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Credit Suisse Declares the U.S. a Riskier Investment Than Indonesia

By | 02.12.10 | 1:47 pm

Amid fears that Switzerland might come to an agreement with the United States on banking privacy and tax evasion disclosures, Credit Suisse issued a report identifying those countries it determined to have the highest risks of default on their sovereign debts. Number 16 on the list More…

Feds Consider Bringing Another High-Level Gitmo Prisoner to Trial in NYC

By | 12.14.09 | 6:32 pm

Federal prosecutors are weighing sending Guantanamo prisoner Majid Khan to face a federal court trial in New York, The Associated Press reports, based on an anonymous source.

Khan is one of fewer than two dozen “high-value” detainees at the prison camp, believed to be a senior member of More…

National Poll: Only 36 Percent of Republicans Say Obama Was Born in America

By | 08.19.09 | 2:59 pm

Public Policy Polling has a new study of the “birther” movement and finds that by a 44-36 margin, Republicans don’t believe that “Barack Obama was born in the United States.” Twenty percent are unsure. For comparison, both Democrats (82-12) and independents (64-18) know that the president was born in More…

Obama on the Jakarta Bombings

By | 07.17.09 | 10:36 am

Just released:

I strongly condemn the attacks that occurred this morning in Jakarta, and extend my deepest condolences to all of the victims and their loved ones.

The American people stand by the Indonesian people in this difficult time, and the U.S. government stands ready to help the Indonesian government


Clinton Condemns Indonesia Bombings

By | 07.17.09 | 9:35 am

I’m not sure if Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has touched down in India yet, but she’s released a statement condemning last night’s bombing of an Indonesian business forum in Jakarta:

The attacks reflect the viciousness of violent extremists, and remind us that the threat of terrorism