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Giuliani questions Biden’s 'mental capacity' to be president

August 15, 2012 Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani had some harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, questioning whether he had the “mental capacity” to serve as president and saying “he's just not very smart." In an appearance on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, Guiliani was asked about Biden’s recent...

CIA chief says he 'will not seek' elected office

August 8, 2012 Director of the CIA David Petraeus is denying suggestions that he would be open to serving as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, Politico reported. CIA spokesman Preston Golson told Politico on Tuesday that, "Director Petraeus feels very privileged to be able to continue to serve our country in his current...

Obama: Gun laws should be 'common sense'

July 26, 2012 Four days after the deadly theater shooting in Colorado, President Obama called for “common sense” when it comes to gun laws Wednesday, reports the Washington Post. Speaking before the National Urban League’s annual conference in New Orleans, Obama called for toughening standards on background checks in an effort to prevent...

Bloodiest day in Iraq since U.S. exit

July 23, 2012 A wave of attacks across Iraq Monday left at least 103 dead, the Associated Press reported, making it the deadliest day this year and the worst since U.S. troops left last December. The attacks, which included shootings and bombings, spread across 13 cities and come after the al-Qaida in Iraq...

Obama: 'shocked and saddened' by theater killings

July 20, 2012 President Obama said in a statement Friday that he and his wife, Michelle were "shocked and saddened" by what he called "the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado." A gunman opened fire Friday morning on a crowded Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding at least 50, the Associated Press...

Washington monument may stay closed until 2014

July 9, 2012 The Washington Monument, closed to the public ever since a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit in 2011, may not re-open until 2014 at the earliest, according to The Washington Post. The National Park Service anticipates the $15 million project to repair the iconic structure could involve the temporary removal of part...

Six U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

July 9, 2012 Six U.S. soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Associated Press reported. A NATO spokesman on Monday identified the nationalities of the soldiers, but said he could not give further details on the incident because the matter was still being investigated, according to AP....

Holder says GOP has made him ‘proxy’ for Obama

July 3, 2012 In the wake of a contempt of Congress vote held last week, Eric Holder lashed out at Republicans, saying he’s being used as a “proxy” to attack President Obama during an election season, according to The Washington Post. “I've been doing all of these things all the time Darrell Issa...

Romney: Obama attacks over public employees 'absurd'

June 12, 2012 Mitt Romney on Tuesday tried to rebut charges from President Obama’s campaign that he didn’t care about the plight of teachers, firefighters and police officers, arguing that hiring for such positions is handled at the local level. “Of course, teachers, and fireman and policeman are hired at the local level...

Largest insurer to keep parts of 'Obamacare,' regardless of court ruling

June 11, 2012 UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health care provider, is expected to announce that it will keep major and popular parts of President Obama’s health care initiative, regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules,The Washington Post reports. According to The Post, the company will announce Monday that it plans to continue...

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