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Romney tax plan would help the rich, hurt the poor: analysis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cut revenues and increase the government’s budget deficit, while benefiting wealthy taxpayers more than others, said a report from a non-partisan think tank released on Thursday. The Republican front-runner’s campaign responded with a defense of his plan and criticized…

Chavez slams ‘horrible repression’ of U.S. protests

CARACAS (Reuters) – Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the “horrible repression” of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate “crazy” for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela. Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is…