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Marine’s Facebook page tests military rules

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Politics

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn’t follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. While Stein softened his statement to say he wouldn’t follow “unlawful orders,” military observers say he may have gone too [...]



Romney hoping for a ‘reset’ among voters, after a long and heated primary

Mar 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Politics

Mitt Romney is spending his final day before Super Tuesday traveling through eastern Ohio, a region that has been especially hard hit by job losses and housing foreclosures. Romney aides have long argued that this kind of political landscape favors their candidate in a general election matchup against President Barack Obama. But that was before [...]



Could the 2012 GOP nomination be drawing to a close? Candidates attack Romney, but fail to land lasting blows

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It is somewhat astonishing, if not unjustified, that although only a small slice of voters have cast ballots in a single state where the winner emerged with an 8-vote margin of victory, the dominant question hanging over the contest for the Republican nomination is, ‘Is it over?’ Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney [...]



Obama: Morning-after pill decision ‘common sense’

Dec 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his health secretary’s decision to stop the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. “As the father of two daughters,” he said, “I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it [...]



Obama acts to ease burden of student loans

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is taking steps to ease the burden of student loans, the White House said on Tuesday, potentially helping millions of cash-strapped college graduates in a tough economy. Obama plans to accelerate a plan to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of income, bringing it forward to start in 2012 instead of 2014.   [Read More...]



Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal

Oct 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Politics, Top Story

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.  [Read More...]