Road To The White House - 2012 Week Two

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The Granite State proved to be rock solid for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney as he handily defeated all comers in last week’s New Hampshire primary.

With all 301 precincts reporting, Romney took the prize with 39.4% of the votes; his closest challenger Texas Rep. Ron Paul came in with 22.9% and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman received a surprising 16.8%.

Rounding out the pack, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are still battling for fourth and fifth place as the slim lead is separated by only sixteen votes with Gingrich at 9.4% and Santorum 9.3%; Texas Governor Rick Perry, came in sixth with .07%.

With the single key issue, unemployment, as the determining factor the Republican Party voters are sounding out and making decisive choices as they look ahead to the general election in November.

The next two January primaries, South Carolina and Florida, loom large on the horizon and several of the contender’s campaigns are facing must win situations. South Carolina is one of the few open primaries that allow all parties, Republican, Democrats and Independents to participate. The results could be a spoiler for party leader Mitt Romney as the contenders add an additional well known name, Herman Cain who suspended his presidential campaign, to the ballot bringing the choices to nine.

The candidates are campaigning hard in these battleground states, which split in the 2008 general election, to take the win and garner a percentage of the disenfranchised and undecided voter.

 

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  • Five Dallas Police Officers Dead; Seven Others Injured in Peace March Ambush

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    Five Dallas Police Officers have died and seven others injured in an ambush as a protest over the recurring use of excessive and deadly force against unarmed African Americans turned violent leaving a city and nation stunned.

     
  • Masatoyo Kishi, California Abstract Painter and Sculptor, Dies at 93

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    Hackett Mill announces that Masatoyo Kishi, the abstract painter and sculptor, died recently in Grass Valley, California. He was 94. Born in Sakai, Japan on March 11, 1924, Kishi graduated from Tokyo University of Science in 1953 with degrees in Physics and Mathematics.

     
  • MTP Exclusive: Senator Dianne Feinstein Talks With Chuck Todd on Russian Cyber Attacks, FBI Director Comey and His Future

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    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) exclusively joined "Meet the Press" this morning, talking with moderator Chuck Todd about the latest intelligence on the Russian cyber-attacks and if FBI Director Comey should be fired.

     
  • Arrogant Butcher Review - Fabulous Fare, Lite Bites, Trendy and Delicious

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    The Arrogant Butcher restaurant, opening its doors in downtown Phoenix back in 2011, has stayed at the top of its game and established itself as a bona fide landmark that’s now at the epicenter of the area’s renaissance.

     
  • The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Miami Beach Presents the U.S. Premiere Of Stranded In Shanghai

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    The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents the U.S. premiere of Stranded in Shanghai: Arthur Rothstein's Photographs of the Hongkew Ghetto, 1946, the timely exhibition featuring a lesson from history about tolerance, compassion for human suffering and solidarity.

     
  • Designer Parfums Announces Exclusive Fragrance Partnership with Jennifer Lopez

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    Prestige beauty company, Designer Parfums, announces a new fragrance partnership with world renowned actress, singer, entertainer and producer, Jennifer Lopez.  Working alongside Dilesh Mehta, Chairman and CEO of Designer Parfums, they will create new brand innovation and strategy to drive global growth.  

  • Top Six Foods Known to Protect Skin From Sun Damage

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    Nothing helps protect skin from harmful UV rays better than a healthy application of sunscreen and for a bit more protection Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O spoke on the top six foods known to be high in antioxidant-rich foods that also aid in the protecting skin.

     
  • Churchill Review – A Dramatic, Historically Accurate, Expose

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    Churchill, from Cohen Media Group and Salon Pictures, brings to the screen dynamic portrayal of the escalating tensions between the allied leaders during the final week before the D-Day Invasion which could be liberation or a bloody slaughter.

     
  • Strasbourg Christmas Market Terror Incident Leaves Three Dead, 12 Wounded

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    The terrorist attack in Strasbourg (eastern France) is believed to be the work of a radicalized offender. Three people died as a result of this attack, twelve others wounded. The Vigipirate plan was raised at the emergency level.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Stellan Skarsgard and Director Hans Petter Moland on the Making of In Order of Disappearance

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    In Order of Disappearance, from Magnet Releasing and Paradox, presents a devastated father as he comes to grips with his son's murder and inadvertently begins an inter-cartel slaughter in a revenge filled contemporary dark, Eastern European, drug smuggling comedic-drama.

     
  • Taormina Filmfest Unveils 64th Edition With Over 50 Films Along With Master Classes And In Conversations

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    The sixty-fourth edition of the Taormina FilmFest, produced by Videobank and taking place July 14-20 under the new artistic direction of Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte, has unveiled its full program and attending talent from America, France, Italy and the UK.

     
  • The Academy Announces Naming Of The David Geffen Theater

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $25 million commitment from The David Geffen Foundation for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The gift was made as part of the Academy Museum's $300 million capital campaign and is the  largest commitment received to date. In recognition of this gift, the Academy will name the Museum's premiere-sized theater The David Geffen Theater.

 

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