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Romney attacks Obama for not keeping unemployment below 4 percent

As the unemployment rate hit a three-year low of 8.1 percent on Friday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney escalated attacks on President Barack Obama by moving the bar to 4 percent. “Just this morning there was some news that came across the wire that said that the unemployment rate…

Chicago billboard compares belief in climate change to mass murder

Update: Heartland Institute withdraws billboard after less than 24 hours, calling it an “experiment” that “angered” many Update (below): Famed environmentalist thanks group for billboards A Chicago-based climate denial group has posted the first of several billboards to come that depict famous mass murderers who allegedly endorse climate change, asking…

Long-term unemployment remains virtually unchanged in economic recovery

Before the birth of her fourth child, Keron Bartholomew decided she needed to be near her family in Orlando, Florida. Her partner, Fernando Bogle, was still in college in New York, and was hoping to become a pharmacist. He planned to join them when he graduated. But within a year…

Enraged Ted Nugent threatens to ‘f*ck’ female CBS producer

Ted Nugent recently said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign “expressed support” after the musician made comments that caused the U.S. Secret Service to wonder if he had threatened the life of President Barack Obama. In a recent interview where the conservative rocker flew into a rage, Nugent revealed…

FBI informant in Ohio bomb plot had criminal past

The FBI’s key informant in the recent Ohio bomb plot had a long criminal history and faced multiple indictments even as he cooperated with authorities, court documents revealed this week. Shaquille Azir, 39, was indicted twice for writing bad checks in July and December 2011, and he’d previously faced that…

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent, economy adds 115,000 new jobs

The US unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in April as the economy created a modest 115,000 jobs, official figures showed Friday, the eve of President Barack Obama’s maiden reelection rally. Despite the meager job creation, the Labor Department data showed unemployment at the lowest level in over three years.…

Former ‘Guns & Ammo’ editor charged in Arizona slaying

The former editor of Guns & Ammo magazine was accused of murdering a friend with a gun and ammo in Golden Valley, Arizona on Wednesday. Mohave County sheriff’s charged 53-year-old Richard Erick Venola with second-degree murder for the killing 39-year-old James Patrick O’Neill, who was found dead at the scene.…

Revolt in US over tyranny of economic data

On Friday the US government will publish the latest snapshot of the labor market, a guidepost marking the path of the world’s largesteconomy. Regardless of the outcome, billions of dollars will change hands onWall Street, currencies will shift, tilting the calculus of global trade, and governments will find it cheaper…

Russia threatens pre-emptive attack against U.S. missile shield

MOSCOW — Russia said Thursday its dispute with the United States over missile defence was near a “dead end” and warned it might have to deploy new rockets in Europe to take out elements of the controversial shield. “We have not been able to find mutually-acceptable solutions at this point…

Rep. Issa releases draft resolution accusing Holder of contempt

WASHINGTON — A key Republican lawmaker released a draft resolution Thursday accusing US Attorney General Eric Holder of contempt of Congress for allegedly failing to cooperate with a probe into a botched government effort to track arms flows into Mexico. Darrell Issa, head of the House Oversight and Government Reform…

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