- Obama: Hole U.S. ‘digging out of’ requires billions more in unemployment benefits
- Obama’s regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report
- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
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Officials report plot to kill president
MANILA — Security officials yesterday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular leader to resign.
Few details were announced, which sparked opposition claims that the government was using scare tactics in hopes of curtailing an anti-Arroyo demonstration today in Manila’s financial district and a Sunday prayer rally involving the Roman Catholic Church and a democracy icon, former President Corazon Aquino.
Putin plans to stay powerful
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said yesterday he intends to become a powerful and long-serving prime minister after leaving the Kremlin but rejected suggestions that he would dictate orders to his likely successor.
Mr. Putin, giving his last annual press conference before his second term ends in May, said he fully trusted the Kremlin’s candidate for president, First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and would have no problems working with him.
Mr. Medvedev enjoys blanket coverage on state-controlled press and is widely expected to win a big election victory next month. Mr. Putin, 55, said he and Mr. Medvedev would “divide our responsibilities, and I can assure you that there will be no problem here.”
Court orders pilot compensation
LONDON — The British government should reconsider its refusal to compensate an Algerian-born pilot wrongly imprisoned on a warrant from the United States, which sought his extradition as a suspect in the September 11 terrorist attacks, a court said yesterday.
The Court of Appeal ruling sharply criticized police and prosecutors’ handling of the case of Lotfi Raissi, who was held for nearly five months in a high-security prison until a British judge refused to order his extradition, saying there was no evidence to link him with terrorism.
- Obama administration issues permits for wind farms to kill more eagles
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- Rush Limbaugh: Obama trying to make Mandela death about himself
- PRUDEN: British press horrified as London's new mayor dares to proclaim the truth
- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- Federal deficit shrinks 20 percent in fiscal 2014
- MILLER: Obamacare enrollees include 101 members of the House of Representatives
- EDITORIAL: Our ideological president
- Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress
- Kill team: Obama war chiefs widen drone death zones
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