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It has become very clear that nobody else in the Republican field is going to be able to catch Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

A current adviser to Mitt Romney wants to raise the gas tax by more than 2 dollars.

Mitt Romney is still really struggling to get the evangelical vote.

Recent satellite images of an Iranian military facility show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the site, indicating that crews were trying to clean it of radioactive traces possibly left by tests of a nuclear-weapon trigger.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons in his speech to the AIPAC Convention in Washington the other night, vowing to never let Israel live under the shadow of annihilation or gamble with its security.

Right now, there are quite a few signs that intense military preparations are being made for war in the Middle East.

The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

Seventy-two percent of American adults and 56 percent of self-professed Democrats say that the provision in the health-care law signed by President Barack Obama that requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional.

A cybersecurity bill introduced by Republican Senator John McCain could dramatically expand the domestic reach of U.S. intelligence agencies and potentially give them massive troves of emails, civil liberties advocates said.

Utah is poised to become the first state to pass a package of bills that demand the federal government relinquish claims to huge sections of public land. A proposal that advanced Wednesday demands that by 2014 the federal government cede control of nearly 30 million acres -- nearly 50 percent of the entire state.

Has the U.S. economy gotten worse under Barack Obama?

According to the Federal Reserve's latest report, total consumer borrowing reached $2.5 trillion in December of last year, nearly matching the pre-recession level.

22.8 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a new report from CoreLogic.

When it comes to young adults (18-24) in the US, the employment rate is just barely above half, or 54%, which just happens to be the lowest in 64 years, and 7% worse than when Obama took office promising a whole lot of change 3 years ago.

Recently Bernanke told Congress that his son will graduate from medical school with about $400,000 of student loan debt.

A new study from the National Poverty Center shows just how deep in poverty some of those people are, finding that the number of U.S. households living on less than $2 per day (before government benefits) has more than doubled in the last 15 years.

Los Angeles police are warning homeowners about burglars entering homes through doggie doors.

The top government official in New York's Suffolk County said on Tuesday he would declare a fiscal emergency, a move that could roil the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market.

The European Central Bank has started to make very sizable margin calls on its credit-extensions to counterparties. This is a very bad sign.

More than a year ago, German economist Hans-Werner Sinn discovered a gigantic risk on the balance sheets of Germany's central bank. Were the euro zone to collapse, Bundesbank losses could be half a trillion euros -- more than one-and-a-half times the size of the country's annual budget.

A shocking new report says that a disorderly Greek default would cause more than a trillion euros ($1.3 US trillion) of damage to the euro zone and could leave Italy and Spain dependent on outside help to stop contagion spreading.

Ukraine's central bank, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), reported March 6 that its forex reserves had fallen to only $31bn, which it said is sufficient to finance imports of goods and services for only three-and-a-half months.

Japan's budget deficit is now 56 percent larger than government revenues.

There is one city in America where good paying jobs are plentiful - Williston, North Dakota.

The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.

Health officials in Calvert County and Maryland say three members of a family have died from unexplained respiratory illnesses. A fourth relative was sickened and remains hospitalized.

You can see stunning pictures of the devastation caused by the recent tornado outbreak in the central U.S. right here.

A new YouTube video is trying to rally the entire globe against one of the world's worst war criminals, Joseph Kony—leader of a horrible terrorist group, the LRA, in Uganda. Kony is responsible for mutilating innocent people and kidnapping children to be used as soldiers.

Are U.S. high school students stupider than ever?

A 13-year-old boy from Kansas City was recently a victim of a vicious racial attack in which two older black teens doused him with gasoline and set him on fire, saying, "This is what you deserve.  You get what you deserve, white boy."

Basketball players at Alamo Heights High School defeated San Antonio Edison in Texas on Saturday. In jubilation, Alamo Heights students began chanting “USA, USA!” School officials immediately stopped the chant because they believed it was disrespectful.

A legal advocacy group is confronting growing religious hostility toward veterans' memorials in the U.S., as some liberal organizations seek to tear down many public monuments.

