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Romney: Presidential ambition ‘like a sport for old guys’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he’s not very good at sports so he’s running to be commander-in-chief instead. “I like competition, and I think the game is like a sport for old guys,” the candidate told The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan in an interview published Thursday. “I…

Americans United for Life: The group behind a dramatic state-level anti-abortion legislation push

Limits on the legal right to abortion are sweeping through legislatures across the United States, from moves to require women seeking abortion to undergo intrusive ultrasounds, to the defunding of Planned Parenthood, America’s largest family planning provider. Behind the raft of bills and regulations is one group with an aggressive…

Tucker Carlson: Reporters have ‘slavish, dog-like loyalty’ to Obama

The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on Thursday blasted “the average working journalist” for having a “slavish, dog-like loyalty” to President Barack Obama. Guest hosting on Fox News’ Hannity, Carlson told the conservative Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell that he was outraged because the media had not spent enough time…

Man confesses to murder of Etan Patz

  A man has confessed to strangling to death a boy who vanished on his way to school in 1979 — a haunting case that terrified parents across America and baffled police for three decades, New York police chief Ray Kelly said. The disappearance of Etan Patz was so shocking…

Obama calls for Congress to enact ‘green’ tax credits

NEWTON, Iowa — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to extend tax credits for clean energy companies the White House says are responsible for some 37,000 jobs. On his way back from a fundraising and campaigning tour in California, Obama stopped in the Midwestern state of Iowa, which he…

Texas man gets 20 years in jail for al Qaeda links

CHICAGO — A Texas man was sentenced to 20 years in jail Thursday for seeking out Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and offering his services to perform “violent jihad,” prosecutors said. Barry Walter Bujol Jr, 30, was caught in a sting using a confidential informant after law enforcement thrice thwarted…

U.S. soldier convicted in base attack plot

CHICAGO — A US soldier who fled his post as a Muslim conscientious objector was convicted Thursday of plotting an attack on a Texas military base, prosecutors said. Naser Jason Abdo, 22, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison over the plot to attack soldiers and their families at…

New Jersey attorney general: NYPD surveillance of Muslims was legal

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa concluded on Thursday that the New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they controversially conducted surveillance of Muslim communities, according to the Associated Press. According to reports, the NYPD has been conducting surveillance of Muslim communities in a number…

Obama picks new U.S. nuclear chief

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, after the former head Gregory Jaczko resigned after months of personnel controversy. Obama picked Allison Macfarlane, an academic expert on nuclear power who is currently a professor at George Mason University, to serve…

U.S. hits India pipe firm with steep dumping duties

WASHINGTON — The US government hit a major Indian steel pipe exporter with anti-dumping duties of more than 48 percent, in a move that follows nearly 300 percent anti-subsidy duties on Indian pipe set in March. The Commerce Department set the duties on circular welded carbon-quality steel welded pipe from…

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