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Kloppenburg concedes Wisconsin court race

Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded defeat in the dramatic Wisconsin judiciary race that has stretched on since the April 5 election, saying that she would not ask for another recount, but that there was evidence of “significant and widespread errors and anomalies.” Republican David Prosser, who has held the seat on…

Retired GOP senator goes to work for Goldman Sachs

WASHINGTON – Former Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, who retired this January, has been hired as an international adviser to Goldman Sachs. “Judd Gregg’s experience and insight will contribute significantly to our firm and our continuing focus on supporting economic growth,” said Goldman’s chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein…

Mitt Romney: Obama failed

Former Massachusetts Gov. and GOP 2012 contender Mitt Romney told NBC in an interview that President Barack Obama is “the most ineffective president I’ve ever seen” and that if he had to grade him, “he’s failed.” An interview that aired on “Today” Tuesday morning showed Romney criticizing Obama, and saying…

Former Bachmann campaign manager arrested for domestic assault

The man that played a key role in launching Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) political career was arrested Monday on domestic assault charges. Bill Pulkrabek is accused of felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault, according to The Pioneer Press. After being arrested at 4:20 p.m. in Woodbury, the…

Did hackers deface Fox News building in NYC?

In a video published to YouTube, a hacker appears to have changed the text scrolling along the side of the News Corporation building in New York City. “I accessed the Fox ticker basically to get your attention,” YouTube user hiropro999 wrote. “Also because Fox deserves it: they’re the 24/7 mouthpiece…

Sarah Palin: Bus tour is ‘not about me’

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin sat down with Fox News colleague (Palin has a contributor contract with the channel) Greta van Sustren for an interview that will air in full Tuesday night. In an excerpt posted to Fox News’ site, Palin spoke to van Sustren about her “One Nation” bus…

Missouri twister: 29 still missing, ‘miracle needed’

JOPLIN, Missouri (AFP) – The number of people still missing from a killer tornado has dropped to 29, but officials said finding any of them alive eight days after the twister struck would require “a miracle.” The massive May 22 tornado killed 142 people in Joplin, Missouri, in what was…

US ‘to view major cyber attacks as acts of war’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war, paving the way for possible military retaliation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever strategy regarding cyber warfare next month,…

Bachmann: Palin a friend, not a competitor

Potential Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Tuesday that the GOP race was big enough for both her Fox News employee Sarah Palin. “Let me ask you about Sarah Palin,” Stephanopoulos said. “She’s being much more coy than you are about this campaign. And I know…

Former Egypt bank head charged with sex assault on NYC hotel maid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Egyptian businessman and one-time head of a major Egyptian bank has been charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid at a luxury New York City hotel, police said. The arrest Monday of Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar came two weeks after former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique…

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