ORANGE, California (Reuters) – “The Undefeated,” a flattering documentary about Sarah Palin’s rise in American politics, opened in a handful of U.S. movie theaters on Friday, drawing die-hard fans of the Tea Party favorite from far away.
Distributors put the film in just 10 AMC theaters nationwide, mostly in reliably conservative markets like Dallas, Texas and Orange County in southern California.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired a team of Washington legal A-listers to shore up its hiring and handle a federal criminal investigation stemming from the discovery of hundreds of illegal workers in its popular burrito restaurants.
The Denver-based chain has been in hot water since audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned up large numbers of undocumented workers on payrolls in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
LOS ANGELES, June 17 (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill
(CMG.N: Quote, Profile, Research) has hired a team of Washington legal A-listers to shore
up its hiring and handle a federal criminal investigation
stemming from the discovery of hundreds of illegal workers in
its popular burrito restaurants.
The Denver-based chain has been in hot water since audits
by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned up
large numbers of undocumented workers on payrolls in Minnesota,
Virginia and Washington, D.C. [ID:nN20201127]
BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Republican Newt Gingrich restarted his troubled run for the U.S. presidency with an appeal on Sunday to Jewish voters in California after senior campaign staff abandoned him over differences on strategy.
Four days after a staff exodus known as the “Newtiny,” Gingrich told a gathering of Jewish Republicans he would continue to campaign for Americans who want change in Washington and the repeal of President Barack Obama’s policies.
The United States slapped sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil giant PVDSA for trading with Iran, a move that could worsen Washington’s already sour relations with Caracas. Now we’re waiting for President Hugo Chavez to respond.
Expect a lot of noise, in typical Chavez fashion. In the warm-up act, one ally called the sanctions “ridiculous” and accused the United States of wanting to “once again…turn into the global policeman.”
Right off the starting line, Republican Tim Pawlenty is fashioning himself as the Chevy of presidential candidates. “We will not be the money champion in the race to start with. My friend, Mitt Romney, will be the front-runner in that regard,” he told NBC’s Today show. His nomination bid, he added, “may not be the BMW or the Mercedes campaign.”
Sounds like T-Paw is calling Mitt a Mercedes. But what Pawlenty isn’t saying is that he is running the Cadillac of campaigns in Iowa. The former Minnesota governor has put more troops on the ground in that early voting state than any of the other candidates combined, according to the Iowa Republican website.
WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama asked
El Paso, Texas, today if those in Congress who walked away from
immigration reform were ready to come back to the table. If El
Paso could give an answer, it might have said: “Not until
And maybe that is what Obama is thinking too. Maybe today
we saw his game plan for a signature initiative once he is
re-elected. Call it Manifesto for 2013.
WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) – Sheila Bair is ready to
abandon the FDIC ship. Who can blame her? She weathered five
stormy years at the helm, begrudgingly backed bailouts for
failing financial giants, talked tough on bankster pay and
butted heads with fellow regulators.
Come July 8, she’ll be off to the calmer waters of academia
or maybe a non-profit. She has street cred, but she won’t use
it to cash in on Wall Street, she has said. That would be too
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – This is not the time to trot out the trophies and spike the footballs, as President Barack Obama put it to “60 Minutes.” He has decided not to release the photos of a dead bin Laden on the grounds that they are too gory and might incite violence. The question is: will that decision come back to haunt Obama?
Most people in the world and the United States will probably accept the Obama administration’s version that “we will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again.” But a few persistent and loud voices saying, “Show me the evidence,” are capable of changing the course of matters. Just look at the “birthers” who pushed Obama to release his long-form birth certificate last week.
WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – Haley Barbour is out. Why,
one might ask, is Mississippi’s popular governor opting against
a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012? Well,
he says he’s just not sure he’s got the “absolute fire in the
belly” that supporters deserve from their candidate.
Maybe that’s the kind of self-discovery that comes on the
pre-campaign trail, in early voting states like Iowa, New
Hampshire and South Carolina, where he had visited in recent
weeks. Perhaps he’s not alone in feeling not up for the job.
The Republican field is unusually subdued at a time in the
campaign calendar when it should be hopping with activity.