The pro-Gingrich superPAC Winning Our Future has distributed a 29-minute film about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's time at the private-equity firm Bain Capital. Melissa Block talks with Bill Adair of the fact-checking website PolitiFact.com about the film, called King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town.
It's not uncommon for an outgoing governor or president to issue pardons at the end of his final term in office. But legal experts say that what former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour did contributes to a public perception that justice can be short-circuited.
The soulful folk song, born in the low country of South Carolina, has migrated from representing strength and power in togetherness to reflecting weakness and wimpiness. Somehow, it's morphed into a cynical code word.
President Obama asked Congress on Friday to give him the power to consolidate certain U.S. agencies. Doing that, he says, will reduce the number of federal jobs and make government more efficient. No president has had this kind of authority since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.
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