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White House ups tax pressure on Romney

WASHINGTON — The White House Tuesday cranked up pressure on Republican front runner Mitt Romney to release his income tax records, as Democrats built a pre-election case against the millionaire former businessman. Romney is facing fire from top rivals for the Republican presidential nomination over his failure to so far…

Turkey condemns slam by Rick Perry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkey condemned as “unfounded and inappropriate” on Tuesday comments by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry that the country is ruled by Islamic terrorists and questioning whether it should remain in the NATO alliance. Perry, the governor of Texas, also said during a Republican debate in South Carolina…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Gingrich on Obama: ‘I want to knock him out,’ not just ‘bloody his nose’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich used a violent metaphor on Tuesday to refer to the nation’s first black president. During a town hall event in Florence, South Carolina, a supporter complimented the former House Speaker for having “fire in the belly.” “We’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose,” the man said.…

Romney admits his effective tax rate is ‘closer to 15 percent’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have finally revealed the reason he has refused to release his tax returns: Because he pays the federal government a much lower rate than many middle-class Americans. Speaking to reporters in Florence, South Carolina on Tuesday, the multimillionaire candidate explained that he pays an…

Santorum goes nuclear: Romney ‘deliberately lies’ to win

In the Republican political race, there’s only two top dogs: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and someone else. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum desperately wants to be that someone else, and he’s pulling out all the stops to transform into the Republicans’ anti-Romney candidate of choice. Appearing at a media…

On MLK day, O’Reilly declares himself ‘a brother’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday said that he knew the difference between black musicians because he’s a “brother.” During a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day segment criticizing a New York Times columnist for pointing out that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be more popular among racists than…

Gingrich: Obama doesn’t think ‘work is good’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is doubling down on his assertion that Barack Obama is a “food stamp president” by suggesting that the current White House resident doesn’t even think “work is good.” During a Fox News debate in South Carolina Monday, moderator Bret Baier lobbed the former House Speaker…

Colbert Super PAC urges South Carolina to vote for Herman Cain

The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC has released a new TV ad in South Carolina that urges people to vote for Herman Cain in the upcoming Republican primary. The 30-second ad states that the people of South Carolina are frustrated with the current selection of Republican candidates.…

GOP debate audience boos Romney’s Mexican heritage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be in the lead in the Palmetto state, but that doesn’t mean South Carolinians necessarily like him. During a Fox News debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Monday, the Republican audience booed loudly after being told that Romney’s father was born in…

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