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Entries by Melissa Jeltsen from 03/2012

Richard Cebull, Montana Federal Judge, Admits Forwarding Racist Obama Email

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Montana's chief federal judge admitted on Wednesday that he forwarded an email comparing African-Americans to dogs and implying that President Barack ...

Bill Clinton: Mitt Romney's Father Must Be 'Turning Over In His Grave' Over Auto Bailout Opposition

Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton chastised Mitt Romney for opposing the U.S. auto bailout on Thursday, saying the Republican presidential hopeful's late ...

Letters In The Mail: The Rumpus Starts New Print Subscription

Posted 03.05.2012 | Books

There's something special about finding, nestled among bills and glossy catalogs, a personal letter in the mail. The envelope may be wrinkled, smudged...

Obama Harvard Video Released, Shows Young Obama At 1991 Protest For Derrick Bell, Diversity (UPDATE)

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Before Andrew Breitbart's unexpected death, the conservative blogger and journalist had promised to release video footage of President Barack Obama th...

Fran Pavley, California State Senator, Introduces Bill To Strip The Word 'Retarded' From State Laws

Posted 03.07.2012 | Los Angeles

A state legislator introduced a bill to remove the word "retarded" from California's law books on Wednesday, calling the word outdated and demeaning. ...

Panel: US Should Rethink Nuclear Emergency Plans

Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. should customize emergency plans for each of the nation's 65 nuclear power plants, a change that in some cases could expan...

Northern Marianas Caucus: Romney Wins, Takes 9 Delegates

Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- Another victory for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. He's won the Republican caucus in the Commonwealth of the No...

Gas Prices: Obama Strikes Back At GOP Critics On Fuel Costs

Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is hitting back at Republican criticism of his energy policies and his role in controlling gasoline prices. Obam...

Talk Radio Losing Advertisers In Wake Of Limbaugh Scandal

Posted 03.10.2012 | Media

The overwhelming exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show has big-name companies rethinking their relationship with talk radio. According to...

Mexico Bodies Found: Remains Of 167 People Discovered In Cave

Posted 03.10.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have found the remains of 167 people in a southern Mexican cave, and forensic experts believe the remains are ...

Romney's C.E.O. Style In Massachusetts Could Irk Lawmakers

Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Well into Mitt Romney’s tenure as governor of Massachusetts, a state legislator named Jay Kaufman developed a nagging suspicion: the gove...

Mitt Romney On Planned Parenthood: We Will 'Get Rid' Of It

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is doubling down on his commitment to defund Planned Parenthood, telling a reporter in Missouri that he would "get rid of" the country's b...

Mitt Romney's Health Care Evasions: A History

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Wednesday afternoon, Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News and was presented with yet another piece of evidence that he has misrepresented his health care ...

Health Care Reform: 4 Republican Justices Control Fate Of Obama's Health Care Law

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Here's a thought that can't comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appoint...

Republicans Brace For Possible Open Convention

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — For the first time in a generation, Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at t...

Robert Bales, Afghan Killing Suspect, Plagued By Money And Job Strife

Posted 03.18.2012 | World

SEATTLE — With formal charges looming against his client within days, the lawyer for an Army sergeant suspected in the horrific nighttime slaugh...

Obama's Evolution: Behind The Failed ‘Grand Bargain' On The Debt

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

President Obama had just arrived home, walking across Lafayette Square after attending Sunday services with his family at St. John’s Church. In the ...

Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods

Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology

I WENT on a walk in Manhattan the other day with a young woman who once had to work these streets, hired out by eight pimps while she was just 16 and ...

Why Mitt Romney And Rick Santorum May Battle Until June

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

EFFINGHAM, Ill. – Can either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum meaningfully advance beyond the ideological and demographic beachheads of support they hav...

Scott Brown Cracks Joke About Rick Santorum And Condoms (VIDEO)

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

Scott Brown, funny guy. The Republican senator from Massachusetts cracked a joke about presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and condom use during Bo...

Rick Santorum's Journey To Devout Catholicism, View Of Religion In Governance

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

In January 2002, prominent Catholics from around the world gathered in Rome to celebrate the Spanish priest who founded one of the church’s most con...

Nikki Haley Addresses Affair Rumors In New Memoir 'Can't Is Not An Option'

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

When rumors threaten to sully your reputation, you can either choose to ignore them or fight back. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is choosing...

Malia Obama Safe After Earthquake In Mexico

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, is safe and never was in danger during a strong earthquake Tuesday...

Election Results Show Illinois GOP Voters Skeptical On Economic Recovery

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's win in the Illinois Republican primary rested on broad leads among voters with higher incomes and more formal education, with a boost fr...

Please Stop Apologizing

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

THIS week, Robert De Niro made a joke about first ladies, and Newt Gingrich said it was “inexcusable and the president should apologize for him.” ...