Articles by Brett Forman
- Romney Wins Arizona, Edges Ahead of Santorum in Michigan
February 28 2012 10:46 PM
Mitt Romney edged ahead of rival Rick Santorum in Michigan's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday as the former front-runner fought to avoid a humiliating defeat in the Rust Belt State where he grew up.
- Romney Wins Arizona, Edges Ahead of Santorum in Michigan
February 28 2012 10:24 PM
DETROIT (Reuters) - Mitt Romney edged ahead of rival Rick Santorum in Michigan's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday as the former front-runner fought to avoid a humiliating defeat in the Rust Belt State where he grew up.
- Romney, Santorum Tied in Michigan With 10 Percent of Vote Counted
February 28 2012 9:12 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were virtually tied at about 40 percent each with 10 percent of the vote counted in the Republican presidential primary in Michigan on Tuesday, according to early vote counts broadcast on television networks.
- American Officers Killed in Afghan Interior Ministry
February 25 2012 4:49 PM
Two American officers were shot dead at close range in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday, a U.S. official said, as rage gripped the country for a fifth day over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base.
- Congress Extends Payroll-Tax Cut, Sends Bill to Obama
February 17 2012 10:02 PM
Congress passed legislation on Friday that extends a tax cut for 160 million workers through December. The new law continues long-term jobless benefits, handing President Barack Obama a major victory in a year in which his re-election is at stake.
- Lawmakers Get Tentative Deal on Payroll Tax, Jobless Benefits
February 14 2012 9:38 PM
U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal on Tuesday on legislation aimed at boosting the economy by extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers through this year and continuing long-term jobless benefits, congressional aides said.
- Romney, Paul Make Final Pitches to Maine Republicans
February 11 2012 3:29 PM
Maine's Republican presidential caucuses look like a two-man race between Mitt Romney, the party's current front-runner (who is trying to avoid a fourth straight state loss within a week), and libertarian-leaning Ron Paul.
- Afghan Taliban Deny Mullah Omar Wrote to White House
February 04 2012 5:16 PM
The White House received a letter in 2011 that purported to come directly from Mullah Omar, asking the United States to deliver prisoners whose transfer is now central to American efforts to broker peace in Afghanistan, an Obama administration official said Friday. The Afghan Taliban denied on Saturday that the group's leader, Mullah Omar, wrote to the White House last year.
- Police Begin Clearing Occupy D.C. Protest Site
February 04 2012 3:11 PM
Police removed bedding and most tents on Saturday at an "Occupy" protest site just blocks from the White House, enforcing a no-camping rule at a public square that has housed protesters for months.
- Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution Telling Assad to Quit
February 04 2012 2:14 PM
Russia and China vetoed on Saturday an Arab- and Western-backed resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down over his bloody crackdown on a popular uprising.
- Romney Cruising Toward Win in Nevada
February 03 2012 10:28 PM
Republican front-runner Mitt Romney surged on Friday toward an apparent easy win in Nevada, with a new poll showing him beating rival Newt Gingrich by a 2-to-1 margin on the eve of the state's presidential nominating contest.
- Nasdaq Composite Index Vaults to 11-Year High on Surge in Jobs
February 03 2012 8:19 PM
A surge in hiring in the world's largest economy last month drove the Nasdaq Composite Index to an 11-year high on Friday as optimism grew that the U.S. labor market is on a steady path to recovery.
- Romney Wins Big in Florida Presidential Primary
January 31 2012 10:18 PM
Mitt Romney cruised to a blowout victory in Florida's Republican U.S. presidential primary on Tuesday that put him back in front in the fight for his party's nomination to face President Barack Obama and left chief rival Newt Gingrich reeling but vowing to fight on.
- Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Oakland Protesters, Arrest 19
January 28 2012 8:59 PM
Police fired tear gas at hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters on Saturday who tried to take over a shuttered convention center, arresting 19 people in the latest clash between anti-Wall Street activists and authorities in the Bay Area city.
- Giants Edge 49ers in OT to Reach Super Bowl
January 22 2012 10:43 PM
The New York Giants advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the National Football Conference championship game.
- Stung By Defeat, Romney Ready to Right Tax Mistake
January 22 2012 7:57 PM
Humbled by a stunning loss in South Carolina, Mitt Romney said on Sunday he would release this week the tax returns demanded by rivals in his bid to regain the upper hand in the volatile Republican presidential race.
- Epic Clash: Silicon Valley Blindsides Hollywood on Piracy
January 22 2012 6:48 PM
The massive online protest last Wednesday, in which Wikipedia and thousands of other Web sites closed down or otherwise protested and helped to kill controversial online piracy legislation, was widely heralded as an unprecedented case of a grassroots uprising overcoming backroom lobbying.
- Romney Opens 21-Point Lead in South Carolina: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
January 14 2012 6:39 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened a wide lead over his rivals in the South Carolina primary election race, trouncing Newt Gingrich and gaining momentum in his march toward the party's nomination, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
- Myanmar Says 302 Political Prisoners Freed in Amnesty
January 14 2012 4:29 PM
Myanmar's government said on Saturday 302 of the 651 detainees it freed this week were political prisoners whose release had been sought by the National League for Democracy (NLD) party of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Tunisians Celebrate Their Revolution One Year On
January 14 2012 11:59 AM
Tunisians Saturday marked the first anniversary of the revolution that started the Arab Spring with celebrations that were true to the spirit of the revolt: raucous, unscripted and driven by the energy of ordinary people.