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State lawmakers hope to ride anti-incumbent wave to Congress

State lawmakers hope to ride anti-incumbent wave to Congress | Current affairs | Scoop.it
Nearly a half-dozen Maryland state lawmakers are hoping to exploit the nation's anti-incumbent mood with campaigns for Congress that focus heavily on Washington's dysfunction.
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Romney, Santorum on top as GOP race shifts to New Hampshire - CNN.com

Romney, Santorum on top as GOP race shifts to New Hampshire - CNN.com | Current affairs | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney won Sen. John McCain's endorsement in the GOP presidential race Wednesday, while Michele Bachmann dropped out.
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East side shooting injures 9-year-old girl, man

Two people were shot while sitting inside their own home on the city's east side Wednesday.
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The Iowa Caucus, What's in it For Women?

The Iowa Caucus, What's in it For Women? | Current affairs | Scoop.it
The U.S. ranks 40th in the world for women's political empowerment and we're losing ground. Fortieth. This ranking, based on 2010 data, is a comparative measure of the gap between men and women in political decision-making at the highest levels.
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Ron Paul Has Found His Joe the Plumber: Jesse the Soldier

Ron Paul Has Found His Joe the Plumber: Jesse the Soldier | Current affairs | Scoop.it
This campaign's version of Joe the Plumber appears to be an Army corporal and Ron Paul supporter named Jesse Thorsen, who has already found controversy as he's under investigation by the Army for violating protocol by campaigning in uniform.  (RT...
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The U.S. Economy: Regions To Watch In 2012 - Forbes

The U.S. Economy: Regions To Watch In 2012 - Forbes | Current affairs | Scoop.it
These areas are the most poised to flourish and help boost the national economy. (Are you a region to watch in 2012 according to @joelkotkin?
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Electoral Politics and Reality TV

Electoral Politics and Reality TV | Current affairs | Scoop.it
Who is imitating whom?(Electoral Politics and Reality TV: http://t.co/oKEg73j5...)...
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Rep Allen West writes: Two-month extension deal more about politics than policy leadership

Rep Allen West writes: Two-month extension deal more about politics than policy leadership | Current affairs | Scoop.it
January 03, 2012

By Allen B. West

In November 2010, I was elected to represent the constituents of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. Along with others of my Freshman class, I was sent ...
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PBS president: If GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is elected and goes through with ending funding for network, it would be ‘impossible’ to continue 

PBS president: If GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is elected and goes through with ending funding for network, it would be ‘impossible’ to continue  | Current affairs | Scoop.it
Responding to front-running Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's assertion that he would end federal funding for PBS, network President Paula Kerger said Wednesday that any such blanket defunding would make it “impossible” for PBS to...
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Looking Ahead: 2012 Food Politics

Looking Ahead: 2012 Food Politics | Current affairs | Scoop.it
Demand for food stamps will grow, something will happen with the new farm bill, the FDA will continue playing catch-up on food safety, and the FTC will postpone nutrition standards.
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Pro-Gingrich PAC recycles McCain ad attacking Romney

Pro-Gingrich PAC recycles McCain ad attacking Romney | Current affairs | Scoop.it
A political action committee supporting Newt Gingrich sought to undercut GOP Sen. John McCain's (Ariz.) endorsement of rival Mitt Romney Wednesday by posting...
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Escaped sex killer Trent Jennings refused bail

Escaped sex killer Trent Jennings refused bail | Current affairs | Scoop.it
AN escaped sex killer found and arrested in Northern NSW has been refused bail by a Lismore court.
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Obama Chooses Politics Over Principle in Naming Cordray: View

President Barack Obama bypassed the U.S. Senate and summarily installed Richard Cordray, the former Ohio attorney general, as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday. (Is this really shocking to anyone?
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Portland mayor wants GOP debate site moved

Portland mayor wants GOP debate site moved | Current affairs | Scoop.it
PORTLAND (AP) — Portland Mayor Sam Adams wants sponsors of a
Republican presidential debate to help the city's budget by moving
the site.
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Romney Will Be GOP Nominee: Christie

Romney Will Be GOP Nominee: Christie | Current affairs | Scoop.it
N.J. Gov. considering campaign trip to N.H. for Romney. (RT @NBCPhiladelphia: Gov.
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Romney, Santorum On Top As Race Shifts To NH

Romney, Santorum On Top As Race Shifts To NH | Current affairs | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- A reshaped Republican presidential race shifted to New Hampshire on Wednesday as Mitt Romney won the endorsement of an old rival and Michele Bachmann dropped out after a disappointing Iowa showing.
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