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Inside Politics: Romney to open fundraisers to media
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is preparing to open some fundraisers to the media.
Two Romney campaign officials with direct knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press that the shift from closed to open fundraisers could happen as soon as next week. The officials were granted anonymity to speak freely about internal discussions.
The decision comes fewer than 10 days after reporters outside a Palm Beach, Fla., fundraiser overheard Mr. Romney sharing previously undisclosed details about his tax plan. Mr. Romney has been facing intensifying pressure for transparency in his role as the GOP’s presumptive candidate against President Obama.
One official says Mr. Romney will open larger events, in which he delivers remarks. That’s the same policy Mr. Obama has followed since becoming his party’s presumptive nominee in June 2008.
New case of mad cow disease in California
The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation’s food supply.
The infected cow, the fourth ever discovered in the U.S., was found as part of an Agriculture Department surveillance program that tests about 40,000 cows a year for the fatal brain disease.
“There is really no cause for alarm here with regard to this animal,” Mr. Clifford told reporters at a hastily convened press conference.
Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is fatal to cows and can cause a fatal human brain disease in people who eat tainted beef. The World Health Organization has said that tests show that humans cannot be infected by drinking milk from BSE-infected animals.
Justice won’t reopen Kent State shooting case
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Justice Department won’t reopen its investigation into the deadly 1970 shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University.
A letter from an assistant attorney general says there are multiple legal hurdles to further prosecuting the case.
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