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After his tax history has become a campaign issue, on Tuesday US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (photo, from aljazeera.com) has released two large sets of tax documents disclosing his multi-million-dollar income on his campaign website. (more…)

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Heavy criticism has been directed toward the chairman of the opposition Republican party in the US for calling the war in Afghanistan “a war of Obama’s choosing”.

On Friday, members of his own party joined Democrats in condemning Michael Steele (photo, from aljazeera.net). Some demanded that he resign, after he criticised Barack Obama, the US president, for his handling of the Afghan war and suggested the war could not be won. (more…)

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The caucus are closing in and the battle continu in each camp : democrates (Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the lead) and republicans. Each candidate has less than a month to persuade his camp that he (or she) is the best choice. This week, republicans have been discussing religious matters.

The former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, spoke about his Mormon faith on thursday. He stood in the library built for the first President Bush, in the morning ( which assured him of a minuscule television audience). He claimed that nor his Church, nor any other would influence his decisions, if he was elected.

On CNN, at the recent Republican debate, the candidates had to answer that question from a voter : “Do you believe every word of this book?” (a Christian edition of the Bible). Mormons think there are “mistakes” in this book, and that’s what this question was about. People wonder if Mitt Romney would forsake his Mormon faith in order to become president.

Call me naive, but shouldn’t the only question for a candidate to the Oval Office be : “Do you fit the job?”

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