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Fans of Ron Paul, by now used to his airtime snubs in primary debates run by the mainstream media, were no doubt pleasantly surprised when their candidate’s unconventional foreign policy stance garnered a significant amount of time late in Thursday evening’s Iowa debate. Along the same lines, supporters of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum were treated to their choice’s spirited opposition to Paul, resulting in a net gain of more screen time for him as well, although Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) did get in a few jabs of her own.
On Thursday night, eight candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the 2012 Presidential election faced off in a fiery Iowa primary debate. Tensions that had previously simmered between the GOP race’s two Minnesotans, Representative Michele Bachman and former Governor Tim Pawlenty, erupted in a clash over Bachmann’s record of accomplishments.
The White House defended the President’s current fundraising trip to Manhattan despite the fact that the Commander in Chief was attending glitzy events held by wealthy contributors in the midst of significant economic turmoil.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the three Representatives that would join the three Senators on the Democrat side of the Super Committee.
In a video posted on July 16 that is just now gaining popularity on the Internet this week, the hacktivist group known as Anonymous announced it is planning “Operation Facebook,” an undefined hacking assault on the social network of the same name, on Nov. 5.
On Wednesday, a Nevada judge fined the now-defunct grassroots community organizing group ACORN the maximum $5,000 amount for its part in a voter registration compensation scheme during the 2008 election cycle.
On Thursday, a report released by the United States Department of Commerce showed that the U.S. trade deficit suddenly widened in June. But the trade deficit may not be as dire as it sounds.
Here’s a shocker: In “Action Comics #900,” Superman talked about giving up his U.S. citizenship! No, he wasn’t protesting the incredible intrusions our Big Nanny government is making into all of our personal affairs. The reason he was thinking of giving up his citizenship was because borders are obsolete these days. The Superman character said: “The world’s too small, too connected.”
A man says his civil rights were violated by a Gretna, La., police officer whose police dog bit into his groin area and virtually severed his penis. Cody Melancon filed a lawsuit against the Gretna Police Department alleging the injury occurred when the officer loosed his dog onto Melancon without provocation.