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THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
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Biden to join thousands honoring slain Boston campus officer
April 24, 2013 03:55 PM
BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE, Masschusetts: Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the United States were to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a university police officer who authorities say was shot dead by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, with Vice President Joe Biden to speak at the...
Biden's 'U.S. president' gaffe points to 2016 ambitions
January 20, 2013 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON: Was it just another slip of the tongue by Vice President Joe Biden, or a preview of the next presidential campaign in 2016?Hours before he and President Barack Obama were due to be sworn in for their second four-year terms, Biden told supporters at the Iowa State Society inauguration...
Beyoncé to sing national anthem at Obama's inauguration
January 10, 2013 10:09 AM
WASHINGTON: R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles has been chosen to sing the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony on January 21, the presidential inauguration committee said Wednesday.The performer has been a regular guest at the White House. With her husband, rapper Jay-Z, the...
Obama, Romney line up elite lawyers for potential election disputes
October 27, 2012 08:19 AM
WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney scramble to come out ahead in the Nov. 6 election, two other men are preparing for a legal showdown that could begin the next day.They are the lawyers who have been tapped by the Obama and Romney teams to navigate any legal...
Romney relies on shrinking pool of white male votes
October 12, 2012 12:26 AM
WASHINGTON: With the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama tightening, the Republican needs one group more than any other to drive him to the White House: white men. For Romney, the support of white male voters offers the likeliest path to the presidency, even as betting on white men is...
Behind closed doors, Romney gossips, imitates Kissinger
September 20, 2012 05:17 PM
WASHINGTON: The surreptitious video recording of a fundraiser held for Republican Mitt Romney in May provided a rare glimpse of how he views supporters of President Barack Obama - as government dependents. It also provided an equally novel sight of a relaxed Romney doing an impression of Henry...
Marijuana initiative could make or break Obama in Colorado
June 02, 2012 04:17 PM
DENVER: Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama hasn't exactly been a friend to marijuana users. Sure, he has acknowledged smoking pot as a young man, but he has disappointed marijuana advocates by opposing its legalization, regulation and taxation like alcohol. And the Justice...
Away from presidential race's glare, battles for Congress rage
May 23, 2012 10:33 PM
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.: Republican Representative Joe Walsh was campaigning recently at a diner in this Chicago suburb when he came across an elderly woman who rebuffed his charms. "You're tough. Shake the hand!" the energetic House freshman said, before asking: "Who got us into this...
Financial titans rally to Romney’s cause, swamp Gingrich with attack ads
February 02, 2012 01:10 AM
WASHINGTON: Whenever Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been down and in need of an enforcer, one has been there. Restore Our Future, the independent “Super PAC” that supports Romney’s campaign, has been a machine of destruction in the race for the Republican...


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