A.M. Links: Karzai Thanks U.S. Taxpayers, 2,000+ Wrongful Convictions Since 1989, Bilderberg to Choose Rubio for Romney


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    U.S. taxpayers got a shout out from Hamid Karzai at the NATO summit in Chicago. "I'm bringing to you and to the people of the United States the gratitude of the Afghan people for the support that your taxpayers' money has provided Afghanistan over the past decade and for the difference that it has made to the well-being of the Afghan people," the Afghan president said.

  • A new registry shows at least 2,000 people have  been wrongly convicted in the U.S. since 1989. "Nobody had an inkling of the serious problem of false confessions until we had this data," said Rob Warden, executive director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University.
  • The former Rutgers University student charged with bias intimidation and other crimes related to an incident leading to the suicide of his gay roommate faces sentencing today as gay rights advocates from Jim McGreevey to Dan Savage are calling for him to be spared jail time.
  • Conspiracy theorists say the Bilderberg conference will choose Marco Rubio as Mitt Romney's 2012 nominee. Like Bilderberg picked Hillary in 2008!
  • The latest allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the almost-President of France and former IMF chief, include gang rape.
  • The Oregon state board of education banned the use of American Indian mascots, because they might be offensive.

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