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Hung parliament results in Australian dollar drop

Hung parliament results in Australian dollar drop

The unexpected results of the Australian general election on Saturday left the current Labor Party with 70 seats and the Liberal-National Coalition with 72 seats in the House of Representatives, short of the required 76 seats to form a government. The current Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Aboott are trying to [...]

Wyclef Jean still wants to be Haiti president

Wyclef Jean still wants to be Haiti president

Wyclef Jean changed his mind-he’s gonna contest the pronouncement of Haitian election officials ruling him ineligible to run for president of Haiti. Wyclef was not included in the list of 19 approved candidates released Friday night by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council. At the time, he humbly accepted the decision, saying, “I respectfully accept the committee’s [...]

First in 70 years: Australian election produces hung parliament

First in 70 years: Australian election produces hung parliament

As Australia’s election points towards a hung parliament for the first time since World War II, four independents and a Greens MP will determine who governs the nation in the coming weeks. The governing Australian Labor Party (ALP) was deserted in droves by voters across the country, with its primary vote down more than 5 [...]

Sarah Palin defends Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Sarah Palin defends Dr. Laura Schlessinger

A day after talk radio host Laura Schlessinger quit her show, following criticism for using the N-word repeatedly in a broadcast, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told her: “Don’t retreat…reload!” Schlessinger’s First Amendment rights “ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence” her, Palin wrote in a post on Twitter. She added that such activism “isn’t American, [...]

Mosque ‘divisive’-Giuliani

Mosque ‘divisive’–Giuliani

On Thursday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is characterizing the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero as “divisive” and that the organizers’ plans are breeding hate rather than healing wounds. During an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Giuliani said, “All this is doing is creating more division, more anger, more [...]

Obama has ‘no regrets’ about comments on mosque near ‘Ground Zero’

Obama has ‘no regrets’ about comments on mosque near ‘Ground Zero’

US President Barack Obama says he has “no regrets” about comments he made supporting Muslims’ right to build a mosque near the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. While concluding an economic talk with residents in Ohio on Wednesday, Obama was asked about the remarks. Fierce criticism from Republicans and others [...]

Obama qualifies support to mosque at Ground Zero

Obama qualifies support to mosque at Ground Zero

On Saturday, US President Barack Obama sought to draw a distinction between supporting a Muslim group’s right to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero in New York—a right he championed in a speech the night before—and thinking the project is a good idea. He told reporters in Panama City, Fla., “I was not [...]

Obama favors mosque near ground zero

Obama favors mosque near ground zero

Breaking his silence on a political tempest that has left the United States divided, President Barack Obama on Friday took a strong stand in favor of building a mosque near the site where Muslim terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Obama framed the issue as one of religious freedom [...]