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Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

Bill Mears and Michael Martinez CNN 14.01.2012
Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.

Mitt Romney Secures Front-Runner Status With New Hampshire Win

Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, securing his second win in the first two contests of the presidential nominating season and trying to turn his front-running campaign into a steamroller.


White House Chief of Staff William Daley resigns; budget chief Jacob Lew fills post

White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley resigned Monday, a year after taking the job, shaking up the administration’s senior management just as President Obama gears up for what is expected to be a tough reelection campaign.

White House 'covered up' Tim Burton-staged Alice in Wonderland Halloween party

The White House covered up an Alice in Wonderland-themed Halloween party staged by film director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp for fear of creating the wrong impression during a recession, a new book on the Obamas has claimed.


Poll: Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's Reelection

When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren't forgetting what they dislike about Ob...

Citing medical condition, John Edwards seeks delay in trial

Former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards asked Thursday for a two-month delay in his trial on alleged campaign finance violations, citing an undisclosed medical condition among other reasons.


New Haven Asks State to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.

Trump Eyes Run as Online 'Americans Elect' Presidential Candidate

The Donald is at it again. After citing his possible independent presidential bid as the reason only two GOP candidates agreed to attend his Newsmax-sponsored debate, which he backed out of moderating on Tuesday, Donald Trump is continuing to stok...


Hillary Clinton Campaign Conspicuously Emerges

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is still alive and today it emerged from the shadows to remind supporters that she "made history" in the 2008 campaign and that mementos from that bid are now for sale.

Woman says she and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain had 13-year affair; Cain denies accusation

An Atlanta businesswoman has accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted nearly 14 years, a claim the candidate flatly denied Monday.


Occupy Organizers in Indianapolis Recruit the Homeless to Keep Protests Going

With the number of protesters dwindling and winter fast approaching, the organizers of the ‘Occupy’ movement in Indianapolis have turned to the homeless for help, recruiting them to help maintain the ‘Occupy’ presence in the city.

Occupy L.A. says city is offering incentives to move

International Business Times 26.11.2011
Occupy L.A. says city is offering incentives to move

City officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters 10,000 square feet of indoor space and other incentives to vacate the City Hall lawn they have camped on for over seven weeks, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.


Michael Bloomberg fuels presidential talk with attack on Barack Obama

Michael Bloomberg has launched an attack on Barack Obama for an absence of leadership as Washington failed to hammer out a deficit deal, renewing suggestions he could mount an independent bid for the White House.

US cities target protest camps, standoff in Portland

Teresa Carson and Dan Cook Reuters 14.11.2011
US cities target protest camps, standoff in Portland

Police confronted an estimated 1,000 anti-corporate protesters in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday after clearing parks occupied by demonstrators for weeks, echoing moves in other U.S. cities to shut encampments.


White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street, Says Obama Is Fighting For The Interests Of The 99%

The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement.

Demonstrators Storm DC Senate Office Building; Arrests Made

Several arrests were made inside of the Senate Hart Office Building Tuesday after demonstrators who have spent five days camping out in downtown Washington to protest war and other causes refused to cooperate with police.


Thousands protest in Chicago...

Mary Wisniewski and Ann Saphir Reuters 11.10.2011
Thousands protest in Chicago...

Mounting anger over joblessness and income inequality snarled rush-hour traffic in downtown Chicago as thousands of teachers, religious leaders, union workers and other protesters marched on Monday.

Michelle Obama Coached On Teleprompter

There's one less thing President Obama has over his wife Michelle: mastery of the Teleprompter. Speech coach Christine Jahnke, author of the new book The Well-Spoken Woman, reveals that she taught the first lady how to use a Teleprompter in advanc...


Sarah Palin 2012 decision: Not running

Sarah Palin pledged to stay an active part of the political discussion as she announced she wouldn’t be making a 2012 White House run.

Michelle Obama's Africa Trip Cost More Than $432,142

First lady Michelle Obama's family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group.



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