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Romney takes a gamble and embraces Donald Trump

(Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) This post originally appeared on Slate. Mitt Romney and Donald Trump teamed up for a Las Vegas fundraiser last night. We’ve seen this movie before: The straight-laced square goes to Vegas with his outrageous friend and wakes up with a Mike Tyson tattoo, next to a woman who draws a heart over the “i” in her … Continue reading

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PoliticsBush is back: Portrait event stirs up odd politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close, and your former presidents closer. President Barack Obama is welcoming his favorite foil, former President George W. Bush, back to the White House on Thursday for the official unveiling of Bush’s portrait. Given the history, the scene ought to be quite a picture. Obama is still bad-mouthing Bush’s time in office, and it’s … Continue reading

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Sci/TechDay after historic IPO, Facebook’s Zuckerberg weds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it was quite a week — from birthday, to IPO, to I DO. A day after the historic Facebook stock offering, Zuckerberg on Saturday wed 27-year-old Priscilla Chan, his girlfriend of nearly a decade, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on … Continue reading

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Obama: Manufacturing rebounding after painful time

February 18, 2012 — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the painful restructuring of America’s manufacturing base means a lot of jobs are gone forever, but not that Americans must “settle for a lesser future.” In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama said American manufacturers are reinventing themselves with new technology and new efficiencies that have helped … Continue reading

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House passes payroll tax cut, jobless benefit bill

February 17, 2012 — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed a bill renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barak Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of bipartisanship. Friday’s 293-132 vote marked an unambiguous political victory for Obama as he campaigns … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap: US hails China agreement on movies

February 18, 2012 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheering as loudly as any movie audience, Hollywood and the Obama administration on Saturday hailed China’s agreement to reduce barriers that have kept U.S.-made films out of the booming Chinese market. Vice President Joe Biden called it a “breakthrough,” and said the accord will “make it easier than ever before for U.S. studios … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

February 11, 2012 — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location … Continue reading

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Romney: ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor’

February 01, 2012 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have an “ample safety net” and he’s focused instead on relieving the suffering of middle-class people hit hard by the bad economy. In comments likely to become fodder for his critics, Romney emphasized, “You can focus … Continue reading

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This Super Bowl rematch anything but trashy

January 31, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hear what Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the pep rally before leaving New England for the Super Bowl? He got ‘em riled up by saying he hoped to come back as a winner, greeted by an even larger crowd. Wait, don’t yawn! Sure, it’s not the most controversial comment, not even close to … Continue reading

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President Obama to host a Google+ hangout Monday at 5:30PM

By: Dan Graziano | Jan 30th, 2012 at 02:45PM President Obama will be hosting his first Google+ hangout tonight at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. In the discussion, the president will be answering questions that were submitted over the past few weeks through YouTube. Google maintains that the White House has had no role in which questions will be selected. Google’s team … Continue reading

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