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May 26, 2011

Ex-White House hopeful John Edwards denies breaking law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former presidential candidate John Edwards, under criminal investigation for alleged campaign finance law violations to hide an extramarital affair, did not break the law, his attorney said on Wednesday.

“The government’s theory is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law. It is novel and untested. There is no civil or criminal precedent for such a prosecution,” Gregory Craig, an attorney for Edwards, said.

May 23, 2011
via Tales from the Trail

Pawlenty is in the race for Republican presidential nomination

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Tim Pawlenty upstaged Tim Pawlenty  on Sunday.

The former Minnesota governor said he is in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, revealing the news in a polished, campaign-ready  video posted on his website.

The surprise announcement came in a preview of the official announcement he was set to make Monday in Iowa. In the video,  he says Des Moines  is his first campaign stop. But he was already campaigning.

May 23, 2011

Republican Pawlenty announces run for president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Sunday that he is seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, adding some weight to a field of candidates seen as struggling to defeat President Barack Obama.

“Tomorrow my first campaign stop will be in Iowa and that’s where I’m going to begin a campaign that tells the American people the truth,” Pawlenty said in the video on his website. “I’m Tim Pawlenty and I’m running for president of the United States.”

May 3, 2011
via Tales from the Trail

Bipartisanship on the White House menu

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At a White House dinner with Senate and House leaders from both parties and their spouses, President Barack Obama got a standing ovation when he mentioned the demise of Osama bin Laden in his welcome.

“Last night, as Americans learned that the United States had carried out an operation that resulted in the capture and death of  Osama bin Laden…” Obama said.

May 2, 2011

Joy erupts on U.S. streets with killing of Osama

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City early on Monday, waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death.

Almost 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the plot. For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment.

May 2, 2011

Joy erupts on U.S. streets with killing of Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City early on Monday, waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death.

Almost 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the plot. For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment.

May 2, 2011

Joy erupts on streets with killing of bin Laden

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City on Monday, waving American flags and honking horns to celebrate the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the murderous plot against Americans. For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment.

Apr 25, 2011

Boehner opens door to cutting U.S. oil tax breaks

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress should
“take a look” at multibillion-dollar subsidies to oil companies
amid rising concern over skyrocketing gas prices, House of
Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Monday.

“It’s certainly something we should be looking at,” Boehner
said in an ABC News interview. “We’re in a time when the
federal government’s short on revenues. They ought to be paying
their fair share.”

Apr 22, 2011

Nevada Republican senator Ensign to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nevada Republican John Ensign, who admitted having an extramarital affair with a staff member, said on Thursday that he would resign from the U.S. Senate on May 3.

Ensign, 52, announced last month that he would not seek re-election in 2012. He had been facing a Senate ethics committee probe stemming from the extramarital affair.

Apr 15, 2011
via Tales from the Trail

Obama on conspiracy theories, birth certificates

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President Barack Obama says most Americans are confident that he is American-born and bred and says the “birther” issue could be a problem for Republican challengers in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Obama addressed the persistent questions about his place of birth when he was invited, during an ABC News interview, to size up his potential opponents.

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