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June 2012


Will Healthcare Ruling Cause Some Republicans To Switch Sides?

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A post that appeared on social news site Reddit just hours after the Supreme Court healthcare ruling caught Whispers' eye Friday:

"I am Republican, prepared to vote for Obama. I... never voted for a Democratic president."

The Redditor went on to explain that after years of consistent insurance ...

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health care
Obama, Barack
Supreme Court
Republican Party
voters
2012 presidential election
Rasmussen Report
polls
Gallup

Angry 'Obamacare' Videos Top YouTube's Politics Channel

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Nowhere in YouTube's list of top five hot political videos from Thursday lies the speech intended to be most historic.

Instead of featuring President Barack Obama's White House East Room speech, in which he called the Supreme Court ruling on health care "a victory for people all over this country,"

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YouTube
health care
Obama, Barack
Romney, Mitt
Rubio, Marco
Graham, Lindsey
Supreme Court
RNC

D.C. Event with Assad Regime Figure Canceled

A strange note appeared on the Foundation for Middle East Peace website Monday night:

"Due to unforeseen circumstances the forum to which addressees had been invited featuring remarks by Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, Mufti of Syria... has been cancelled."

The American nonprofit that works to promote a ...

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Syria
Islam

POLLSTER: Only 37 Percent Of Americans Following Election Closely

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The election is still almost five months away, and yet every day a poll is released updating the American public about which candidate is leading in the presidential horserace.

(Today, Bloomberg found President Obama leading Mitt Romney 53 to 40 percent among likely voters; yesterday, Gallup found ...

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polls
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Romney, Mitt
Romney, Ann
Rasmussen Report
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