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It’s official: Mitt Romney is now the GOP nominee for President

It’s official: Mitt Romney is now the GOP nominee for President

Republicans bestowed their presidential nomination on Mitt Romney on Tuesday, turning to the former Massachusetts governor and multi-millionaire businessman as their hope for driving Barack Obama from the White House and ushering in a new era of small-government conservatism. The overwhelming, enthusiastic vote of delegates at the Republican National Convention belied Romney’s long, difficult road […]

Angry Ron Paul faithful spark brief moment of discord at GOP convention

Angry Ron Paul faithful spark brief moment of discord at GOP convention

Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates in the future. The brief uproar was a rare unscripted moment in a carefully-choreographed convention that organizers hoped would showcase Republican harmony over nominee Mitt Romney. After the voice […]

Ryan already at odds with Romney team

Ryan already at odds with Romney team

Paul Ryan wants to talk policy. Mitt Romney‘s team wants his No. 2 to focus more on his immigrant family and small-town values. The top of the ticket is certain to win out as the Wisconsin congressman accepts the vice presidential nomination of his party Wednesday night. Ryan will deliver a speech to thousands of […]

Voters have doubts about Romney but he still polls strong against Obama

Voters have doubts about Romney but he still polls strong against Obama

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney heads into the GOP nominating convention this week with daunting challenges, including a strong public perception that he favors the rich and doesn’t care for those less fortunate and weak popularity ratings against a charismatic incumbent. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows an overwhelming number of registered voters […]

Tampa prostitutes, sex shops and strip joints lust for arrival of GOP convention

Tampa prostitutes, sex shops and strip joints lust for arrival of GOP convention

Tampa’s prostitutes, strip clubs and other sex-related industries plan to cash in during the Republican Presidential convention that comes to town this week. If history is any guide, they will do very well. “Conventions are a time when even the most conservative and uptight types let their hair and inhibitions down,” political consultant Arnold Block […]

Show too much T&A and you could be MIA on an airline flight

Show too much T&A and you could be MIA on an airline flight

Show too much cleavage and some airlines may leave you at the departure gate.  Same goes for T-shirts with four-letter words. Yep, some airlines appear to have dress codes.  We say “appear” because the dress codes aren’t published anywhere, at least not where the public can find them, and enforcement is selective at best. Capitol […]

Lackluster election, choices leave voters undecided, unexcited

Lackluster election, choices leave voters undecided, unexcited

Call them maybes. Two months out from Election Day, nearly a quarter of all registered voters are either undecided about the presidential race or iffy in their support for a candidate, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. These voters could well prove decisive in a close contest. And they will be tough nuts for Barack Obama […]

Former Navy SEAL’s bin Laden book draws threats, investigations

Former Navy SEAL’s bin Laden book draws threats, investigations

The former U.S. Navy SEAL who authored a soon-to-be-published book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is now facing threats against his life in addition to possible criminal prosecution. An official al Qaeda website on Friday posted a photograph and the name of the former Navy commando responsible for the book, calling him […]

Romney used secret data mining system to identify wealthy donors

Romney used secret data mining system to identify wealthy donors

Building upon its fundraising prowess, Mitt Romney‘s campaign began a secretive data-mining project this summer to trove through Americans’ personal information — including their purchasing history and church attendance — to identify new and likely wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned. The project employs strategies similar to those the business world uses to influence […]