Chris Matthews accuses Romney of encouraging white anger

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of using racial politics to turn white voters against President Barack Obama. source

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SECRET SERVICE RECOVERS TRUCK WITH BIDEN SUPPLIES

Detroit police have released photos of a male “person of interest” in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment related to Vice President Joe Biden’s Labor Day visit to Detroit. source

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U.S. Prepares Economic Aid to Bolster Democracy in Egypt

Nearly 16 months after first pledging to help Egypt’s failing economy, the Obama administration is nearing an agreement with the country’s new government to relieve $1 billion of its debt as part of an American and international assistance package intended to bolster its transition to democracy, administration officials said. source

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MEDIA IGNORES RYAN CROWDS FOR FEW PRO-OBAMA PROTESTERS

Pollak notes that while the local News 12 has a lone camera trained at the crowds (and apparently one at the door) their reporter on the scene is “very encouraging” in interviews with the pro-Obama protesters.  source

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Riots, Terror & Checkpoints: Washington’s “Future History” Is Now

In 2008 the Washington Post published an article titled “Washington’s Future, a History.” The article used the insight of two panels of experts who looked into the future 17 years from 2008. The Post’s article is a “fictional” account of a future Washington D.C. in which “small scale” terror attacks and angry rioters plague the streets and implantable ID chips allow government workers to pass through checkpoints. source

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Barack Obama to paint Mitt Romney as a 1950s throwback as Democrat convention opens

Mr Obama’s Democrats open their party convention in North Carolina tomorrow determined to reverse any momentum gathered by the Republicans’ own gathering last week, which appeared to have given Mr Romney only a moderate boost in opinion polls. source

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Delivering Solar Geoengineering Materials to Combat Global Warming May Be Feasible and Affordable

Published August 31, 2012, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, the study has shown that the basic technology currently exists and could be assembled and implemented in a number of different forms for less than USD $5 billion a year. source

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The era of cheap food may be over

The last decade saw the end of cheap oil, the magic growth ingredient for the global economy after the second world war. This summer’s increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices – the third spike in the past five years – suggests the era of cheap food is also over. source

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Mitt Romney Very Good Looking, Paul Ryan Not as Much

A team of Harvard professors has come up with some very interesting findings: Mitt Romney is quite handsome. His running mate, however, might be less so. source

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Jailed Pussy Riot leader: ‘I love Russia but I hate Putin’

One of the three members of punk band Pussy Riot jailed last month for a protest in a Russian cathedral launched a fierce new attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin in a magazine interview. article

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‘EASTWOODING’ INSPIRES NATIONAL EMPTY CHAIR DAY ON MONDAY

In another sign that Clint Eastwood’s RNC talk to an empty chair has tapped in to broadly held opinions that President Obama is not getting the job done, word spread rapidly over the weekend among conservative new media outlets that an impromptu “National Empty Chair Day” is being planned for Monday. article

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Iowans’ Message to Obama: ‘We Did Build This’

President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008. source

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Biden: Romney wants war with Syria, Iran

Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Republican rival Mitt Romney is “ready to go to war in Syria and Iran” while hurting the middle class. source

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Democratic aide: GOP thinks “lying is a virtue”

As President Obama and the Democrats gear up for their convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week, Democrats unpacked their thoughts on last week’s Republican convention. Senior campaign aide Stephanie Cutter said she gathered that Republicans “think lying is a virtue.” source

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Thousands in Hong Kong protest ‘brainwash’ education reform

Just days before the start of the school year, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest what they believe is an attempt by authorities to ‘brainwash’ students. source

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Years of U.S. fines over Iran loom for foreign banks

A half-hearted shuffling forward to settle years-old claims of busting U.S. sanctions on Tehran is becoming a stampede since Washington tightened rules to punish Iran’s nuclear program and a new aggression among regulators so alarmed many banks that shareholders will be paying out billions more for years to come. source

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13 WHALES DEAD IN STRANDING OFF SCOTTISH COAST

A wildlife rescue organization says 13 whales have died following a mass stranding off the Scottish coast. source

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Activists, Victims’ Families Want New Investigation of Flight KAL 007 Shot Down by Soviets

Twenty-nine years ago, on September 1, 1983, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (KAL 007) wasshot down by the Soviet Union carrying 269 innocent passengers. Among them were 61 Americans including a sitting U.S. Congressman, Democrat Rep. Larry McDonald of Georgia. It was widely reported, and much of the world believes, that everyone on board was killed. But family members of the victims, activists, and experts who spent years researching the matter are convinced that many survived and are still alive somewhere in Russia. Now, they want a new official investigation. source

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Netanyahu Says World Not Doing Enough To Stop A Nuclear Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that diplomacy and sanctions have failed to halt Iran’s nuclear program, and the international community is not demonstrating sufficient resolve on the issue. source

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ICE chief of staff resigns after allegations of lewd conduct

A top official at Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned following allegations by several subordinates of lewd behavior.  article

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NY attorney general investigating private equity firms, including Romney-founded Bain

An official familiar with the probe says New York’s attorney general is investigating some of the nation’s largest private equity firms, including Bain Capital, founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. source

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IoS exclusive: Secret plan for four-runway airport west of Heathrow

Ambitious plans for a four-runway airport near Heathrow are to be submitted to the Government as a solution to the aviation crisis that has divided the coalition, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. article

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Internal Army Poll: Only 26% of Officers Say Army Headed in Right Direction–‘Political Correctness’ Cited

An internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes–and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by “political correctness” imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders. article

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South Africa drops murder charges against striking miners

Murder charges against hundreds of South African miners will be dropped pending further investigation, the country’s top prosecutor announced Sunday. article

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Iran to hold massive air defense drill in October

Iran will hold a massive air defense drill in October incorporating aerial and ground forces, Iranian air defense commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili announced on Saturday. article

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