Obama On U.S. Muslims: ‘We Don’t Differentiate Between Them And Us — It’s Just Us’ (Video)

TPM DC President Obama concluded his press conference today with a statement on the importance of protecting the rights of American Muslims. “We don’t differentiate between them and us,” he said. “It’s just us. And that is a principle that I think is going to be very important for us to sustain.” Obama was asked about the… More Obama On U.S. Muslims: ‘We Don’t Differentiate Between Them And Us — It’s Just Us’ (Video)

U.S. Marines Take Ship From Somali Pirates

Now these are our guys in the military at their finest… Huffington Post DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo ship off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot in the first such boarding raid by the international anti-piracy flotilla, U.S. Navy officials said.… More U.S. Marines Take Ship From Somali Pirates

OBAMA CALLS OUT GOP: THEY’RE HOLDING THE ‘MIDDLE CLASS HOSTAGE’

Huffington Post In his first press conference since late May, President Obama offered one of the sternest rebukes to date of the Republican Party’s position on the Bush tax cuts, saying that those pushing to extend the cuts for the wealthy are holding the “middle class hostage.” In the process, Obama may have tipped his… More OBAMA CALLS OUT GOP: THEY’RE HOLDING THE ‘MIDDLE CLASS HOSTAGE’

REPORT: Overview Of House Committee Chairmen In A GOP-Controlled 112th Congress

Think Progress With less than two months until the midterm elections, all eyes are on what a Speaker Boehner would look like if Republicans take back the House. Just as important, though, are those GOPers who would head the House committees. Republicans have vowed that House committee chairmen like these will see their power increase if their… More REPORT: Overview Of House Committee Chairmen In A GOP-Controlled 112th Congress

Napolitano: Another 9/11 coming?

Politico Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 with a speech Friday in New York vowing to keep up the fight against terrorists and to “to enlist the nation in its own collective security.” “We can’t guarantee there won’t be another successful terrorist attack,” Napolitano will tell first… More Napolitano: Another 9/11 coming?

Quran-burning saga boosts Palin-style Islamophobia

Salon Pastor Terry Jones might not be an expert in theology, politics or basic human decency, but he more than compensates with media savvy. He can wring every last drop of press attention out of even a retreat, as he demonstrated last night when he announced the cancellation of Burn a Quran Day and then,… More Quran-burning saga boosts Palin-style Islamophobia

U.S. Soldiers Allegedly Killed Afghan Civilians, Kept Body Parts As Trophies

This is kind of scary and disheartening, to think that our own military personnel may have done this with total disregard for humanity and morality… Huffington Post A dozen U.S. soldiers are charged with organizing a secret “kill team” which allegedly murdered Afghan civilians at random and cut fingers and other body parts from corpses… More U.S. Soldiers Allegedly Killed Afghan Civilians, Kept Body Parts As Trophies

Palin Endorses Tea Party Candidate O’Donnell in Delaware Senate Race

Newsweek Forget Castle vs. O’Donnell. This race is now all about Palin vs. Colbert. Just two days after Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert pledged to give Mike Castle the “Colbert Bump” in his fight for the Republican nomination for Senate in Delaware, Sarah Palin has weighed in to back Christine O’Donnell, his right-wing, Tea Party–backed… More Palin Endorses Tea Party Candidate O’Donnell in Delaware Senate Race