Monthly Archives: April 2012

Correspondents’ Dinner: Obama targets Romney, GOP at ‘nerd prom’ – Los Angeles Times

Moneycontrol.com Correspondents' Dinner: Obama targets Romney, GOP at 'nerd prom'Los Angeles TimesBy Morgan Little WASHINGTON — All's fair in love and war — and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. With Washington and media elite in attendance, along with a sprinkling of celebrities, President Obama wasted no time in taking aim at political …Obama pokes fun […]

Supporters of fugitive Chinese dissident face retribution – Los Angeles Times

TIME Supporters of fugitive Chinese dissident face retributionLos Angeles TimesBEIJING -– Supporters of blind human rights dissident Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest and is reportedly under protection at the US Embassy here, are now facing police detention, activists in the US and China said Sunday.Escaped Chinese Activist in U.S. ProtectionDaily BeastChinese activist latest held […]

Witness: Gunmen attack Nigeria university campus – CNN International

BBC News Witness: Gunmen attack Nigeria university campusCNN InternationalBy the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Gunmen attacked Christians worshipping on a Nigerian university campus on Sunday, with witnesses reporting multiple explosions and gunfire. The number of casualties was not immediately clear. Professor AB Baffa said he …Worshippers killed in attack on Nigerian universityABC Online6 killed […]

Escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng speaks out [Video] – Los Angeles Times

Globe and Mail Escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng speaks out [Video]Los Angeles TimesAfter escaping from house arrest, blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng issued a dramatic video message calling on Premier Wen Jiabao to protect his family, punish the people who had attacked them and combat corruption, recounting alleged abuses he …Blind Chinese activist, under house […]

Government’s answer to "Fast and Furious" records requests: Blank pages – CBS News

CBS News Government's answer to "Fast and Furious" records requests: Blank pagesCBS NewsFor more than a year, CBS News has been investigating the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms' "Fast and Furious" operation and related cases that also employed the controversial tactic of "gunwalking." With Justice Department officials refusing all …Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans […]

Secret Service issues new rules to agents – CNN International

ABC News Secret Service issues new rules to agentsCNN InternationalWashington (CNN) — The Secret Service agent at the center of the Colombia prostitution scandal has been identified as Arthur Huntington, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Friday. According to the sources, Huntington was the agent …US Secret Service limits alcohol, hotel guests […]

Court finds Charles Taylor guilty of aiding rebels; sentencing set for May – CNN International

Globe and Mail Court finds Charles Taylor guilty of aiding rebels; sentencing set for MayCNN InternationalBy Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) — An international tribunal found former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty Thursday of aiding and abetting rebels who raped, killed and mutilated civilians in neighboring Sierra Leone, the first verdict against an …Court: Taylor responsible […]

Rupert Murdoch: Media magnate grilled on power, influence – CNN International

Globe and Mail Rupert Murdoch: Media magnate grilled on power, influenceCNN InternationalBy Laura Smith-Spark, CNN London (CNN) — It's a rare sight: Rupert Murdoch, the indomitable head of the News Corp. empire, called before a judicial inquiry again Thursday to explain how his influence has shaped Britain's media and political landscape.Rupert Murdoch admits phone-hacking 'cover-up,' […]

Perry touts Romney’s vision in endorsement – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Perry touts Romney's vision in endorsementUSA TODAYBy Catalina Camia, USA TODAY Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the Mitt Romney bandwagon last night and endorsed him for president, saying in a statement that his former rival has "earned" the GOP nomination through "hard work, a strong organization and a …Move the primaryBuffalo NewsGingrich's 2012 […]

Secret Service scandal forces delicate touch – Christian Science Monitor

Sydney Morning Herald Secret Service scandal forces delicate touchChristian Science MonitorNo one in either party is entirely comfortable politicizing the agency paid to protect for the President. By Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press / April 24, 2012 The widening Secret Service prostitution scandal has touched off a delicate dance in …Sources: 3 more USSS agents […]