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Despite sinking polls and fleeing staff, Gingrich clings to 2012 campaign

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is back on the campaign trail as of last weekend, clinging to his candidacy despite having no staff and a lack of widespread public support. At a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles Sunday night, a reporter asked Gingrich if he still…

Liberal groups backing mega-merger received money from AT&T

Several liberal groups that took money from AT&T are also taking heat over their endorsements of the company’s proposed merger with T-Mobile. The NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Education Association (NEA) all say that public statements endorsing the deal have nothing to do…

Poll: Obama tops all leading Republicans by wide margin

Obama’s approval rating inched up 1 percentage point from May to 50 percent but the number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track also rose as pricier gasoline, persistently high unemployment and a weak housing market chipped away at public confidence. Obama leads all potential Republican…

Pizza CEO Herman Cain tied for 2nd in Iowa GOP poll

WASHINGTON – Pizza mogul Herman Cain is tied with Sarah Palin for 2nd place in a new poll of Iowa Republican primary voters, a testament to the star power of the relatively unknown presidential candidate. Cain and former Alaska governor Palin each had 15 percent support in a Public Policy…

World Bank unveils $6 billion in funding for Egypt and Tunisia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Tuesday unveiled $6 billion in funding to help Tunisia and Egypt address budget and reserve shortfalls this year and next, following popular uprisings that ended years of dictatorships but which have caused economic stress. Zoellick said a Group of Eight meeting…

Israel PM counters U.S. demands on peace process

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday was to outline his views on reviving the peace process before the US Congress after rejecting White House demands for a settlement based on 1967 borders. In a speech before a powerful Israel lobbying group late Monday in Washington, the prime minister…

Scott Brown pivots, claims he’s against plan to kill Medicare

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has performed a complete 180 within the past two weeks, pivoting from praising the Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) plan to phase out Medicare to penning a Politico op-ed voicing his disapproval for the plan, according to Talking Points Memo. Brown, who is up for re-election in…

Rand Paul pushes Libya resolution, decries ‘do-nothing’ Senate

In a contentious interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, freshman Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) expressed frustration at the slow pace of the U.S. Senate, saying that given how little the deliberative body actually accomplishes, he feels sometimes, “like I should return my check”. “We go up week to week, and there’s…

Supporters credit Bradley Manning for helping spark Tunisia revolt

The Bradley Manning Support Network has released a new web video trumpeting the results the Army private achieved by allegedly leaking U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. “The WikiLeaks revelations have given us the real truth about wars,” the video notes. WikiLeaks’ “collateral murder” video released last year showed a U.S.…

Bradley Manning activist sues feds over confiscated laptop, electronics

A computer expert and vocal supporter of Pfc. Bradley Manning has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the seizure of his laptop and other electronic equipment by federal agents. David House, 23, was returning to the U.S. on Nov. 23, 2010, after a vacation to Mexico, when all…

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