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Texas primary: The big yawn

Mitt Romney finally clinches the Republican nomination.
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign rally at Somers Furniture on May 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mitt Romney is holding campaign event and attending a fundraiser hosted by Donald Trump in Las Vegas. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH — To no one’s surprise, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received the final jewel in the crown of his nomination quest on Tuesday — Texas awarded him 97 delegates in Tuesday’s primary.
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Donald Trump goes on birther rant to CNN's Wolf Blitzer

Donald Trump aimed to push the birther argument — that President Obama was not originally born in the United States — to the forefront of the election discussion, sparring with CNN's Wolf Blitzer over the issue on Tuesday.

Mitt Romney to clinch GOP nomination with Texas primary win (VIDEO)

GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is poised to clinch the Republican presidential nomination with a win in Tuesday's largely uncontested Texas primary.

Romney leads Obama amongst veterans

Veterans make up 13 percent of the US adult population. 24 percent of all adult men are vets, and just 2 percent of women have served.

Tomb of the Unknown Solider: Obama lays wreath in ceremony honoring US troops

The president and the top members of his defense team paid tribute to the over 6,400 Americans who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as earlier conflicts.

Pittsburgh: an acquired taste

Pittsburgh is a bastion of liberalism in a state whose interior — the large area between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — has been famously compared to Alabama.
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Duquesne University's view of the Pittsburgh skyline. (Wikimedia commons)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — “Don’t tell anyone how wonderful Pittsburgh is,” said a woman I was introduced to only as “Cousin Susie.” “It is Pennsylvania’s best-kept secret. We don’t want hordes of tourists coming in.”

Looking around the city, I don’t think Cousin Susie has to worry just yet.

Not that there’s anything wrong with Pittsburgh, really.

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Colin Powell declines to endorse Obama for re-election (VIDEO)

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn't ready to endorse Barack Obama again, as he did four years ago.

Anti-Bain attack continues on Romney with GOP quotes in ad (VIDEO)

In the ad, Gingrich compares Romney to people who "loot companies, leave behind broken families, broken towns, people on unemployment," and Perry calls them "vulture capitalists."

Cory Booker slams GOP campaign (VIDEO)

"This issue is not a distraction. This is what this campaign is going to be about," said President Barack Obama.

Cory Booker, Obama surrogate, backs away from comments (VIDEO)

"I get very upset when I see such a level of dialogue that calls us to our lowest common denominators and not the kind of things that can unify us as a nation and move us forward as a nation," said Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
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