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Millionaire tea party Rep. insists he ‘ain’t wealthy’

During a recent town hall meeting, tea party favorite Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), elected during last year’s Republican wave in the U.S. House of Representatives, told a group of constituents that he wasn’t really wealthy. “I ain’t wealthy,” he said, according to video of the event. “… I live just…

Study: Whites say they face more racism than blacks

Whites in America now believe that they face more racial bias than blacks, according to a recent study. Samuel Sommers of Tufts University and Michael I. Norton of Harvard asked 208 blacks and 209 whites to use a 10-point scale to indicate how much they thought blacks and whites were…

‘Anonymous’ attack on Chamber of Commerce website doesn’t make a dent

An effort by protest group “Anonymous” to rally Internet users into helping them shut down the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website fell short Monday night as the site remained online. Unnamed members of the group, which has come to be defined by its online activities, had issued a call to…

Chrysler repays Treasury Dept. for auto bailout loan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Treasury department said on Tuesday that automaker Chrysler Group LLC has repaid $5.1 billion in bailout loans and ended its ability to draw a remaining $2.1 billion. The government committed a total $12.5 billion to Chrysler under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, and the…

U.S. weather experts: Climate change not directly linked to deadly tornadoes

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is experiencing the deadliest year for tornadoes in nearly six decades, but top US weather experts said Monday there is no link between the violent twisters and climate change. Instead, the reasons for the spiking death tolls are more likely due to the rise…

Herman Cain confuses Constitution with Declaration of Independence

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain mixed up the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence during his campaign announcement. The gaffe was particularly embarrassing because it occurred while Cain was lecturing Americans on the need to “re-read” the Constitution. “We don’t need to rewrite the Constitution of the United States…

WATCH LIVE: Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress

Watch as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Herman Cain admits he didn’t know what ‘right of return’ meant

Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain admitted Monday that he had been stumped by a question about the Palestinian “right of return” the prior day. “Where do you stand on the right of return?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace had asked Cain Sunday. “The right of return? The right of return?” a…

Democrat leads race to replace shirtless Craigslist congressman

NEW YORK (AFP) – For want of a shirt, an election may be lost. That at least might be the mournful refrain heard from Republicans in western New York, where a reliably conservative district is very much in play on Tuesday for the opposition Democrats. The district is holding a…

Reports: Rudy Giuliani strongly considering 2012 bid

WASHINGTON – Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is “close” to announcing another run for the White House in 2012, says Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a friend of his. The New York congressman told reporters at a dinner that Giuliani “is very close to saying he’s going to run,”…

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