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In his first extensive interview since losing the Presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney told Chris Matthews this morning that he only has himself to blame for not taking the White House.
“I lost my election because of my campaign,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday. “Not because of what anyone else did.”Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday
Romney cited his failure to win over African-American and Hispanic voters, while also zeroing in on his “47 percent” comments as being detrimental to his bid.
Admitting that it “kills” him not to be President, Romney also had a fewMore >
Horrible news today for all teenage boys in Iceland: the government of this North Atlantic nation is hoping to become the first county to actually ban pornography.
The proposal by Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson has created quite the stor, but this official’s political adviser doesn’t understand why.
Asks Halla Gunnarsdottir:
“When a 12-year-old types ‘porn’ into Google, he or she is not going to find photos of naked women out on a country field, but very hardcore and brutal violence. There are laws in our society. Why should they not apply to the Internet?”
According to Mitt Romney, 47% of Americans are content to loaf through life and rely on the government for their financial needs.
That figure and that stance may be controversial, but this is not: 100% of Americans ought to be excited for October 6 at 8 p.m. EST.
That’s when Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will hold a debate at George Washington University, as the Comedy Central and Fox News hosts may come at each other from different sides of the political spectrum, but have actually appeared on each other’s shows and clearly hold a high level of respect for one another.
Are you listening,More >
It’s a matter of public record: June Shannon, the… eccentric mother of six-year old Alana Thompson (aka “Honey Boo Boo”) was arrested in 2008 on a count related to a child support issue.
She also faced a theft charge around that time, but both cases were dismissed.
In March, meanwhile, child services looked into the Thompsons after Honey Boo Boo was featured on an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras chugging a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew dubbed by Alana as “Go-Go Juice.”
Is that something the family gives its toddler often? No, June tells People: “It was a one time only thing. WeMore >
Unlike the cities of Boston and Chicago, Laguna Hills did not place a ban on the opening of Chick-fil-A in its area. But perhaps it now wishes it had.
A new store in that town was greeted this morning by protestors from the Orange County Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, holding signs and calling for boycotts of the chain whose President has come out against gay marriage.
Aside from simply saying his company was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting the “biblical definition of marriage,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy has donated millions to the Marriage & FamilyMore >
The feuds in the WWE may be fake, but the uproar Chris Jericho created during a recent tour of South America is very real.
The long-time wrestling superstar has been suspended by the company for actions he took last night in a match against C.M. Punk., after Punk brought a Brazilian flag into the ring and Jericho grabbed it, crumpled it and tossed it away.
Such desecration is a crime punishable by jail time in the country.
The flag stunt was not planned and police actually confronted Jericho about it inside the arena. He quickly took a microphone and expressed regret, but WWE officialsMore >
Catholic League President Bill Donohue is not having any of Dan Savage’s apology.
On Friday, the gay rights activist delivered the keynote addresses at the National High School Journalism Conference in Seattle, saying – while making a general point about how Christians look past plenty of passages in the Bible, most notably those promoting slavery – that folks should “learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people.”
In response, a handful of students walked out on the speech and Savage has faced criticism from a number of organizations.More >
Jordan Hill, a power forward the Los Angeles Lakers acquired from the Houston Rockets about halfway through the season, has been charged with felony assault stemming from an alleged altercation in February.
According to police, Hill faces accusations that he pushed and choked 28-year old Darlene Luna, his girlfriend of two years, on the afternoon of February 29.
If convicted of the third-degree felony, Hill would face a sentence of two to 10 years in jail, along with a $10,00 fine. He will have to face the charge inside a Houston tomorrow morning, while the team is scheduled to play itsMore >
Opening arguments began today as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on President Obama’s landmark national health care law later this year.
Whatever the nine justices decide, it will be historic.
The so-called individual mandate is the linchpin of the law and came under scrutiny as the nation’s highest court launched into its hearing Tuesday.
That provision of the law requires Americans to buy health insurance, and it could unravel President Obama’s biggest domestic policy achievement.
The justices must decide how much power the federal government has in forcing Americans toMore >
George Clooney was arrested this morning outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The actor was taking part in an organized demonstration to draw attention to that country’s president, Omar al-Bashir, who is responsible for countless deaths in the region due to his blockade of humanitarian aide.
Clooney – who has traveled to the country and said in the past we’re going to face a genocide if action isn’t taken – testified before Congress on Wednesday regarding the “campaign of murder” in that nation.
“This is for the government in Khartoum toMore >
Rush Limbaugh is literally paying for the comments he made this week about Sandra Fluke.
On Thursday, the Georgetown University Law School student – who has been a vocal supporter of the Obama administration’s decision to require insurance companies, even those used by religiously-affiliated employers, to cover the cost of contraception – was denied a chance to speak at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious liberty and birth control.
She proceeded, though, to take part in a press conference in which Fluke toldMore >
CBS News’ Lara Logan has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after the horrific sexual assault she survived at the hands of a mob in Cairo, Egypt.
The journalist revealed she has PTSD and that memories of the incident continue to haunt her nearly a year following the attack on February 11 of a year ago.
“People don’t really know that much about [post-traumatic stress disorder],” she told the New York Daily News. “There’s something called latent PTSD.”
“It manifests itself in different ways. I want to be free of it, but I’m not.”
The 40-year-oldMore >
Original American Idol Kelly Clarkson made a surprise endorsement in the 2012 Republican presidential race last night, throwing her support behind Ron Paul.
This did not go over well with some fans.
“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance,” she wrote of the candidate. “If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”
Many of Clarkson’s 925,000 followers took issue with her support for the Texan, citing the alleged racism and homophobia of Paul’s old newsletters.
Footage of police in riot gear pepper spraying students at point blank range has surfaced and caused outrage at the University of California-Davis and beyond.
University of California Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, who has been called upon to resign, said in a statement that she was forming a task force to investigate.
She called police action and video images, which circulated Saturday, “chilling.” Police say it was “fairly standard police procedure.” You watch and decide …
In the video, an officer dispassionately pepper-sprays a line of severalMore >
The comparisons were inevitable, but Jennifer Lawrence would like to stop them before they grow too loud.
“The Hunger Games is not Twilight,” the actress, who plays the main role of Katniss Everdeen in this March 23 release, says in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. “It’s really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon.”
Lawrence stars in the movie alongside an impressive young cast, pictured above on set in North Carolina, that includes Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. They round out the teen participants forced to compete to the death in the government-mandated HungerMore >