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Trump trademarks “Success”…for a bath product line

Donald Trump is seemingly everywhere: his really tall buildings grace the skylines of major cities, and the one-two combination of “Celebrity Apprentice” and his constant talk show rounds preceding a rumored presidential run have made him a fixture on television sets everywhere. Trump is apparently not content with dominating just…

Boehner to spend up to $500,000 to defend DOMA

In response to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) demands that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) release the cost to taxpayers of the Republicans’ legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act — which the Department of Justice earlier declined to defend — the contract signed with former Bush solicitor…

Obama: ‘Let me think about my position on taxing the wealthy’

President Barack Obama joked Tuesday that he wanted to reconsider his position on letting taxes rise on the richest Americans after filing his return. He and the First Lady paid 26 percent on their $1.7 million income in 2010. “There’s a moment there when you look at the figure you’re…

Dem ad: GOP Medicare plan will force seniors to mow lawns, sell lemonade

WASHINGTON – A new Democratic ad portrays seniors as having to engage in acts of economic desperation to pay their health care bills in a hypothetical future in which the House-approved GOP budget that privatizes Medicare becomes law. The 30-second spot, titled “How Will You Pay?”, begins with one elderly…

Spitzer to Trump: Show us your net worth certificate

Eliot Spitzer appeared on last night’s “In the Arena” on CNN to present Donald Trump with one of the most pointless challenges yet: Show us a certificate of net worth. The taunt is in reaction to Trump’s demands to see President Barack Obama’s birth certificate (Spitzer waved what he said…

Obama’s testy exchange with a reporter: ‘Let me finish my answers’

President Barack Obama had a few testy exchanges during a White House interview with a local Texas reporter who berated and interrupted him several times. “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” a visibly annoyed Obama told Brad Watson of Dallas WFAA-TV at…

Pelosi presses Boehner to reveal taxpayer cost of defending DOMA

WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) demanded in a letter Monday evening that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unveil how much he’s spending on outside counsel to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Obama administration in February decreed parts of the law unconstitutional and ceased to uphold…

Controversial ‘Ten Commandments’ judge weighs White House run

DES MOINES (Reuters) – A former Alabama judge who gained attention for defying orders to take down a “Ten Commandments” monument from his courthouse said on Monday he was seriously considering running for president. Roy Moore, a Republican who was removed from Alabama’s Supreme Court by a judicial ethics panel, said he was…

Trump: I’ll release my tax returns when Obama releases birth certificate

Potential Republican presidential candidate and birther Donald Trump accused ABC’s George Stephanopoulos of being “co-opted” by President Barack Obama because the ABC host dared to say that the president’s certificate of live birth was a legal document. Trump also laid out the condition for releasing his tax returns. “Maybe I’m…

Debt warning rocks US economy

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has cut the outlook on US sovereign debt to “negative”, raising doubts about Washington’s ability to tackle its huge debt and fiscal deficits. The move, the first time S&P has ever placed such a warning on the US’s gold-standard AAA rating, raised…

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