American Life League, one of the nation’s largest grassroots pro-life organizations, says Planned Parenthood really isn’t in the health business these days, it’s in the sex business.

The Oklahoma State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require abortion providers to offer their patients a chance to hear the fetal heartbeat, but the final legislation is far from what either side of the debate originally argued for.

Will "dust bowl conditions" soon return to the heartland of America?

Did you know that the ancient Hebrew name for God actually contains the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ?

A mummy was recently found in Peru that simply does not fit in with the version of history that we have all been taught.

While gay rights activists are eviscerating Kirk Cameron for calling homosexuality "unnatural," "detrimental," and "ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization," the former "Growing Pains" star has received "thousands of emails and comments" of support, Cameron's representative told

Right now 49 percent of U.S. adults say that they favor gay marriage. That's up from 30 percent in 2004. A jump of 19 points in less than a decade.

An adoptive father in western Ohio has been accused of raping three children and allowing other men to have sex with one of them, allegations that a family services official on Wednesday called "heinous."

Yet another elitist pedophile ring has been exposed with the bust of 44-year-old mother of four Anna Gristina, charged with running a prostitution ring out of a New York apartment that relied on police protection to provide wealthy clients with minors for sexual encounters.

Lastly, adult obesity rates were higher than 15% in all but three of the 190 metropolitan areas that Gallup and Healthways surveyed in 2011. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, residents were the most likely to be obese, at 38.8%, while people living in Boulder, Colo., were the least likely, at 12.1%.

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Sarah Palin or Jeb Bush could still win the Republican nomination in 2012 and become the next president of the United States.  Really.  In fact, Paul Ryan, Jim DeMint, Mitch Daniels and Chris Christie still have a chance too.  How could this be?  It is called a "brokered convention", and it has become a very real possibility for the Republican Party.

Newt Gingrich is really starting to fade in most of the recent polls.

It is a curious case in the annals of the FBI: The bureau considered a sting operation against then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997 after sifting through allegations from a notorious arms dealer that a $10 million bribe might get Congress to lift the Iraqi arms embargo.

Ron Paul made quite an impression on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno the other night.

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Ron Paul is also raising enormous amounts of money right now.

Fox News host Chris Wallace says that if 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucus that it won't mean much.

There is a very, very real possibility that Donald Trump is going to run for president as a third party candidate in 2012.

Barack Obama has signed a new law that will officially designate the United States as part of the "battleground" on the "war on terror" and will allow the U.S. military to arrest American citizens and hold them indefinitely without trial.

Russia's customs service said Friday it had seized radioactive sodium-22, an isotope that is used in medical equipment but has no weapons use, from the luggage of a passenger planning to fly from Moscow to Tehran.

Is someone secretly bombing key installations in Iran in attempt to delay or even derail their nuclear program?

The world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump unless countries settle their differences and work together to tackle Europe's deepening debt crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned.

Some of the world’s most powerful investment banks were downgraded by ratings agency Fitch last week as Germany’s cherished European fiscal compact appeared to be unraveling.

Speculators placed the largest bet since at least 2007 that the euro will fall against the dollar, last week wagering a net $19 billion that the troubles plaguing the currency union will hurt the euro, government data showed Friday.

Standard & Poor's – one of the three top rating agencies – is expected to cut France's credit rating within days, in a move that would weaken its ability to raise funds on financial markets.

Is the European financial system heading for an implosion of historic proportions?

The World Trade Organization agreed Friday to allow Russia to become its newest member.

The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has proposed legislation that could challenge the independence of Hungary’s central bank, its chief said Thursday, part of what the bill’s critics say is a sweeping drive to consolidate power that has undermined many of the country’s institutions.

Do you think that the U.S. economy is in good shape?  Check out this article: "50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe".

Despite a seasonal slowdown in overall foreclosure activity, and a process still bogged down and backed up by the "robo-signing" processing scandal, the U.S real estate market is about to be hit by another surge of bank repossessions, according to a new report from the online foreclosure sale site RealtyTrac.

