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Hillary Clinton hints at plan to step down

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that after 20 years “on the high wire of American politics,” she’d like to find out how “tired” she really is. Her statement comes on the heels of persistent whispering that she may trade jobs with Vice President Joe Biden ahead of…

No debate tickets? Romney says, ‘just storm in’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping that firing up his own fans will nullify rival Newt Gingrich’s advantage at Thursday night’s debate. At a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, Romney joked that supporters without tickets should “just storm in” to the debate at the University of Florida to cheer…

Al Franken promotes marriage equality in new video

While Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) may have once been a comedian, his support for marriage equality is no joke. Franken and his wife Franni appear together in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign in support of same sex marriage rights. “My wife, Franni, and I have been married…

Penguin literally takes a crap on Kentucky Senate

Lawmakers weren’t the only ones doing business on the Kentucky Senate floor on Tuesday. State Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine (R-Southgate) had brought an African blackfooted penguin named Paula as a part of her presentation for a resolution honoring the Newport Aquarium. “Are we talking about the penguin that…

Activist removed for her own safety after Gingrich crowd turns angry

A former Lake Worth city commissioner was removed from an event featuring Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in Coral Springs, Florida on Wednesday because authorities feared the candidate’s supporters might turn on her. “Do you work for the people or Freddie Mac?” Cara Jennings shouted, standing about 50 feet from…

Security video shows police lied about Rand Paul’s behavior

If Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was acting “irate” during a recent visit to Nashville International Airport, it certainly hid it very well. After being briefly detained by police officers on Monday, Paul appears to be getting some vindication in the form of a security camera’s video. Although police described him…

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Purdue will not seek re-election: report

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Purdue (D) will not run for a second term, reports said Thursday. At least two sources told The Washington Post that Purdue would release a statement later in the afternoon confirming her intentions. North Carolina’s first woman governor faced an uphill battle after being elected amid…

Brewer, Obama speak ‘intensely’ on airport tarmac

When President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Wednesday he probably didn’t expect Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to welcome him by sticking her finger in his face. According to a White House pool report, the two “spoke intensely for a few minutes” after the president walked onto the…

Texas girl’s plea for justice rides balloon all the way to Florida

When El Paso first-grader Marcella Ornelas wrote her “dream” for a more secure future for all on a notepad and taped the message to a single blue balloon, she couldn’t have guessed it would be recovered by two little girls all the way in Florida. The note was part of…

Hecklers shout ‘liar’ as Wisconsin’s Walker touts job creation

MADISON (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose tumultuous first year in office saw partisan budget battles, massive street protests and a statewide recall effort against him, focused on job creation and ridding government of wasteful spending in a ‘state of the state’ speech on Wednesday disrupted by heckling.…

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