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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…

Obama raises $53 million in March for campaign

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama hauled in $53 million in March for his reelection effort, as his Chicago-based team trains its sights on all but certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama’s fundraising clip, which translates to a $1.7 million dollar average daily take over the month for his campaign…

Trial opens for alleged New York bomb plotter

NEW YORK — The high-profile trial began Monday of a man accused of being part of a New York trio that was only “days” from bombing the city’s crowded subway to take revenge for the US war in Afghanistan. The trial in Brooklyn features quintessential New York immigrant Muslims who…

Limbaugh: Barbara Boxer supports ‘murdering women before they’re born’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday blasted Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-FL) as someone who supports “murdering women before they’re born” after she recently claimed that the Republican “war on women” was real. In an op-ed for Politico over the weekend, the Democratic senator wrote that “Republicans have launched a…

Chamber of Commerce: ‘Buffett Rule’ an attempt to instigate ‘class warfare’ debate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday urged senators in Washington, D.C. to vote against the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012, claiming it would hurt economic growth. “With more than eight million Americans unemployed, Congress should reject attempts to instigate a debate on class warfare and focus on…

Two Louisiana men mark 40th anniversary in solitary confinement

“I can make about four steps forward before I touch the door,” Herman Wallace says as he describes the cell in which he has lived for the past 40 years. “If I turn an about-face, I’m going to bump into something. I’m used to it, and that’s one of the…

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