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Santorum Touts Family, American Values

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has surged in the polls just ahead of the Iowa presidential caucus, after months of languishing near the bottom. In some recent voter polls, Santorum ranks in third place – outpacing earlier favorites such as former congressman Newt Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry. He is campaigning hard in Iowa […]

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Texas Governor Perry Seeks Deep Reduction of Federal Government

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Texas Governor Rick Perry has held the top leadership position in one of the largest U.S. states, since George W. Bush left the post in 2000 to assume the U.S. presidency. Perry is now the state’s longest-serving governor. Perry, 61, is campaigning on a pledge to reduce the size of the federal government. Political expert […]

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Paul’s Tea Party Support Helps Shape Republican Agenda

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ron Paul , a Texas physician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has a back-to-basics approach highly esteemed by the conservative Tea Party movement. Paul, 76, has served three separate stints in the House and announced earlier this year that he will not run for congressional re-election, so he could focus on the […]

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Gingrich Seen as Savvy Player, But Criticized for Position Changes

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Newt Gingrich , a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is running for the Republican nomination with promises to create jobs, repeal health care reform, and remove obstacles to oil and gas development in the United States. Analysts say Gingrich, 68, is an intelligent and experienced politician whose image has suffered from changes […]

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Romney is a Frontrunner, but Fails to Excite Conservatives

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Mitt Romney, a businessman turned politician, is for the second time trying to earn the Republican Party’s nomination as its presidential candidate. With the economy dominating the political landscape, Romney’s campaign is highlighting his private sector experience transforming failing companies into profitable ventures. His campaign says it gives him the know-how to turn around the […]

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Who Is Mikhail Prokhorov?

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, who announced Monday that he would challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s bid for the presidency, is one of Russia’s richest men and the principal owner of the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets. Standing 203 centimeters tall, the 46-year-old multi-billionaire earned his money in banking and metals His website says Prokhorov […]

Who Is Mikhail Prokhorov?

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, who announced Monday that he would challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s bid for the presidency, is one of Russia’s richest men and the principal owner of the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets. Standing 203 centimeters tall, the 46-year-old muti-billionaire earned his money in banking and metals His website says Prokhorov […]

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo Set to Face ICC

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is set to become the first former head of state to be tried by the International Criminal Court, after being sent to the Hague on an arrest warrant in connection with the court’s investigation of post-election violence. The court began its probe last month into four months of deadly […]

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A Look At Egypt’s New Prime Minister

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced Friday its selection of Kamal el-Ganzouri as prime minister. -Mr. Ganzouri previously served as prime minister between 1996 and 1999, under former President Hosni Mubarak. -Mr. Ganzouri, who is in his late 70’s, succeeds Essam Sharaf as prime minister. Mr. Sharaf’s civilian cabinet resigned earlier this […]

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A Look at Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, Son of Moammar Gadhafi

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials have captured Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, a son of former leader Moammar Gadhafi who had long been described as his heir apparent. Officials said Saturday that he was detained in a town near the border with Niger. Seif al-Islam’s whereabouts had been unknown since August. He disappeared as National Transitional Council fighters closed on […]

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