All over America, roads, bridges and other key pieces of infrastructure are badly decaying.

The culture of government dependence in the United States has gotten completely and totally out of control.

Some 1,500 years after the fall of the Roman Empire, the supposedly advanced and progressive United States of America is plagued by even worse income inequality.

Since December 2007, median household income in the United States has declined by a total of 6.8% once you account for inflation.

Protesters and security forces fought in Cairo on Sunday, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and exposed rifts over the army's role as it manages Egypt's promised transition from military to civilian rule.

What soldiers in Egypt are doing to female protesters is absolutely horrifying.

Some of the pictures that are coming out of Tahrir Square are incredibly shocking.

Israel was scheduled to release 550 prisoners Sunday, in the second stage of an exchange with Hamas in Gaza.  In the first stage in mid-October, Israel released 477 Palestinian militants, many serving multiple life sentences, in return for Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held hostage by the Islamist movement ruling Gaza for more than five years.

An Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was bombed on Sunday, the 10th such attack this year, but no fire erupted because the line that runs through North Sinai was already disabled, a security source said.

The Vatican is trying to get control of the holy sites in Jerusalem once again.

Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing more than 400 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn Saturday with overturned vehicles and toppled trees.

The worst drought in Texas’ history has led to the largest-ever one-year decline in the leading cattle-state’s cow herd, raising the likelihood of increased beef prices as the number of animals decline and demand remains strong. Since Jan. 1, the number of cows in Texas has dropped by about 600,000, a 12 percent decline from the roughly 5 million cows the state had at the beginning of the year, said David Anderson, who monitors beef markets for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Is the pope having health problems?

A new study has concluded that the Shroud of Turin is not a fake.

Does the ancient Hebrew name for God actually contain the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Will the mystery over the Great Pyramid's secret doors be solved in 2012?

Is Oprah Winfrey a Christian?

Have you ever heard the amazing story of how Tamara Laroux was delivered from hell?

Nearly a third of all U.S. women say that they have experienced episodes of sexual assault, physical violence or stalking at the hands of an intimate partner.

The proportion of adults who are married has plunged to record lows as more people decide to live together now and wed later, reflecting decades of evolving attitudes about the role of marriage in society.  Just 51 percent of all adults who are 18 and older are married, placing them on the brink of becoming a minority, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census statistics to be released Wednesday.

A thief apparently looking to steal copper from equipment on the roof of a Miami-Dade school fell more than two stories, a debilitating plunge that left him unable to walk, apparently with a broken hip or leg.

The FTC has become absolutely ruthless.  Kevin Trudeau, the king of the infomercials, has been ordered by a federal appeals court to pay $37.6 million in fines and restitution.

No running in the halls -- and no Tebowing either.  That's what one Long Island administration said Wednesday when it suspended a group of high school athletes for replicating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's popular pose in the hallway at school.

Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told that he supports repealing the military's ban against sodomy and bestiality because, while he does not condone these practices, he does not think whether someone engages in these behaviors is "relevant to one's conduct as a military officer or an enlisted person."

The total cost (based on what is known) for the 17-day Christmas vacation to Hawaii for the Barack Obama, his family and staff has climbed to more than $4 million.

Lastly, members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be "franked," or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including "Merry Christmas" can be sent in official mail.

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Barack Obama huddled behind closed doors at the White House with top congressional leaders Thursday, seeking a deal to raise the federal government's debt ceiling before a possible default next month.

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has apparently indicated he would be willing to give up power if his son is allowed to run in any elections that follow.

The military conflict in Libya has reached a stalemate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.

Amnesty International says Syrian security forces may have committed crimes against humanity during their military crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may hold off on the formation of a unity government with the Islamic militant group Hamas to avoid alienating his Western allies ahead of a UN vote on statehood, a senior PLO official said Thursday.

A French boat participating in the flotilla hoping to break the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip was detained along with its crew by Greek authorities in Crete on Thursday.

