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May 3, 2012
May 2, 2012

Gingrich pulls plug on tumultuous White House bid

ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) – Newt Gingrich ended his run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but slumping to defeat in Republican primaries under a barrage of attack ads portraying him as a Washington insider.

The former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, the face of the Republican Party in the mid-1990s, badly trailed front-runner Mitt Romney in polls and his campaign piled up a debt of $4.3 million.

Apr 21, 2012

New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year’s presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid.

Voting laws passed by Republican-led legislatures in a dozen states during the past year have sharply restricted voter-registration drives that typically target young, low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters – groups that have backed the Democratic president by wide margins.

Apr 18, 2012
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Apr 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012

Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves – even in public places – and have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.

The online survey showed that 68 percent, or two out of three respondents, had a favorable opinion of the NRA, which starts its annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday.

Apr 13, 2012

Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves – even in public places – and have a favourable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.

The online survey showed that 68 percent, or two out of three respondents, had a favorable opinion of the NRA, which starts its annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday.

Apr 12, 2012

Big gap between races in U.S. on Trayvon Martin killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African Americans saying he was unjustly killed while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.

Fifty-nine percent of Hispanics believe that Martin was innocent and unjustly killed six weeks ago, according to the online poll of 1,922 Americans, conducted Monday through Thursday.

Apr 12, 2012
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      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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