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Will “Obamacons” turn back to Republicans in 2012?

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – In contrast to 2008, Democratic President Barack Obama cannot count on a wave of support for his re-election bid next year from well-known moderate Republicans. Unhappy with Obama’s handling of the economy, conservative backers from three years ago are either sitting on the fence or have thrown…

Obama invokes Martin Luther King in today’s political battles

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama drew inspiration Sunday from the civil rights struggles of Martin Luther King in facing down today’s political gridlock in Washington. “When met with hardship, when confronting disappointment, Dr. King refused to accept what he called the ‘is-ness’ of today. He kept pushing towards the…

Rep. Joe Walsh: Media protects Obama because he’s black

Tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) thinks that the color of the president’s skin will play a big part in next year’s election. “[Y]ou see this administration playing class warfare and race warfare games,” Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell told Walsh during a recent interview. “Now, that’s their problem. But…

Republican apologizes for depicting Obama as a monkey

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A Republican official in California has apologized for sending an email containing a picture depicting US President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee. The family portrait-style image of three chimps had Obama’s head on the body of a baby chimp with the message “Now you know why…

U.S. marks 150th anniversary of start of Civil War

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Americans on Tuesday mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the US Civil War, a bloody conflict that historians say still deeply influences the United States. “The Civil War is one of the most significant events in American history in terms of the way the…

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