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Frank slams Gingrich: ‘I will neither be a lobbyist, nor a historian’

On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) announced he is retiring, which frees him up for one of his favorite pastimes: taking not-so-subtle jabs at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. At his retirement announcement, Frank declared that he would “neither be a lobbyist, nor a historian.” The comment was an obvious…

Conservative newspaper: ‘Romney sort of represents the 1%’

The publisher of a conservative New Hampshire newspaper says Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has the best chance against President Barack Obama in 2012 because former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “sort of represents the 1 percent.” “We would rather back someone with whom we may sometimes disagree than one who…

Cain’s ’9-9-9 The Movie’ admits plan favors corporations

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has released a “movie” that explains how his 9-9-9 tax plan would mean soaring corporate profits, but little or no decrease in prices for consumers. Released Monday, the five-minute cartoon claims the candidate’s tax plan would cause the economy to “accelerate faster than Barack Obama…

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio to endorse Perry for president

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona will endorse Rick Perry for president next week, according to ABC News. The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in the nation” has gained national attention for his hard-line stance against illegal immigration and his controversial tactics, including forcing prison inmates to wear pink underwear and…

Cain says TSA profiling isn’t like ‘driving while black’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain insisted Sunday that allowing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to profile airline passengers was different than “driving while black.” During a CNN debate earlier this month, Cain proposed a policy which he called “targeted identification” to find terrorists at airports, something most people call racial…

Huntsman: ‘Not running’ from support of in-state tuition for immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said Sunday that he was “not running” his past support for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. Both former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have recently been hit with criticism for policies that could benefit immigrants. During a September debate for the…

New Hampshire newspaper backs Gingrich

WASHINGTON — The largest newspaper in the pivotal US election state of New Hampshire on Sunday endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. Rebuffing longtime frontrunner Mitt Romney, who once served as governor in the neighboring state of Massachusetts, the editors at the New Hampshire Union…

Gary Johnson mulls third-party run

Disgruntled former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson says he is considering leaving the Republican slate and running as a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. “I feel abandoned by the Republican Party,” Johnson, who has been left out of most of the Republican debates, told the Sante Fe New…

Obama campaign tweets Black Friday deals

As shoppers snapped up Black Friday deals around the United States, US President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign also jumped into the fray, offering discounts on 2012 merchandise. “This Black Friday, take 10 percent off all purchases of #Obama2012 gear,” the Obama campaign said in a message to the nearly 11.3…

CAIR thanks Ron Paul for countering Santorum at GOP debate

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Wednesday thanked GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul for rejecting profiling during CNN’s Republican debate, and directed their ire at another presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. During the Tuesday night debate, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted that Santorum had advocated profiling in the past. “Just to…

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