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News From Around the Web: Feb. 27 Edition

February 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress, Louis Farrakhan says the GOP is desperate to find a white replacement for Obama and controversial plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum.

Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan says Republicans are searching for any white person to replace President Obama. [AP]

Plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum. [AP]

Wikileaks to publish more than five million emails from “shadow CIA” security firm. [MSNBC]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case against Shell for alleged human rights abuses in Nigeria. [VOA]

BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks. [Reuters]

Syria prepares to release referendum results as explosions continue in opposition stronghold, Homs. [CNN]

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. will not arm Syrian opposition. [CBS]

Liberian legislature to vote on anti-gay bill Tuesday. [The New Dawn]

White supremacist “camp” for boys still operates just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. [Mail and Guardian]

Eating oranges and grapefruit may cut the risk of stroke. [DailyMail]

Nelson Mandela doing well after minor surgery. [BET]

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Obama Lashes Back at Cheney

June 2nd, 2009

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has spent the past several weeks blasting President Obama, got a public slap-down Monday from the new commander in chief Monday who fell just short of calling him a liar. “Last time, immediately after his speech, I think there was a fact check on [Cheney’s] speech that didn’t get a very good grade,” Obama told NPR News, referring to the veep’s comments that Obama had undermined U.S. national security with his plans to close the U.S. military detention facility on Guantanamo Bay by 2010. Read more.

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Ex-CIA Chief Blasts Obama

April 20th, 2009

Ex-CIA Chief Blasts Obama

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden is the second high-profile Bush administration official to accuse President Obama of making America less secure. Hayden, who served under Bush from 2006 to 2009, said that Obama has exposed the United States to potential terrorist attacks from al-Qaeda by releasing four memos detailing U.S. interrogation techniques. “What we have described for our enemies in the midst of a war are the outer limits that any American would ever go to in terms of interrogating an al-Qaeda terrorist. That’s very valuable information,” Hayden said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. Read more.

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