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May 2012


Mitt Romney's AMERCIA: No Laughing Matter

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Mitt Romney should have been doing a victory lap the day after clinching the Republican presidential nomination. Instead, he became the object of ridicule.

When Americans woke up this morning to a new Romney mobile app that misspelled "AMERICA" as "AMERCIA," the jokes immediately began rolling ...

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The War on Pizza?

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Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wants Congress to crack down on the greasy, cheesy "vegetable" that he says has become an unhealthy staple of too many school lunches — pizza.

Polis unleashed a new piece of legislation he is calling the SLICE Act, which would enact tougher nutritional standards to the ...

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Obama Has Lost His Speaking Mojo

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Barack Obama's oratory skills may have helped him win the White House in 2008, but his speaking prowess could be a liability in this year's presidential election, says Sam Leith, author of Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric From Aristotle to Obama. Rhetoric is central to democracy, says Leith.

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California Congressman Opposes Obama-Karzai Partnership

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California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told Whispers he is disappointed in President Barack Obama's promise to invest in Afghanistan until 2024.

Rohrabacher says Obama's chained the U.S. to a country that won't ever ...

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Asian Americans: The Untapped Constituency

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In the fight for independents, Hispanics and women, Republicans and Democrats alike seem to have forgotten about one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, Asian Americans.

A poll out Tuesday shows that while Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are on the rise in important swing ...

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