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Forty Richest Africans

Forty Richest Africans

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Dangote and Oppenheimer are two of 16 billionaires among Africa’s 40 richest. Egypt boasts the largest number of billionaires in Africa, with 7 (primarily from two families—the Sawiris and Mansours).

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Mitt Romney Supporters Appear To Be Delusional On His 13% Tax Rate

Mitt Romney Supporters Appear To Be Delusional On His 13% Tax Rate

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Romney’s supporters are almost certainly wrong when they assert that Romney “already paid taxes on his ordinary income” and that now he’s just risking his “capital.”

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Stratfor Emails Reveal Secret, Widespread TrapWire Surveillance System

Stratfor Emails Reveal Secret, Widespread TrapWire Surveillance System

August 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology — and have installed it across the US under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About New Voter ID Laws

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About New Voter ID Laws

August 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Republican Governors and legislatures across the country have outsourced the job of writing legislation to a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Mitt Romney’s Record In Massachusetts Not Much To Run On (Video)

Mitt Romney’s Record In Massachusetts Not Much To Run On (Video)

August 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Mitt Romney’s lackluster performance as governor of Massachusetts.

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The White Correspondent’s Burden: Telling Africa’s Story Differently

The White Correspondent’s Burden: Telling Africa’s Story Differently

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Today, the “savage nature” of Africa is still on display, in American headlines: “Uganda’s rebels in murderous spree,” “Congo a country of rape and ruin” “Africa’s Forever Wars.”

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Honeywell Introduces New 3-D Weather Radar For Airlines

Honeywell Introduces New 3-D Weather Radar For Airlines

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Honeywell claims its new radar system for aircraft can actually predict where dangerous weather will be from hundreds of miles away.

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Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted Calls For Uniform Early Voting Hours

Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted Calls For Uniform Early Voting Hours

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will order all county boards of election to keep the same early voting hours for the November election.

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Pennsylvania Judge Upholds State’s Tough New Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania Judge Upholds State’s Tough New Voter ID Law

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Obama supporters say law unfairly targets people more likely to vote for Democrats and vow to appeal to state’s top court.

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Paul Ryan′s Stimulus Hypocrisy

Paul Ryan′s Stimulus Hypocrisy

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Like every other House Republican, Rep. Paul Ryan voted against President Obama’s Recovery Act in 2009.

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Higher Retail Spending Lifts Hopes For Us Economy

Higher Retail Spending Lifts Hopes For Us Economy

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Americans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months, opening their wallets after a frugal spring and offering hope that the slumping economy may rebound in the second half of the year.

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Ryan’s Wife Comes From Storied Okla. Dem. Family

Ryan’s Wife Comes From Storied Okla. Dem. Family

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Like her husband, Janna Ryan, the wife of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, is a Washington veteran after years working as a legislative staffer, attorney and lobbyist.

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Romney Blocks Media From Ryan’s 1st Vegas Funder

Romney Blocks Media From Ryan’s 1st Vegas Funder

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Mitt Romney’s campaign is blocking reporters from covering GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s first meeting with donors in Las Vegas.

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Double Vision: Hybrid Medical Imaging Technology May Shed New Light On Cancer

Double Vision: Hybrid Medical Imaging Technology May Shed New Light On Cancer

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new type of medical imaging that gives doctors a new look at live internal organs.

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States Cutting The Most Government Jobs

States Cutting The Most Government Jobs

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Between June 2011 and June 2012, Alabama netted a loss of 9,900 state government jobs, or 9.3% of the state’s government workforce — the highest percentage of any state. The state also planned to reduce job benefits for many of those still employed.

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Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan

Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan have no plan to take on Wall Street, the Fed, the military-industrial complex, social insurance or the nation’s fiscal calamity and no plan to revive capitalist prosperity — just empty sermons.

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Ryan Helped Derail Simpson-Bowles

Ryan Helped Derail Simpson-Bowles

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now holds out as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.

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Oil Boom Brings Scarcity Of Workers In Small Towns

Oil Boom Brings Scarcity Of Workers In Small Towns

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep up with the trucks filling the parking lot. And “help wanted” signs seem to hang from every restaurant and shop.

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Obama Announces Federal Aid For Drought-Stricken Agriculture Industry

Obama Announces Federal Aid For Drought-Stricken Agriculture Industry

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The farming crisis is emerging as a key battleground in the 2012 election. The president is trying to pass a farm bill through Congress that he claims will aid farmers but has been stalled by Republicans over what they see as excessive costs.

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Mitt Romney Cancels Florida Campaign Stop, Citing Exhaustion

Mitt Romney Cancels Florida Campaign Stop, Citing Exhaustion

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Although Mitt Romney was supposed to visit Orlando on Monday, the campaign announced late Sunday that the presumed Republican presidential nominee was too exhausted to make the trip.

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