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Gingrich: ‘You can’t put a gun rack on a Volt’

With unemployment and the economy improving, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has turned to attacking President Barack Obama on the price of gas. At a campaign event in Suwanee, Georgia, the former House Speaker told supporters that he would bring back cheaper gas because “you can’t put a gun rack on a Volt.” “There

Gary Johnson decries domestic drones: ‘Big Brother is alive and well’

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday blasted Congress for making the United States a “wide-open playground for government snooping.” Congress passed and Obama signed into law legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through 2015. But the legislation also included provisions that would make it easier for law enforcement agencies to use unmanned

ESPN apologizes for racial slur headline on Jeremy Lin

Sports network giant ESPN apologized Saturday morning for using a racial slur to describe new basketball sensation Jeremy Lin on its mobile website. ESPN ran the headline “Chink in the Armor” after Lin suffered his first defeat as a starter Friday evening when his team, the New York Knicks, lost to the New Orleans

Santorum: Obama agenda a ‘phony theology,’ not ‘based on the Bible’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama’s Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a “different theology.” A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed to prevent gas prices

Obama’s new slogan: looking to replace Hope and Change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Winning The Future. Greater Together. We Don’t Quit. They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama’s re-election slogan. Advisers say a fresh slogan to replace the winning “Change we can believe in” mantra of 2008,

Clinton at G20 in Mexico pushing trade

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday entered a weekend of talks of the Group of 20 major economies in Mexico where her aides said she would push for freer but fairer trade. Clinton started her three days in the Pacific Ocean resort of Los Cabos by heading to a private dinner with

Abducted Montana teacher strangled in cocaine frenzy: affidavit

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A man who said the crack cocaine he was smoking “brought the devil out in him” was looking for a woman to abduct and kill before he strangled a school teacher who happened to jog near him in Montana, a prosecutor said in a sworn statement. The first public details

Napolitano to visit Guatemala for drug war talks

US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Guatemala next week for talks on President Otto Perez’s bold proposal to legalize drug production and consumption, authorities said Saturday. “This is a high-level visit. We hope to take up important issues for us, such as drug trafficking, (and) legalization of drugs,” Perez said late Friday

Romney co-chair resigns after allegations of same-sex relationship with immigrant

Paul Babeu, an emerging Republican figure and strong border defense sheriff, resigned from his position Saturday afternoon as Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign for allegations of threatening deportation on a former lover. According to The Arizona Republic, a Romney spokesperson broke the news of Babeu’s decision to remove himself from the campaign.

Pope to create first Native American saint

Pope Benedixt XVI announced on Saturday that he will create seven new saints including the first Native American, a 17th-century Mohawk girl named Kateri Tekakwitha, on October 21. Kateri will be the first native American saint from the United States, according to the Vatican, which has attributed a miracle to her, a requirement for

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