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Barack Obama wins a second term as president

Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney by reassembling the political coalition that boosted him to victory four years ago, and by remaking himself from a hopeful uniter into a determined fighter for middle-class interests. Obama (the nation’s first African American president) scored a decisive victory by stringing […]

President Obama vs. Mitt Romney

Two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire kicked off the 2012 election by casting the first votes early Tuesday. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each won 5 votes in Dixville Notch, and in Hart’s Location Obama won with 23 votes, Romney received 9 and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 1 vote. The towns have enjoyed […]

PBS as “political target”

When Mitt Romney vowed to cut government funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, PBS chief Paula Kerger says she “just about fell off the sofa” out of shock. Romney’s remarks – and in particular his decision to single out the beloved Big Bird – sparked an immediate uproar on […]

Presidential debate 2012: Romney and Obama

In the first presidential debate of the fall campaign, neither Mitt Romney nor President Obama appeared to land a knockout blow or commit the sort of serious blunder that would instantly change the presidential race. The Republican challenger held his own during a 90-minute encounter that revolved almost exclusively around domestic issues. Romney, offering sharper […]

Clint Eastwood’s speech at GOP convention‎

Clint Eastwood’s bizarre chat to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention has sparked a new internet craze, dubbed “Eastwooding”. “The Dirty Harry” actor made a surprise appearance at the climax of the convention on Thursday to endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But he made the internet’s day with a speech in which he […]

Mia Love takes national popularity

U.S. House candidate Mia Love’s prepared remarks yesterday at the Republican National Convention were only 298 words, though there was an intro video beforehand, but they were enough to set the media abuzz and label her a rising superstar. Townhall spoke with Love less than 24 hours after her primetime debut, but the candidate seemed […]

All about Republican National Convention 2012

With a rowdy fist-pump, blunt and brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lit a fire Tuesday night under the Republican National Convention, labeling Democratic President Barack Obama part of the complacent status quo. “It’s been easy for our leaders to say not us, and not now, in taking on the tough issues. And we’ve stood […]

Pussy Riot sentenced in prison‎ to two years

On Friday, after something of a show trial, three young women in a Russian punk band were found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison for an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral earlier this year. But, despite its high profile, the Pussy Riot trial was just one on a long list of […]

Rupert Murdoch resigns from News International

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as director of a number of companies behind British newspapers The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, a News International spokeswoman said on Saturday. “Last week Mr Murdoch stepped down from a number of boards, many of them small subsidiary boards, both in the UK and US” – a […]

Chick-fil-A president speaks about gay marriage

Much like the boneless chicken featured on its menu, Chick-fil-A is making no bones about the fact that it does not support marriage equality. Often when companies donate profits to anti-gay efforts, they will try to distance themselves from the contributions to avoid alienating a customer base. However, Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, is not chickening […]