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Gingrich supporters cheer Confederate flag in South Carolina

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made it clear at an event in Columbia, South Carolina Friday that they were for the Confederate flag but against allowing HIV-positive people to enlist in the military. At a town hall lunch event, a young black man stood up to ask the…

Gay robot confronts Bachmann: ‘You’re a robo-phobe!’

The gay robot “RoboProfessor” did his best to meet Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as she exited her campaign bus in Iowa City Thursday. “Michele Bachmann, I am a gay robot,” the robot told the smiling but confused candidate. “Do you support equal rights for gay robots?” “Not only are…

Romney ‘promises’ student she will have job if he wins

Campaign promises are pretty standard this time of year, but this one may be going a little too far. At a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised one college student that she would definitely have a job if he wins next November —…

Romney on Irish Setter strapped to car roof: ‘Love my dog’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered no defense Wednesday when asked about a dog he had made ride on the roof of his station wagon during a family vacation. According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the candidate, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he noticed a brown…

Less wooden Romney hits New Hampshire campaign trail

BERLIN, New Hampshire (Reuters) – A more confident and energized Mitt Romney is putting his people skills to the test in New Hampshire as he tries to fix a likeability issue that hurt his failed bid for the White House in 2008. The Republican presidential hopeful is shaking hands, signing…

Tax deal hands Obama win against Repbulicans

Republican leaders bowed to intense political pressure to extend a payroll tax holiday for 160 million Americans, ending a tense stalemate and handing a win to President Barack Obama. The deal, which must be confirmed by votes in both chambers of Congress, allowed Obama to end the year on a…

In ad for newsletter, Ron Paul forecast ‘race war’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul’s political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a “coming race war in our big cities” and of a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to play down the impact of AIDS. The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul’s signature at the end,…

Gingrich: Ron Paul’s key base is ‘people who want to legalize drugs’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday took a few rhetorical shots at his rival Ron Paul and his unorthodox libertarian message, according to CBS News. “This is a guy who basically says, if the United States were only nice, it wouldn’t have had 9/11,” he told conservative commentator John…

Romney: ‘A lot of us agree with’ Rush Limbaugh

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had some kind words for the influential conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday during an interview with Time‘s Mark Halperin. During the interview, Romney was asked if he thought the often controversial radio host had too much influence on the Republican Party. “You…

George H.W. Bush: ‘Romney is the best choice’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is getting an informal boost from the 41st president of the United States less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Former President George H.W. Bush told the Houston Chronicle earlier this week that Romney was his man, citing the candidate’s “stability, experience, principles.” “I…

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