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Huntsman accused of video conspiracy to smear Ron Paul

A web consulting firm claims that a party close to Jon Huntsman’s campaign uploaded an offensive YouTube video to smear rival Ron Paul, according to Politico. The amateur-looking video, titled “Jon Huntsman’s Values,” suggests the candidate lacks American values based on his time spent abroad and adoption of children from…

Huntsman to Romney: While you were campaigning, I was serving my country

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Sunday lashed out at Mitt Romney for having the nerve to criticize him for serving his country as the ambassador to China while the former Massachusetts governor was busy raising money to run for the Republican nomination for president. “Governor, you were, the last…

Panetta: U.S. will respond if Iran blocks Strait

WASHINGTON — The United States will respond if Iran tries to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday, saying such a move would cross a “red line.” “We made very clear that the United States will not tolerate…

Romney: ‘I don’t discriminate… I oppose same sex marriage’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserted on Sunday that his opposition to same sex marriage was not discrimination against gay people. During a GOP debate in New Hampshire Sunday, WHDH’s Andy Hiller asked Romney, “How have you stood up for gay rights, and when have you used your voice to…

Gingrich to Romney: ‘Drop the pious baloney’

During a GOP debate on Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Mitt Romney to “drop the pious baloney” after the former Massachusetts governor asserted that for him, “politics is not a career.” “I think it’s understandable and perhaps unusual that people who spend their life in politics imagine that…

Rick Santorum wants to believe in miracles

He travels across New Hampshire in his black pick-up truck, surges in opinion polls and wants to believe in miracles. Christian conservative candidate Rick Santorum hopes, aided by the grace of God, to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee facing Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. After…

Romney rolls out former Vatican envoys’ endorsement

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, a Mormon facing doubts about his conservative credentials, said Saturday he had the endorsement of five former US ambassadors to the Vatican. Romney’s campaign unveiled a letter from the ex-envoys hours before a debate in which he was to face off against his rivals,…

Tucson victims prepare for shooting anniversary

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wounded in a deadly mass shooting on January 8 last year, visited a Tucson area park on Saturday as survivors and residents prepared for the somber anniversary on Sunday. A gunman toting a semiautomatic pistol pumped bullet after bullet into a crowd…

Taxpayers owe $385 billion in 2006 taxes: IRS

Despite the wider shortfall between 2001 and 2006, voluntary compliance remained steady at about 83 percent for both years, the agency said on Friday in its five-year update on the amount of taxes that are never paid. “On a relative basis, the tax gap is largely in line with the…

Navy SEAL who accidentally shot himself dies

Petty Officer Third Class Gene Clayton, 22, of Poland, Ohio, was taken off life support at Scripps Memorial Hospital early on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. “Apparently he was out for the evening and he had gone home with a young lady and was handling a firearm and…

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