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Romney Accused Of Going Full Birther After Joke At Campaign Stop

The Obama campaign swiftly and harshly condemned a joke made by Mitt Romney about the president’s birth certificate on the campaign trail in Michigan Friday, saying Romney made the “decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement.”

Paul Ryan Reaffirms Personal Opposition To Rape and Incest Exceptions

Paul Ryan has affirmed his own personal opposed to abortion even in the case of rape and incest for the first time since Todd Akin thrust the issue to the forefront of the national debate. But now that he’s Mitt Romney’s running mate, he says he’ll stand behind Romney’s position that abortion rights should be conferred to rape and incest victims, and mothers whose lives are at stake.

Ryan: No Compromise On Sequester If Romney Wins (Video)

If Mitt Romney wins in November, he and a Republican Congress will fast track legislation early next year to replace across the board defense cuts with cuts to food stamps and other programs for needy Americans.

Pre-Election Legal Battles Target Voting Rules

If you vote, you might very well be confused about what the rules will be when you go to cast your ballot this fall. There’s been a flood of new laws on things such as voter identification and early voting, and many of them are now being challenged in court.

Before Reaching War Zones, Troops Risk 

A new military study suggests that some soldiers suffer mild traumatic brain injuries even before they go to war. These concussions, as they’re also called, can come from taking “combatives” classes that teach hand-to-hand fighting during the soldiers’ training.

New York Gunman kills former boss in Empire State Building Shooting

A laid-off clothing designer killed his former manager before being shot dead by police in New York on Friday after a workplace dispute escalated into a shootout near the Empire State Building.

Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles

The US Anti-Doping Agency has stripped Lance Armstrong of his sevenTour de France titles, erasing one of the most impressive sporting achievements of all time after deciding he had used performance-enhancing drugs to do it.

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