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Obama campaign warns of ‘extremist’ Republicans

US President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign early Wednesday sought to portray the nation’s first Republican nomination battle as a victory for “extremist” candidates. The Iowa caucuses – which saw former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney barely edge out former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum by eight votes — launched the battle to deny Obama his hoped-for second term. In keeping with its…

Obama says he is the ‘underdog’ in 2012

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday he was “absolutely” the underdog as he embarks on a tough reelection fight in 2012 but promised he was steeling for a fight over “values and vision” with Republicans. The president also admitted that Americans were “not better off” now than they were…

Conservative Puerto Rican lawmaker resigns after nude photo scandal

Puerto Rico Sen. Roberto Arango, the Republican lawmaker whose shirtless photograph appeared on Grindr, a hookup app for men interested in having sex with other men, resigned. In one photo, Arango is naked from the waist up, his iPhone obscuring his face. Others allegedly show Arango bent over a bed…

Scott Brown slams Elizabeth Warren in fundraising plea

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) is shadowboxing his way through the early stages of his 2012 reelection campaign, fundraising against a candidate who isn’t even officially in the race. Brown’s team Tuesday sent a fundraising message targeting consumer advocate and former Obama adviser Elizabeth Warren, who has not formally entered…

Republicans will make US a ‘Third World’ country: Obama

CHICAGO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama accused his Republican foes of wanting to turn the United States into a “Third World” country Thursday as he rallied support for his reelection campaign. The attack came a day after Obama savaged Republican budget plans and unveiled his $4 trillion deficit reduction…

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