Articles by Brett Forman
- USGS says 6.7 magnitude quake hit southwest Mexico
December 10 2011 9:17 PM
A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Guerrero state in southwest Mexico at 19:47 local time on Saturday (0147 GMT Sunday), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
- Gingrich Calls Palestinians an 'Invented' People
December 10 2011 6:57 PM
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thrust himself into controversy on Friday by declaring that the Palestinians are an invented people who want to destroy Israel.
- Ohio Democrats Hope 2012 Ballot Measure Will Help Obama
December 10 2011 5:34 PM
A referendum issue that Ohio Democrats hope could help President Barack Obama's chances of winning the battleground state will appear on the November 2012 ballot.
- Obama Hits Republicans, Wall Street in Populist Speech
December 10 2011 4:08 PM
President Barack Obama blasted his Republican foes and Wall Street on Tuesday as he portrayed himself as a champion of the middle class and laid out in the starkest terms yet the populist themes of his 2012 re-election bid.
- Will New Newt Gingrich Have Staying Power?
December 04 2011 10:38 PM
The recent rise of Gingrich in the polls for the former speaker of the House of Representatives is drawing increased attention to the fact that his own views -- on issues including healthcare, the environment and medical marijuana -- haven't always been in line with those of most conservative Republicans. The inconsistencies have raised questions about Gingrich's true beliefs, as well as his staying power as the conservative of the moment in the Republican campaign. They also have given h...
- U.S. Official Says No Sign Iran Shot Down Drone
December 04 2011 6:37 PM
Iranian media reported on Sunday that their country's military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a U.S. official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.
- Russian Voters Deal Putin an Election Blow
December 04 2011 4:02 PM
Vladimir Putin's ruling party suffered a serious blow in a parliamentary election on Sunday, exit polls showed, as voters signalled growing unease with his domination of Russian politics before a planned return to the presidency next year.
- Republicans Show Rare Discord Over Tax Policy
December 04 2011 1:48 PM
The Republican brand, built on a rock-solid no new tax pledge to voters, is showing a few cracks as internal party divisions erupt in the face of rapidly escalating U.S. government debt.
- Iran Military Shoots Down U.S. Drone: State TV
December 04 2011 11:46 AM
Iran's military has downed an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran, Iran's Arabic-language Al Alam state television network quoted an unnamed source as saying.
- Newt Gingrich Surges in New Iowa Presidential Poll
December 03 2011 9:58 PM
Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, up from just 7 percent in late October, the poll conducted for The Des Moines Register newspaper found.
- For Iraqis, Violence Still Part of Life Too Much of the Time
December 03 2011 8:37 PM
Iraqis are wary on how their country will fare once the Americans leave. The Americans are seen as an occupying force by many, but welcomed by others who believe they act as a buffer amid the country's still-volatile sectarian mix.
- Cain Train Went from Silver Bullet to Train Wreck
December 03 2011 7:33 PM
Former pizza magnate Herman Cain's bid for the White House was an unconventional long shot from the start, but behind the colorful Cain Train a dysfunctional team has always been on the verge of running off the tracks.
- Clinton Speaks with Pakistan PM on NATO Strikes
December 03 2011 6:18 PM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Saturday, again offering U.S. condolences over the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in NATO air strikes last week, the State Department said in a statement.
- Pakistan Stops NATO Supplies After Deadly Raid
November 26 2011 5:06 PM
NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging U.S.-Pakistan relations deeper into crisis.
- Troops Occupy Rio Slum in Historic Operation
November 13 2011 8:43 PM
Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.
- 'Super Committee' Still Hoping for Debt Deal
November 13 2011 5:36 PM
The congressional super committee is at a difficult point in negotiations on deficit reduction, but lawmakers said on Sunday they had not given up on reaching an agreement by this month's deadline.
- Romney Has Clear Lead Among Republicans: Poll
November 13 2011 4:15 PM
Twenty-eight percent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of 8 percentage points over his nearest challenger, Herman Cain, in the poll, taken Nov, 10-11.
- Republican Candidates Vow to Stop Iran Nuclear Bomb
November 12 2011 10:34 PM
Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would stop Iran from developing an atomic bomb.
- Fears Grow of Gridlock on Jobs, Deficit
November 06 2011 10:37 PM
A series of messy budget showdowns earlier this year have left many in Washington pessimistic that politicians can deliver on two pressing priorities: taming surging deficits and spurring job growth.
- Greek Political Parties Ignore Appeal for Rapid Compromise
November 05 2011 10:52 PM
Greece's ruling socialists and opposition conservatives offered rival plans for saving the nation from bankruptcy and safeguarding its Eurozone membership, ignoring an appeal from the president to cooperate now on tackling the mess.