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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…

Murdoch backs Santorum for president

DES MOINES, Iowa — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch on Monday urged Iowans to back firebrand social conservative Rick Santorum, one day before they cast the first votes of the 2012 White House race. “Can’t resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision…

Hundreds of ‘Occupy’ protesters make a show at Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters sought to upstage the 123rd Tournament of Roses parade on Monday but were largely confined to the sidelines. Several hundred protesters marched in a “human float” that followed behind the official parade, unfurling a 250-foot banner of the constitution and also…

Montana Supreme Court upholds ban on corporate political spending

The Montana Supreme Court on Friday upheld a ban on corporate political expenditures in state elections, which came under fire after the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling. The court held the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission did not render the Montana ban unconstitutional, reversing…

Ron Paul loses momentum in Iowa, Santorum gains support

With the nation’s first primary vote just a day away, Texas Rep. Ron Paul has lost his momentum after climbing to the top of the polls. He is down four points from last week, according to a survey released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on Sunday night. Despite the drop,…

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