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Report: Romney’s tax plan would save him $5 million next year

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would save almost $5 million next year alone if he is elected president and able to enact his tax policies, according to a new report. Nonprofit research groups Citizens for Tax Justice, which leans left, and the Tax Foundation, which leans right, compared President Barack…

CNN contributor: ‘You’re an idiot’ to vote only for who lets you ‘roll up a blunt’

A left-leaning CNN contributor on Monday said that Americans who voted solely based on who let them “roll up a blunt” were foolish and shouldn’t bother voting at all. CNN’s Carol Costello asked contributor LZ Granderson to respond to any of the Colorado voters who might be less likely to…

Tobacco companies spend $47.7 million in California to fight $1-per-pack tax

An advertising blitz funded by tobacco companies has eroded Californians’ support for a ballot measure to raise taxes on cigarettes, putting the vote’s outcome in doubt. Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds have flooded airwaves with warnings that the proposed $1 tax on cigarette packs is a flawed idea which would…

NY Gov seeks to reduce marijuana arrests from stop-and-frisk

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is pushing to reduce the number of people arrested for marijuana in his state, a move opposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I). According to the New York Times Monday, Cuomo will ask the state legislature to change state law reducing the…

Pelosi says Hillary Clinton is ‘our shot’ for 2016

In an interview published Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calls Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “our shot” for Democrats in the 2016 presidential election, saying that after Clinton has taken time off to relax and reflect, she’ll find the prospect of national leadership irresistable. “Why wouldn’t she run?”…

Louisiana GOP spirals into chaos as Ron Paul delegates injured, arrested

Several supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) sustained injuries while being arrested during the Louisiana Republican Party’s state convention over the weekend, in a conflict that engulfed the meeting after Paul’s supporters overwhelmed other delegates and voted in new leadership, only to be ignored. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) won…

Man in zombie costume nearly shot while pranking Miami residents

A Russian man is now warning people not to dress up as zombies and chase Miami residents after he was nearly shot while attempting it as part of an ill-conceived viral video project. Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who says he came to the United States in 2004 to become an actor, posted…

U.S. government withholds documents in Manning’s Wikileaks case

The US government is in possession of 250,000 pages of documents relating to the transmission of state secrets to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which it is refusing to disclose to defence lawyers representing the alleged source of the leaks, Bradley Manning. Manning’s civilian lawyer, David Coombs, has lodged a motion with…

Miss Ohio: Prostitute in ‘Pretty Woman’ is a ‘very positive role’ for women

Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte on Sunday cited Julia Roberts’ prostitute character in the film Pretty Woman as a role where women were portrayed in an “accurate and positive way.” “Do you think women are depicted in movies and on television in an accurate and positive way? And please give us…

Florida defies DOJ order to stop purging voter rolls

Florida says it will defy an order from the US justice department to stop purging its voter roll of people the state claims may not be American citizens. The justice department has warned that the practice, which critics describe as “voter suppression” by Florida’s Republican administration aimed at stripping the…

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