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42% of Republicans ‘definitely would not’ vote for Sarah Palin

The results of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday bear ill omen for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Nearly two-third of those surveyed said they “definitely would not” vote for Palin should she decide to run for president in 2012. It’s known that she is generally unpopular with…

Katie Couric signs deal for ABC talk show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Katie Couric has signed a multi-year deal with ABC television to host and produce her own syndicated daytime talk show starting in September 2012, ABC said on Monday. Couric, 54, will also contribute to other ABC News programs starting this summer, anchoring specials and contributing interviews,…

Bush was ‘eating souffle’ when Obama called with bin Laden news

WASHINGTON — Former US president George W. Bush praised the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden as a “good call” but was “not overjoyed” by the news, ABC News reported Friday. ABC said Bush told an audience this week that he received word that his successor President Barack Obama wanted…

Obama staff calls Justin Bieber to arrange meeting with 9/11 victim’s daughter

ABC News has confirmed that President Obama asked the White House staff to call teen idol Justin Bieber last week, asking the singer to meet with 14-year-old Payton Wall, who lost her father on 9/11. Wall, who was four years old on the day of the attacks, was the daughter…

Paul Ryan blames rowdy town halls on ‘misinformation’

Outraged constituents have showed up at town hall events across the country to protest a Republican budget plan that would end Medicare as it exists today but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says it’s all been a misunderstanding. “The crowds are really getting bigger and people are getting much more anxious…

Franklin Graham: Second Coming of Christ will be on YouTube, Twitter

“Social media could have a big part” in the Second Coming of Christ, evangelist Franklin Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday. “I believe there’s no question, I believe we’re in the latter days of this age,” Graham told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. “When I say latter days, could it…

Obama says U.S. must be cautious about oil reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, in an ABC interview aired on Friday, said the United States must be “very careful” about releasing oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a time of uncertainty in the Middle East. “We are monitoring the situation very closely. The strategic petroleum reserve was…

Obama: ‘Birther’ claims will hurt Republicans in 2012

President Barack Obama dismissed conspiracy theorists, known as “birthers,” who have recently been brought back into the media spotlight by billionaire real estate mogul and television celebrity Donald Trump. During an interview with ABC News Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, Obama suggested the majority of Americans would not…

Pence still attacking Planned Parenthood, says budget deal ‘not good enough’

Tea party favorite Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) said Sunday that he was unlikely to support the new budget deal because it doesn’t strip all funds for Planned Parenthood. The last-minute deal between House Republicans and Democrats aimed to slash over $38 billion from government spending levels. Pence argued on ABC’s…

Former Planned Parenthood supporter Mitt Romney seeks to defund the organization

WASHINGTON – Republican 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who came out Monday in favor of GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, attended a fundraiser for the abortion provider in 1994. His wife, then a stay-at-home mom, donated to the group from their joint checking account that day. A photo from…

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