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Rick Perry unveils tax plan

by Adam Russett on October 25, 2011

Sliding in the polls and struggling at debates, Texas Governor Rick Perry unveiled his tax plan on Tuesday to help boost his fading presidential chances. Perry unveiled his proposal in The Wall Street Journal, warning that the United States will go the way of Europe if change isn't enacted quickly. Dubbed the Cut, Balance and […]

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Support for legalizing marijuana reaches all time high

by Jorge Hernandez on October 18, 2011

Results of a recent Gallup poll show that a surprising amount of Americans are in support of legalizing marijuana. A record high of 50 percent of respondents said they were in favor of smoking for recreational purposes, topping the previous high of 46 percent a year ago, Reuters reports. Despite strong showing, there were stark […]

For years people have been searching for the elusive bigfoot (or the yeti to some), and a group of scientists believe to have found what they call irrefutable evidence of its existence in the frozen tundra of Siberia. The discovery was made by a team of researchers and yeti enthusiasts from across the globe who […]

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Herman Cain rises to the top of Republican field

by Adam Russett on October 13, 2011

Despite a string of impressive performances at the Republican debates, Mitt Romney has fallen behind in the polls to an unlikely challenger. In the latest survey, businessman Herman Cain has vaulted to the top with 27 percent support from prospective Republican voters, CBS reports. The figure puts Cain four points ahead of Romney, who many […]

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Elizabeth Warren raises $3.15 million in three months

by Adam Russett on October 11, 2011

Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren released her first campaign finance figures on Monday, and if it's any indication the 2012 election should be hotly contested. Warren announced she took in $3.15 million in just three months while her opponent Scott Brown said he has amassed at least three times that much, The Boston Herald reports. […]

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Employers add 103,000 jobs in September

by Jorge Hernandez on October 7, 2011

The United States added 103,000 jobs in September and although it is an encouraging sign and an increase over summer rates, it was still not enough to lower the doggedly persistent 9.1 percent unemployment rate, The Associated Press reports. The number is a significant rise compared to the average of 72,000 jobs added per month […]

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Coffee may lower depression risk in women

by nickj on September 27, 2011

Many people drink coffee for a morning boost, but the daily routine may be more beneficial than once thought. A new study has found that women who drink three cups of coffee a day exhibited a 15 percent lower prevalence of depression, while those who drank four cups enjoyed a 20 percent lower risk, The […]

Sarah Palin says she still might run for president

by Adam Russett on September 21, 2011

Although the race for the Republican nomination is well underway, Sarah Palin is still considering a bid herself. The former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential candidate told Fox News that she plans to make a decision by the end of September. While she still might be mulling of a potential run to the […]

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States’ voter laws may make it difficult for Dems in 2012

by Adam Russett on September 16, 2011

A number of new voter registration laws that have passed or are being debated may pose a threat to democratic voters come the 2012 election. Some civil rights groups have voiced concerns that the new laws, some of which require individuals to have a state-issued ID, discriminate against lower income voters as well as African […]