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Chris Christie to Occupy protester: You’re going down, sweetheart

At a rally for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called an Occupy Wall Street protester “sweetheart” and told her she was going to “go down.” Romney was first to be interrupted by the chant “Mitt kills jobs!” “You know, it’s wonderful to live in…

Glitz returns to Detroit auto show

Glamour and glitz returned to the Detroit auto show as once-struggling General Motors served champagne at a sneak peek of its newest Cadillac and Mercedes launched its latest roadster with a jazzy serenade at a swank cocktail party. Just three years ago, the survival of the Detroit Three automakers was in doubt as GM and Chrysler sought billions in government bailouts and…

Iraq war crimes trial to begin in California

Opening statements will be delivered Monday in a court-martial of the last US Marine charged over a notorious 2005 killing of civilians in Iraq. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich pleaded not guilty Thursday at Camp Pendleton, California, where the first day of proceedings was spent questioning potential members of the panel which will decide…

U.S. Republicans mount final New Hampshire blitz

Republican presidential hopefuls, led by frontrunner Mitt Romney, launched a final frenetic campaign push in New Hampshire Monday on the eve of the state’s primary. Polls showed the former Massachusetts governor, who won Iowa’s caucus by a whisker last week, slipping slightly but still holding a commanding lead and looking to notch a…

WikiLeaks truck up for sale on eBay

The infamous Wikileaks truck that has been a presence at Occupy Wall Street since last fall has now been put up for sale on eBay . The “Wikileaks Mobile Information Collection Unit” — actually a repainted U-Haul truck that has no official connection with Wikileaks — is instantly recognizable for…

Army base placed on lockdown after theft of equipment

The infantry unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was placed on lockdown Wednesday after the equipment was discovered missing from a supply area, said Major Chris Ophardt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s I Corps at the base. The equipment included weapon sights and targeting lasers. “There are many items missing,”…

Racial slur on Papa John’s Pizza receipt goes viral

When an Asian-American customer of Papa John’s Pizza in New York City decided to vent by posting a receipt that identified her as “lady chinky eyes” on Twitter, she may have thought she was just letting off steam. But in the last day, the receipt has been viewed over 200,000…

‘Political junkies’ flock to New Hampshire for their ‘fix’

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Every four years out-of-state “political junkies” descend on New Hampshire aiming to glimpse US candidates for president, snap up campaign collectibles, and become smarter voters. See that older man with the Mitt Romney For President baseball cap, the Mitt Romney For President sticker on his jacket,…

Pelosi: Obama ‘should run against this do-nothing Congress’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday advised President Barack Obama to make his re-election campaign a referendum on how little Republicans have accomplished since taking control of the House of Representatives. Last week, Obama responded to Republicans who had criticized him for appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard…

McCain: Iraq ‘unraveling’ puts U.S. civilians at risk

WASHINGTON — A leading Republican senator warned Sunday that Iraq was “unraveling” in the wake of the withdrawal of US troops, putting at risk the thousands of American civilians in the country. Senator John McCain, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, blamed the deteriorating situation on…

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