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 Mitt Romney estimated Tuesday that he pays about a 15 percent effective tax rate on his earnings, a much lower rate than many middle-class Americans pay. “my last 10 years, I’ve — my income comes overwhelmingly from investments made in the past, rather than ordinary income, or rather than earned annual income,” Romney said.

 Opponents of Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker submitted one million signatures, nearly twice as many signatures Tuesday as required to force a recall election, but still face the challenge of transforming public outrage over his moves against unions into actual votes to oust him from office.

 Sixty-eight percent of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll still say the country’s headed seriously off on the wrong track. But that’s down from 77 percent in September, and “right direction” ratings, at 30 percent, while weak, are their best since June.

 Wikipedia was one of several websites that shut down at midnight in protest of anti-piracy bills that critics say could amount to censorship. The protest is in response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill, a piece of proposed legislation that is working its way through the Congress


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