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Update from Citizens For Legitimate Government - 8th Dec

News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government

07 December 2010

Breaking: Elizabeth Edwards loses battle with cancer 07 Dec 2010

Julian Assange in jail on rape charge --Mr Assange denied the charges and high-profile support John Pilger said outside the court that the allegations were a political stitch-up designed to stop him from publishing more embarrassing cables about US military operations and diplomacy. 08 Dec 2010 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed in London after being arrested on a warrant based on four counts of alleged sexual assault committed in Sweden. The 39-year-old Australian was refused bail after a British judge ruled that there was a danger he might flee the country because the judge felt he had weak links to the UK and access to large amounts of money and support through his activity with the whistleblowing website. Senior District Judge Howard Riddle remanded Mr Assange in custody until December 14, when the extradition hearing will begin on whether the internet activist should be forced to return to Sweden to face the sex charges.

Obama Confronts Democrats' Pushback Over Deal on Tax Cuts 07 Dec 2010 President Barack Obama confronted pushback from fellow Democrats today as he begins the job of selling his [insane] agreement with congressional Republicans to temporarily sustain all the Bush-era tax cuts. After almost a week of negotiations between an administration team led by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and budget director Jack Lew, Obama announced last night he’ll accept a deal that would extend current tax rates for high-income taxpayers for two more years in exchange for extending federal unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless and cutting the payroll tax by $120 billion for one year.

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