The UN nuclear chief said on Wednesday that he planned to meet with Iran's foreign minister next week and that he was "quite concerned" over plans by Tehran to triple uranium production capacity.

Missouri River flooding closed another bridge on Wednesday morning, with U.S. Highway 30 between Blair, Nebraska, and Interstate 29 in Iowa shut down for 48 hours as crews install flood barriers, officials said.

After a time of relative stability, the pace of job cuts is starting to pick up again, inflation is rising but paychecks are not, the U.S. housing crisis shows no signs of ending, millions of American families are drowning in debt and all of the recent polls show that the faith of the American people in our economy is eroding.

The price of oil is almost back up to 100 dollars a barrel.

Weakening economic conditions will come together in 2013 and create a "perfect storm" of global weakness, economist Nouriel Roubini recently told CNBC.

Lehman Brothers secretly borrowed billions of dollars from the US Federal Reserve months before the investment bank filed for bankruptcy, it has emerged.

By the end of the year, it is projected that the national debt of Greece will soar to approximately 166% of GDP.

Bond yields in Europe are absolutely soaring.

Is Italy going to need a bailout soon?

Senators Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and House member Mike Lee have introduced federal legislation that would exempt gold and silver coins, issued by state governments as legal tender, from federal taxation.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who forty years ago wrote of a highly controlled future society where the population would be subjugated by a technocratic elite, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe yesterday to predict that middle class unrest caused by economic disenfranchisement would soon hit America.

These days, thieves are stealing just about anything that is not nailed down - including utility poles and air conditioners.

The White House will not answer questions about when President Barack Obama first became aware of  “Operation Fast and Furious,” a botched sting operation along the southern border in which U.S. officials knowingly allowed 2,000 guns to flow to Mexican criminals.

Former George W. Bush political aide Karl Rove said Wednesday that he believes Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry will run for president.

U.S. officials have warned airlines terror groups may be mulling implanting bombs under the skins of passengers, reports said Wednesday, but stressed the alert was not linked to any specific threat.

The TSA insisted on searching one woman’s hair at the SeaTac airport in Washington, according to a report by King 5 News in Seattle. After going through a radiation emitting naked body scanner, a screener demanded to rifle through Laura Adiele’s hair. If she didn’t comply, she was told, the police would be called.

The European Union Parliament has adopted a resolution to allow the full use of body scanners in airports of the 27 European member nations.

Sony distribution centers are mandating that employees pass through body scanners when they exit the workplace according to an internal memo leaked to Infowars, but the corporation claims that the devices do not emit harmful radiation nor do they display naked images, why begs the question such scanners are not being used in airports.

The cooling system at Fukushima’s Daiichi sister plant was closed earlier today after Tepco announced that “sparks were detected”.

Signs of restlessness deep under a major Iceland volcano have some volcanologists on edge with concern that an eruption may be pending.

It turns out that "smart meters" are recording quite a bit of personal information about the users.

Would the FDA’s scheme to outlaw nearly all nutritional supplements created after 1994 destroy millions of jobs and devastate the economy?

The percentage of obese adults increased in 16 U.S. states since last year and didn't decline in any state, a new report says.

That age-old writing method you might never have used since fourth grade will no longer be taught in Indiana schools come fall, thanks to a memo from school officials. Instead, students will be expected to become proficient in keyboard use.

Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two new studies suggest.

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered the Obama administration to stop enforcing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the U.S. military.

Federal officials recently cancelled deportation proceedings for an illegal immigrant from Venezuela who is involved in a homosexual relationship. The ruling comes in the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the administration views the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional and will not defend it in court.

Considered a role model by his peers and named “Officer of the Year” in 2010, Boynton Beach police officer David Britto has been charged with conspiring to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamines between June 2009 and March 2011.

A monster plant that can cause blindness just by touching its sap is spreading across New York.

A massive dust storm engulfed the city of Phoenix the other day, blotting out the sun and knocking down electricity poles.

12 million Africans are fighting for survival as the worst drought in 60 years ravages the region.

