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Santorum accuses Romney of rigging Michigan primary

By Grace Wyler The Michigan Republican Party awarded Mitt Romney an official delegate victory today, granting him 16 of the state’s 30 delegates just one day after the tally showed Romney and Rick Santorum tied with 15 delegates each. The Santorum campaign is now accusing Romney’s team of using “political thuggery”…

Romney: ‘I am big believer in getting money’ from Washington

In a 2002 video recently uncovered by ABC News, then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney bragged about being able to get taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C., despite his current attacks on federal subsidies. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney said in an address to the…

Backed by more than 100 former attorneys general, ex-Alabama governor asks Supreme Court for review

More than 100 former state attorneys general revealed on Thursday that they support the latest appeal by former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D), who’s petitioning the Supreme Court to reconsider the corruption charges that sent him to jail in 2006. Siegelman, one of the nation’s most famous political prisoners, was…

Tennessee principal resigns after saying LGBT students ‘going to hell’

A principle in West Tennessee has resigned after allegedly threatening to expel LGBT students. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday said it sent a letter to the Haywood County school district superintendent because several students complained that Haywood High School Principal Dorothy Bond had threatened to expel them…

Obama warns Iran would ‘play victim’ if attacked

US President Barack Obama warned a premature attack on Iran would allow it to play the “victim” in the nuclear crisis, in remarks published Friday days before he meets Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. In some of his toughest comments yet on Tehran’s nuclear drive, Obama also said Israel and Iran…

Oklahoma state senator’s sign: ‘If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f*ck a senator’

At a recent rally against a so-called “personhood” bill currently favored by Oklahoma lawmakers, state senator Judy McIntyre (D) was photographed holding a sign that read: “IF I WANTED THE GOVERNMENT IN MY WOMB, I’D FUCK A SENATOR.” Explaining to a local reporter that she’d just borrowed the sign from…

Geithner defends Obama’s Wall Street reforms

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the financial sector overhaul enacted after the 2008 meltdown, saying the safeguards could have gone a long way toward averting the crisis. “Some people seem to be suffering from amnesia about how close America came to complete financial collapse under the outdated regulatory system…

DOJ casts wide net with mortgage subpoenas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Justice Department inquiry into the packaging and sale of home loans by the biggest U.S. banks casts a wide net and appears to significantly overlap with other enforcement efforts, according to people who have viewed subpoenas sent to the firms. The civil subpoenas that were…

Controversy over Washington Metro ad: ‘Go to hell Barack’

In the heat of a US presidential election year, with Americans immune to the polarized and bitter nature of political discourse, it takes a lot to shock them, especially in Washington. But one ad at a DC Metro station — which starts off criticizing Obama’s health care reforms and ends…

Feminists warn pols not to erode women’s gains

Feminists in the United States, “fed up” with election-year attempts to erode their hard-won gains, issued a sharp reminder that women make up a voting bloc that cannot be ignored. HERvotes, a coalition of 51 women’s groups, vowed to ensure that several decades of progress in health care, education and…

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