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Obama to propose cut to corporate tax rate

The White House on Wednesday will announce plans for a corporate tax overhaul that would reduce the overall rate while increasing revenues by eliminating loopholes and subsidies, US media reported. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal said the plan would reduce the overall rate from 35 percent to 28 percent…

VA gov backs off support for ultrasound bill

Supporters of the Virginia ultrasound bill may have lost a key ally Tuesday evening when Governor Bob McDonnell (R) withdrew his unconditional support for the controversial legislation, according to The Washington Post. The decision came after McDonnell’s staff held a meeting with delegates and found the ultrasounds being more invasive…

Dem proposes vasectomy limitations in wake of anti-abortion legislation

A Georgia Democrat has devised a clever response to her Republican colleagues’ recent zest for imposing big government regulations on female reproductive rights: regulate vasectomies as well. The proposed law, put forward by Rep. Yasmin Neal (D), would ban the practice of male sterilization except in cases where a man…

Christie: Santorum Satan remarks are ‘by definition relevant’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie says that Rick Santorum’s warning that Satan is targeting the U.S. should be a relevant topic in the U.S. presidential race. “This is a spiritual war,” Santorum said during a speech as Ave Maria University in 2008. “And the Father of Lies has his sights…

Work to begin on U.S. African American museum

The Smithsonian breaks ground Wednesday on the last available space along the National Mall in Washington for the only national museum dedicated exclusively to Americans of African heritage. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will rise a stone’s throw from the towering obelisk that honors George Washington, the slave-owning first president of the United States. Barack…

Republicans set for debate clash in knife-edge race

Struggling Republican hopeful Mitt Romney faces a crunch TV debate Wednesday as he fights to regain his White House pole position after a surge by Christian conservative Rick Santorum. Romney’s future hangs in the balance, as in a week’s time he could either be restored as the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race…

High oil prices test U.S. economy, Obama

A jump in gasoline prices is threatening to smother the flickering flames of the US economic recovery and with them President Barack Obama’s hopes of retaining the White House. Groggy but still standing after a four-year slog through recession, the US economy has — just about — weathered shocks from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami,…

Romney says spending cuts will slow economic growth

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Tuesday by claiming that budget cuts would shrink the economy, according to NBC News. “If you just cut, if all you’re thinking about doing is cutting spending, as you cut spending you’ll slow down the economy,” he said in Michigan.…

Romney woes leave Republican race on a knife-edge

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s future hangs in the balance. In one week’s time he could either be restored as the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race or be left staring into a political abyss. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who fiercely opposes gay marriage and abortion, has…

Ron Paul: Hemp is a good product

Texas Rep. Ron Paul praised the industrial crop hemp during a campaign stop in North Dakota on Monday. “There is no reason, in a free society, that farmers shouldn’t be allowed to raise hemp,” Paul said, according to the Associated Press. “Hemp is a good product.” Hemp, a crop related…

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