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Entries by Chris Gentilviso from 05/2012

Mitt Romney VP Choice Among Tough Decisions He Will Make

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Not only must Mitt Romney pick a running mate, he also needs to decide which former rivals he'll invite to speak at the Republican National Convention...

Nikki Haley On South Carolina State Worker Who Leaked Medicaid Data: 'Slam Him To The Wall'

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is showing no mercy toward a state worker in hot water. Christopher Lykes Jr. was arrested on Thursday April 19...

Americans Elect Independent White House Bid Hits Obstacle

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A group clearing the path for an independent White House bid on Tuesday canceled the first phase of its search for a bipartisa...

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial: 9/11 Mastermind Back Before Guantanamo Bay Judge

Posted 05.05.2012 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn't listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3...

Richard Grenell's Resignation Reveals The True Mitt Romney

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Who is the real Mitt Romney? Richard Grenell, the openly gay conservative who abruptly resigned as a Romney campaign spokesman, has answered that ques...

Liz Cheney Eyes The Political Stage

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Liz Cheney has been making the rounds at Wyoming political events this spring and her desire to move back to the state has Republicans from Cheyenne t...

Bill Clinton Opposes North Carolina Gay Marriage Amendment

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former President Bill Clinton has recorded an audio advertisement opposing North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment that wo...

Bill Johnson Sperm Scandal: Former Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate 'Obsessed' With Sperm Donation

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Back in 2010, conservative politician Bill Johnson (R-Ala.) was focused on running for the governor. Two years later, his wife claims he is moving to ...

Mannequin Resembling Obama Hanging From Noose Spotted On New York City Truck (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

On Friday afternoon, The Blaze's Mike Opelka exited his New York office and spotted an unusual sight. Driving up Sixth Avenue was a flatbed truck ...

George Lindsey Dead: 'Andy Griffith Show' Actor Known As Goober Pyle Dies At 83

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "He...

Wisconsin Recall Elections 2012: Scott Walker Feelings Run Deep

Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

RACINE, Wis. -- Al Trossen feels like a wanted man. The former Teamster voted for embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2010 but isn't sure who to ...

Ron Paul Maine Delegates: Texas Congressman Wins Majority Of State's Support

Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — With Mitt Romney's GOP presidential nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters took control of the Maine Republican Conven...

Nobody Seems To Understand What Jeff Bezos Is Doing. Does He?

Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology

A couple months ago, realizing it would be futile to hold out any longer against the tsunami of pop cultural peer pressure, I decided to go ahead and ...

New Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Slams Republicans For Gay Staffer Flap

Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson officially became the Libertarian Party's nominee for President on Saturday with 70 percent of the vote, and o...

Greece Elections 2012: Evangelos Venizelos, Socialist Party Head, Calls For Coalition

Posted 05.06.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Furious Greeks punished the two parties that have dominated politics for decades in the crisis-battered country Sunday, leaving...

Kristi Noem College Graduation: South Dakota Representative Earns Political Science Degree (VIDEO)

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Nearly two decades after enduring a tragic family loss, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) is a college graduate. The 40-year-old congresswoman celebrated ...

The Easiest Justification For The Obamacare Mandate Is The One That's Gotten The Least Attention: It's A Tax

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Put aside all the questions about regulating interstate commerce and whether declining to buy health insurance constitutes “inactivity.” Is the Ob...

Utah Natural Gas Project: Ken Salazar Approves 3,675 New Wells

Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the approval of a major natural gas drilling project in Utah that the Obama...

Nicholas Katzenbach Dead: Former JFK, LBJ Aide Dies At 90

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — While researching his epic series on Lyndon Johnson, Robert Caro found himself again and again calling upon Nicholas deB. Katzen...

NAACP Launches Voter Registration Push In Georgia

Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Saying it won't let recently enacted voter ID laws suppress turnout, the NAACP on Wednesday launched a nationwide drive to register thousan...

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO, Finds Himself With Black Mark

Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The reputation that Jamie Dimon honed for decades on Wall Street has been severely damaged in a matter of days. In the 1980s and 199...

Michelle Obama North Carolina A&T Commencement Speech Urges Graduates To Seek Change

Posted 05.12.2012 | College

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The historic action that four North Carolina college students took that led to desegregation at lunch counters more than half a ce...

Derrick Rose Surgery: Chicago Bulls Star Undergoes Procedure To Repair ACL Tear In Left Knee

Posted 05.12.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose had surgery Saturday on a torn knee ligament, and the Chicago Bulls said they will give an update early next week on the recov...

Greek Tragedy

Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

AS I follow the modern Greek tragedy unfolding in Europe, I flash back to the 18 years I spent in Athens, walking to school in Plaka (the old part of ...

Jerry Brown On California Budget Shortfall: 'We Will Have To Go Much Farther' With Cuts (VIDEO)

Posted 05.12.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion – much larger than had been predicted just months ago &...