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Obama accuses Republicans of blocking job creation

VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts — US President Barack Obama on Saturday again accused Republicans in Congress of putting politics before their country and blocking his efforts to create jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama renewed his push for an extension of a payroll tax cut, spending on infrastructure…

Toll in Indiana fair stage collapse rises to six

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – The death toll from the collapse of an outdoor concert stage in heavy wind just before a show at the Indiana State Fair last week rose to six on Friday with the death of a Ball State University senior. Jennifer Haskell of Muncie, who had attended the…

Huntsman calls on US Republicans to accept science

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman took a swipe at his rivals and warned his party against rejecting science in an interview that will air Sunday. “I think there’s a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party — the anti-science party — we have a huge problem,”…

Verizon workers will end strike

CNN is reporting that the striking Verizon employees will return to work on Monday. The telecommunications giant stated that progress had been made between the unions and the company in regards to negotiations in local and regional issues. The strike has been ongoing for 2 weeks, centering on Verizon trying…

Matthews to RNC Chairman: ‘Tell Me Obama Walked Into Hell!’

Though it didn’t end with a guest leaving in the middle of an interview, Chris Matthew’s chat with Reince Priebus certainly contained its own fireworks. On Hardball Friday evening, the MSNBC host interviewed the Republican National Committee chairman on his show for the first time. And passionate debate was not…

Matthews to RNC Chairman: ‘Tell Me Obama Walked Into Hell!’

Though it didn’t end with a guest leaving in the middle of an interview, Chris Matthew’s chat with Reince Priebus certainly contained its own fireworks. On Hardball Friday evening, the MSNBC host interviewed the Republican National Committee chairman on his show for the first time. And passionate debate was not…

Giffords learns who died when she was shot

CBS reports that Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) has now been told who exactly were the six people dead while she was shot in January. Those six include one aide of the congresswoman. (WATCH: Video from CBS News on August 20, 2011.)…

Giffords learns who died when she was shot

CBS reports that Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) has now been told who exactly were the six people dead while she was shot in January. Those six include one aide of the congresswoman. (WATCH: Video from CBS News on August 20, 2011.)…

Chris Christie: ‘Climate change is real’

Add another prominent figure to the short list of Republicans believing in climate change . According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, governor Chris Christie joined Presidential candidate Jon Hunstman in coming out in full support of the issue. “Climate change is real,” Christie told reporters. “Human activity plays a role…

Strauss-Kahn accuser might drop case for cash payment

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for the woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault have explored a deal in which they would scuttle the criminal case in exchange for a monetary settlement in the civil lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.…

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