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Mary Matalin: Romney has ‘heart and soul’ of an average American

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have a net worth of a quarter of a billion dollars, but he has the “heart and soul” of an average American, according to GOP strategist Mary Matalin. ABC host George Stephanopolous on Sunday asked Matalin how serious a problem Romney’s immense wealth would…

Republican 2012 race ‘mathematically’ over: Graham

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has all but won the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, top senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday, agreeing with the candidate that “mathematically, this thing is about over.” Romney has won 14 of 25 state-by-state votes that decide which Republican candidate takes on President Barack Obama in November,…

Santorum: ‘I’d like everybody to get out’ of race

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a foolproof plan to win the GOP nomination: He wants everybody else to just quit. On Sunday, NBC host David Gregory asked the candidate if he would like to see former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drop out if he loses upcoming primaries in Alabama…

NAACP heads to U.N. to address suppression of minority voters

NAACP leaders will challenge new voting laws in the United States at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Switzerland on Wednesday. “It was in 1947 that W.E.B. Dubois delivered his speech and appealed to the world at the U.N.,” NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous told McClatchy Newspapers. “Now, like…

McCain: Palin was ‘best qualified’ for vice president

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is still adamant that no one was more qualified than Sarah Palin to be vice president in 2008. Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked the Arizona senator to respond to HBO’s movie “Game Change,” which implies that he only selected Palin because…

Gingrich: Romney weakest GOP frontrunner since 1920

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that rival Mitt Romney is the weakest GOP hopeful in almost one hundred years. On Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that Gingrich had to get more than 70 percent of the outstanding delegates to win the nomination. “You said on Friday that…

Judge denies Ron Paul’s request to unmask anonymous YouTube user

A judge has rejected the motion of presidential candidate Ron Paul to unmask an anonymous YouTube user who made a video trashing his former rival Jon Huntsman. The Public Citizen Litigation Group, American Civil Liberties Union, Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Digital Media Law Project had urged the court to…

Obama’s transgender nanny remembers ‘little Barry’

JAKARTA — A transgender Indonesian man who shot to fame after it emerged he had worked as Barack Obama’s nanny in the late 1960s wants nothing from “little Barry” but to meet him again some day. TV crews and reporters have descended on the tiny concrete shack in an east…

Youth vote puts some spring in Obama’s step

Republicans believe high unemployment will be Barack Obama’s weak point this November. So why has Matt Caffrey, a 22-year-old from Ohio, just quit his job? To help the president get reelected. Leaving a secure job in a country with an official unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, and broader estimates in the double figures,…

U.S. military unveils ‘Active Denial’ heat ray weapon

A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. “You’re not gonna see it, you’re not gonna hear it, you’re not gonna smell it: you’re gonna feel it,”…

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