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Santorum claims his ‘filthy’ Google results ‘have an impact on the country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum no doubt dislikes that he isn’t topping any recent polls of the 2012 field, but he may dislike the thing that tops search results of his name even more. And now, he’s asking search giant Google to do something about it. Sex columnist Dan Savage…

New CIA chief Petraeus pledges to defend America

David Petraeus pledged to confront the many threats facing America as he took the reins of the CIA, a decade after the 9/11 attacks that led to two wars where the former general made his name. Petraeus was sworn in to lead the civilian covert war against Al-Qaeda having hung…

Biden: Super committee may not work

Vice President Joe Biden, aboard Air Force Two during his diplomatic tour of Asia, told reporters that he didn’t have total confidence that the so-called congressional super committee would be able to make the cuts needed. Biden told reporters that the committee has “a shot of getting a deal that…

Biden praises Japan’s courage after tsunami

US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday praised Japan’s courage and resolve as he visited its tsunami-shattered coast, where American forces helped with a large-scale relief effort. Biden, near the end of his Asia tour, is the top-ranking American official to travel to the disaster zone where the March 11…

Biden hails US ties with resource-rich Mongolia

Joe Biden on Monday hailed the United States’ growing ties with Mongolia on a rare visit by an American leader to the Asian nation, which is opening up its vast coal reserves to foreign investors. The US vice president met Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj in a ceremonial ger, or traditional…

Chinese PM states confidence in U.S. economy

China’s prime minister expressed confidence Friday in the US economy as he held talks with visiting Vice President Joe Biden after a historic downgrade of the United States’ top-notch credit rating. China is the largest foreign holder of US debt, and Biden has used his first official visit to China…

Biden seeks to reassure China on U.S. debt

BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday said China had “nothing to worry about” concerning the safety of its vast holdings of Treasury debt, while China’s Premier Wen Jiabao gave a ringing endorsement of the resilience of the debt-ridden U.S. economy. The exchange came on the second…

Biden tells China cooperation is key in global economy

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States share a responsibility for boosting global market confidence and the American economy remains fundamentally sound, the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden who is on a trust-building visit. Vice President Xi (pronounced “Shee”), expected to succeed Hu…

Biden heads to China to woo next Chinese leader

Vice President Joe Biden heads to China in hopes of winning favor with the rising power’s next leader, seeking a smoother relationship after Beijing’s sharp criticism of US fiscal policy. Biden will spend five days in China, an unusually long trip that comes at the invitation of Vice President Xi…

Obama goes head-to-head with tea party activist

DECORAH, Iowa — US President Barack Obama went head-to-head with a prominent conservative Tea Party activist, in a microcosm of a political clash that will play out in the 2012 election. Ryan Rhodes, a leader of the group in Iowa, took on Obama during an open-air town hall meeting, which…

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