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S.A. veteran says service dog was kicked out of store, harassed

Source: KENS 5

SAN ANTONIO — Local dog lovers are stepping forward to defend a veteran who was allegedly kicked out of a business and ridiculed for having a service dog.


Hanauer is just one of the local dog lovers rallying support for Adan Gallegos, who says he and his dog Botoz were kicked out of Billy Bob's Beds on Tezel Road. He was allegedly told to take off his wounded warriors shirt and to go occupy Wall Street, instead.


Gallegos is taking his case to federal court. Hanauer and Beck said they hope it can bring positive attention to service dogs, showing just how much veterans can rely on their best friends.

Attorneys representing Billy Bob's Beds issued the following statement:

"Mr. Gholson and his employees honor the military service of Mr. Gallegos and all veterans and active duty personnel. Billy Bob (BB) regrets the way things occurred and the misunderstanding between Mr. Gallegos and BB."

Read more: http://www.kens5.com/news/Wounded-Warrior-Sues-Local-SA-Business-175535981.html

Romney's son apologizes to Obama for 'swing' remark

Source: CNN

(CNN) – Tagg Romney, Mitt Romney's oldest son, apologized to President Barack Obama Monday for saying he wanted to "take a swing" at him during contentious presidential debates.

Obama and Tagg Romney were seen speaking on the stage after Monday's final presidential debate, held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Two Obama aides said the conversation included an apology for the remark, made last week during a radio interview.

Asked in that interview what it's like "to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar," Tagg Romney joked about his fantasy response.

"Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him," he said. "But you know you can't do that because, well, first because there's a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that's the nature of the process. You know they're going to try to do anything they can do to make my dad into something he's not."

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/23/romneys-son-apologizes-to-obama-for-swing-remark/?hpt=hp_t1

Trump Promises 'Very Big' Political Bombshell Wednesday

Source: CNBC

Real estate magnate and Republican political figure Donald Trump told CNBC he has a major announcement to make Wednesday concerning the presidential race.


"I do have something that's very big. It's about President Obama," he said during a "Squawk Box" interview. Asked if he could provide any hints of what he might be divulging, Trump said, "No, but tomorrow you'll see."


During the interview, Democratic operative and Daily Beast columnist Bob Shrum mocked Trump's claims over Obama's residency.


"Hey, Bob," he later added, "guys like you are what set this country so far behind. We're now a laughing stock throughout the world.

"No, Donald, you're a laughingstock," Shrum said.

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49515813

Ryan Sought Lots of Federal 'Pork' for Folks Back Home

Source: CNBC/AP

Rep. Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans, grants to invest in green technology and money under President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

Such requests are at odds with the Republican vice presidential candidate's public persona as a small-government advocate and Tea Party favorite who has pledged to tighten Washington's belt. (Read More: Paul Ryan and His Budget Proposals)

The Associated Press reviewed 8,900 pages of correspondence between Ryan's congressional office and more than 70 executive branch agencies that it obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. They showed that for 12 years as a member of Congress, Ryan has sought from the federal government money and benefits that in some cases represent the kinds of largess and specific programs he is now campaigning against.


He's also supported federal money to help a Kenosha, Wis., community center cover health care costs of low-income families under Obama's health care reform law — the very program he and Romney say they will repeal if they win the White House.

Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck said AP's findings represented a member of Congress helping people in his district. "Part of being a congressman is vouching for constituents and helping them navigate the federal bureaucracy when asked," he said.

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49387561/

GOP ‘Trying to Slow Economy’ Before Election: Democrat

Source: CNBC

Republicans are deliberately trying to stymie job creation and U.S. economic growth in order to damage President Barack Obama’s reelection chances, a top Obama campaign surrogate charged Friday.

Just minutes before the Labor Department released data showing the unemployment rate falling below 8 percent for the first time in more than three years, Maryland’s Democratic governor Martin O’Malley told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the Republican-led Congress was engaged in “a political calculation…that if they could slow the job growth before the election, they could hurt the president’s reelection.”


When challenged on his assertion, O’Malley – head of the Democratic Governors Association and a close White House ally – insisted that President Obama has introduced a number of jobs initiatives that have not garnered GOP support.

“There is no bill (that Republicans would co-sign), because they’re trying to slow the economy before the election,” said O’Malley. “The president has shown his willingness to compromise, sometimes to a much greater degree than some would deem is prudent.”

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49301088
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