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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…

Romney’s Mormonism no barrier against Obama: poll

WASHINGTON — Republican voters are uneasy about White House hopeful Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, but not enough to hurt him in a general election battle with President Barack Obama, according to a survey out Wednesday. Romney’s steady support in the polls and fundraising prowess have fed expectations he will win…

At GOP debate, Santorum claims Africa is a ‘country’

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum became the latest Republican presidential candidate to misspeak about Africa Tuesday. During CNN’s debate on foreign policy, Santorum said that “Africa was a country,” instead of a continent. Former Bush Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who now serves as a scholar for the American Enterprise Institute,…

Santorum: ‘Absolutely’ Muslims should be profiled

At least two Republican presidential candidates at Tuesday night’s foreign policy debate agreed that the Transportation Security Administration could do a better job if they began profiling Muslims. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted that former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had advocated profiling in the past. “Just to be precise, is it…

Obama gets ‘mic checked’ in New Hampshire

Republicans who have been urging the Occupy movement to protest President Barack Obama finally got their wish Tuesday. At a campaign event in New Hampshire, the president waited patiently as he was “mic checked” by a group of protesters. “Mic check!” they shouted. “Mr. President, over 4,000 peaceful protesters have…

Bachmann aide frets over people marrying the Eiffel Tower

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s new Iowa campaign co-chair recently claimed that marriage equality would lead to people marrying objects like the Eiffel Tower. In a statement on the campaign’s website last week, Bachmann’s Iowa Campaign Manager Eric Woolson said that he was “proud” to welcome Tamara Scott as the…

Bachmann tells Fallon: Trump is ‘everybody’s best friend’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday where she told a few jokes, talked about Donald Trump and even got a few boos from the audience. The candidate said she was in New York for her fourth meeting with billionaire mogul Donald Trump. “He’s…

Gingrich labels Congressional Budget Office a ‘reactionary socialist institution’

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used an unusual oxymoron to blast the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in New Hampshire on Monday. Gingrich previously said if president he would abolish the CBO, a federal agency that provides independent economic data to Congress, because it found that health…

Ron Paul gets ‘mic checked’ by New Hampshire protesters

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received a “mic check” from protesters affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement at town hall event in Keene, New Hampshire on Monday. “We are the 99 percent,” they shouted. “We will be heard. There are criminals on Wall Street who walk free. There are…

Rick Perry signs controversial Family Leader pledge

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become the latest candidate to sign a controversial “marriage vow” created by The Family Leader, an Iowa-based Christian group, according to the Des Moines Register. By signing the pledge, Perry vowed to remain faithful to his wife and support a constitutional amendment banning same sex…

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