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Obama camp slams Republicans over immigration

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Monday charged that top Republican White House hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich had alienated Latino voters with “extreme rhetoric” on immigration. In a memo sent to journalists, the campaign said Romney and Gingrich “may very well have already sealed the political…

U.S. watchdog cannot account for Iraqi billions

BAGHDAD — The US Department of Defence cannot account for some $2 billion of Iraqi funds it held, a report from a US watchdog said on Monday, in the latest case of apparently lax US oversight of spending in Iraq. The defence department “cannot account for about two-thirds of the…

Seattle occupier gets ‘gay married’ to 107-year-old building

An “Occupy Wall Street” protester in Seattle was so desperate to save a 107-year-old building from destruction that she decided to marry it Sunday afternoon. According to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, Babylonia Aivaz made the unorthodox decision to go into wedlock with the “10th and Union” warehouse after hearing it would…

Willie Nelson performs to support Dennis Kucinich

Country music star Willie Nelson came to Lorain, Ohio on Sunday to perform at a sold-out benefit in support of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Due to redistricting in the state, the veteran congressman has been thrown into a primary battle against Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). “Dennis and I go a…

Catholic churches evangelize against Obama en masse

In a surprising move over the weekend, thousands of Catholic parishioners were read letters that condemn the Obama administration and its recent decision to make birth control available to women through virtually all private health insurance plans. The letters were written by Catholic Bishops in the U.S. and read aloud…

Bistro boots brunching lawmaker over anti-gay remarks

A restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee has refused service to a state lawmaker over his anti-gay views, The Raw Story has confirmed. An employee of Bistro at the Bijou told Raw Story that owner Martha Boggs turned away state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) over the weekend. “He just came in for…

Vitter attacks CNN for comparing his sex scandal to Gingrich’s

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lashed out at a CNN host on Monday for asking if there were similarities between his prostitution scandal and the infidelities of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has been suffering some heat over his cheating on his first wife, cheating on his second…

Over 400 arrested at ‘Occupy Oakland’ in violent night

Riot police fired tear gas and arrested more than 400 people in Oakland, California, as hordes of anti-Wall Street protesters tried to take over downtown buildings including City Hall, police said Sunday. The most violent protest of the year by an Occupy Wall Street offshoot led to what Oakland police described as “an…

Romney surges to double-digit lead in Florida

Mitt Romney stormed Monday towards a likely victory in Floridathat would all but lock up the Republican presidential nomination, but rival Newt Gingrich promised a bitter fight all the way to the August convention. Polls Sunday showed Romney pulling clear in the Sunshine State after his campaign team went on the offensive, unleashing blistering…

Santorum campaign on hold due to daughter’s illness

FORT MYERS, Florida — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum put campaigning in Florida on hold Sunday, as his daughter, Bella, was hospitalized just days before a key primary vote. Two days before Florida’s winner-takes-all primary, Santorum spent the day in Pennsylvania, where his three year-old was admitted to a Philadelphia…

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