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Myanmar activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest.

November 13, 2010 politisite 0

YANGON, Myanmar – Pro-democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi walked free Saturday after more than seven years under house arrest, welcomed by thousands of cheering supporters outside the decaying lakefront villa that has been her prison. Her guards effectively announced the end of her detention, pulling back the barbed-wire barriers that sealed off her potholed street and suddenly allowing thousands of expectant supporters to surge toward the house. Many chanted […]

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Ethics ‘Stain’: White House Altered Drilling Safety Report

November 10, 2010 politisite 0

The Interior Department‘s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling. The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. The scientists were only asked to review new safety measures […]

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Black GOP Candidates Poised to Score Historic Election Victory

October 27, 2010 politisite 0

In an earlier story we had mentioned that there were 32 African-Americans running under the Republican Banner during the 2010 Primary.
Although Most of the News has been about Florida’s Allen West and South Carolina’s Tim Scott, there are 12 other black GOP candidates looking to make history in this year’s midterms:

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PC Police at NPR fire Juan Williams for remarks on Muslims

October 21, 2010 politisite 0

National Public Radio has fired journalist Juan Williams over remarks he made on Fox News about Muslims, the network announced Thursday. Williams was asked by Bill O’Reilly during Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” earlier this week whether the U.S. is facing a “Muslim dilemma.” According to an NPR statement, Williams responded: “Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in […]

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WikiLeaks Sets Date for 15K Document Dump, Despite Pentagon Warnings

August 15, 2010 politisite 0

WikiLeaks will publish its remaining 15,000 Afghan war documents within a month, despite warnings from the U.S. government, the organization’s founder said Saturday. “It should be approximately two weeks before that process is complete,” Assange told AP. “There will then be a journalistic review, so you’re talking two weeks to a month.” The Pentagon has said that secret information will be even more damaging to security and risk more lives […]

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Obama says he is in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero

August 13, 2010 politisite 0

President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country’s founding principles demanded no less. “As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York City and the nation. “That includes the right to […]