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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 ABCNews.com.

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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A magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattled northeast Japan early Thursday in the same area where a massive quake triggered a deadly tsunami in March, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed Barack Obama's plans for a U.S. troops drawdown and said it's a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation.

Syrian troops massed near the Turkish border, witnesses said on Thursday, raising tensions with Ankara as President Bashar al-Assad uses increasing military force against a popular revolt.

Lebanon's Hezbollah is preparing for a possible war with Israel to relieve perceived Western pressure to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, its guardian ally, sources close to the movement say.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that the Islamic Republic is not afraid of manufacturing nuclear weapons, but does not intend to do so.

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, says she is not sure that there will be a vote in the United Nations in September on recognition of a Palestinian state and that the wording of the resolution is still uncertain.

Severe flooding is causing chaos in North Dakota.

Two Republicans pulled out of high-profile budget talks today, saying that Barack Obama needs to address Democratic demands that tax increases are needed to reduce the nation's debt.

As of June 20th, the U.S. national debt was $14,344,524,186,068.19.

The national debt will exceed the size of the entire U.S. economy by 2021 — and balloon to nearly 200 percent of GDP within 25 years — without dramatic cuts to federal health and retirement programs or steep tax increases, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.

Federal Reserve officials are more pessimistic about prospects for economic growth and employment than they were two months ago.

Ben Bernanke made the following statement yesterday: "We don’t have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting."

The Federal Reserve plans to "embed" even more workers at top Wall Street banks.

The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to alleviate Libyan supply disruptions -- driving already sinking prices lower.

The price of food continues to soar all over the United States.

Livestock prices have increased 138% since March 2009.

World food prices that rose 37 percent in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that need action from world leaders now, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.

According to a recent poll, 48 percent of Americans believe that "another Great Depression" is likely within the next 12 months.

In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 429,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 420,000.

U.S. jobs have been leaving the country at a staggering pace.

America has lost 11.7 million jobs and 440,000 businesses over the past 11 years.

Excluding petroleum products, China accounts for 70 percent of America's trade deficit in goods.

The Chinese government is using sovereign wealth funds and Chinese state-owned enterprises to buy up economic assets and huge tracts of land all over the United States.

The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, said on Thursday that it has signed a revised bilateral currency settlement agreement with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

In less than 40 years India will overtake the US as the world’s second-largest trading nation, pushing today’s superpower into third place and Europe in to the little leagues, according to a new report by Citi.

India imported a staggering $8.96 billion of gold and silver in May.

Greece won the consent of a team of EU-IMF inspectors for its new five-year austerity plan after committing to an additional round of tax rises and spending cuts.

Greece's new finance minister said the government has been encouraging Greek banks to participate in a solution to the country's crippling debt crisis, just days ahead of a crucial Parliamentary vote that could stave off a devastating default.

Rioting is becoming a common thing all over the globe.

All over the United States, thieves are stealing copper wire, train tracks and even drain covers.

With a bill that would ban invasive TSA pat downs in Texas set to be heard by the state legislature on Friday, the federal agency has indicated that it will take legal action to prevent the law being implemented, indicating that the government could once again resort to threatening Texas with a blockade that would impose a de facto “no fly zone” over the state.

It is being reported that Fukushima nuclear fuel has burned through the containment vessel and is sitting on the concrete foundation of the plant leaking into the groundwater.

Heavy rains in South Dakota recently triggered a sinkhole which swallowed two vehicles and ended up claiming two lives.

An indigenous tribe of 200 people who have never had contact with the outside world has been discovered living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

In his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI came out forcefully in favor of environmental protection and "sustainable" economic development.

The death of an Arizona man who recently visited Germany may be linked to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe, health officials said Thursday.

A shocking new study published in a prestigious medical journal has found a direct statistical link between higher vaccine doses and infant mortality rates in the developed world, suggesting that the increasing number of inoculations being forced upon children by medical authorities, particularly in the United States which administers the highest number of vaccines and also has the highest number of infant deaths, is in fact having a detrimental impact on health.

On Monday, former Vice President Al Gore discussed climate change and population control at the Games for Change convention in New York City.

Lastly, Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly on Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta's new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

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