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Obama offers glimpse of State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, in the first glimpse of his keynote State of the Union address next week, said Saturday it would focus on manufacturing jobs, energy and education, alongside an election themed message for a “return to American values.” “I’m going to lay out a blueprint for…

Gingrich eyes upset in key South Carolina vote

South Carolina voters head to the polls in their pivotal Republican presidential primary on Saturday, as surging Newt Gingrich eyed an upset win that could turn the race upside-down. If the former House speaker defeats longtime frontrunner Mitt Romney, it could rekindle doubts about whether the more moderate former Massachusetts…

Romney trying hard to lower expectations in South Carolina

GILBERT, South Carolina (Reuters) – With the crucial Republican presidential primary in South Carolina just hours away, front-runner Mitt Romney on Friday lowered expectations for how well he will do and acknowledged he is in a neck-and-neck race with Newt Gingrich. “Speaker Gingrich is from a neighboring state, well-known, popular…

Cain sings, quotes Pokémon to rally Colbert supporters

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain joined forces on Friday at a rally in Charleston, South Carolina. During the “Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-Olina Primary Rally,” Colbert urged attendees to support him by casting their vote for Cain in Saturday’s Republican primary.…

Palin: Gingrich’s ‘open marriage’ will help him ‘soar even more’

Americans love polyamory. Or not. Speaking to Republican radio host Sean Hannity on Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) claimed that her favored candidate for president, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, somehow stands to benefit by his second wife claiming that he asked her for an “open marriage.” “They,…

Obama sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at the Apollo

If President Barack Obama ever quits his day job, he could have a bright future as a soul singer. The president opened his speech at Harlem’s Apollo Theater Thursday night by channeling Al Green’s 1971 classic tune, Let’s Stay Together. “To know that the Rev. Al Green was here,” Obama…

Romney: I ‘lived in the real streets’

Multimillionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday claimed he was a regular person who “lived in the real streets of America.” During a CNN-sponsored debate in South Carolina, the former Massachusetts governor said that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “involvement in Washington is a perfect example of why we…

Gingrich turns ‘open marriage’ question into attack on CNN

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who once said “people have every right to ask the tough questions,” launched an attack on CNN Thursday night after they gave him a chance to respond to allegations made by his ex-wife. During the final debate before South Carolina’s Republican primary, moderator John King…

Gingrich blasts media as Republicans clash

Surging Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich blasted US media digging into his past marital woes and questioned rival Mitt Romney’s job-creation claims as they clashed in a pivotal debate. Gingrich, Romney, Christian conservative former senator Rick Santorum and veteran Representative Ron Paul fenced against each other and ripped President…

After Internet blackout, all GOP candidates agree SOPA sucks

Following the protests Wednesday that saw dozens of websites go dark in opposition to federal anti-piracy legislation, the four remaining Republican presidential candidate said the U.S. House’s bill would be a disaster for freedom on the Internet. During a debate in South Carolina Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former…

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