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Santorum: ‘Send a message to the man’ by voting for me

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is advising Iowans that by giving him their vote, they can “stick it” to the man. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Iowa Tuesday, the former Pennsylvania senator accused President Barack Obama of “nasty, personal, divisive, unfair accusations.” “That’s why I’m asking for your…

Perry bills Texas taxpayers over $1 million while touring country

Running for president can be expensive. Thankfully, the taxpayers are here to foot the bill. Okay, that’s not exactly true, especially for private citizens hoping to land a new job in public office. But it does seem to be at least partially true for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who…

The complete timeline of the Gingrich divorces shows he’s not been honest with voters

Though former Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) has been floating the theory that, contrary to previous news reports that he served her with divorce papers as she was recovering from ovarian cancer surgery, his first wife Jackie Battley Gingrich initiated their divorce, CNN recently recovered the files from that divorce —…

Former staffer: Ron Paul ‘wishes the Israeli state did not exist’

Former Ron Paul campaign and Congressional staffer Eric Dondero issued a statement to Right Wing News today denying that his former boss is racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic as part of a larger attack on what Dondero terms Paul’s “isolationism” and his position on the war in Afghanistan and the state…

Newt compares campaign’s Virginia debacle to attack on Pearl Harbor

Certainly no-one will ever accuse Newt Gingrich of having low self-esteem. Talking Points Memo is reporting that Gingrich’s campaign manager Michael Krull has taken to Facebook to vent about the Virginia Republican Party’s judgment that the former Speaker of the House did not qualify to appear on the March 6…

Gingrich sets sights on nonexistent Virginia write-in slot

Having failed to qualify for the Virginia Republican primary, former Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich has announced that he intends to run in that state as a write-in candidate. This could present a significant problem for Gingrich because apparently, the primary ballot in Virginia does not allow for write-ins. Earlier today,…

Obama denies being ‘Spock-like’

It’s official: US President Barack Obama has nothing to do with highly logical, largely insensitive Mr. Spock character on the science fiction TV show “Star Trek.” “What’s the biggest misconception about you?” ABC interviewer Barbara Walters asked Obama. “Me being detached, or Spock-like, or very analytical,” said Obama. “People who…

Gingrich, Perry ‘fail to qualify’ for Virginia poll

US Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry have failed to qualify for the party’s Virginia primary election, local media reported early Saturday. NBC News reported that the Virginian branch of the Republican Party made the decision because the former speaker of the House of Representatives and the Texas…

Ron Paul blames ‘ghost writers’ for racist newsletters

In an apology for racist newsletters that went out under his name twenty years ago, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul’s campaign issued a statement on Friday acknowledging that Paul had been guilty of a “lack of oversight” and should have paid more attention to the “ghost writers” who were responsible…

White House blocks South Carolina voter ID law

In a move with significant implications for the 2012 elections, the Obama administration on Friday blocked a South Carolina voter ID law from taking effect because of concerns that it would have a disproportionate effect on minority voters. The law, which was passed last spring by the South Carolina state…

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