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Romney warns Obama’s policies ‘making us like Europe’

AMES, Iowa — Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney wooed Iowa voters with a warning that President Barack Obama’s policies “are making us more and more like Europe.” “I don’t think Europe is working in Europe. I don’t want Europe here. Ours was formed as an opportunity nation,” Romney said…

Gingrich would consider Palin for a Cabinet position

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday said he would consider appointing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to a Cabinet position within his administration if he were elected president, according to the liberal watchdog Right Wing Watch. Gingrich was asked during a tele-town hall if he would consider Palin as…

Rep. Steve King: Ron Paul would be ‘dangerous’ president

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said Thursday that he agreed with The Union Leader‘s assessment of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). Namely, that Paul’s views on national security were “dangerous.” “He’s not dangerous unless he’s president,” King told Politico. “I mean, I served with Ron Paul in Congress for nine years and…

‘Idol’ Clarkson backs Ron Paul, stirs Twitter tempest

WASHINGTON — Chart-topping pop star Kelly Clarkson has stirred up a political tempest on her Twitter feed after endorsing Ron Paul for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of the Iowa caucuses. “I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him…

Gingrich shoots down supporter’s birther question

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday was questioned whether President Barack Obama was a United States citizen at campaign event in Storm Lake, Iowa. Many of the so-called “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was born in Kenya in 1961 and that his birth certificate was faked…

Huntsman hits ‘unelectable’ Ron Paul with new ad

Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released an advertisement on Thursday that highlights Ron Paul’s highly controversial newsletters and questions his electability. Paul is the GOP’s leading presidential candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses, but has been plagued by racist, hate-filled newsletters that were published under his name. The newsletters were published…

Bachmann: ‘I love’ my AR-15 assault rifle

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann revealed on Thursday that the AR-15 assault rifle was her favorite gun. During a WHO-AM radio interview, Bachmann told host Jan Mickelson that she had planned to go pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Friday. “I’m a pretty good shot,” the candidate admitted.…

Santorum: Marriage prevents poverty — unless you’re gay

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that everyone but gay men and lesbians can stay out of poverty by just getting married. At a campaign event in Muscatine, Iowa Thursday, a questioner asked Santorum how his anti-poverty plan would help the gays who can’t legally marry in 45 states. “If…

Dark horse conservative Santorum rides Iowa surge

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, surging in Iowa thanks to the state’s social conservatives, declared Thursday that the party must not compromise its core beliefs to win back the White House. “We don’t need someone who can just be a little better” than embattled Democratic President Barack Obama, the long-shot…

Supporter tells Gingrich: Media ‘accurate’ to ‘kill the Republican Party’

A supporter told Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Thursday that maybe Republicans should just skip the 2012 presidential election because the GOP candidates didn’t have the passion necessary to govern. “Do Republicans want to be president next term because right now I don’t feel that?” the man asked Gingrich during an…

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