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Gingrich: 5-year-olds working is an ‘education in life’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday that it was good life experience for children as young as five or six to have a job. For more than a week, the candidate has been talking about the virtues of child labor, calling current restrictions “truly stupid.” “I got a little…

Remains of 274 U.S. troops dumped in landfill: report

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force dumped the cremated, partial remains of at least 274 troops in a landfill before halting the secretive practice in 2008, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The procedure was never formally authorized or disclosed to senior Pentagon officials, who conducted a review of the cremation…

Michigan teacher takes ‘gay’ out of ‘Deck the Halls’

Talk about a war on Christmas. The music teacher at Cherry Knoll Elementary School in Michigan decided to replace the word “gay” in the popular Christmas carol “Deck the Halls” because students were giggling. “Don we now our gay apparel” is one line in the song, but the teacher changed…

RNC chairman calls Trump debate ‘a problem’

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said Thursday that he’s opposed to candidates participating in a debate moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump because Trump is still considering running for president independent of the two parties. “We appreciate what Mr. Trump has done, but if you’re…

Elizabeth Warren leads in Massachusetts Senate race

BOSTON (Reuters) – Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a prominent consumer activist and former official in President Barack Obama’s administration, leads Republican Senator Scott Brown in her bid for a Senate seat from Massachusetts, a new poll shows. Warren, who is also a Harvard Law School professor, had 49 percent support for…

Corzine apologizes for collapse of MF Global

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jon Corzine, the former chief executive officer of MF Global, apologized to a U.S. House panel on Thursday for the collapse of the brokerage and said he was “stunned” when he first learned customer funds were missing. “I simply do not know where the money is, or…

U.S. denies delaying global climate deal

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The United States denied on Thursday it was trying to delay a new global climate deal until 2020, saying it supported an EU proposal that aims to chart a path to a more ambitious pact to fight climate change. Delegates from almost 200 countries have…

Gay half-sister of Republican Gingrich backs Obama

(Reuters) – The gay half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed his position on gay rights on Wednesday and said she will support President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the 2012 election. Candace Gingrich-Jones, a gay rights activist, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that she and her older half-brother, the…

Republicans urge covert ops against Iran, Syria

Republican US presidential candidates have redoubled their public calls for “covert” operations against Iran and Syria, including sabotage, assassination and aid to opposition forces. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who has led the calls for secret war, told a gathering of party activists on Wednesday he would use “covert capability”…

Obama rejects bid to tie pipeline to tax row

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Wednesday warned he would reject any bid by Republicans to make his plans for a payroll tax cut conditional on his prompt backing for a contentious US-Canada oil pipeline. As he met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who supports the Keystone XL project, Obama staked…

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