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Romney changes tactics, will spend Labor Day with tea party

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, largely seen as a moderate Republican candidate, has scheduled two major tea party affiliated events over Labor Day weekend: A headlining speaking gig at the Tea Party Express’s “Reclaiming America” rally in New Hampshire and a pancake breakfast with conservative darling Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).…

Tea Party wonders if Rick Perry walks the walk

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rick Perry has been widely touted as a Republican presidential candidate who could appeal Tea Party voters, but some in the anti-tax movement wonder if his record as Texas governor stacks up to his rhetoric. After all, they say, there are reasons to think he’s a spendthrift. He once…

Iceland citizens write a new constitution through online collaboration

By Agnes Valdimarsdottir REYKJAVIK — A group of 25 ordinary citizens on Friday presented to Iceland’s parliamentary speaker a new constitution draft, which they compiled with the help of hundreds of others who chipped in online. The group had been working on the draft since April and posted its work…

Lebanon youths revolt against confessional system

BEIRUT – Protests sweeping the Middle East have given new impetus to Lebanese youths who have launched their own revolt on Facebook in a bid — albeit improbable — to bring down Lebanon’s confessional system. Using slogans popularised by protesters in Tunisia and Egypt, several pages urging the Lebanese to…

Republicans attack unions to hurt Democrats: analysts

MADISON, Wisconsin — Republican attempts to disband public workers unions in Wisconsin and other key states are part of a broad strategy to undermine US President Barak Obama and his Democrats at the ballot box, analysts said. Unions have been the biggest sources of financial and grass roots, get-out-the-vote organizational…

Murray State Univ. professor resigns after comparing black student to slave

A political science professor at Murray State University has resigned after telling an African American student that she didn’t show up early to class because slaves were always late. Freshman Arlene Johnson told the Murray Ledger & Times that professor Mark Wattier had already begun the screening of a film…

Obama enforcer Emanuel faces tough Chicago mayoral race

President Barack Obama’s bruising chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will face a crowded and tough race when he returns to Chicago to vie for the mayor’s office, experts say. Obama is expected to give Emanuel’s campaign a major boost Friday by announcing the departure of his political enforcer and long-time…

Bush going to the Great White North for his first post-WH speech

And get this — he has banned the press and the public from the event! Oh, the nostalgia. Not even a month after leaving office, former president George W. Bush has joined the lecture circuit. However he hasn’t strayed far his from presidential style: Bush has banned the public and…

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