Hundreds of thousands of farm animals have died as a result of the horrible African drought.

Lastly, it turns out that a common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China.


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A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the north coast of the country.

The UN Security Council plans to discuss in July the possibility of Palestine becoming a United Nations member state, the Security Council president said on Tuesday.

A leader of Egypt's most influential secular party on Wednesday dismissed the Holocaust as a "lie" and the Diary of Anne Frank as a "fake".

Portuguese bonds are absolutely crashing right now.

The cost of insuring Portuguese debt against default hit a record high on Wednesday and yields on Portuguese bonds spiked after Moody's cut the country's credit rating to junk and warned it may need another bailout.

Is Europe on the verge of a financial nightmare?

The European Central Bank is set to raise interest rates again on Thursday and indicate that further increases are likely as it tries to dampen down high inflation despite the debt problems afflicting smaller countries.

China raised a key interest rate Wednesday for a third time this year as it tries to cool surging inflation.

Interest rates are soaring in Brazil too.

U.S. small business owners cut jobs in June, breaking a four-month streak of growth as employment was dragged down by cutbacks at construction firms, a survey released on Wednesday showed.

According to the just released Challenger jobs report, job destruction is starting to be an issue again, after the June report disclosed that “the number of planned job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers increased by 4,297 or 11.6 percent to 41,432 in June. The June increase is the second in as many months.

Is this the generation that is going to witness the collapse of the U.S. economy?

There is very little good to say about the U.S. economy right now.

Federal regulators will now be able to take back two years of pay from executives deemed responsible for a large bank's failure.

Walmart, Walgreens and Kroger are all experimenting with opening up inexpensive health-care clinics.

Almost a quarter of all mortgage applications in the United States are being denied.

Despite anti-dumping duties being imposed against Chinese imports of lead pencils used by millions of children in classrooms throughout America, the Asian nation is still making it very difficult for U.S. producers to compete.

The office of Connecticut Representative Chris Murphy (D) released a report last week that found that since 2007, the Pentagon has been granted hundreds of thousands of waivers to the “Buy American” law, costing the U.S. over half a million jobs.

All over the United States, politicians are selling off key pieces of infrastructure to foreign investors and big Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs are helping them do it.

Today, the U.S. national debt is 4700 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created back in 1913.

The latest issue of Time Magazine, the number one political magazine in the United States, has a picture of a half-shredded U.S. Constitution on the cover with the words "Does It Still Matter?" emblazoned across it.

Federal law enforcement officials have warned airlines that terrorists seeking to blow up commercial jets may seek to surgically implant explosives in their bodies.

According to one new report, NATO has been using depleted uranium against Libya, specifically civilians and civilian infrastructure.

As Mexico's powerful drug cartels diversify operations beyond the illegal drug trade, the organized crime syndicates have found another lucrative line of work: The large scale theft of Mexico's natural resources.

A new exoskeleton has been developed that can literally give every U.S. soldier a bit of super-human strength.

Almost four months after the Fukushima disaster, a fire started in the nuclear waste disposal plant near reactor No. 2 in Tokai, in the East of Japan. Official sources reported that the blaze is now under control and that no radiocative material leak occurred.

In the wake of hundreds of dietary supplements recently being outlawed across the EU, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has quietly unleashed a regulatory scheme that, if fully implemented, could ban virtually all dietary supplements in the USA that were formulated after 1994.

Parents who thought their home was safe are battling with the state over the custody of their kids, and they believe they’re being punished because they’re poor.

Political control freaks are now even taking over farmers markets all over America.

The United Church of Christ, the denomination whose Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright blasted the United States and white people for years from the pulpit while Barack Obama sat in his pews, has decided to banish God "the Father" from its organizational documents.

The chief psychiatrist for California’s overcrowded prison system was paid $838,706 in 2010, more than any other state employee that year.

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum.

While the world is falling apart, this is what passes for news in America these days.

Lastly, did you know that the United States is number one in divorce, drug addiction, debt, obesity, car thefts, murders and total crimes?