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Chris Wallace to Rick Perry: Your jobs plan is ‘terrible’

Fox News’ Chris Wallace told Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry that his goal of creating 2.5 million jobs in his first term was “terrible.” In Perry’s first campaign TV ad last week, the candidate promised to create at least 2.5 million jobs over four years. “Governor, here’s what I don’t…

Deadly early snowstorms hit U.S. northeast

NEW YORK — Freezing conditions hit the US East Coast on Sunday after a rare October snowstorm and icy rain reportedly killed at least three people, sparked long airport delays and caused massive power outages. The “historic early season” snowstorm wrought havoc on air, rail and road traffic from Washington…

U.S. to boost Gulf presence after Iraq pullout: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is planning to bolster its military presence in the Gulf after it pulls out its remaining troops from Iraq, the New York Times reported in its online edition on Sunday. President Barack Obama said on October 21 that he had decided to withdraw all…

U.S. secretly flying drones out of Ethiopia: WaPo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force has been secretly flying drones from a civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The paper said in its online edition that Washington has invested…

Some California sex offenders’ addresses same as foster homes

(Reuters) – The state of California should immediately investigate why more than 1,000 sex offenders have the same addresses as licensed foster homes and facilities housing children, a new report by the state auditor said. The findings posted on the state auditor website on Thursday matched up a California sex…

Jobless veterans say military experience is not valued

NAPERVILLE, Ill (Reuters) – When Matthew Burrell left the Army after eight years of service, he landed a job as a public relations contractor in Iraq. With a salary of $170,000, he figured military experience had finally paid off. But five months after returning home to Chicago, 33-year old Burrell…

Cain, Romney in tight Republican race in Iowa: poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republican White House hopefuls Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are in a tight race in Iowa, which kicks off next year’s presidential nominating contests, according to a closely watched opinion poll published on Saturday. The poll conducted for The Des Moines Register showed Cain, a…

Police fire mace at Denver protesters, 20 arrested

DENVER (Reuters) – Police in riot gear fired pepper balls and mace into a crowd of economic protesters in Denver on Saturday and arrested 20 after some people entered the grounds of the State Capitol, police said. Denver Police Spokesman Lt. Matt Murray said about 2,000 demonstrators from “Occupy Wall…

NY, Washington protesters brave rare early snow

Anti-Wall Street protesters hunkered down at encampments in New York and Washington Saturday as they faced their first winter weather test, with a rare early snowstorm hitting the US east coast. “Snow, what snow? I’ve got a country to worry about,” read a sign at New York’s Zuccotti Park held…

Republican NJ mayor won’t resign over ‘Rentboy’ scandal, alleged underwear pics

It’s almost more newsworthy these days when a conservative Republican politician turns out to not be in the closet. According to Talking Points Memo, Medford, New Jersey mayor Chris Myers insists that he is not resigning in spite of a mushrooming scandal involving his purported contact with a male prostitute…

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