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Sarah Palin Thanks George W. Bush, But Not Obama In Speech Following Osama Bin Laden’s Death (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin Thanks George W. Bush, But Not Obama In Speech Following Osama Bin Laden’s Death (VIDEO)

In delivering a speech in Colorado on Monday night, Sarah Palin reacted to the death of Osama bin Laden and the path taken by the country to achieve the accomplishment.According to multiple reports, Palin acknowledged President Barack Obama …

Obama White House Correspondents’ Speech Video (VIDEO)

Obama White House Correspondents’ Speech Video (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama drew laughs from his audience while speaking at the White House Correspondents’ dinner on Saturday night.Addressing a crowd that included reporters, lawmakers and celebrities, the president took jabs at some of the fac…

Ali Abdullah Saleh Steps Back From Deal To Resign As 4 Killed During Yemen Protests

Ali Abdullah Saleh Steps Back From Deal To Resign As 4 Killed During Yemen Protests

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s embattled president backed away from a mediated deal that would have seen him step down in exchange for legal immunity, and his forces Saturday killed four people while pushing hundreds of anti-government demonst…

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 29, 2011

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 29, 2011

This week, the 2012 landscape was rocked by a couple of big announcements and one very bizarre news development. First, the field: it has changed. Haley Barbour, who had us more or less convinced he was going to take a run at the White House…

Rick Santorum NRA Speech: Obama Doesn’t Understand America

Rick Santorum NRA Speech: Obama Doesn’t Understand America

Presidential aspirant and former Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum has told National Rifle Association members meeting in Pittsburgh that President Barack Obama doesn’t understand America.Santorum spoke for 14 minutes F…

Mitch Daniels 2012? Presidential Ambitions Stir Speculation

Mitch Daniels 2012? Presidential Ambitions Stir Speculation

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, nearing an announcement on whether to run for president, is spending the final week of his state’s legislative session pushing for the final pieces of a record that would be ready-made for a R…

Syria Protests: Obama Says ‘Outrageous’ Violence Must ‘End Now’

Syria Protests: Obama Says ‘Outrageous’ Violence Must ‘End Now’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is condemning the latest use of force by Syria against anti-government demonstrators and says the regime’s “outrageous” use of violence against the protesters must “end now.”At least 75 people were killed…

Bradley Manning ‘Broke The Law,’ Obama Says (VIDEO)

Bradley Manning ‘Broke The Law,’ Obama Says (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama said Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law following a fundraiser in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Forbes reports.The suggestion the president made was caught on camera during an impromptu and casual conversation reg…

Obama Mixing Politics And Policy On West Coast

Obama Mixing Politics And Policy On West Coast

WASHINGTON — Stepping away from Washington’s contentious fiscal debates, President Barack Obama is making a West Coast trip aimed at building support for his deficit-reduction plans and raising money for his re-election campaign.In tow…

Obama To Local Reporter: ‘Let Me Finish My Answers’ Next Time (VIDEO)

Obama To Local Reporter: ‘Let Me Finish My Answers’ Next Time (VIDEO)

President Obama sat down for a series of interviews with local television outlets Monday, one of which ended with some presidential scorn for a Texas reporter.Brad Watson of WFAA-TV in Dallas met with Obama in the White House to discuss the …

Karl Rove: Donald Trump A ‘Joke Candidate’ (VIDEO)

Karl Rove: Donald Trump A ‘Joke Candidate’ (VIDEO)

Karl Rove didn’t hold back in sounding off on the prospect of Donald Trump running for president in the next election cycle during a recent appearance on Fox News.Trump is mulling a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012…

Raul Castro Proposes Political Term Limits In Cuba

Raul Castro Proposes Political Term Limits In Cuba

HAVANA — Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians – including himself – a remarkable gesture on an island ruled for 52 years by him and his brother. The 79-year-old president lamented the lack of young lea…

FL-2012 President: 43% Romney (R), 42% Obama (D) (Suffolk 4/10-12)

FL-2012 President: 43% Romney (R), 42% Obama (D) (Suffolk 4/10-12)

Suffolk University4/10-12/11; 600 registered voters, 4% margin of error217 likely Republican primary votersRead More…
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Yemen Forces Clash; 5 Dead

Yemen Forces Clash; 5 Dead

SANAA (Reuters) – Rival Yemeni forces clashed in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing two people, as the opposition awaited clarification from Gulf Arab mediators on the timeframe for a proposed transfer of the president’s powers.Three pe…

GOP Leaders: Don’t Raise Taxes To Reduce Deficit

GOP Leaders: Don’t Raise Taxes To Reduce Deficit

WASHINGTON — Less than two hours before a planned speech by the president, top Republicans said they will not support any debt-reduction plan that includes a tax increase. The line reignites a recent debate over how the government should is…

Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast Strongman, Will Face Charges: President

Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast Strongman, Will Face Charges: President

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Ivory Coast’s president said Wednesday that the country’s arrested strongman will face charges “on a national level and an international level,” as the president attempts to restore order after a bloody four-month sta…

Tim Pawlenty: ‘I’m Running For President’ (VIDEO)

Tim Pawlenty: ‘I’m Running For President’ (VIDEO)

This story has been updated.Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told CNN that he is running for President.Pawlenty made the straight-forward proclamation during an appearance on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ set to air Tuesday. Morgan aske…

Late Returns: The Ins And Outs Of The Romney Rollout

Late Returns: The Ins And Outs Of The Romney Rollout

If you’re like most Americans, you have been completely blindsided by today’s news that Mitt Romney has formed a presidential exploratory committee. Wait, wait! Mitt Romney? He wants to be president, too? I know, I know, let the shock wa…

HUFFPOST HILL – Romneybot Install Self Into 2012 Race

HUFFPOST HILL – Romneybot Install Self Into 2012 Race

Self-described future one-term president Michele Bachmann pushed ahead with her crusade against eyewear/abortion providers. No one has alerted the president that he might accidentally nominate a Democrat to be defense secretary. Citi employe…

Government Shutdown By The Numbers: A Primer

Government Shutdown By The Numbers: A Primer

Senate Democrats say that the White House has agreed to $78 billion in cuts, yet House Republicans are saying there’s no deal unless they get $40 or $41 billion. Huh?The difference comes from the starting point. Democrats are working off of …

Yemen Protests Leave 3 Dead

Yemen Protests Leave 3 Dead

SANAA, Yemen — Tribesmen loyal to Yemen’s embattled president on Tuesday clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opposition, and the fighting in a suburb of the capital Sanaa left three tribesmen dead, accor…

Obama Delivers On Some Promises On Nuclear Weapons, While Others Appear Stalled

Obama Delivers On Some Promises On Nuclear Weapons, While Others Appear Stalled

WASHINGTON — On April 5, 2009, America’s new president stood at the gates of Prague castle in front of 20,000 Czechs waving flags and offered what would be a defining moment of his presidency: a pledge to seek a world without nuclear w…

Bill Clinton: Birther Issue ‘Ludicrous’ (VIDEO)

Bill Clinton: Birther Issue ‘Ludicrous’ (VIDEO)

Former president Bill Clinton weighed in on the debunked conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama is not a citizen of the United States and thus ineligible to serve during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.”If I we…

James Jones Says There’s A Lack Of ‘Clarity’ In Libya Mission

James Jones Says There’s A Lack Of ‘Clarity’ In Libya Mission

WASHINGTON — Former Obama National Security Adviser James Jones may have given the president some mild headaches on Sunday when, in his first set of television interviews since leaving the administration, he expressed doubts about the ongoi…

Chris Christie A Strong 2012 Presidential Contender: Poll

Chris Christie A Strong 2012 Presidential Contender: Poll

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie insists he is not running for president, but a new poll out on Thursday shows him running ahead of most Republicans in a hypothetical matchup against President Obama.He would trail …

Obama’s Budget Cuts Expected To Hit Anti-Poverty And Environmental Groups

Obama’s Budget Cuts Expected To Hit Anti-Poverty And Environmental Groups

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s budget director is pointing to spending cuts in three programs as examples of the “tough choices” ahead in the White House budget blueprint that will propose lower spending overall but money for so…

Obama’s Restraint Doctrine: How The President’s Egypt Policy Has Managed To Please No One At All

Obama’s Restraint Doctrine: How The President’s Egypt Policy Has Managed To Please No One At All

WASHINGTON — The impression that the Obama administration is forever one step behind the unfolding events and chaos in Egypt this week is one left, in part, by design. Both the president and his aides have gone to great lengths to respond t…

Tech Companies Help Fund Obama Program To Back Startups

Tech Companies Help Fund Obama Program To Back Startups

NEW YORK — Three of the nation’s biggest technology companies are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to an initiative backed by President Barack Obama to encourage job creation and economic growth by supporting small businesses…

Sarah Palin To Keynote Ronald Reagan 100th Birthday Celebration

Sarah Palin To Keynote Ronald Reagan 100th Birthday Celebration

Sarah Palin was 16 when Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of the United States in 1981. On Feb. 4, the former governor of Alaska will give the keynote address at the opening of two days of festivities marking the late presiden…

Jon Huntsman Reportedly Leaning Toward 2012 Presidential Run

Jon Huntsman Reportedly Leaning Toward 2012 Presidential Run

Speculation that U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman could mount a Republican run for president in 2012 is heating up Thursday, with news that he’s assembling a crack team of political operatives that could potentially be implemented to he…