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Ann Romney explains dog on roof: ‘He had the runs’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wouldn’t put his dog his car roof again “with the attention it’s received.” According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the Massachusetts Republican, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he noticed a brown liquid flowing down the back window from…

Trial opens for alleged New York bomb plotter

The high-profile trial began of a man accused of being part of a New York trio that was only “days” from launching suicide bombs in the city’s crowded subway to take revenge for the US war in Afghanistan. The trial in Brooklyn features New York immigrant Muslims who became radicalized in the feverish…

Police bust online narcotics ‘Farmers Market’

LOS ANGELES — US authorities announced the bust of an online narcotics “Farmers Market” where people around the globe could buy LSD, ecstasy and other illicit substances. Fifteen people were arrested as the result of a two-year-long investigation code-named “Project Adam Bomb” and involved law enforcement in Scotland, Columbia, the…

Liberal group identifies 30 ALEC ‘model bills’ in Missouri

More than two dozen pieces of legislation introduced to the Missouri General Assembly over the past decade were based on “model” legislation drafted by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, according to a report by Progress Missouri. “The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a corporate bill mill that is…

Hillary Clinton: The legend of the secretary of cool continues to grow

She works hard; she plays hard. We already knew the former. Now we know secretary of state Hillary Clinton can throw down just as enthusiastically as a young Hill staffer. Clinton was photographed taking a hearty swig from a beer bottle, shaking some maracas and generally letting loose on a…

Anti-gay group sued over unreported $10,000 Romney donation

A legal complaint has been filed against the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) for allegedly trying to hide a $10,000 donation from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. NOM was formed in 2007 to pass Proposition 8 in California, a constitutional amendment to prohibit same sex marriage. According to the group’s…

Romney to Obama: ‘Start packing’

WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney had a few choice words to President Barack Obama on Monday as the two gear up for a monumental elections battle: “start packing.” Obama leads in the polls in a prospective head-to-head November matchup with Romney, but the challenger is putting the incumbent…

Senate Republicans block ‘Buffett Rule’ bill

Republicans in the Senate on Monday blocked legislation that would require those making more than $1 million per year to pay at least 30 percent in federal income taxes. Democrats fell nine votes short of the 60 votes needed to advance the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012, which…

Romney names trusted aide to run VP search

WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney said Monday he is tapping long-time aide Beth Myers to coordinate his search for a running mate to join him on the ticket for November’s election. “I’ve asked her to be the person who oversees the process of the vice presidential selection and…

Virginia Tech massacre survivors, family press U.S. lawmakers on gun laws

WASHINGTON — Survivors and relatives of victims of US shootings marked the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre Monday by calling on Congress to “put an end to this madness” of gun violence. The anniversary of the worst school shooting in US history, in which 32 students and faculty…

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