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Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

WASHINGTON – Amid diminishing media interest, Sarah Palin has quit her high-profile bus tour halfway through and returned to Alaska with her family, according to RealClearPolitics. The move puts a damper on widespread speculations that Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour, which launched on Memorial Day, was a precursor to a…

Tiffany’s spent big bucks lobbying Callista Gingrich’s committee

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has dodged questions about his half-million dollar Tiffany & Co. tab all week. Now, it has been revealed that the House committee Gingrich’s wife Callista worked for was heavily lobbied by the posh jewelry store. Politico revealed last week that in her 2005 and 2006…

Mating game: Too much choice will leave you lonely

PARIS – Scientists have made a surprising discovery: The more options you have for choosing a lover, the likelier you are to end up with no-one. British investigators, in a new study released on Wednesday, looked at the strange dynamics of choice in speed-dating, a fashionable way for singles to…

Graham, Schumer reignite immigration reform

WASHINGTON – Key senators from both major parties have initiated new discussions on broad immigration reform, after Democrats attempted to take up the explosively controversial issue last year only to see it fail. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the point persons on immigration for their respective parties,…

Scalia plans speech to tea party Republicans

Watchdog group has serious questions about impartiality of Scalia, Thomas US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is scheduled to speak to a group of lawmakers assembled by conservative congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Monday. Seventy-four-year old Justice Scalia was to speak about the constitutional separation of powers as part of a…

Citizens United may turn businesses into political parties: panel

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision could turn businesses into mini political parties, something that businesses themselves don’t want, said experts at a Washington economic development panel. The Supreme Court brought down Citizens United in January of this year, effectively overturning a century of campaign finance laws and allowing unlimited,…

Obama advisor: BP has ‘financial interest’ in downplaying spill size

BP official downplays potential leakage from latest plan Scientists have said that up to twenty percent more oil could gush out after underwater robots cut off the the pipe at the top of the blow out preventer but BP’s managing director tried to downplay the potential increase Tuesday. This next…

Obama calls for legislation to restrict lobbyist influence on elections

US President Barack Obama called on Congress on Saturday to pass reforms limiting the influence of special interest groups on US elections, saying the integrity of US democracy needed to be protected. “What we are facing is no less than a potential corporate takeover of our elections,” Obama said in…

Tea Party keynoter says Palin ‘not presidential’

Sarah Palin said she may be eyeing the presidency in 2012, but it appears even one of her biggest ostensible allies has doubts about whether she can do the job. Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), who gave the opening speech at the recent Tea Party convention that Palin keynoted,…

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