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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 • 4:16 PM

by Meghan Rouillard

The uptick in solar activity we’ve observed and experienced in recent days underscores the point made in our recent Basement Report on what must be the subject of real Planetary Defense.

Jan. 22nd solar flare

In the first major speech of his campaign Sunday in Le Bourget before 25,000 supporters, Hollande started by saying that "being President of the Republic means preserving the state, its neutrality, its integrity in the face of monied power, in the face of business, in the face of communalism."

January 24th, 2012 • 4:22 AM

Sanctions against Tehran are not helping to solve the Iranian nuclear problem, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday, adding that Moscow will seek resumption of international talks on the issue. ­"We will keep everyone from making radical moves and we will work to ensure a resumption of the talks," Lavrov told the media in Sochi, as cited by Interfax.

January 24th, 2012 • 4:17 AM

In a Washington Times column Monday, "Obama Ignoring the Constitution," ABA President William T. Robinson III focuses on Obama's flagrant use of signing statements.

January 24th, 2012 • 4:15 AM

In his report to the Arab League in Cairo today, the head of the Arab League Observers Mission to Syria Lt. Gen. Mohammad al-Dabi provided documentation for what the Syrian government has been claiming: namely, that there is a major military deployment not only against their security forces, but against the vital infrastructure of their nation.

January 24th, 2012 • 4:12 AM

In a clear echo of Lyndon LaRouche's call for a revived Moon/Mars mission to save civilization from a New Dark Age, Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he would be giving a "visionary" speech about "the future of man in space." As reported in CNN's "political ticker" blog, Gingrich was on C-Span's "Washington Journal" Jan.

January 24th, 2012 • 4:22 AM

The BüSo campaign to defend German President Christian Wulff against the ongoing campaign in the media for his ouster, is beginning to have an impact: in a talk show in Berlin Sunday, Wulff struck back against the witchhunters, saying: "The fact of the matter is, however, that we no longer live in the Middle Ages, but under the rule of law [Rechtsstaat]." Asked by talk show host Josef Joffe (of [i

January 24th, 2012 • 4:18 AM

An article published in Lebanon's The Daily Star, Bruce Riedel, who has advised four U.S. Presidents on the Middle East and South Asia and is now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said the danger of war against Iran is growing. He said "Iran is rattling its sabers, the Republican Presidential candidates and others are rattling theirs.

January 24th, 2012 • 4:16 AM

The Dutch government has wisely given its approval for the construction of a replacement for the aging High Flux Reactor (HFR) at Petten. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation announced the cabinet's decision on Jan.

January 24th, 2012 • 4:13 AM