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Democratic candidate Dan Adler: I speak for Asians, ‘my wife is Korean’

Democratic candidate Dan Adler began airing the first of a series of eccentric TV commercials Tuesday in the run-up to the California 36th Congressional District special election on May 17th. In one ad, Adler speaks with a group of Korean-Americans, who note that Asians account for nearly 15 percent of…

Senate Ethics Committee refers Ensign case to DOJ after finding he ‘violated laws’

The Senate Ethics Committee has come the conclusion that former Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and others broke a number of laws while trying to cover up an affair he had with a campaign staffer between 2007 and 2008. “In the course of its inquiry, the Committee discovered information giving reason…

Romney refuses to apologize for enacting health care mandate

WASHINGTON – Republican 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney refused to apologize Thursday for signing a health care reform law as governor of Massachusetts that closely reflects the controversial plan President Barack Obama enacted last year. In a speech at the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular Center, Romney addressed the issue that…

WATCH LIVE: Mitt Romney addresses his health care reform past

Watch the video below of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) talk about health care reform, his role in bringing universal health care to Massachusetts and more — all in support of his nascent 2012 Presidential campaign, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

Obama seeks two more years for FBI chief Mueller

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed extending the decade-long term of FBI Director Robert Mueller by two years, saying continuity was critical to tackling terror threats. FBI directors are limited by law to serving 10-year terms and their appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Mueller, appointed…

Ron Paul will run for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul will on Friday launch his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, according to Politico and CNN. It would make him the second candidate to jump in the race this week after Newt Gingrich. The Texas iconoclast announced his exploratory committee last month. He…

Rapper Common performs at White House poetry event

Rapper Common defied critics and performed at the White House poetry event Wednesday. “Destiny’s children — survivors, soldiers — in front of buildings their eyes look older,” he said. “It’s hard to see blessings in a violent culture.” Watch this video clip from The White House, broadcast May 11, 2011.…

McCain: Torture did not lead to bin Laden

Waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques didn’t provide the intelligence used to find Osama bin Laden, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) insists. In a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday, the former Republican presidential candidate said that bin Laden’s death shouldn’t be used to justify torture. Former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey…

Study: Republican budget could leave 44 million more uninsured

WASHINGTON – The House-approved Republican budget could leave as many as 44 million more Americans without health insurance over ten years, according to a new nonpartisan report. The debate surrounding the blueprint has focused on the plan to replace Medicare with a system of subsidies to buy private insurance. But…

Catholic academics slam Boehner for ‘anti-life’ voting record

WASHINGTON – More than 80 Catholic professors decreed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that his policies are “anti-life” and out of line with the teachings of the Church because they harm the “poor and vulnerable.” “Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of…

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