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Assange officially applies for the Australian Senate elections

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has submitted his application to the Australian Electoral Commission. This is the first step in his attempt to become an Australian senator in September 2013 elections in Victoria state. The electoral enrolment application was handed to the Australian Electoral Commission in Melbourne on behalf of Assange by his supporters, including his father, Sydney architect John Shipton. ... Read More »

Clinton won’t testify on Benghazi due to ‘concussion’

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not have to testify before a Senate hearing concerning the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi after she fainted and sustained a concussion last week. Clinton, 65, is currently recovering at home following last week’s incident, when extreme dehydration caused by a stomach virus resulted in her losing consciousness on Thursday. ... Read More »

Rand Paul stands alone (90-1) against Senate’s ‘preemptive war’ resolution for Iran

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The US Senate voted 90-1 early Saturday on a non-binding resolution to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Voting against the resolution was Sen. Rand Paul, arguing that the bill was a de-facto declaration of war. The measure, which was introduced several months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, supports continuing to pressure Iran to suspend ... Read More »