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Obama to propose cut to corporate tax rate

The White House on Wednesday will announce plans for a corporate tax overhaul that would reduce the overall rate while increasing revenues by eliminating loopholes and subsidies, US media reported. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal said the plan would reduce the overall rate from 35 percent to 28 percent…

VA gov backs off support for ultrasound bill

Supporters of the Virginia ultrasound bill may have lost a key ally Tuesday evening when Governor Bob McDonnell (R) withdrew his unconditional support for the controversial legislation, according to The Washington Post. The decision came after McDonnell’s staff held a meeting with delegates and found the ultrasounds being more invasive…

Dem proposes vasectomy limitations in wake of anti-abortion legislation

A Georgia Democrat has devised a clever response to her Republican colleagues’ recent zest for imposing big government regulations on female reproductive rights: regulate vasectomies as well. The proposed law, put forward by Rep. Yasmin Neal (D), would ban the practice of male sterilization except in cases where a man…

Christie: Santorum Satan remarks are ‘by definition relevant’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie says that Rick Santorum’s warning that Satan is targeting the U.S. should be a relevant topic in the U.S. presidential race. “This is a spiritual war,” Santorum said during a speech as Ave Maria University in 2008. “And the Father of Lies has his sights…

Feingold: Citizens United opened floodgates of corruption

Appearing on Tuesday night’s episode of The Daily Show, former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said that the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Citizens United” case has brought about the worst corruption since the guilded age at the turn of last century. Worse yet: Feingold, who collaborated with Sen. John McCain…

Maher: Santorum ‘thinks about gay sex more than Richard Simmons’

HBO personality Bill Maher appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Tuesday evening and continued to ridicule the GOP presidential primary. The Real Time host explained to Ferguson how Rick Santorum is a true contender to win the primary before slamming the former Pennsylvania Senator again. “This guy…

Colbert woos ‘Darth ‘Bama’ with ‘power of the green side’

In a segment Tuesday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert managed to combine super PAC political spending with a clever Star Wars analogy, converting President Barack Obama into “Darth ‘Bama” by wooing him with “the power of the green side.” Donning a cloak and hood during a segment about how…

Leno to O’Reilly: ‘This anti-gay thing, it doesn’t make any sense’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly told NBC’s Jay Leno on Tuesday that people should cut Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum some slack for his “dopey comments” on social issues. “I have no idea what Rick Santorum stands for,” Leno admitted to O’Reilly. “All I know is, he doesn’t like condoms,…

Obama sings ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ at blues concert

At the prompting of musician Mick Jagger, President Barack Obama took center stage at a White House concert on Tuesday night, seizing the mic and crooning with the best of them to the tune “Sweet Home Chicago,” putting on display a singing voice that’s only been heard in public once…

Nokia to unveil cheaper Windows smartphone

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia will next week unveil a new, cheaper smartphone using Microsoft’sWindows Phone software, targeting a wider market for its new range of smartphones, two sources close to the company said. Cheaper phones are the key for Nokia and Microsoft in their battle to win a larger share of the market, analysts…

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