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Romney’s cash conspicuous for a White House hopeful

WASHINGTON — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney “is probably one of the richest people ever to run for President of the United States” according to his party rival Rick Perry. With an estimated net worth of $250 million, Romney is certainly very wealthy compared with most Americans. And after the biggest…

With eye on Romney, Obama talks jobs

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sought to strike an implicit contrast with his most likely general election foe Mitt Romney on Wednesday, imploring big businesses to bring home US jobs outsourced overseas. Obama gathered consulting professionals and company chiefs at the White House hours after Romney won the New Hampshire…

Poll: More Americans see conflict between rich and poor

More Americans believe there is significantly more class conflict between the rich and poor than two years ago, according to a survey released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday. The survey found that 66 percent of Americans believe there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and…

Gingrich warns of a ‘speech dictatorship in this country against Christianity’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday doubled down on his assertion that “anti-Christian bigotry” was on the rise in the United States. During a debate in New Hampshire on Saturday, the former House Speaker had blasted debate moderators for being unfair to Christians after they asked several questions about…

Scott Walker accused of violating over 1,000 campaign finance laws

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) may have to deal with another controversy, this time over failing to disclose who contributed to him financially. According to a report from the progressive campaign group One Wisconsin Now, Walker violated the state’s campaign finance laws 1,115 times since 2009. Wisconsin law requires that…

RNC seeks to overturn ban on direct corporate donations to candidates

Emboldened by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is seeking to increase the influence corporations have over funding American politics. In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the RNC is seeking to overturn a 1908 law banning corporations from…

TSA defends calling cupcake a ‘security threat’

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it was right to confiscate a cupcake late last year because terrorists are creating “novel explosives disguised as common, everyday items.” In a posting on “The TSA Blog” Monday, Bob Burns wrote that the red velvet cupcake confiscated from Rebecca Haines, a 35-year-old university…

Bloomberg proposes alcohol restrictions in New York City

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, getting a drink in New York City is going to get a little bit harder. The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the city Health Department wants to cut the number of establishments that sell alcohol as a part of their Partnership…

Michelle Obama tired of being portrayed as an ‘angry black woman’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday denied accusations that she had not gotten along with her husband’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor’s new book “The Obamas” charges that the first lady believed the president’s advisers were “insular, disorganized” and “not careful planners.” “Rahm…

GOP Rep. claims Congress not in recess, vows post-recess action

A Republican Congresswoman from Tennessee really stepped in it this week. Leading the charge for Republicans against President Barack Obama’s recent recess appointments, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) issued a press release on Tuesday castigating the allegedly unconstitutional picks and insisting that “Congress was not in fact in recess.” But three…

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