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U.S. consumer spending growth slows in March

US consumer spending growth slowed in March after a strong February, even as personal income growth picked up pace, government data showed Monday. Consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of US economic activity, rose 0.3 percent in March, the Commerce Department reported. That undershot the average analyst estimate…

Obama tries ‘Forward’ campaign slogan after 2008′s ‘Hope and Change’

Four years on, “Hope and Change” has become “Forward” as President Barack Obama road tests a new campaign slogan to encapsulate his reelection bid. Matching the powerful simplicity of his 2008 theme was always going to be tough — especially after Obama’s three-and-a-half years stuck in the grind of governing…

Paul Ryan loves Catfish noodling: ‘Crazy but exhilarating’

It seems that cutting Medicare and programs for the poor isn’t Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) only favorite pastime. In an interview published by The New York Times on Sunday, the chairman of the House Budget Committee declared his love for Catfish noodling. In many Southern states, Catfish “noodlers” use their…

Doocy: Dan Savage ‘bullying’ Christians by calling Bible ‘bullsh*t’

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday suggested that sex columnist Dan Savage was “bullying” Christian journalism students with a speech where he said that Bible passages about homosexuality were “bullshit.” Savage, who created the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” project, became a target for conservative websites like Fox News and…

Study: Black children are less likely to get pain medication in ERs

The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) revealed this past weekend that black children are dramatically less likely to receive pain medication in the emergency room than white children, according to ABC News. Black children are 39 percent less likely to receive the same medicine as white children with similar problems. Since…

Chinese activist ‘in U.S. embassy’

Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng is holed up in the US embassy in Beijing but is not seeking asylum abroad, a fellow dissident said Monday, raising the spectre of a China-US diplomatic wrangle. Hu Jia, who was detained over the weekend for questioning in the affair, also said Chinese security officials…

Los Angeles marks riots anniversary with unity call

Los Angeles community leaders issued a call for unity on the 20th anniversary of the city’s deadly riots, one of the worst spasms of violence in modern US history. But a small number of African American protestors used the anniversary to lash police at the epicenter of 1992 riots in deprived South LA, which left 53 people dead…

Fresh debt scandal rocks Minnesota Republican Party

The financial troubles of the Republican Park of Minnesota first came to light a week ago, when it was reported that the party had been served with an eviction notice after failing to pay $111,000 in rent at its St. Paul headquarters over the past year. Now it seems as…

U.S. seeks ‘appropriate balance’ in China activist case

WASHINGTON — The United States is working hard to strike an “appropriate balance” as it navigates the politically sensitive case of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who has sought refuge in the US embassy in Beijing. “We are working very closely with the individuals involved in this,” chief White House counterterrorism…

‘La Bamba’ actor expects Romney ‘in a photo op outside a taco stand’

A actor and activist who is famous for his role in the 1987 film “La Bamba” on Sunday said that Mitt Romney has begun pandering to Hispanic voters now that he has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “We call that Hispandering,” Esai Morales told CBS News’ John Dickerson in…

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