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Defense contractor CEOs complain cuts will have a ‘chilling effect’

The threat of massive cuts to the US military next year is already having a “chilling effect,” with devastating impacts looming for the defense industry, chief executives warned US lawmakers Wednesday. A $1 trillion slash in military and domestic spending, known as a sequester and written into last year’s Budget…

Romney: Monster is ‘not a term I would use’ to describe Obama

Mitt Romney doesn’t deny that Barack Obama is a “monster,” but he says it’s “not a term I would use” to describe the president. During an event in Bowling Green, Ohio on Wednesday, a woman told the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that it was President Obama’s fault that her son…

Santorum calls Obama a ‘two-bit dictator’ over new welfare rules

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says President Barack Obama is “like a two-bit dictator” for allowing states to try new approaches to make welfare more effective. During an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Santorum blasted Obama for a Department of Health and Human Services policy directive that allowed states…

House Republican proposes ‘unprecedented’ cuts to women’s health

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), chairman of the House Labor, Health and Human Service and Education Committee, has proposed a far-reaching anti-choice bill that boasts $6.2 billion in spending cuts, many of which are achieved through attacks on services for women’s reproductive health. Rehberg’s bill (PDF), which has yet to undergo…

McCain blasts Bachmann for ‘specious’ anti-Muslim attacks on Huma Abedin

Arizona Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to call out a fellow Republican lawmaker for “specious and degrading attacks” which allege that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of radical Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood. Last…

Cavuto: U.S. should drill more in response to historic heat wave

Fox Business host Neil Cavuto on Tuesday used the nation’s historic heat wave as excuse to call for more drilling for carbon-based fuels like oil and natural gas. “There’s nothing like a heat wave to burn my energy butt,” the Fox Business host ranted during his Tuesday show. “This country…

GOP mega-donor threatens to sue Dems for repeating prostitution allegation

Billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson doesn’t want people repeating an allegation by one of his former executives, who claimed last month that Adelson personally approved a prostitution scheme at his casinos in the Chinese territory of Macau. So, to keep people from repeating the claim, he’s taking…

Bush recalls ‘awesome’ presidency: ‘I was famous and powerful’

In a recent interview, George W. Bush fondly recalled his eight-year presidency as “awesome,” but said he wasn’t eager to get back into public life. “I really don’t want to be in the public eye anymore,” the former president told the Hoover Institute’s Peter Robinson in an interview posted to…

Throat cancer victim’s self-written confessional obituary goes viral

A US man’s self-written obituary, in which he reminisces about the good times — and makes a few confessions, including never having earned the PhD he claimed in life — has gone viral. Val Patterson, who died of throat cancer last week, professed his abiding love for his wife and…

‘Star Wars’ actor Mark Hamill: Romney ‘only imitates human behavior’

Mitt Romney isn’t the president you’re looking for, according to the man who played Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” films. During an interview at San Diego Comic-Con, Mark Hammil told OnTheRedCarpet.com that he used to watch the TV show “Zorro” as a kid and likened it to this…

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