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Nevada county Republican Party billboard rips Romney with Bush comparison

The Las Vegas-based Clarke County Republican Party in Nevada is sponsoring a billboard warning that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be a disaster for the country like George W. Bush. The Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston posted an photo of the billboard on Monday, which also compares Rep.…

Wisconsin recall: A big deal for GOP conservatives, not just Scott Walker

Wisconsin recall: a big deal for GOP conservatives, not just Scott Walker (via The Christian Science Monitor) For Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s Tuesday’s recall election is about whether his bid to slash state spending, particularly at the expense of public-sector labor unions, will cost him his job. For Republicans more…

U.S. drone strike targeted ‘Al-Qaeda No. 2′

A senior Al-Qaeda figure was the target of a US drone strike inPakistan’s tribal belt, reports said Tuesday, as officials kept tight-lipped on whether he may have been among the 15 people killed. Abu Yahya al-Libi, described by American officials as Al-Qaeda’s second in command but by other security experts as one…

Pentagon chief heads to India amid U.S. focus on Asia

HANOI — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flies to India on Tuesday for talks focusing on Washington’s strategic shift towards Asia, as US officials eye New Delhi as a potentially pivotal partner. Security ties to India have steadily improved in recent years but US officials have yet to realise the goal…

More than 1.5 million Texas voters could have registration suspended

More than 1.5 million voters could be purged from Texas voter rolls, according to an analysis by the Houston Chronicle. The newspaper warned Texans on Monday to keep an eye on their mail, so that voter registration cancellations do not go by unnoticed. One in 10 voters has already had…

Bill Clinton stumps for Obama, slams ‘calamitous’ Romney

NEW YORK — Bill Clinton campaigned Monday with President Barack Obama in New York City, sprinkling political stardust on his Democratic successor and blasting challenger Mitt Romney for embracing the politics of “constant conflict.” The presumptive Republican nominee’s campaign is using recent Clinton comments praising Romney’s business record against Obama,…

North Carolina GOP platform: Exclude LGBT individuals from discrimination laws

The North Carolina Republican Party adopted a platform over the weekend that states gay, lesbian, bisexual and trangendered individuals should be excluded from anti-discrimination laws, according to Think Progress. “Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We…

New legislation aims to curb cancer drug shortages

CHICAGO — A critical shortage of generic drugs in the United States, particularly in cancer care, could be curbed with legislation now being hammered out by the US House and Senate, doctors said on Monday. Similar versions have passed each chamber and may be reconciled in time for President Barack…

Former Penn. GOP senator sentenced to prison for corruption

Former Pennsylvania state Sen. Jane Orie (R) has been ordered to immediately serve her 2 1/2 to 10-year prison sentence, according to the Associated Press. The 50-year-old lawmaker was accused of using her state-funded staff members to perform campaign work for herself and her sister, a state judge. She then…

Packers players urge support for Wisconsin workers ahead of recall election

Green Bay Packer players Tori Gurley and Jermichael Finley on Monday voiced their support for the Tuesday recall election targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker. “I’m proud to be a union worker,” Finley and Gurley both wrote on their Twitter accounts. “Support Wisconsin workers & Get Out the Vote on Tues.”…

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