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Santorum mega donor wonders if Obama’s teleprompters ‘are bullet-proof’

In an interview featured Wednesday night on Fox Business, retired hedge fund manager Foster Friess, the largest donor to super PACs that had formerly supported ex-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) for president, made a distasteful comment about guns being aimed at President Barack Obama. “There are a lot of things that…

Gingrich: ‘CNN is less biased than Fox’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday blasted his former employer, Fox News, accusing them of being in the tank for rival Mitt Romney “all the way through.” During a private campaign event at Wesley College in Delaware, the former House Speaker asserted that News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch had…

Texas Christian school fires unwed pregnant teacher

A Christian school in Texas has fired an unmarried science teacher because it claimed she was not a good “Christian role model” — even after she offered to get married. Cathy Samford, who is now 39 weeks pregnant, told ABC News that she was “totally shocked” when Heritage Christian Academy…

Romney: Santorum ‘on my list’ for VP

It seems like probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney has already forgotten that former rival Rick Santorum recently called him a liar and the “worst Republican in the country.” During a town hall-style event in Warwick, Rhode Island on Wednesday, Romney insisted that he had not ruled out the former Pennsylvania…

Connecticut death penalty repeal passes hurdle

Connecticut’s House of Representatives has approved a bill to ban the death penalty that was passed by the state Senate last week and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. The proposed law — which passed by an 86-62 vote late Wednesday — would replace the death…

U.S. priests accused in 700 sex cases in 2011: report

WASHINGTON — About 700 people launched new claims of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy in the United States last year, including 21 who are still minors, according to a new report released by US bishops. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said in the report released Tuesday that of…

U.S. media want access to USS Cole testimony

FORT MEADE, Maryland — US news organizations made an unprecedented request Wednesday for a Guantanamo military court to make public testimony from the accused mastermind of the USS Cole bombing. But the judge in the case, Colonel James Pohl, averted a fight over freedom of the press by issuing a…

Police close probe into Whitney Houston death

LOS ANGELES — Police in Beverly Hills have closed the investigation into the death of Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston, concluding there was no sign of foul play. “Based on the findings of our investigation and our review of the coroner’s report, we have determined that this is not a criminal…

California lawmaker pushes to end warrantless cell phone tracking

California state Sen. Mark Leno (D) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit law enforcement agencies in the state from using a person’s cell phone to track their movement, unless they first got a warrant. “Our modern day smart phones and gadgets make it easy to get directions to just…

Mitt Romney enjoys some security as vice-presidential contenders shy away

While a decision on a running-mate could be months away, Republicans are lining up to publicly count themselves out Florida senator Marco Rubio and Virginia governor Bob McDonnell have participated in the long-established ritual of ruling themselves out as running-mates for Mitt Romney, who on Wednesday enjoyed his first full…

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