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Stormfront founder: Ron Paul’s views ‘coincide with ours’ on most issues

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received an unwanted endorsement on Tuesday when Don Black, the founder of the white nationalist group Stormfront, told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur that he supported Paul’s presidential candidacy. Paul has recently been plagued by racist, hate-filled newsletters that were published under his name.…

Romney: ‘Big Bird is going to have advertisements’

If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has his way then toddlers could be getting a dose of fast food advertising with their Bert and Ernie. During a campaign event in Clinton, Iowa Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a number of things he would do to…

After promising no teleprompters, Bachmann reads speech from iPad instead

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has found a loophole in her pledge not to use teleprompters. At a campaign stop in Creston, Iowa Wednesday, the candidate read her campaign speech directly from an iPad tablet computer. “I have a statement I would like to read before I open up and…

Perry’s petition ‘oops’: Nearly half of Virginia signatures struck down

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has not had an easy go of it this campaign season, but his latest gaffe might be the worst yet. In a spectacular failure of organizational prowess, the Virginia Republican Party announced this week that both Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) failed…

Perry’s abortion ‘transformation’: No exceptions for rape or incest

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday declared that had undergone a “transformation” and no longer supported abortion in cases of rape or incest. During a campaign event in Iowa, Full Faith Christian Center pastor Joshua Verwers noted that Perry used to believe that abortion was acceptable for victims of…

Poll: Ron Paul poised to win Iowa caucuses

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), once labeled nothing more than a “gadfly” by a former Bush strategist, has emerged as the GOP’s leading candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses, the first post-Christmas poll to be published this year has found. With the nation’s first primary vote just six days away, Paul…

Gingrich asks supporters for help against ‘barrage’ of attack ads

In his most recent statement via email to supporters, Newt Gingrich has sought their help against attack ads that have eroded his poll numbers and cost him his headway in the Republican race for the presidential nomination. The Hill’s “Ballot Box” blog reports that Gingrich sent out an email blast…

Gingrich responds to Romney attack: ‘Say it to my face’

Newt Gingrich appeared today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss his campaign’s mishandling of the Virginia primary as well as to discuss disparaging remarks that Mitt Romney made about Gingrich earlier today. Romney was at a campaign stop when he was questioned about the Gingrich campaign’s…

Romney claims that ‘you can get a photo ID free’ for voting

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserted Tuesday that photo IDs were free to all voters and that Attorney General Eric Holder had made a “very serious error” by blocking a South Carolina law that requires an ID to vote. In blocking the South Carolina law Friday, the Justice Department said…

Report: Sen. Ben Nelson to announce retirement

Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) has scheduled a press conference for later Tuesday to announce that he is retiring from Congress, according to a published report. Nelson, 70, has been at the epicenter of major ad buys by both parties and outside groups, and he’s become seen as one of the…

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