GOP presidential candidates have clashed over Bain Capital, the firm Mitt Romney formerly headed. In the "private equity" investing world, only wealthy individuals and large institutions, such as pension funds, are welcome. That's Bain's world.
A tiny fraction of D.C. residents trained for commercial driver's licenses last year were actually hired as drivers; meanwhile, the outside training firms raked in city funding for the training programs.
On the evening of the Jan. 3 caucuses, it was estimated Mitt Romney was eight votes ahead. Now, official say, Rick Santorum has a slight edge. Still, it's basically a split decision. Some precincts' results are missing.
A candidate forum was held in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday night, sponsored by the anti-abortion rights group Personhood USA. Participating in the event were Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry. Front-runner Mitt Romney did not attend. South Carolina holds its primary on Saturday.
The Obama administration has rejected a Canadian company's permit request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he turned down the proposal because congressional Republicans gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.
Consideration of strong anti-piracy legislation known as SOPA in the House of Representatives led Wikipedia and other websites to "go dark," as a form of protest. The legislation touches on topics that roil passions in America's culture: copyright law, free speech and the Internet. Here, we answer basic questions about the bill, and where things may be headed.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich is perhaps as well-known among peace activists nationwide as he is among his Ohio constituents. Now, Kucinich finds himself in a tenuous political position for the first time in his 15 years in Congress. And he's fighting for re-election against a Democratic ally.
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