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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…

Virginia GOP requires loyalty oath from primary voters

The Virginia Republican Party is planning to force voters who wish to participate in the March 6 primary to sign a loyalty oath. The Virginia State Board of Elections has given the party permission to go ahead with their plans to make primary voters pledge their support to the eventual…

Paul senior adviser: ‘He’s not against war’

Many supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may be surprised to learn that the Texas Republican is not as anti-war as they think. Paul senior adviser Doug Wead on Wednesday dismissed the idea that the candidate was to the left of President Barack Obama when it comes to war.…

Bachmann’s Iowa campaign leader quits to join Ron Paul campaign

A key player in Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign has switched sides, joining the campaign of Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the final push before the Iowa caucuses. According to Talking Points Memo‘s Livewire blog, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson announced yesterday that he would be leaving Bachmann’s…

‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’

As part of their promise to “go big,” protesters with the 99 Percent movement have been interrupting campaign-related events all over Iowa in the week leading up to the nation’s first major presidential candidate selection contest, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not given an exception. During a rally with…

Photo ID not required to vote in Iowa Republican caucus

Republicans participating the the Iowa caucuses will be able to cast a ballot for the presidential candidate of their choice without presenting a photo ID, according to voting watchdog Brad Friedman. Republicans have pushed for stricter voting regulations, such as voter ID laws, to protect against alleged voter fraud. More…

‘Occupy the Caucus’ protesters arrested at Wells Fargo bank in Iowa

Three people affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement were arrested at a Wells Fargo branch in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The protesters said they targeted Wells Fargo because the bank gave $61,500 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. “Wells Fargo along with other banks…

Hispanic voters favor Obama by wide margin: poll

WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of Hispanics prefer President Barack Obama to any of his Republicans rivals, despite wide disapproval of his policies on illegal immigrants, a new poll showed Wednesday. If Obama were to face former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in November 2012, 68 percent of Hispanics polled would…

National Organization for Marriage attacks ‘radical’ Ron Paul with Iowa ad

Making good on its threat to target Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage has released an advertisement in Iowa that brands him a “radical” who is unwilling to defend traditional marriage. “There’s five days left,” Brian Brown, president of NOM, told the New York…

Romney, Gingrich spar as Iowa contest looms

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney taunted his main Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich on Wednesday after arriving in Iowa ahead of the crucial first vote in the 2012 White House race. Latest polling indicates Gingrich’s popularity slipping in the run up to the January 3 Iowa caucuses after a…

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