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Santorum fundraising letter slams Romney

The first Republican presidential primary doesn’t take place for more than nine months, but an attack by former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) indicates that the race is well underway. In a fundraising letter sent out Tuesday, Santorum suggested that Romney was better suited to…

Senate Democrats call for probe into suspected gas price fixing scam

Democratic leaders in the Senate have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a probe into gas price fixing. “Recent reports have indicated that U.S. refiners are cutting back on U.S. gasoline stockpiles in order to artificially keep prices high and inflate their bottom line,” part of the…

Supporters credit Bradley Manning for helping spark Tunisia revolt

The Bradley Manning Support Network has released a new web video trumpeting the results the Army private achieved by allegedly leaking U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. “The WikiLeaks revelations have given us the real truth about wars,” the video notes. WikiLeaks’ “collateral murder” video released last year showed a U.S.…

Report: Former Gov. Tommy Thompson running for Wisconsin Senate

WASHINGTON – Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson (R) is poised to run for his state’s open Senate seat in 2012, according to the National Journal‘s Major Garrett. Thompson helmed the state between 1987 and 2001, before serving as Secretary of Health and Human Services during President George W. Bush’s first…

Iowa voter furiously confronts Gingrich: ‘You’re an embarrassment to our party’

GOP 2012 presidential contender Newt Gingrich was lambasted by an angry Iowa Republican voter after he criticized Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Medicare plan. Here is the exchange, transcribed by The Hill‘s Christian Heinze. IOWAN: What you just did to Paul Ryan is unforgivable. GINGRICH: I didn’t do anything to Paul…

‘Historic’ budget cuts bill actually increased 2011 spending by $3 billion: CBO

WASHINGTON – The fiscal 2011 funding bill roundly hailed for its “historic” spending cuts actually raised government spending by more than $3 billion, according to a new report. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded Monday evening, “Total discretionary outlays in 2011 will be $3.2 billion higher as a result of…

San Francisco man becomes first in history to be ‘cured’ of AIDS

Timothy Ray Brown, a 45-year-old San Francisco man previously known to the medical community as “the Berlin patient,” has become the first person to ever be cured of AIDS. After a stem cell bone marrow transplant, doctors say his HIV, the infection which causes AIDS, was eradicated. His bone marrow…

U.S. soldier wins new hearing in Afghan murder case

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A military judge has granted a defense request to reopen pretrial evidentiary proceedings for one of the five soldiers in Washington state charged with killing Afghan civilians in cold blood. Dan Conway, the civilian lawyer for Army Private Andrew Holmes, said he was notified on Monday that…

Winklevoss twins take Facebook claim to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are taking their beef against Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to the US Supreme Court. An attorney for the twin brothers said they will ask the top court in the nation to give them another shot at getting out of a deal they…

Schwarzenegger reveals he secretly fathered child over 10 years ago

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted to reporters that he fathered a child over 10 years ago with a longtime member of his household staff. Breaking the news of this to his wife, Maria Schriver, largely contributed to their split. “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife…

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