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Romney scolds protester for asking about the 99 percent

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a page out of the Chris Christie playbook on Thursday and berated an Occupy Wall Street activist for asking him how he would support less-wealthy Americans. Romney was signing autographs outside his campaign headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina when a man asked, “What will…

Walker turns down $37 million meant for Wisconsinites’ health care

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) turned down on Thursday a $37 million grant that would have helped to provide health care services for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites, saying he would rather deny his citizens treatment if it means he is resisting the “encroachment of ObamaCare.” The money would have…

Evangelical leader compares Gingrich to Italian cruise ship captain

One evangelical leader says that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is like the Italian captain whose cruise ship sank — because the former House Speaker was sailing on his own personal love boat when he cheated on his first and second wives. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council…

Gingrich surges, takes lead in four South Carolina polls

With only two days to go before the crucial South Carolina Republican primary, four polls have found that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is edging out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich claimed his biggest lead over Romney, 34 to 28, in a survey (PDF) published by the Democratic-affiliated Public…

Ron Paul hot air balloon cited for ‘improper lane use’

A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been warned about “improper lane use” after his hot air balloon backed up traffic for miles on a South Carolina highway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol asked two supporters to deflate the balloon bearing Ron Paul’s name, which was hovering near…

Gingrich suggests he will ‘ignore’ Roe v. Wade

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday said that he wouldn’t abide by Supreme Court rulings if they made the “wrong decision.” Speaking to a forum of anti-abortion activists in South Carolina, the candidate suggested that he would ignore the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, according to…

Republicans step up attacks before S.Carolina vote

US Republican candidates unleashed a new barrage of accusations ahead of South Carolina’s key vote, as frontrunner Mitt Romney struggled to beat back his conservative rivals. The candidates have also faced heightened scrutiny, with US media reporting on the multi-millionaire Romney’s offshore accounts and a TV network promising an “explosive”…

BP expected to agree on $20-25 billion oil spill deal with DoJ

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil giant BP will likely agree to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $20-$25 billion next month to settle all civil and criminal charges around the Deepwater Horizon rig blast and Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a leading industry analyst predicted on Thursday. Martijn Rats, head of…

Pentagon seeks to crack down on sex assaults in military

(Reuters) – The military will ramp up efforts to combat sexual assault in the ranks, a crime the secretary of defense decried as a “stain” on the honor of troops and one the Pentagon suspects is vastly underreported. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said…

Severed head, hands found below Hollywood sign

Police found two human hands near where a couple of dog walkers found a gruesome severed head, on a hiking trail leading up to the iconic Hollywood sign, a spokesman said. The hands were found after police sealed off the area overnight following the discovery of the head, reported to…

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