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Gloves off at Republican debate

The gloves came off at a Republican presidential debate as the narrowing field of White House hopefuls tried to undermine frontrunner Newt Gingrich, who did not hesitate to jab back. Gingrich’s main rival Mitt Romney quickly sought to sketch out the differences between the two, painting the former House speaker…

‘Middle class’ Romney tries to bet Perry $10,000

Most Americans these days can barely afford a friendly wager of $5 but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has claimed he’s part of the middle class, tried to bet fellow-candidate Rick Perry $10,000 Saturday night. During ABC’s debate at Drake University in Iowa, Perry noted that Romney had suggested…

GOP debate audience cheers child labor

The audience at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate gave their loud seal of approval to the idea of removing restrictions on child labor. For over a week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) has been suggesting that poor children should be in the workforce. He has said that janitorial jobs…

Breitbart feuds with Republican gay group over ‘outing’

Reactions to republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s widely-criticized “Strong” ad have continued to roil right-leaning groups and spark controversy among conservatives. Today Andrew Breitbart resigned from his post on the Board of Advisors of Republican gay group GOProud. Breitbart was reacting to the group’s controversial decision to “out” Republican pollster…

Controversial religious license plates put Perry on the spot

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The approval of a specialty Texas vehicle license plate which says “One State Under God” and shows three crosses has again put Texas Governor Rick Perry on the spot in the Republican presidential race. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board, all of whom were appointed…

Supreme Court to decide Texas election maps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday halted the use of judge-drawn Texas election maps that favor minority candidates and Democrats in 2012 congressional and state legislative elections and agreed to decide the dispute that could have national implications. The justices said they would hear arguments on January…

Judge rules Colorado education law unconstitutional

DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado judge ruled on Friday that the state’s education law is unconstitutional because it underfunds public schools and fails to provide a “thorough and uniform” education to all students. In a 183-page decision, Denver District Court Judge Sheila Rappaport said the state legislature needs to craft…

Dozens of local school unions recertified in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The vast majority of local school unions up for recertification in Wisconsin have voted to recertify despite statewide collective bargaining measures for public workers that have sharply limited their power. Around 85 percent of 177 local school unions were recertified by their members through a process…

Hollywood gunman shot dead by policeman from movie set

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire on motorists in the heart of Hollywood on Friday, wounding three people before he was shot to death by an off-duty police officer who had been working on a nearby film set. The bizarre mid-morning incident, which some witnesses initially mistook for…

Iowa’s religious conservatives up in air on 2012

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) – Frozen by indecision, Iowa’s politically powerful religious conservatives are still on the sidelines in the Republican presidential race less than a month before the state’s kick-off nominating contest. After helping to propel Mike Huckabee to victory over Mitt Romney in the state in 2008, many…

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