Taliban vow revenge for U.S. soldier’s shooting rampage

[vsw id=”vafgtE5Jfbc” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] The Afghan Taliban vowed Monday to exact revenge for the killing of 16 civilians, allegedly by an American soldier who went on a house-to-house shooting rampage Sunday in two villages near his base. Afghanistan’s parliament, meanwhile, demanded a public trial for the suspect, who is accused of killing nine children, three women and four […]

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Through Luck or Skill, Democrats Are Winning Tactical Advantages in 2012

  Facing the potentially insurmountable challenge of a slow economic recovery in an election year, Democrats have looked for little ways to gain political advantage over Republicans in 2012. Some of their efforts have bombed, like their rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline just as gas prices spiked. Others have gone nowhere, like their efforts to shame Republicans in Congress […]

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Apple’s New iPad Should Be Google’s Wake-Up Call

A strange thing happened during the announcement of Apple’s new iPad on Wednesday: for a moment, CEO Tim Cook stopped talking about his company’s products and started dissing Google’s Android operating system. Cook displayed a couple of third-party Android tablet apps followed by their iPad counterparts, showing how each Android version was just a “blown-up smart-phone app,” while the iPad […]

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Obama strikes back at GOP critics on gas prices

  President Barack Obama is hitting back at Republican criticism of his energy policies and his role in controlling gasoline prices. Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to underscore his administration’s work to develop alternative energy sources and increase fuel efficiency. “I’m going to keep doing everything I can to help you save money on gas, both […]

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US soldier kills 16 Afghans, deepening crisis

An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai, who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead. The killing spree deepened a crisis between U.S. forces and their Afghan hosts over Americans burning […]

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Jobs and Energy dominate weekly addresses

  Jobs and energy prices dominated weekly addresses by Democrats and Republicans on Saturday, a day after government numbers showed the creation of 227,000 new jobs last month. Despite the jobs, the unemployment rate remained unchanged, according to the numbers. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker With unemployment hovering at 8.3%, Republicans put forth Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North […]

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