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North Carolinia voters could ban same-sex marriages

Efforts to legalize gay marriage have met success in several U.S. states this year but could experience a setback on Tuesday if North Carolina voters decide to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. Same-sex marriage is illegal in North Carolina. But the state has stood out as the only one in the Southeast that has not passed a constitutional amendment solidifying such a ban. Supporters of the proposed amendment say it would preserve the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman and make laws outlawing gay marriage harder to repeal. Opponents say a
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New jobs decline for second straight month

President Barack Obama promotes the fantasy that the American economy is rebounding. The latest employment numbers say otherwise. Employer hiring fell for the second straight month, coming in well below the rosy projections of a President hoping for re-election later this year. The Labor Department said Friday that American employers added only 115,000 workers to their payrolls in April. The Obama administration estimated 170,000 jobs were created during the month. “When you factor in the growth in population and those reaching an age for employment the actual statistical growth in jobs is ‘nil,” economic analyst Franklin Hewitt told Capitol Hill
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Romney picks up endorsement from Bachmann: Santorum next?

As Mitt Romney cruises towards the inevitable – the GOP Presidential nomination – the former Massachusetts governor continues to pick up endorsements from those who once opposed him and called him names. Michelle Bachmann became the latest to throw her support behind the presumptive nominee, calling Romney “the last chance we have to keep America from going over a cliff.” “For all of America, this is a very simple proposition this November: President Barack Obama or President Mitt Romney,” Bachmann said while campaigning with Romney in Virginia. “Very easy.” What is unclear is whether or not Bachmann’s endorsement will bring
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Mitt Romney or Barack Obama: Is this the best we can do?

Former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich’s overdue withdrawal from the GOP Presidential primary race didn’t leave the nomination to Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor sealed that deal when Rick Santorum quit in April. Gingrich’s withdrawal, however, removes the last real irritant to Romney march to the GOP mantle. Soon to be ex-Congressman Ron Paul will continue his third and last hopeless quest for the Presidency but he is little more than a fly buzzing around cow flop. Romney has turned his full attention to his final roadblock on the road to the White House: Incumbent President Barack Obama.
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Edwards’ wife, upset over affair, stripped down in front of staff members

An emotionally distraught Elizabeth Edwards, upset over her husband’s increasingly public affair, stripped off her blouse and bra in front of staffers of the former North Carolina Senator and screamed at him that “you don’t see me anymore,” a former aide testified The explosive testimony, while sensational, did not provide any evidence that John Edwards illegally used contributions to his failed Presidential campaign to hide and pay off his pregnant mistress. Former campaign adviser Christina Reynolds, testifying at the trial in Greensboro, NC, said Edwards’ wife, who was fighting cancer, stripped down at an airport in front of other campaign
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Gingrich joins the ranks of other GOP Presidential has-beens

Failed Presidential contender Newt Gingrich, reluctantly and defiantly accepting reality, formally dropped out the Republican White House sweepstakes Wednesday, offering no reasons for his long delay in recognizing the inevitable while offering a weak endorsement of presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. “This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan,” the former Speaker of the House said in a press conference in Virginia. “This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical leftist President in history.” In the end, Gingrich’s political hyperbole was as bombastic as ever as he ended a campaign mired in debt along with
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Former Secret Service agents say ‘mall cops look more professional’ than those now guarding the President

Some concerned former Secret Service agents, fearing the agency they once proudly served has become a “frat boy hangout that makes mall cops look more professional,” blame transfer of the service to the Department of Homeland Security for the recent prostitution scandal that has tarnished the image of those who protect the President of the United States. Capitol Hill Blue interviewed more than a dozen former agents and found widespread concern over the Secret Service’s fall from grace. All – without exception – agreed to talk only under the condition that their names be withheld because of fears of reprisal
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Santorum, Gingrich put price tags on their endorsements

Former GOP Presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are offering endorsements of presumptive nominee Mitt Romney but the nods will come at a price. Santorum wants a GOP convention platform riddled with right-wing dogma.  Gingrich’s price is more basic:  He wants Romney to help pay off the former Speaker of the House‘s massive campaign debts. While both are expected to eventually endorse Romney both have made it clear that the endorsement is for sale and the price will be high. Saying nice things about Romney is a bitter pill for Santorum and Gingrich.  Neither like the man slated to
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Secret Service clamps down on leaks, information about scandal

The Secret Service is cracking down on leaks and going underground in the wake of a prostitution scandal that has sent earthquake-sized ripples through the agency and tarnished the reputation of the men and women assigned to protect the President of the United States. “Sorry, I’ve been ordered to say nothing, do nothing and keep my mouth shut,” said a former agent who provided information to Capitol Hill Blue as recently as last week.  “I have a pension and I intent to protect it.” Agents — both current and former — are shutting down Facebook accounts.  They no longer respond
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Obama, Romney sharpen political attack lines

After months of casting Republican Mitt Romney as someone who often changes positions for political convenience, President Barack Obama’s campaign is calling Romney a far-right conservative – a contradictory set of messages that essentially invites voters to decide what they don’t like about Romney. And Romney, who has built his campaign around declaring Obama a failure – particularly on the economy – began sounding a more positive note this week, offering hints about his vision for governing if he defeats the Democratic president in the November 6 election. The subtle changes in tactics by both candidates in recent days are
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