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Gingrich: Me dropping out just ‘a Washington, New York fixation’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would continue to campaign until Mitt Romney obtained all the delegates he needed to win the nomination. “I was in North Carolina yesterday,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Not a single person asked me to drop out and many, many people…

Trayvon Martin’s father to Zimmerman: Was it really worth it?

In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin explained what they would say if they had a chance to talk to his killer, George Zimmerman. “I would probably give him the opportunity to apologize,” said Sybrina Fulton, Travyon Martin’s mother. I…

LIVE: Florida special prosecutor announces charges in Trayvon Martin case

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is scheduled to hold a press conference at 6 p.m. EST to announce what charges George Zimmerman will face for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The Associated Press is reporting that Zimmerman is already in police custody and will be charged with second-degree murder.…

Obama calls Ronald Reagan a ‘wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior’

President Obama made the case today for the so-called “Buffet Rule,” which would mandate that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle class families. He described for the audience the actions of one of his predecessors in the Oval Office, a president who “gave…

Romney: Women ‘have gone back 20 years’ under Obama

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday continued to blast President Barack Obama by insisting that women account for 92.3 percent of the job losses in his first term, a claim that fact checking organizations have called false or misleading. Surrounded by a group of women at a business…

RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars

The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday refused to “walk back” claims that the Republican “war on women” was as fictional as a “war on caterpillars.” In a interview that last week, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it…

Man encounters 400 pound bear while walking and texting

In a dazzling bit of live local news coverage Tuesday morning, a Los Angeles television station’s helicopter zeroed in on a 400 pound black bear trotting through the suburb of La Crescenta, when suddenly a man emerged at the opposite side of an alleyway walking straight toward the beast with…

‘Textspresso’ robot brews java via text message

A tech startup in Seattle has created a robot that serves up piping hot java confections, just by reading text messages. It’s called the “Textspresso,” according to Zipwhip CEO John Lauer, who recently spoke to Seattle’s KOMO News. He said the company designed and built it not as a new…

Gingrich complains he ‘can’t afford teleprompters’ after bouncing $500 check

Struggling Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday joked that he couldn’t even buy a teleprompter after his campaign recently bounced a $500 check. Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas told The Salt Lake Tribune that Gingrich gave the state a $500 check in March to cover election filing fees, but…

Former Zimmerman lawyer: ‘I can’t keep on coming on TV’ for him

Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, the former lawyers for George Zimmerman, said Wednesday morning that their decision to leave their ex-client was based on a lack of contact with him. Sonner and Uhrig appeared on NBC’s Today and disagreed with anyone considering their actions to leave Zimmerman as a “rash…

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