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Dash cam video appears to show officer planting evidence

An officer in Utica, New York is being accused of planting evidence — and he was busted by the dash cam in his own police cruiser. The Utica Phoenix recently obtained dash cam video of a February 11, 2011 traffic stop, where officers Palladino and Padulla search an African-American couple.…

MSNBC contributor: ‘Rick Santorum is a homophobe and a bigot’

A regular MSNBC contributor says people should stop beating around the bush and just call Rick Santorum what he is. In a discussion on Tuesday about who would win the Iowa caucuses, United Republic senior strategist Jimmy Williams lashed out at the Republican presidential candidate for being “a homophobe and…

New Hampshire Republicans again challenge Obama’s citizenship

The made-up scandal that just won’t quit is back, with a vengeance. A group of Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire asked the state’s attorney general on Tuesday to launch an investigation into President Barack Obama’s citizenship, The Associated Press reported. The effort was being staged in hopes that they may…

Romney supporters tell Occupy protesters to ‘get a job!’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being “mic checked” by Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday night at one of his last campaign rallies ahead of the Iowa caucuses. While speaking to to about 600 people in Clive, Romney was interrupted by protesters reportedly associated with the Occupy Wall Street…

Gingrich: Romney is a ‘liar,’ but I could support him

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insisted on Tuesday that that fellow candidate Mitt Romney was a “liar,” but could support him over Barack Obama if the former Massachusetts governor became the eventual Republican nominee. At a Monday campaign event, Gingrich, who is running very few ads because of sluggish fundraising,…

Iowa to launch 2012 White House war

Judgment day dawned for Republican contenders vying to take on Barack Obama in November’s presidential election, with a pivotal vote in Iowa Tuesday likely to dramatically winnow the field of contenders. The mostly rural heartland state’s caucus is the first formal vote of the war for the White House against…

Romney says U.S. won’t give a dollar to save Europe: report

“The U.S. must take care of its own crisis, and won’t give a dollar to save Europe,” Romney told La Stampa. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, said he was aware that a collapse in Europe would have “enormous repercussions” for the world’s economy and that it was in Washington’s interest…

Alan Colmes mocks Rick Santorum for ‘playing’ with his dead baby

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen have reportedly accepted the apology of a Fox News contributor who mocked them for taking their dead baby home, where he said they “played” with it. During a segment on Fox News Monday, Alan Colmes told host Jon Scott that Santorum’s…

BP sues Halliburton over $42 billion oil spill bill

LONDON (Reuters) – BP has called on contractor Halliburton to pay all costs and expenses it incurred to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which the oil major previously put at around $42 billion. Halliburton cemented the failed well that caused the United State’s biggest offshore oil spill. In a U.S. court filing, BP said…

Republican White House hopefuls in last Iowa blitz

One day before Iowa holds the first vote of the 2012 White House race, Republican candidates blitzed the state, with frontrunner Mitt Romney ripping President Barack Obama on the sour US economy. “This American president didn’t cause the recession, but he made it worse and it’ll last longer because of his policies,” the former Massachusetts governor and millionaire…

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