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Gingrich pledges moon colony during presidency

Gingrich pledges moon colony during presidency | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
COCOA, Fla. — Newt Gingrich told a cheering crowd along Florida's Space Coast late Wednesday that he would establish a permanent colony on the moon, and develop a spacecraft that can get to Mars, by the end of his second term as president.
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Ahead of debate, Romney focuses on Obama, while Gingrich calls primary rival ‘hypocritical’

Ahead of debate, Romney focuses on Obama, while Gingrich calls primary rival ‘hypocritical’ | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE—Preparing for a key debate in Jacksonville Thursday night, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney suggested to a crowd outside a closing printing plant in this economically hard-hit city that rival Newt Gingrich is too embedded in...
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Mitt Romney’s taxes: Too exotic for prime time?

Mitt Romney’s taxes: Too exotic for prime time? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Tax returns released late Monday night by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney
reveal that he made lots of money — $42 million or so — in the past two years.
But the raw amount of money isn’t really Romney’s problem.
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Union Radio Ad Assails Romney in Spanish

Union Radio Ad Assails Romney in Spanish | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A powerful union takes on Mitt Romney over his stances on immigration.
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Super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich makes $6 million ad buy in Florida

Super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich makes $6 million ad buy in Florida | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A super PAC supporting former House speaker Newt Gingrich has made a $6 million ad buy in Florida, underscoring the new dynamics of the presidential race.
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Pro-Gingrich 'Super PAC' to Spend $6 Million on Florida Ads

Pro-Gingrich 'Super PAC' to Spend $6 Million on Florida Ads | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The ad buy comes less than 24 hours after the group, Winning Our Future, received a pledge from a wealthy benefactor to donate $5 million.
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Live Blog: The State of the Union

Live Blog: The State of the Union | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
During the president's address, The New York Times streamed the speech live, and offered up live updates, tweets, fact checking and analysis of the best moments, highlights and low lights.
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Gingrich Weaves State of the Union Into Obama Attack

Gingrich Weaves State of the Union Into Obama Attack | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
"On the day the president is going to speak about the state of the union, I thought I might suggest a few things that would improve the state of the union," Newt Gingrich said in Florida.
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Obama Outlines Proposal to Help Homeowners

Obama Outlines Proposal to Help Homeowners | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
In his state of the union address, President Obama described a plan to help homeowners reduce their mortgage payments, but it is not focused on helping borrowers who are facing foreclosure.
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Obama Disappoints Romney

Obama Disappoints Romney | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Republican presidential candidate asks what the Democratic president was doing during his first two years in office.
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Obama campaign keeps focus on Mitt Romney, says he’s weakened

Obama campaign keeps focus on Mitt Romney, says he’s weakened | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney may not be the clear frontrunner in the GOP presidential race any more, but that doesn’t mean President Obama’s campaign is going to let up on him any time soon.
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Under Name of Senate Hopeful, Blog Posts on Sex and Drugs

Under Name of Senate Hopeful, Blog Posts on Sex and Drugs | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Representatives for the businessman Marc Cenedella said entries titled “A New Holiday for Men” and “High Quality Dope” were not on his actual blog.
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Sidebar : State of the Union Can Be a Trial for Supreme Court Justices

Sidebar : State of the Union Can Be a Trial for Supreme Court Justices | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Some members of the Supreme Court characterize the president’s annual address as “awkward” and “juvenile.”...
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Obama tangles with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over immigration book

Obama tangles with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over immigration book | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
PHOENIX — President Obama and Arizona Gov.
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Lobbying dips sharply in 2011

Lobbying activity plunged in 2011 for the first time in a decade, most likely driven lower by the struggling economy and legislative gridlock on Capitol Hill, according to new estimates released Thursday.
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Why the tea party is responsible for Newt Gingrich

Why the tea party is responsible for Newt Gingrich | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
We may not be attributing
Newt Gingrich’s rise to the tea party. But maybe we should.
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Boehner Guests Include Some Affected by Pipeline Decision

Boehner Guests Include Some Affected by Pipeline Decision | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Since guests were first invited to attend the State of the Union address in 1982, honorees have been walking political statements for their their hosts, and this year is no different.
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Romney's Plan for 'Self-Deportation' Has Conservative Support

Romney's Plan for 'Self-Deportation' Has Conservative Support | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The position has been advocated for years by restrictionist and conservative groups, and is central to tough anti-immigration laws passed in Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina, among other states.
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Excerpts From the State of the Union Address

Excerpts From the State of the Union Address | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
In excerpts released early Tuesday evening, President Obama calls for "an economy built to last" and "responsibility from everybody."...
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Excerpts From the Republican Response

Excerpts From the Republican Response | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
In excerpts of the Republican response to the State of the Union, Gov.
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Obama Signals Expansion of Oil Drilling

Obama Signals Expansion of Oil Drilling | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The president used his State of the Union address to indirectly counter some of the fierce criticism he has received from Republicans over his decision to block construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline.
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G.O.P. Response Focuses on Fiscal Challenges

G.O.P. Response Focuses on Fiscal Challenges | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Gov. Mitch Daniels's response to President Obama pointed up the different worlds the two parties live in.
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Rick Santorum to headline fundraiser in Virginia on Wednesday

Rick Santorum to headline fundraiser in Virginia on Wednesday | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Less than a week before the Florida primary, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will visit Virginia to try to raise some money to help keep his campaign going.
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New Florida Polls Show Big Swing to Gingrich

New Florida Polls Show Big Swing to Gingrich | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Two new polls suggest that Newt Gingrich now holds a lead over Mitt Romney in Florida.
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Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after stroke

Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after stroke | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk is recovering at a Chicago hospital after suffering a stroke over the weekend, his office announced Monday morning.
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