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Racial slur on Papa John’s Pizza receipt goes viral

When an Asian-American customer of Papa John’s Pizza in New York City decided to vent by posting a receipt that identified her as “lady chinky eyes” on Twitter, she may have thought she was just letting off steam. But in the last day, the receipt has been viewed over 200,000…

‘Political junkies’ flock to New Hampshire for their ‘fix’

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Every four years out-of-state “political junkies” descend on New Hampshire aiming to glimpse US candidates for president, snap up campaign collectibles, and become smarter voters. See that older man with the Mitt Romney For President baseball cap, the Mitt Romney For President sticker on his jacket,…

Pelosi: Obama ‘should run against this do-nothing Congress’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday advised President Barack Obama to make his re-election campaign a referendum on how little Republicans have accomplished since taking control of the House of Representatives. Last week, Obama responded to Republicans who had criticized him for appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard…

McCain: Iraq ‘unraveling’ puts U.S. civilians at risk

WASHINGTON — A leading Republican senator warned Sunday that Iraq was “unraveling” in the wake of the withdrawal of US troops, putting at risk the thousands of American civilians in the country. Senator John McCain, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, blamed the deteriorating situation on…

U.S. orders expulsion of Venezuelan consul

WASHINGTON — The United States has declared the Venezuelan consul general in Miami persona non grata and ordered her expulsion, a State Department official said Sunday. The Venezuelan embassy in Washington was notified of the action on Friday and Livia Acosta Noguera, the consul general, was given until January 10…

Santorum says he would love gay son equally

CONCORD, New Hampshire — US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who fiercely opposes same-sex marriage, said Sunday he would love his son just as much if he were gay. Santorum, who has been strongly criticized for anti-gay remarks in the past, came under pressure to flesh out…

Ron Paul: ‘Entitlements are not rights’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul claimed on Sunday that Americans don’t have a right to entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. During a debate hosted by NBC, WHDH’s Andy Hiller asked Paul: “In your opinion, what services are Americans entitled to expect to get from government?” “Entitlements are not rights,”…

Huntsman accused of video conspiracy to smear Ron Paul

A web consulting firm claims that a party close to Jon Huntsman’s campaign uploaded an offensive YouTube video to smear rival Ron Paul, according to Politico. The amateur-looking video, titled “Jon Huntsman’s Values,” suggests the candidate lacks American values based on his time spent abroad and adoption of children from…

Huntsman to Romney: While you were campaigning, I was serving my country

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Sunday lashed out at Mitt Romney for having the nerve to criticize him for serving his country as the ambassador to China while the former Massachusetts governor was busy raising money to run for the Republican nomination for president. “Governor, you were, the last…

Panetta: U.S. will respond if Iran blocks Strait

WASHINGTON — The United States will respond if Iran tries to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday, saying such a move would cross a “red line.” “We made very clear that the United States will not tolerate…

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