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Romney grilled on gay marriage by gay NH veteran

Romney grilled on gay marriage by gay NH veteran | United States Politics | Scoop.it

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Mitt Romney sat down next to a patron wearing a Vietnam veteran's cap, Romney wanted to ask him about his military service.

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The Book of Jobs

The Book of Jobs | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Re-examining the Great Depression, Joseph E. Stiglitz lays out the true economic challenge the U.S. faces now.
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Mr. Bombastic vs. Mr. Cautious

Mr. Bombastic vs. Mr. Cautious | United States Politics | Scoop.it

DES MOINES, IA -- The bomb thrower vs. the consensus builder.

 

Mr. Bombastic vs. Mr. Cautious.

 

With three weeks until the Iowa caucuses, those differences between Republican front-runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are shaping up to be the central contrast in the fight for the GOP presidential nomination.

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Obama to slash National Guard force on U.S.-Mexico border

Obama to slash National Guard force on U.S.-Mexico border | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Blaming budget cuts, the Obama administration early next year will cut the number of National Guard troops patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border by at least half, according to a congressman who was briefed on the plan.
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Judicial panel deals setback to GOP in redistricting case

Judicial panel deals setback to GOP in redistricting case | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Madison - A consultant and Senate aide who helped draft new maps of legislative districts must give depositions to a group of Democrats suing over the constitutionality of the maps, a court ruled Thursday.

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Day after sentencing, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich counts last days until prison

Day after sentencing, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich counts last days until prison | United States Politics | Scoop.it

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rod Blagojevich starts his Thursday facing a bleak countdown - 71 days before the twice-elected Illinois governor must say goodbye to his family and begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption.

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Gingrich surge unnerves some Republican lawmakers

Gingrich surge unnerves some Republican lawmakers | United States Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's stunning surge toward the top of the Republican presidential field has unnerved some Republicans in Congress who remember too well the tumult of nearly two decades ago.

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If Congress doesn’t act soon, economy could take another hit

If Congress doesn’t act soon, economy could take another hit | United States Politics | Scoop.it
On the long list of risks the economy faces in 2012, the prospect of congressional inaction would seem to rank quite low.
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As Newt Rises, Romney Remains Restrained in Iowa

As Newt Rises, Romney Remains Restrained in Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Chris Christie had barely begun his pitch for Mitt Romney when the familiar refrain cut in. "Mic check! Mic check!
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Republicans less enthusiastic about voting in 2012

Republicans less enthusiastic about voting in 2012 | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Republican nomination race has heated up in recent weeks, as Newt Gingrich has surged into the lead in many key early voting states.
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Gay half-sister of Republican Gingrich backs Obama

Gay half-sister of Republican Gingrich backs Obama | United States Politics | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - The gay half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed his position on gay rights on Wednesday and said she will support President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the 2012 election.
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Christie gets taste of 'Occupy' in Iowa

Christie gets taste of 'Occupy' in Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it
 WEST DES MOINES, IA-- On his maiden trip to Iowa as a surrogate for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was knocked off message tonight by a group of protestors who briefly hijacked his rally here.
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Want Gingrich to speak? He needs ‘first class expenses’ and 2 bathrooms

Want Gingrich to speak? He needs ‘first class expenses’ and 2 bathrooms | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Perhaps most curious in the contract was a request for a “non-smoking one-bedroom suite (preferably with two bathrooms).”

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NH gay bishop responds to Perry ad

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry has hit a new low with a campaign ad attacking President Barack Obama on gay rights and religion.

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Activists show up to 'retake' Congress

Activists show up to 'retake' Congress | United States Politics | Scoop.it

By plane, train and bus, thousands of activists are converging on Washington, D.C.

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The Craven Mitt Romney

The Craven Mitt Romney | United States Politics | Scoop.it
From yesterday:At an event that was meant to highlight the endorsement of Romney by Manchester… (Hey Mitt, not the best idea to spew hate and discrimination about gay rights to a married gay couple.)...
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On private call, Republicans say attacking Obama personally is too dangerous

On private call, Republicans say attacking Obama personally is too dangerous | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.
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30 tons of trash left behind at “Occupy L.A.” tent city

30 tons of trash left behind at “Occupy L.A.” tent city | United States Politics | Scoop.it

The political world will continue to debate the merits of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and its partner movements in cities across America. But there is one undeniable--if temporary--legacy that the recently evacuated partisans of Occupy L.A. have bequeathed.: 30 tons of trash.

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The Occupy Wall Street Movement Plots a Comeback

The Occupy Wall Street Movement Plots a Comeback | United States Politics | Scoop.it

In a society in which we're used to taking direction from Presidents and CEOs, captains and quarterbacks, Occupy Wall Street's leaderless structure seems like a formula for chaos.

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Evictions force Occupy protesters to change tactics, target Congress, foreclosures

Evictions force Occupy protesters to change tactics, target Congress, foreclosures | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street protesters, facing pressure from city governments around the country to close their public encampments, are trying other tactics to keep raising awareness about what they say is the undue influence of money and corporations on...
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Corzine deflects blame for MF Global demise

Corzine deflects blame for MF Global demise | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Jon Corzine will tell a House committee that he doesn't know the location of client money that went missing when MF Global failed, and that he inherited a company doomed by the risks his predecessors took.
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‘Joystick Warfare’: The Drone Dilemma

‘Joystick Warfare’: The Drone Dilemma | United States Politics | Scoop.it
On Wednesday November 30th an unmanned United States military drone was shot down over Iranian airspace, about 140 miles from the border of Afghanistan.
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GOP Rep. Peter King: Newt Gingrich ‘very ineffective,’ ‘undisciplined’

GOP Rep. Peter King: Newt Gingrich ‘very ineffective,’ ‘undisciplined’ | United States Politics | Scoop.it
New York Republican Rep. Peter King is not a fan of his party’s current presidential front-runner, Newt Gingrich.
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The attack on Newt begins

The attack on Newt begins | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Team Romney’s attack on Newt begins… And it’s a two-fold attack, going after Gingrich personally and professionally… New Quinnipiac polls: Gingrich isn’t that far away from Romney’s general election numbers… Huntsman also to jab Gingri …...
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Corzine: I don't know where missing MF money is

Former New Jersey Governor and Senator Jon Corzine said Thursday he does not know what happened to the "many hundreds of millions of dollars" missing from clients' accounts at MF Global Holdings, the now-bankrupt brokerage Corzine once led.

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