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New York Pharmacy Chain Owner Could Be al-Qaida Agent: U.S. Document

A leaked U.S. document suggests that the owner of several drugstores in New York City could be a Qaida agent with knowledge of anthrax, Mother Jones reported on Monday (see GSN, April 26).

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

New York Pharmacy Chain Owner Could Be Qaida Agent: U.S. Document

A leaked U.S. document suggests that the owner of several drugstores in New York City could be a Qaida agent with knowledge of anthrax, Mother Jones reported on Monday (see GSN, April 26).

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

This Guy Once Fixed the Debt-Ceiling Problem

The current debt ceiling fracas stems from one thing, and it's not spending. It's the pointless, silly, and potentially very costly, two-step process by which the United States, and no other country, goes about budgeting and spending money. First, Congress passes a budget resolution that determines how much will be spent. Then it raises the debt ceiling to accommodate that spending. The fight now is being driven by Republicans, and some Democrats, who don't want to do the second part, even though the spending decisions have already been made.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

NJ POLL: Pakistan 'Support Network' for bin Laden?

On 60 Minutes last night, President Obama said that some sort of support network for Osama bin Laden existed within Pakistan. Do you agree?

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

Texas Republicans Can't Wait to Harangue Obama

Texas Republicans can't wait to give the President a piece of their mind when he visits their state on Tuesday.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

Consensus on Addressing Gas Prices Eludes Congressional Insiders

There may be bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill that the spike in gas prices could throttle the economy, but very little consensus appears to be forming on what to do about it, according to the latest National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

Gingrich To Announce Candidacy Wednesday Via Facebook, Twitter

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) on Wednesday will announce his candidacy for president of the United States the only way a 2012 candidate seemingly can - using social media.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

Trumpdate: Still the Least Racist Person There Is

Politics is all about timing. Donald Trump very effectively built up a ton of buzz about his maybe-presidential campaign by taking the birther conspiracy theory from rightwing o to the Today show. But he says he can't formally announce a campaign until after the season finale of his reality show Celebrity Apprentice. With the birther issue now settled, Trump can only make news, it seems, by getting made fun of or sued. Which is happening quite often. This is Trumpdate.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40pm

Newt Gingrich's Fundraising Machine

It seems as if every recent profile of Newt Gingrich ends with a quote similar to this one in the Wall Street Journal by GOP strategist Mark McKinnon: "At a time when people are hungry for something different, new and refreshing, Newt just feels stale." So, count us surprised when the Journal trotted out this little statistic about the presumably uninspiring, gaffe-prone and polarizing Gingrich:

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:40am

Pundits Skeptical Obama's Bin Laden Bounce Will Last Until 2012

Heads up, President Obama: a dead Osama bin Laden won't fill up voters' gas tanks, the Washington press warns. Though Obama got a significant boost in his approval ratings from the killing of the world's most wanted terrorist, the 2012 campaign is going to focus on the economy and jobs.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:40am