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O’Donnell to run for Senate seat in Delaware
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Christine O’Donnell is preparing to formally launch her Republican primary campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Ms. O’Donnell, a conservative activist who lost the 2008 Senate race to now-Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., plans to announce officially that she will run for the seat at a news conference on Wednesday.
Ms. O’Donnell… READ MORE
Banks shuttered in Fla., Ill., Md., Utah
Ieva M. Augstums and Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers, On Friday March 5, 2010, 9:15 pm EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regulators on Friday shuttered banks in Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Utah, boosting to 26 the number of bank failures in the U.S. so far this year following the 140 brought down in 2009 by mounting loan defaults and the… READ MORE
69% Say Cities Donâ€™t Have Right To Ban Handguns
The Supreme Court is wrestling with a major case questioning whether Chicagoâ€™s handgun ban violates the Second Amendment, but 69% of Americans say city governments do not have the right to prevent citizens from owning such guns.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 25% of adults think city governments do have that right.… READ MORE
New Gang of 13 Passes Jobs Bill
Posted by Mike Memoli, Real Clear Politics
They voted against it, before they voted for it.
The $15 billion jobs bill was overwhelmingly approved in the Senate today, thanks to the votes of more than a dozen Republicans. Here’s the list:
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Kit Bond (R-MO)
Scott Brown (R-MA)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Illegal immigrants numbers rise in Southeast
ATLANTA (AP) – When the Olympic Games came to Atlanta in 1996, a building boom transformed the landscape of downtown and brought with it an influx of Latino immigrants – both legal and illegal.
In the years since, the number of illegal immigrants living in Georgia has skyrocketed, more than doubling to 480,000 from January 2000 to January 2009, according… READ MORE
‘Significant’ Mexican drug lord in U.S. court
A top Sinaloa Cartel lieutenant, accused of directing the assassinations of rivals as well as Mexican and U.S. government officials as part of a raging drug war that has claimed more than 8,000 lives, will be arraigned Tuesday in federal court in Chicago on charges of… READ MORE
Election 2010: Florida Republican Primary for Senate
Florida GOP Senate: Rubio 54%, Crist 36%
Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio continues to lengthen his lead over Governor Charlie Crist in the contest for Floridaâ€™s Republican Senate nomination.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters finds Rubio leading Crist by 18 points, 54% to 36%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other… READ MORE
Happy 1st birthday tea-party movement
It’s still difficult to believe that last week President Obama
actually celebrated Feb. 17 as the first anniversary of his stimulus plan (a.k.a. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), in which Washington borrowed $862 billion on American taxpayers’ credit. Celebrate the piling of $1 trillion on the backs of our posterity? Call me clueless, but I’ve never considered easing present circumstances… READ MORE
Conservatives Pack Largest-Ever CPAC
By: Ronald Kessler, Newsmax.com
This time last year, pundits were predicting the end of conservatism and the Republican Party.
So-called conservative columnists like David Frum, formerly of National Review, and David Brooks of The New York Times were warning conservatives that something was wrong with their beliefs.
But Dave Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, was predicting that… READ MORE
Obama to Unveil $1.5 Billion in Housing Assistance in Vegas
By: Associated Press
President Obama is unveiling $1.5 billion in housing help, a boost timed to his appearance in the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation.
Obama’s move, detailed by aides in advance of his town hall here Friday, is the latest by a White House determined to show it is helping families rebound from a… READ MORE