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Occupy protester: Assault by Gingrich staffer caused medical problems

An Occupy Wall Street protester says that an assault by a staffer for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has left her suffering from various medical problems. Police in Manchester, New Hampshire have been investigating allegations that Rebecca Burton was violently shoved and grabbed by a middle-aged white man wearing an…

In Bain deals, Romney gave stock to Mormon church

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Using a practice that made him eligible for large tax deductions, Mitt Romney gave the Mormon church substantial stock holdings that he obtained through his private equity firm, according to documents filed with the government and to Romney associates. The tactic used by Romney to help meet…

Romney is only no-show at Republican abortion debate

Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney was conspicuous by his absence evening at a debate organized by an anti-abortion group in South Carolina. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, ultraconservative former Senator Rick Santorum and Texas Representative Ron Paul all responded to the invitation…

Carter: Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of trying to appeal to racists in South Carolina. “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing,” he…

Gingrich: I would call Palin for advice

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested he would ask former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be member of his Cabinet if he was elected President of the United States. “I don’t want to suggest anything,” he said. “We haven’t talked about anything at all.…

Romney gets confronted about his opposition to the Dream Act

GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney received a stern question from an unexpected source Tuesday evening. While coming out of an event in New York City, Romney encountered an immigrant named Lucy who asked him about his stance on the DREAM Act. “Are you going to support the DREAM Act?” she…

Romney hiding millions in dozens of secret offshore accounts: report

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been hesitant to disclose his tax records and personal finances, and now it might be clear why: the former Massachusetts Governor has hidden tens of millions from the U.S. Treasury in secret offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands, according to ABC News. Offshore accounts…

Colbert polling at 13 percent nationally

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has quickly gained traction with voters across the United States after he announced he was exploring a possible presidential run. A recent survey (PDF) by the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling (PPP) firm found that in a hypothetical race against Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican…

Romney hits back at Gingrich ahead of key vote

ROCK HILL, South Carolina — Republican White House hopefuls brawled Wednesday ahead of this state’s key nominating primary, with frontrunner Mitt Romney pounding his chief conservative threat, Newt Gingrich. At a campaign rally in Spartanburg, Romney mocked Gingrich’s claims to have helped create jobs during his time in Congress, saying…

Court won’t add Perry, Gingrich to Virginia ballot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday rejected a request by candidates Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich to be added to the Virginia ballot in the state’s March 6 Republican presidential primary election, saying they knew the rules and failed to qualify. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and congressman…

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