Dana Kennedy - AOL News
NICE, France -- The French downed one of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's planes early today in a series of strikes aimed at an air base deep within Libya -- six days after French President Nicolas Sarkozy pulled the trigger and French warplanes launched the no-fly zone.
France "decided to assume its role before history," said Sarkozy, none too modestly, on Saturday at the Elysee Palace just before his fighter jets struck Gadhafi's air defenses.
Francois Mori, AP
The French air force pilot of a Rafale jet fighter returns from a mission to Libya on Thursday at Solenzara 126 Air Base on...
Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
In front of an Alaskan backdrop of mountains and a lake, Sarah Palin had a busy, busy night on television Friday. She found time to tweak a fellow Republican, dismiss the president, and scold a top-rated Fox News talk show host.
Palin opened by questioning New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's toughness and attacking President Barack Obama for naivete. After that, she preached about cutting various government programs to Bill O'Reilly before advising him not to interrupt her. All in a night's work.
On America's Nightly Scoreboard, host David Asman informed Palin that Christie had told Fox...
Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
SPEAKERS: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
BILL O'REILLY, FOX NEWS ANCHOR
[*] O'REILLY: Mr. President, thank you very much for doing this. And I must thank you on behalf of the FOX News Channel for helping out Greg Palkot and Mr. Wiig who got roughed up in Cairo. That was you, it was Robert Gibbs, and the State Department, who really saved them --- and we all thank you very much.
OBAMA: Well, listen, those guys showed enormous courage, as so many journalists do around the world. And so, not only was it important for us to make sure they were safe for them and their families, but to uphold the basic...
Carla Baranauckas - Politics Daily
President Obama said Sunday that he does not know when President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt will leave office but that the nation has been forever changed by the anti-government protesters who have held Tahrir Square in Cairo for nearly two weeks.
"Only he knows what he's going to do," Obama told Bill O'Reilly of Fox News in a 15-minute interview aired before the Super Bowl on the Fox network. "But here's what we know, is that Egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the Egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a...
not in system - AOL News
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Sunday that Egypt is not going to go back to the way it was before pro-democracy protests roiled the country, and played down prospects that the Muslim Brotherhood would take a major role in a new government.
"I think that the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt," Obama said. "They don't have majority support."
Even so, Obama said the Brotherhood, a banned political and religious group in Egypt, is well-organized and that he hoped to see a representative government emerge in the country.
Obama, speaking to Fox News ahead of the Super Bowl...
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa - Politics Daily
If there's a point at which sports and money, politics and high living intersect, it is the Super Bowl. Presidents, governors, mayors, glad-handers and boosters -- all get drawn into the whirlwind of the Super Bowl circus. This year is no different. And if there's one place where sports and politics, money and high living mix and match, it is Dallas, which for the first time ever is hosting the big game.
For one thing, there's George W. Bush, the former president and Texas Rangers owner who makes his home in Dallas. Bush is building a presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist...
Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Yes, it is snowing a ton this winter: That just proves his point. Former Vice President Al Gore says the record snowfalls across much of the country are "completely consistent" with his argument that the planet is warming.
Gore, an outspoken champion of efforts to combat climate change, offered his comment in response to Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, who wants to know why southern New York has "turned into a tundra." On his blog, Algore.com, he said he "appreciated" the question from the conservative talk show host.
It's simple, Gore explained: Scientists have warned for the last 20...
Torie Bosch - AOL News
It's the global warming denier's favorite "gotcha": If the planet is heating up, then why are we getting so much snow?
(Remember the snickers when the 2009 Copenhagen climate-change summit was interrupted by snowfall?)
But Al Gore, patron saint of global warming believers, isn't brooking any of that nonsense.
Last week, Bill O'Reilly asked on his Fox News show, "Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?" He also quipped that he had a call out to Gore.
Gore has now responded via his blog Al's Journal. "I appreciate the question," he writes. "As it turns out, the scientific community...
Mary Phillips-Sandy - AOL News
Who orchestrated the latest Planned Parenthood hoax, in which people pretending to be sex traffickers sought advice from clinic staff?
Her name is Lila Rose, and she's well known on both sides of the abortion debate. Although she's only 22 years old, she's been a high-profile member of anti-abortion circles for at least seven years.
Surge Desk has the facts about the young woman who founded Live Action, the group that made the Planned Parenthood video.
1. She thinks abortions "should be performed in public"
Rose voiced this opinion at the 2009 Values Voter Summit, where she was an invited...
Mary Phillips-Sandy - AOL News
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this date in 1945 Soviet troops liberated survivors at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and in 2005 the United Nations designated Jan. 27 as a day to commemorate victims of the Nazi era.
To mark the anniversary, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., plans to hold a candle-lighting ceremony in its Hall of Remembrance. Holocaust memorial events were scheduled for the U.N. building in New York but have been postponed because of the snowstorm.
Although many people take this somber occasion to honor the memory of lost ancestors...