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Former Bachmann manager: She’s probably done after Iowa

It doesn’t bode well for your election prospects when your former campaign manager discusses your weaknesses on cable news. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will have to deal with that scenario, as Ed Rollins told MSNBC on Monday that the congresswoman will struggle to keep up with her main rivals as…

Former Bachmann manager: She’s probably done after Iowa

It doesn’t bode well for your election prospects when your former campaign manager discusses your weaknesses on cable news. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will have to deal with that scenario, as Ed Rollins told MSNBC on Monday that the congresswoman will struggle to keep up with her main rivals as…

NYC pet stores ban drunk people from purchasing puppies

Pet stores in New York City’s West Village are taking measures to stop drunk people from buying and handling puppies, NYC news site DNAinfo reported Tuesday. Fernanda Moritz, manager of a store called Le Petite Puppy, said the store has a new rule that passers-by may not buy or hold…

Gingrich tries to hire ‘The Office’s Dwight Schrute to rehabilitate campaign

Facing continued fallout from Tiffany’s purchases and staff resignations, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich tried to generate some positive buzz Thursday by offering a job to fictional character Dwight Schrute. Actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Schrute on NBC’s popular comedy “The Office,” used Twitter to jokingly apply for a job…

Bachmann’s new campaign manager panned her chances of winning

Ed Rollins signed on this week as campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) ahead of what is presumed to be the official announcement of her presidential campaign, to take place in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa in the coming weeks. Rollins, a seasoned campaign operative and political analyst, had…

Former Bachmann campaign manager arrested for domestic assault

The man that played a key role in launching Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) political career was arrested Monday on domestic assault charges. Bill Pulkrabek is accused of felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault, according to The Pioneer Press. After being arrested at 4:20 p.m. in Woodbury, the…

Tornado rips through Missouri, death toll rises to 89

CHICAGO (AFP) – A massive tornado that swept through the Missouri town of Joplin has killed at least 89 people, the city manager announced early Monday. “We have 89 confirmed dead due to this tornado,” City manager Mark Rohr said in a statement. The tornado struck the town of Joplin…

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…

Eight small town California officials arrested for stealing tax dollars

Eight officials from an impoverished Californian town were arrested Tuesday on charges of paying themselves vast salaries at the expense of local taxpayers, prosecutors said. The eight, including former municipal manager of the town of Bell just south of Los Angeles, stand accused of using roughly 5.5 million dollars of…

Hillary 2012? Obama campaign manager won’t rule it out

Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that she has no intention of running for president again, President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager wouldn’t rule it out Sunday. David Plouffe told NBC’s David Gregory that he doesn’t anticipate a Democratic challenger in 2012 but deflected questions about a possible…

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