Which president had the first telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've been president.More >>
Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.More >>
The 2012 election may be over, but not all may be lost for Republicans looking for love. Thanks to chemistry.com, you can find your political equal in these cities.More >>
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The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.More >>
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:45:13 GMT
Jasper County authorities have found the body of a man missing since last weekend. Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-upMore >>
Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-up truck in a wooded area off Highway 11 in Vossburg.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:09 GMT
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months. The man was unaware that she was slowly gaining his confidence in orderMore >>
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months.More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:12:18 GMT
A Hattiesburg man is now in custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Roger Holder was wanted in connection with a Tuesday incident at Greenbriar Apartments on McInnis Loop that sent a victimMore >>
A Hattiesburg man is now in custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Roger Holder was wanted in connection with a Tuesday incident at Greenbriar Apartments on McInnis Loop that sent a victim to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:17:53 GMT
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union.More >>
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union. Biloxi Police Department Investigator Steve Schlicht said Cynthia Ann Brosh, 57, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:38:38 GMT
The Evansville Police Department says a man is arrested after an attempted robbery early Tuesday morning. EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob aMore >>
EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob a customer at a west side gas station.
John Sununu, a top advisor to Mitt Romney, is facing criticism for saying that former Army General and Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama because of race.
"Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama," Sununu said on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
When asked what that reason would be, Sununu said it was race.
"Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him," Sununu replied.
Soon after the response, "John Sununu" began trending on Twitter, with most responses criticizing the former governor of New Hampshire for his response.
"If John Sununu thinks Colin Powell endorsed Obama because of he is black, is it fair to assume Sununu endorsed Romney because he is white?," tweeted @WillMcAvoyACN, a parody account of the popular character from HBO's The Newsroom.
Touré , the co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle, tweeted, "John Sununu supports Romney. Is this because he wants to see a President of his own race? Why's it sound absurd that way but not for Blacks?"
And comedian Eugene Mirman also weighed in.
"Criticize John Sununu all you want, but the same thing was said about Wesley Clark's racially motivated endorsement of Kerry in 2004," he tweeted.
After the backlash, Sununu took back his statement.
"Colin Powell is a friend and I respect the endorsement decision he made and I do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the president's policies," Sununu said, according to Politico. "Piers Morgan's question was whether Colin Powell should leave the party, and I don't think he should."
This is not the first time Sununu has been criticized for allegedly racist remarks this election season.
On Oct. 3, Sununu appeared on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney.
When asked about the president's much-derided performance, Sununu said the president was "lazy."
Mitchell asked if he would like to take back the comment, but Sununu refused and reiterated his comment.
"[Obama] didn't want to prepare for this debate. He is lazy and disengaged," Sununu said.
Later that day on Fox News, Sununu was asked if he thought the president would give a better performance in the second debate.
"When you're not that bright, you can't get better prepared," Sununu said.
And in July, Sununu was criticized for telling reporters, "I wish this president would learn how to be an American."
He apologized for those remarks, as well.
"Frankly, I made a mistake. I shouldn't have used those words, and I apologize for using those words," he said on CNN.
Sununu serves as the co-chair of Romney's campaign.
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Saturday, November 10 2012 1:48 PM EST2012-11-10 18:48:37 GMT
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,More >>
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. More >>
Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:48 AM EST2012-11-07 14:48:58 GMT
(RNN) – Obama took on a variety of issues during his first term in the Oval Office, and he pledged to continue his plan of economic recovery in the next four years. His campaign rode the theme of "Change"More >>
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation," said Mitt Romney in his concession speech.More >>
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