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After Investigation, Perry Campaign Will Give Private Jet Owners Larger Reimbursements

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will reimburse the owners of a private jet he used for campaign travel tens of thousands of dollars after a New York Times investigation found Perry may have underpaid the jet owners for use of their planes, a violation of campaign finance law.

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:40am

Herman Cain Softens Comments on Muslims, Electric Fence; Blasts Ron Paul

Herman Cain walked back comments on Muslims and an electrified border fence in television appearances Wednesday – and the Republican presidential contender named names when it came to whom he admires and doesn’t among his rivals.

In an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Cain expressed regret for saying earlier this year that he would not appoint Muslims to his Cabinet.

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:40am

In Las Vegas, Cain Combats Criticism of ‘9-9-9’ Plan

LAS VEGAS -- Herman Cain’s now-famous 9-9-9 plan may have taken a beating during Tuesday night’s Republican debate in Las Vegas. But on Wednesday, a crowd of people at the Western Republican Leadership Conference was having none of the criticism.

“I’m the only one who has a plan that throws [the tax code] out and put in what we call…” He raised a hand to his ear.

“Oh, I love y’all,” Cain told the crowd. “The American people get it.”

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:40pm

Romney Draws 2,000 in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One day after delivering an uncharacteristically combative performance at the latest Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney poured on the charm Wednesday for a packed house here.

The Republican presidential candidate drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 -- including Gov. Dennis Daugaard -- to the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner in this city of 153,000.

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:40pm

Satellites of Rival to GPS Scheduled to Launch Thursday

The European Space Agency plans to launch Thursday two navigation satellites that will join two already in orbit, which will allow the agency to begin tests on its Galileo network, a rival to the American Global Positioning System, Nature reports.

The network, which will consist eventually of 27 operational and three backup satellites, will cost more than $6.93 billion.

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:40pm

Fundraising Doesn’t Always Matter

In the super-PAC era, reading the tea leaves of a candidate’s Federal Election Commission filing reveals far less about a campaign’s viability than it did just last cycle.

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 9:40pm

Giant 'Hailstorm' Bombarding Nearby Solar System, NASA Reports

The celestial equivalent of a hailstorm is raining down on a nearby baby solar system in a phenomenon that may resemble the process that brought water to Earth billions of years ago, NASA said on Wednesday

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:40pm

Energy And Commerce Panel To Examine Net Gambling

It looks like supporters of fully legalizing online poker may get a chance to make their case before Congress.

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:40pm

The Once a Quarter Fundraiser?

Plagued for years by too many fundraisers and not enough time, lobbyists and candidates regularly complain about the bane of raising and giving money. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland has come up with a novel solution: the once per quarter fundraiser. 

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:40pm

Right Out of a Movie - Serum Works Against Virus

It’s just like a movie – a mysterious and deadly virus emerges from the jungle; there’s no cure and no vaccine. Researchers try a highly experimental treatment made from human serum, and it works.

But this story is from real life – a team of experts say that an experimental treatment protected monkeys from Hendra virus. Hendra and a related virus called Nipah are both linked to tropical fruit bats, and they can kill people.

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:40pm