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Geithner certain debt ceiling will be raised

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner expressed confidence Sunday that feuding US political parties will reach an agreement to lift the country’s debt limit before its is forced into default. With Republicans demanding long-term spending cuts in return for voting to raise the debt ceiling, Geithner said the administration…

‘Bullsh*t’: Former Bush adviser on Sen. Kyl’s Planned Parenthood lies

Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning and had a memorable take on Sen. Jon Kyl’s false claim that “well over” 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services were abortion. Kyl’s office later said that that statistic was “not intended to…

Trump calls Romney ‘small business guy,’ brags about net worth

Donald Trump, currently a frontrunner for the GOP 2012 nomination though he has not yet announced whether he will run, called former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney a “small business guy” and said if elected, Romney would get rid of jobs. Trump insisted on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy…

Sen. Rand Paul: GOP needs to compromise on military spending

Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R), the son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, said Sunday that conservatives in Congress need to compromise with Democrats on the federal budget. “The compromise is not to raise taxes, the compromise is for conservatives to admit that the military budget’s going to have to be…

Tornadoes wreak havoc, kill 44 in southern US

RALEIGH, North Carolina – The worst tornadoes to strike the United States in almost three decades have left at least 44 people dead and hundreds injured across six states, emergency officials said Sunday. The spring storms first hit Oklahoma on Thursday and left a trail of destruction as they whipped…

Palin, Breitbart booed at tea party event

Not everyone at Saturday’s tea party gathering in Madison, Wisconsin were fans of Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin. The two popular conservatives had to talk over the boos of about 3,000 pro-labor supporters at the Capitol. “Shame, shame, shame!” the crowd chanted, according to The Progressive. “Tax, tax, tax the…

Nebraska bishop: No communion for Planned Parenthood supporters

Support for the reproductive health care provider Planned Parenthood continues to be a contentious issue for Catholic groups and bishops. According to Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, Catholic lawmakers who support Planned Parenthood should be denied Communion “because they’ve defected from the Church’s faith.” “It advocates contraception,” Bruskewitz told…

Trump: ‘When you have a war and you win, that nation is yours’

Donald Trump said Sunday that as president, he would not have acted to protect civilians in Libya until they agreed to write a big check the U.S. “Why aren’t they paying us?” Trump asked CNN’s Candy Crowley. “When they said that you should have said, we’ll go in. We want…

Texas Rep. Ron Paul wins another presidential straw poll

Republican Congressman Ron Paul won the latest straw poll to gauge popularity ahead of the 2012 presidential race in a key South Carolina county. The libertarian-leaning Texas congressman won the Lexington county Republican Party presidential straw poll on Saturday, with 16 percent of the 139 ballots cast. Former Massachusetts governor…

Trump: Obama is worst president but it’s Bush’s fault

Barack Obama is a horrible president and it’s all the fault of George W. Bush, according Donald Trump. On Friday, the billionaire called what CNN described as a “hastily arranged news conference moments before a posh, poolside party… and hours before he was to speak at a Tea Party rally.”…

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