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Santorum accuses Obama of creating ‘only 240 million jobs’

CNN host Ali Velshi gave Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum some math advice Tuesday after the former Pennsylvania senator claimed President Barack Obama’s stimulus had resulted in 30 million fewer jobs. “[Obama] passed a huge stimulus package that now we know, over the past two quarters, has actually cost American…

Herman Cain: ‘You don’t need foreign policy experience to know who your friends are and who your enemies are’

Republican presidential hopeful and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain appeared on NBC’s “Today” and defended his lack of foreign policy experience. He claimed he would get up to speed before taking office, if elected. “You don’t need foreign policy experience to know who your friends are and who your…

Entire police force laid off in small Texas town

Crime is on the rise in one small Texas city because the police department has been padlocked and the officers sent home. The city of Alto laid off its entire police force about two weeks ago because the city council completely cut the department’s budget. “They put a bulls-eye target…

For Washington, debt deal not far out of reach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – You would never know it from all the hot air rising out of Washington, but President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans could easily reach a deal to raise the debt limit and avoid an early August default. Before talks hit a brick wall last weekend, negotiators were tantalizingly close to a $2…

Buchanan: Socialism is ‘bringing down’ western civilization

Amid a discussion on U.S. taxes on corporate aircraft, MSNBC’s conservative pundit Pat Buchanan castigated opponents on Tuesday for suggesting the wealthy can pay more than the poor. Going a bit further, Buchanan also added that he believes socialism is “bringing down” western civilization — and that wealthy Americans should…

National teachers’ group recommends Obama for second term

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The nation’s largest teachers union voted on Monday to recommend that President Barack Obama be elected for another term. The vote from National Education Association delegates at a meeting in Chicago was 72.03 percent, a bit down from the last time the NEA recommended Obama in 2008,…

Montana governor reviewing oil, gas pipeline safety

Montana governor reviewing oil, gas pipeline safety KALISPELL, Montana (Reuters) – Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on Monday said authorities will review safety of all oil and gas pipelines that cross waterways in the state and close those that did not meet standards. “We’ll make the decision over the next couple…

New Jersey Senate president calls Gov. Christie ‘a rotten prick’

A week ago, the president of the New Jersey Senate, Democrat Stephen Sweeney, stuck his neck out to help Republican Governor Chris Christie pass a union-busting bill, leading to accusations that Democratic Party power brokers were selling out their constituents. By the end of the week, though, he was feeling…

New Jersey Senate president calls Gov. Christie ‘a rotten prick’

A week ago, the president of the New Jersey Senate, Democrat Stephen Sweeney, stuck his neck out to help Republican Governor Chris Christie pass a union-busting bill, leading to accusations that Democratic Party power brokers were selling out their constituents. By the end of the week, though, he was feeling…

Hacker allegedly breaches Florida voting database

Voters concerned about the reliability of electronic voting may now have another reason to worry. A hacker known as Abhaxas claimed Saturday to have released data from one of Florida’s internal voting databases. “Who believes voting isn’t tampered with?” Abhaxas asked Twitter followers. Data in the file uploaded to Pastbin…

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