…

“Huckabee at home abroad on frequent trips to Israel”

POLITICO: BEN SMITH:  A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls is making its way to Israel, signaling the candidates’ seriousness about foreign policy and national security and their hawkish approach to terrorism. As POLITICO recently reported, “A stop in the Jewish state is becoming as critical as an early trip to Iowa or New Hampshire.” But…

President Obama: US Debt to Equal Entire Economy by End of Year

WASHINGTON TIMES:  President Obama projects that the gross federal debt will top $15 trillion this year, officially equaling the size of the entire U.S. economy, and will jump to nearly $21 trillion in five years’ time. Amid the other staggering numbers in the budget Mr. Obama sent toCongress on Monday, the debt stands out — both because Congresswill need to vote to…

Birther Questions Still Loom Large as 2012 Approaches

POLITICO:  The opening of 2011 state legislative sessions has been accompanied by a spate of birther-related bills, the clearest indication yet that the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s place of birth will continue to simmer throughout his reelection campaign. Lawmakers in at least 10 states have introduced bills requiring presidential candidates to provide some form…