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McCain backs Romney to take on Obama

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Republican Senator John McCain, who lost the White House race to President Barack Obama in 2008, endorsed Mitt Romney on Wednesday to take on the embattled incumbent in November. “I’m really here for one reason and one reason only, and that is to make sure that…

Fox News blames ‘left-wing blog Politico’ for weak GOP field

Fox News revealed on Wednesday what they believe could be a conspiracy between the “liberal-leaning press” and the “left-wing blog Politico” to make Republican presidential candidates appear weak. “Is the mainstream media trying to spin the election?” Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. “There was…

Romney holds New Hampshire edge, Gingrich slips: poll

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a strong lead ahead of next week’s race in New Hampshire, while Rick Santorum, who came out of the Iowa’s contest nipping at his heels, was gaining ground, according to a survey released on Wednesday. But Romney’s closest rivals…

Bachmann quits GOP presidential race

Update: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced on Wednesday morning that she would suspend her presidential campaign. More soon… Following her poor finish in the Iowa caucuses, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday canceled a campaign event in South Carolina and scheduled a press conference instead. Campaign manager Keith Nahigian refused…

Paul: Gingrich ‘chickened out’ of military service

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Wednesday said that a draft dodger like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had no business sending kids to war. In his speech following finishing fourth in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night, Gingrich had said that Paul’s “views on foreign policy I think are stunningly…

Perry unsure of ‘path forward’ for campaign

After coming in nearly last in the Iowa caucuses last night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he would return home to reassess his campaign for the presidency, implying that the end might be near for the candidate. “With the voters’ decision tonight in Iowa, I’ve decided to return to…

Gore: Iowa caucuses ‘a good night for Barack Obama’

Hours before the election was called for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Vice President Al Gore called the race … For President Barack Obama. “It’s kind of a cliche, I guess, but the bottom line for me was that this was a good night for Barack Obama. I think…

Romney wins Iowa caucus by 8 votes

UPDATE: At 2:30 am ET, the Iowa GOP congratulated Romney as the winner of the Iowa caucus by 8 votes. Iowa officials previously confirmed at 2 am ET that Santorum’s lead had dropped to 4 votes due to undercounted votes for Romney earlier in the evening. Defying all expectations, former…

Ron Paul: Third in Iowa ‘nothing to be ashamed of’

At the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Ankeny, Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) praised his supporters on Tuesday night after finishing third in the Iowa caucuses. “Tonight we are coming out of an election with essentially three winners, three top vote-getters,” he said in reference to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and…

Mexican Grand Warlock predicts Obama loss in 2012

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Grand Warlock predicted US President Barack Obama would fail to win re-election and two more Latin American leaders would be diagnosed with cancer, in a traditional New Year’s forecast Tuesday. The Grand Warlock, or “Brujo Mayor” in Spanish, leads a Mexican tradition of “brujeria” or sorcery…

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