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Top U.S. Republicans urge no tax hikes in debt deal

Top US Congress Republicans, looking to a battle over the country’s debt in the coming months, called Wednesday for cuts to social safety net programs and rejected appeals for tax hikes on the rich. “The worst thing Washington can do for our economy is raise taxes on the people we…

Herman Cain: Impeaching Obama would be ‘a great thing to do’

Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and 2012 Republican candidate for the presidency, expressed his disappointment that President Barack Obama would not be impeached during a conference call with reporters Tuesday night. “It would be a great thing to do,” Cain said when asked about impeaching the president, “but…

Perry mostly absent from 2007 emails discussing HPV vaccine law

Texas governor and GOP 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Perry recently walked back his support for the 2007 Texas law mandating that every 11 and 12-year-old girl in Texas should be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and sunshine laws have made his reasoning — via 700 pages of emails — behind…

California Rep. calls on black community to pressure Obama

With a 90% approval rating from African-Americans, President Obama may not have to worry about losing that base in the next election. But there is some heat coming from congressional black figures. On a jobs tour in Detroit Monday evening, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and the CBC addressed a passionate…

California Rep. calls on black community to pressure Obama

With a 90% approval rating from African-Americans, President Obama may not have to worry about losing that base in the next election. But there is some heat coming from congressional black figures. On a jobs tour in Detroit Monday evening, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and the CBC addressed a passionate…

WATCH LIVE: Obama holds town hall meeting

President Barack Obama was scheduled to hold a town hall event in Atkinson, Illinois Wednesday. The event was scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Aug. 17, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Scott Brown slams Elizabeth Warren in fundraising plea

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is shadowboxing his way through the early stages of his 2012 reelection campaign, fundraising against a candidate who isn’t even officially in the race. Brown’s team Tuesday sent a fundraising message targeting consumer advocate and former Obama adviser Elizabeth Warren, who has not formally entered…

17-year-old Tampa student charged in plot to bomb school

Tampa police announced Wednesday that they had charged a 17-year-old expelled student with planning to blow up Freedom High School on the first day of class. Tampa Police Chief Janet Castor said the plot was “a potential catastrophic event the likes of which this city has never seen.” In a…

Lieberman undecided on supporting Obama in 2012

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman said Wednesday that he was unsure if he would support Barack Obama for president in 2012. So, the hosts of Fox & Friends did their best to convince him that Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the right choice. “Everybody remembers that in 2008, you…

Police search for former Marine accused of sexually assaulting child

Police in Oklahoma were searching Wednesday for Charles Dyer, a former U.S. Marine who’s posted revolutionary messages on the Internet, after he failed to show up for the beginning of a trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a child. Dyer has claimed to be part of a group called…

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