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    • Stamp prices set to increase by 1p February 27, 2015
      The cost of first and second class stamps are each to rise by 1p from 30 March, Royal Mail announces.
    • VIDEO: Expanding Zimbabwe's platinum mines February 27, 2015
      How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.
    • Airbus reports big rise in profits February 27, 2015
      French aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
    • Wide gap in regional house prices February 27, 2015
      The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.
    • German MPs back Greek loan extension February 27, 2015
      German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.
    • Labour to reveal tuition fee cut plan February 27, 2015
      Ed Miliband is to say £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and will set out how Labour would fund a reduction.
    • Lloyds to resume dividend payments February 27, 2015
      Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
    • FTSE 100 index edges downwards February 27, 2015
      The FTSE 100 edges lower in Friday morning trade, despite strong results from Lloyds and airline group IAG.
    • BA owner reports soaring profits February 27, 2015
      British Airways (BA) owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has reported a big jump in annual profit and raised its forecast for 2015.
    • Japan's shares edge up to a new high February 27, 2015
      Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.

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Cheney Calls The Shots On Foreign Affairs

According to a senior intelligence officer, VP Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have decided to sanction military action against Iran, abandoning the diplomatic option. They have resolved that President George W. Bush will not leave office with the Iranian nuclear question unsettled. And it will be settled with force. Although nobody outside of […]

“Cheney Fatigue”

From the Boston Herald Republicans suffering from any of these symptoms should consider seeking medical attention: -You find yourself saying more frequently, “Dan Quayle, now there was one heck of a vice-president!” -You support Second Amendment rights, but do not have the slightest interest in shooting your hunting partner. -Just once, you would love to […]

Chris Rock: State Of The World

“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is a Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most […]

A Reprieve For Libby

Here is an excellent explanation of the evolution of Scooter Libby’s no-pardon pardon. From The Smoking Gun: Libby Pays The Man The only thing left for a real pardon to accomplish is the restoration of Libby’s law license.

The 4th Branch

Bush Puts Cheney Above The Law

The Great Decider is back at work, this time in defense of Dick Cheney and his contention that the Vice President’s office is not part of the executive branch of government. If this were true, Cheney would not be obligated to submit to the Archives’ Information Security Oversight Office, and would thus be virtually a […]

My Step-President Is An Alien

VP Dick Cheney will have to undergo another heart operation, this time to replace his pacemaker which is in need of a new battery. The surgery will take place sometime this summer. Cheney, 66, has already suffered four heart attacks, required quadruple bypass surgery, two angioplasties, aneurysm surgery on his legs, and the original pacemaker […]

Will Al-Qaida Eat Our Children, Rip Out Our Hearts?

Sounding a menacing alarm yesterday during his commencement speech to graduates at the US Military Academy, Vice President Dick Cheney made al-Qaida out to be the Mike Tyson of terrorist organizations. “Al-Qaida’s leadership has said they have the right to kill 4 million Americans, 2 million of them children, and to exile twice as many […]

Pentagon Wants To Sell Advanced Weapons To Israel

US Defense Department officials are asking Congress to authorize the sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Israel. The Jewish state also plans to ask the American military for 5th-generation stealth F-22 fighter jets. A Pentagon spokesperson said Friday that it was in the US’s interests to help strengthen Israel’s defenses, and that the sale was […]

Gates And Rice Pushed For Gitmo Closing

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice urged that Guantanamo Bay prison be closed shortly after Gates’ appointment in December. Gates argued that terror suspects should be tried on US soil in order to lend credibility to the proceedings. Vice President Dick Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales opposed closing the infamous […]

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