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Republican Sponsor Of Bill To Require Drug Testing For Georgia Welfare Recipients Arrested For DUI

A Georgia Republican who wants all welfare reciepients subject to drug tests failed one himself after he ran a red light on Friday morning. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story on State Rep. Kip Smith (R):

Huntsman Drops Out: Is Set To Endorse Romney, Whom He Called ‘Unelectable’

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) informed his advisers today that he is dropping out of the presidential race. After his third place finish in New Hampshire’s primary, Huntsman declared that he had a “ticket to ride” but it appears the be on a bus owned by GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, whom Huntsman is now expected to endorse. “The governor and his family, at this point in the race, decided it was time for Republicans to rally around a candidate who could beat Barack Obama and turn around the economy,” Huntsman adviser Matt David said in a statement. “That candidate is Gov. Mitt Romney.”

Romney Supports Raising the Minimum Wage With Inflation, Gingrich Pushes Back

Bucking conventional GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage, former Governor Mitt Romney said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that he favors raising the minimum wage automatically each year so that it keeps pace with inflation.

Warren Buffett Challenges Republicans To Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is On Deficit Reduction

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet is telling congressional Republicans it’s time to put up or shut up on deficit reduction.

For the past year, Republicans have doggedly insisted that the nation’s deficit is a crisis that eclipses high unemployment. But they’ve only been willing to reduce the deficit through drastic spending cuts — and have denounced Buffett for saying tax increases on the rich need to be part of the solution.

Military lawyers blast Guantanamo mail search as violating rights, ethics

WASHINGTON — Military lawyers for Guantanamo detainees who could someday be put to death are accusing the new prison commander of censoring protected attorney-client documents, raising a new legal controversy that spotlights ongoing concern about the fairness of possible military trials.

Investors are looking at bankrupt American Airlines

It didn’t take long for rivals and investment firms to begin circling bankrupt American Airlines.

On Thursday, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and private equity firm TPG Capital were all reported to be considering bids for the Fort Worth-based carrier.

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Corner Perk Cafe’s Customers Pay It Forward

At first glance, the Corner Perk Cafe in Bluffton, South Carolina seems like a regular neighborhood cafe, but in 2010, a customer’s spontaneous act set it apart.

Thirty-year-old Josh Cooke, the owner of the Corner Perk describes when a woman came in one day and left a large bill.

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