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Obama’s second chance: the president has gun laws and climate change in his sight

There is a far less compromising mood coming from the White House – and a more aggressive political program When the firebrand Republican senator Ted Cruz went on conservative Laura Ingraham’s radio show last week, the topic of conversation swiftly turned to Barack Obama. As the president prepares to be…

Obama critiques Romney on taxes in Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio — US President Barack Obama on Wednesday fired the opening shot in a battle with his Republican foe Mitt Romney, for the critical general election swing-state of Ohio. Obama traveled to the suburbs of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie to lambast Republican economic policies, which he…

Ted Nugent defends remarks: ‘I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday defended his violent remarks against Democrats and President Barack Obama that have gotten the attention of the Secret Service and prompted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman to call on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak out. “This is the Saul Alinsky ‘Rules…

Colbert: Romney could be ‘dropping a deuce in the pasta bowl’ at dinner

Stephen Colbert explored Tuesday evening how likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney received a bump in recent polls for the general election: His dinner table pranks. Colbert took a look at the Romneys’ interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, where the former Massachusetts governor mentioned how his family played pranks at…

U.S. protesters mark tax day with protest at Ann Romney’s birthday party

A team of make-believe baseball players descended on Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday afternoon, using tax day to highlight corporate unaccountability as Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, celebrated her birthday at an exclusive party inside. The so-called Tax Dodgers wore white uniforms, not unlike…

Top Republicans in Congress finally back Romney

WASHINGTON — They didn’t come with a flourish or in a much-plugged TV appearance, but endorsements by the top two Republicans in the US Congress finally arrived Tuesday for Mitt Romney, the party’s all-but-certain nominee. Sensing the inevitability of a Romney victory in the battle to see which Republican squares…

U.S. House Speaker Boehner endorses Romney

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner ended his neutrality Tuesday in the Republican presidential race, endorsing Mitt Romney and saying he’d be “proud” to help him win the US election. “It’s clear now Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee,” Boehner told reporters following a bruising, months-long…

Ann Romney explains dog on roof: ‘He had the runs’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wouldn’t put his dog his car roof again “with the attention it’s received.” According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the Massachusetts Republican, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he noticed a brown liquid flowing down the back window from…

Jon Stewart mocks firestorm over stay-at-home moms

On his show Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned the firestorm that erupted after CNN contributor Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney, a mother of five, had “actually never worked a day in her life.” He noted that Democrats had been blind-sided by the reaction, which allowed Republicans…

Romney to Obama: ‘Start packing’

WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney had a few choice words to President Barack Obama on Monday as the two gear up for a monumental elections battle: “start packing.” Obama leads in the polls in a prospective head-to-head November matchup with Romney, but the challenger is putting the incumbent…

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