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Romney draws boos from NAACP crowd

Romney draws boos from NAACP crowd

Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat’s policies. “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him,” Romney told the group’s […]

Using technology to catch sexual predators

Using technology to catch sexual predators

On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious. A man in his early thirties was chatting about sex with a 13-year-old South Florida girl and planned to meet her after middle-school classes the next day. Facebook’s extensive but little-discussed technology for scanning postings and chats for criminal activity automatically […]

Cheney tries to boost Romney with conservatives

Cheney tries to boost Romney with conservatives

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is using his popularity with Republican conservatives to give a boost to Mitt Romney, hosting a fundraiser for the party’s likely nominee at a mountain valley resort as well as a private dinner at his Wyoming home. Romney has avoided appearing in public with Cheney or with former President George […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffering from ‘mood disorder’

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffering from ‘mood disorder’

Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is receiving intensive treatment for a “mood disorder” and is expected to make a full recovery, his doctor said on Wednesday, responding to mounting political pressure for more information on his condition. Jackson, 47, has been on a month-long leave of absence from his job. Until Wednesday, the nature of the […]

Five Democrats break ranks and join Republicans in voting for Obamacare repal

Five Democrats break ranks and join Republicans in voting for Obamacare repal

Five Democratic members of the House of Representatives crossed over and joined Republicans in voting to kill Obamacare Wednesday but the vote — like the many ones that preceded it — is meaningless. The repeal will stop dead in the Democratic-dominated Senate and joins the long list of political posturing by the GOP against the […]

Romney’s fundraising lead brings panic to Obama campaign

Romney’s fundraising lead brings panic to Obama campaign

President Barack Obama’s embattled campaign is going into panic mode over fund raising efforts that continue to lag behind challenger Mitt Romney. Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $35 million more than the President and the Democratic party in June — the second-straight month that the incumbent President has trailed well Romney with donors. […]

A neck-and-neck Presidential race where voters have doubts about both candidates

A neck-and-neck Presidential race where voters have doubts about both candidates

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll on the 2012 Presidential race shows a neck-and-neck contest with widespread dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama’s performance in office offsetting strong doubts about Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Americans fault Obama on the economy as well as his handling of health care and immigration issues.  To make matters worse for […]

Rep. Barney Frank marries gay lover in Massachusetts

Rep. Barney Frank marries gay lover in Massachusetts

Retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, the openly-gay member of Congress whose former boyfriend ran a prostitution ring out of the representative’s Capitol Hill townhouse, Saturday became the first sitting member of Congress to enter into a same-sex marriage. Frank, 72, married his 42-year-old gay lover Jim Ready at the Boston Marriott hotel.  Massachusetts Gov. Deval […]