Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:06 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:06:00 GMT
Police were called to a reported shooting Friday evening in Avondale. It happened in the area of Harvey Avenue and Hickory Street around 9 p.m. Officers on scene tell FOX19 a 16-year-old boy was shotFull Story >
It happened in the area of Harvey Avenue and Hickory Street around 9 p.m. Officers on scene tell FOX19 a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and taken to a nearby hospital.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:46:32 GMT
As a way to remind visitors of the real meaning of Memorial Day, Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery is holding a special event throughout the weekend. Beginning Friday through Monday at 3 p.m., a momentFull Story >
As a way to remind visitors of the real meaning of Memorial Day, Arlington Memorial Gardens is holding a special event throughout the weekend.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, but not all may be lost for members of the GOP looking for love. Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal.Full Story >
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.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments - one in particular about the Navy - to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
(RNN) - The left-leaning magazine Mother Jones has released the full video of Mitt Romney's remarks at a private fundraiser where he claimed 47 percent of President Barack Obama's supporters are dependent on government and that peace in the Middle East is not possible.
With fewer than 50 days before Election day, both campaigns took the opportunity to fire barbs at each other over in an attempt to control the spin of the story.
Many Romney campaign advisers appeared on Monday morning news shows to say that although the Republican presidential nominee's comments were inelegant, the campaign stands behind the meaning of the speech.
During a news conference, Romney asked the magazine to release the video in its entirety, which Mother Jones did Tuesday afternoon.
In another campaign twist, the Associated Press is reporting James Carter IV, the grandson of the former president, is the one who persuaded the person who took the video to release it to Mother Jones.
The video shows Romney answering a donor question about how he could beat Obama in November, and he disclosing his views on the Obama voter base.
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on upon the government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it," said Romney at the event. "That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. These are people who pay no income tax.
"And so my job is not to worry about these people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives," added Romney.
Romney wrapped up his response by explaining how he needs to convince independent voters in order to win the election, who he believes account for 5 to 10 percent of registered voters.
Also in the video, Romney says that Palestinians have "no interest" in negotiating peace with Israel.
The video release came amidst claims that Obama is leading Romney in some crucial swing states, including Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire and Florida.
The Romney campaign promptly called a press conference during a campaign swing in California late Monday in response to the Mother Jones story.
While addressing the press corps, Romney defended the message behind his comments without denying the authenticity of the tape, but conceded that his rhetoric was "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated."
"This is really a discussion about the political process of winning the election. And of course I want to help all Americans have a bright and prosperous future," Romney said. "And I'm convinced that the President's approach has not done that and will not do that."
However, Romney stood by his sentiment that he will not be as successful with the 47 percent of Americans that "pay no tax" since his plan involves lowering current taxes.
"That's not as attractive to those who don't play income taxes as it is to those who do," added Romney. "And likewise, those who are reliant on government are not as attracted to my message of slimming down the size of government."
President Obama experienced similar criticism when campaigning in 2008. While addressing the crowd at a fundraising event, Obama was caught on tape saying people in rural America cling to their guns and religion.
Republican vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan reminded voters about Obama's comment during a Romney campaign event in Des Moines, IA on Monday, saying he pridefully holds the views Obama criticized.
"I remember that one time he was talking to a bunch of donors in San Francisco and he said people like us, people from the Midwest, like to cling to their guns and religion," Ryan said. "I've got to tell you, this Catholic deer hunter is guilty as charged and proud to say so."
The Romney videos released by Mother Jones also appeared on the Huffington Post website Monday evening. Both are left-leaning news organizations.
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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