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Iowa Democrats take aim at Tim Pawlenty as he kicks off ‘Road to Results’ tour

In advance of Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour, the Iowa Democratic Party has released a new video claiming he drove Minnesota straight into the ditch as governor. Pawlenty announced his Iowa “Road to Results” tour on Thursday. He plans to drive 687 miles in an RV,…

Herman Cain: Romney’s religion ‘an issue for a lot of southerners’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday that Mitt Romney could not win the presidential election in 2012 because he has not done a good job of communicating his religion, Mormonism. “It doesn’t bother me,” Cain said in an interview with the Washington Times. “But I do know it is…

Judge awards $4.6 million payout for botched circumcision

LOS ANGELES — A US judge on Monday approved a $4.6 million compensation payment for a boy who had the end of his penis removed in a botched circumcision shortly after birth. The boy, who is now eight, underwent the operation when he was week-old baby in January 2003 at…

U.K. phone-hacking inquiry to examine links to ‘rogue’ intelligence services

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron agreed last week to allow the News of the World phone-hacking inquiry to examine allegations that the newspaper’s publisher, the London-based News International, had close dealings with “rogue” members of the intelligence services. The allegations were made by Member of Parliament Tom Watson in…

McConnell: GOP will still block consumer agency nomination

President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) instead of Elizabeth Warren, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t care. He says Republicans still plan to block the nomination. “I would remind [President Obama] that Senate Republicans still aren’t in…

Obama offers wishes to Mandela on birthday

US President Barack Obama hailed Nelson Mandela on his 93rd birthday Monday, saying the former South African leader remains “a beacon for the global community, and for all who work for democracy, justice and reconciliation.” A statement issued by the White House on behalf of the president and his wife…

Activists pledge to withhold millions if Obama cuts entitlements

If President Barack Obama gives in to Republican demands to cut Social Security and Medicare, it could cost him. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) delivered a petition with the signatures of 200,000 donors and volunteers to the president’s re-election campaign headquarters in Chicago Friday. Organizers said that Obama will…

Poll: People confident debt deal will be reached, but disapprove of tactics

As debt crisis talks and negotiations continue for the second week running at the White House, the media continues to barrage the public with reports of seemingly endless negotiations and attempts at deals. Results of a new CBS News poll signal that the majority of people are ready for a…

Biographer: Hacking scandals to be the end of Rupert Murdoch

Michael Wolff, author of the Rupert Murdoch biography “The Man Who Owns the News,” is all but pronouncing the media mogul’s reign to be through. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Wolff said that the phone hacking scandals that have shaken News Corp. in recent weeks will ultimately lead to…

Gingrich campaign $1 million in debt from private jets, web developers

All candidates for federal office, including presidential hopefuls and those running for Congress, were required to file their second quarter campaign finance paperwork with the Federal Election Commission last Friday. While this sounds like — and is — a bunch of paperwork, for the public, it’s a glimpse into candidates’…

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