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Poll: Trump becomes the GOP’s 2012 frontrunner

Billionaire real estate mogul and television star Donald Trump leads all other likely Republican contenders for the presidency in 2012 by nearly double-digits, survey data released Thursday showed. Even though the 2012 campaigns have only just gotten underway, for months now pollsters have been unable to point out a clear…

Dems: Republican budget serves millionaires by sticking it to seniors

WASHINGTON – With House Republicans poised Friday to pass their long-term budget, Democrats continued to hammer away at the proposal that that drastically cuts spending while privatizing Medicare over ten years. The proposal by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), titled “The Path To Prosperity,” also reduces taxes for corporations…

Lawrence O’Donnell: ‘No more than a month left in Trump’s fake campaign’

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explained Thursday that Donald Trump was hinting that he might run for president in a ploy to keep his job on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. “NBC will announce its primetime lineup for next season here in New York on Monday, May 16,” the MSNBC host reported. “Trump obviously…

Pat Buchanan defends Trump statement about ‘the blacks’

Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan is defending Donald Trump against charges of racial insensitivity. On a conservative radio show Thursday, Trump said that he was concerned that he wouldn’t get many African American votes given President Barack Obama’s high poll numbers with that demographic. “I have a great relationship…

Dem Rep. doesn’t utter a single word in powerful rebuttal to the GOP

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) gave a unique speech yesterday — one in which he didn’t utter a single word. Using tearsheets to illustrate his rebuttal to the Republican budget plans that would slash hundreds of thousands of public jobs and effectively eliminate Medicare, Crowley concluded that he was simply “speechless.”…

Live mic catches Obama’s candor: Paul Ryan is ‘not on the level’

In what he reportedly thought was a private conversation at a fundraiser Thursday night, President Barack Obama called into question the fiscal seriousness of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), the author of the GOP’s budget plan that dramatically cuts government spending under the guise of deficit reduction. “When…

Santorum: ‘Most seniors’ should be thrown off Medicare, today

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), an ultra-conservative who believes Social Security is dying because of legal abortion, said recently that he feels the Republican budget does not go far enough in restricting medical care for senior citizens. Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership, which has excluded today’s seniors…

Montana governor strikes down tea party bills with ‘VETO’ branding iron

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) Wednesday used a red-hot branding iron to burn the word “VETO” into tea party bills designed to weaken clean energy standards, to repeal medical marijuana laws and allow abortion-related materials to be taught in sex ed classes. “These bills are either frivolous, unconstitutional or in…

Luxury spending by rich to rise; value sought

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Spending by rich Americans on luxury goods is set to grow by $26.6 billion in 2011, with the number of affluent families planning to spend more almost doubling in the past three years, a poll found on Friday. As the United States gradually emerges from its…

Detroit to send layoff notices to all its public teachers

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The emergency manager appointed to put Detroit’s troubled public school system on a firmer financial footing said on Thursday he was sending layoff notices to all of the district’s 5,466 unionized employees. In a statement posted on the website of Detroit Public Schools, Robert Bobb, the district’s…

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