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Romney opens 21-point lead in South Carolina: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opened a wide lead over his rivals in the South Carolina primary election race, trouncing Newt Gingrich and gaining momentum in his march toward the party’s nomination, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, could all but quash his…

Obama team slams Romney’s corporate past

Barack Obama’s campaign has fired off a withering attack on Mitt Romney, branding the US president’s likely election foe as a corporate raider who made money “hand over fist” by destroying jobs. The Obama campaign’s intervention Friday whipped up a new storm around Romney, who has been battered by criticism…

Judge keeps Gingrich, Perry, Huntsman off Virginia ballot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Virginia on Friday refused to order that candidates Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman be added to the ballot in the state’s March 6 Republican presidential primary election after they failed to qualify. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and congressman Ron Paul…

Scottish sports star warned after calling Obama a Wall Street whore

GLASGOW — A Scottish rugby player has been warned about his “completely inappropriate” language after calling US President Barack Obama a “whore” on Twitter. When praising Ron Paul, a candidate to be the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2012 presidential election, Rory Lamont said on January 4: “He doesn’t work…

Oops: Perry adds new agency to cut, forgets another

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry may have had another “oops” moments on Friday. The Texas governor managed to recite three federal agencies he would abolish as president — but one of them was the wrong one. “Three right off the bat, you know, commerce, interior and energy are three that…

Santorum: Obama wants constitutional amendment to redistribute wealth

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested on Friday that President Barack Obama wanted a constitutional amendment to force the redistribution of wealth. Wearing his infamous sweater vest, the candidate told a group of supporters in Rock Hill, South Carolina that Obama wanted to “manage the decline of America.” “Remember the…

Maher: Santorum thinks about gay sex more than a dildo salesman

Bill Maher on Thursday said that there was a connection between Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s sexual frustration and his desire to bomb Iran. In an interview with Chelsea Handler, Maher explained that former candidate Herman Cain was scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of his HBO show. “I…

Protesters dog Walker all the way to Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Facing a potential recall election battle in his home state, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) went to the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual policy conference in Austin, Texas this week to try to rally conservative support for his continued tenure. While Walker shared his love of…

Which presidential candidates have earned the defense industry’s support?

Though Americans far and away identify economic problems as the biggest issue facing the nation, according to Gallup, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has been gaining support by talking about the need to restrict the military industrial complex and end what he terms “war profiteering” — most recently in his victory…

Say “conservative” not “Republican” to woo Latinos: Tea Party

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Preaching a conservative message is a better way to connect with the growing U.S. Hispanic community than to mention the Republican Party by name, the nation’s first Hispanic tea party group president said at an Austin forum on Thursday. “Whenever the word ‘Republican’ is used, it…

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