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WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak at CPAC

Watch this live video from the Conservative Political Action Conference, broadcast Sept. 23, 2011.…

Perry wrongly insists he opposed ‘No Child Left Behind’

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry claimed during last night’s Fox News-Google GOP debate that he was “vocal” in opposing President George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” plan for public education, which many today call a significant drag on the U.S. educational system. Problem is, Perry cheered “No Child Left…

UK lawyers to start News Corp legal action in U.S.: report

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawyers acting for phone-hacking victims are planning to launch legal action in the United States against directors of News Corp, Sky TV said on Friday, quoting sources. They will claim some of the allegations about what went on at the now defunct News of the World…

Porn magnate Flynt funding $1 million dollar quest to embarrass Perry

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Pornographic magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered $1 million on Thursday to anyone with proof of “an illicit sexual liaison” involving leading Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry. The offer by the politically left-leaning Flynt targeting Perry was similar to past efforts by the Hustler…

Texas to discontinue fancy last-meal requests on death row

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The Texas prison system on Thursday abolished the time-honored tradition of offering an opulent last meal to condemned inmates before their executions, saying they would get standard prison fare instead. “Enough is enough,” state Senator John Whitmire wrote on Thursday to prison officials, prompting the move.…

House passes spending bill as showdown looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives regrouped Friday to approve a must-pass spending bill, but the prospect of a government shutdown loomed as Democrats said it would go nowhere in the Senate. Even in the face of rock-bottom approval ratings, the dispute suggested that lawmakers may not…

Marijuana question sky-rockets to top of new White House petition site

A petition to legalize and regulate marijuana quickly jumped to the top of a the White House’s online petition site on Thursday, the first same day it was launched. The petition, on the White House’s “We the People” site, asks: “Isn’t it time to legalize and regulate marijuana in a…

GOP debate audience boos gay soldier

A question from a gay soldier was met with boos during Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate. “In 2010 when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was because I’m a gay soldier and I didn’t want to lose my job,” Stephen Hill, a…

WATCH LIVE: Republican presidential candidates debate

Republican presidential candidates debate in Orlando, Florida. Watch this live video from Fox News, broadcast Sept. 22, 2011.…

Obama uses decaying bridge to slam Republicans

CINCINNATI, Ohio — US President Barack Obama on Thursday used a decaying bridge between the states of his top two political foes to step up his push for his economic rescue plan. Obama traveled to Cincinnati in the key 2012 swing state of Ohio, to renew his demands that a…

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