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Another gay Republican hypocrite bites the dust

A Puerto Rico lawmaker has resigned following reports that explicit photos of him surfaced on an iPhone application for gays and bisexuals, the head of the U.S. territory’s Senate announced Sunday. Sen. Roberto Arango, a Republican who represents the capital of San Juan for the island’s governing party, presented his letter of resignation after a weekend meeting, Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz said. Schatz did not release the lawmaker’s letter, but said the circumstances that led to the resignation “are very lamentable.” Local news media published photos from the application showing a man’s nude upper body with a cell phone
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Barack Obama is a complete, utter failure

Barack Obama is a failed President. His legacy — such as it is — will be a failed economic recovery, double-dip recession and devastated American morale. The president of hope and change has destroyed hope and delivered nation-ruining change. His failed policies have left America economically devastated. He can’t deliver on his campaign promises because he has broken or forgotten them. He can’t lead the nation out of its morass because he is not a leader. Business Executive John Mariotti, writing in Forbes, says it best: There will be no significant recovery in the United States of America while Barack
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Obama in trouble with key voters

Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent. All are important Democratic constituencies that helped him win the White House in 2008 and whose support he’ll need to keep it next year. An analysis of Associated Press-GfK polls, including the latest survey released last week, shows that Obama has lost ground among all those groups since he took office. The review points to his vulnerabilities and probable leading targets of his campaign as he seeks to assemble a coalition diverse enough to help him win re-election in
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Ron Paul: U.S. involvement in Libya was still a mistake

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said Sunday the apparent overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya does not justify U.S. involvement there and may end up delivering al-Qaida what he called “another prize.” The Texas congressman has made his mark in the presidential race as a strict libertarian who would scale back the role of the federal government in domestic and foreign affairs. A recent Gallup poll shows him in third place in the GOP race for the presidency. Asked on “Fox News Sunday” whether getting rid of Gadhafi was a good thing, Paul conceded that it was but added
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Powell: Cheney takes ‘cheap shots’ in book

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney‘s new book levels “cheap shots” at colleagues and mischaracterizes events, ex-Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday. Powell, whose disagreements with Cheney on issues such as Iraq have been well known for years, said President George W. Bush‘s national security team did not function smoothly and that he had advised Bush to try to resolve the problem. “We had different views,” Powell told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” adding that the views could not be reconciled. In the CBS interview, Powell was asked about passages in Cheney’s book, “In My Time,” that are critical
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The inconvenience of truth in politics

Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it. From Mitt Romney this month to John McCain in 2008 and John Kerry four years earlier, presidential candidates are caught telling the truth by accident in every campaign, blurting a phrase that is both factual but politically ill-advised. Those moments speak to the deeply contradictory nature of American politics. Voters say they want authentic, straight-talking candidates. But voters also tend to punish candidates who veer too far off script or who make assertions that, while true, cause people to
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Tea Party takes its sideshow on the road

With the Republican campaign for the White House taking shape, hundreds of Tea Party activists kicked off a national bus tour on Saturday, aiming to rally their base and new recruits to the conservative political cause. As supporters waved American flags and carried signs that read, “I’ll keep my money, guns and freedom, you keep the change,” organizers said the “Reclaiming America” bus tour was about restoring good governance. “We want Washington to live within its means, just like we do,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, a group organizing the tour. “We’re in an economic downfall.
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Obama’s inner cirlce: A shield from political storms

They golf with him, they vacation with him, their kids and his kids hang out. To them, he’s Barack, not Mr. President. He can be teased and tease back. They form the trusted circle of tight-lipped friends who’ve sustained Barack Obama through good times and bad since his days in Chicago, from Hawaii to Washington to Martha’s Vineyard and back again. For the most powerful man on the planet who nonetheless may have one of the loneliest jobs, a close band of buddies — Eric Whitaker, Martin Nesbitt and Valerie Jarrett form the core — has become a second family,
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Voters are mad as hell at Congress

Memo to Congress: The American public is mad at hell and a lot of that anger is directed at Capitol Hill. The same goes for the tea party. A new Associated Press–GfK poll finds a whopping 87 percent of Americans disapprove of Congress and much of that anger is directed at Republicans and the phony grassroots tea party that pulled GOP strings during the recent debt crisis debacle. And, for a change, voters aren’t just mad at Congress as an institution but also at their own representative — a surprising statistic.  Those interviewed in the poll expressed doubt over the
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Rick Perry on Washington: ‘A seedy place’

Washington, current GOP Presidential frontrunner Rick Perry says, is a “seedy place” and needs his “plain speaking” style to clean things up. That’s what the Texas governor told radio host Laura Ingraham Friday. “Look, I am not an establishment figure — never have been and frankly I don’t want to be. I dislike Washington. I think it’s a seedy place.” Perry’s shoot from the lip style has generated headlines and brought criticism from the political establishment. Perry now holds a double-digit lead in polls over former Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney and drove Iowa straw poll winner Michele Bachmann out of
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