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Romney admits destroying government records to thwart ‘opposition research team’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Monday that he and his team had destroyed official government records for purely political reasons. WCVB-TV reported Friday that as Romney’s term as governor Massachusetts was ending, all of his administration’s emails were wiped from the servers. At the same time, eleven of his…

Cain says doctor’s Muslim-sounding name worried him

Herman Cain said this past weekend at a Christian-theme amusement park in central Florida that doctors who are not Christian make him nervous. According to a story released Monday morning by Yahoo News’s The Ticket, Cain revealed to a crowd at The Holy Land Experience theme park his fear when…

Romney: Cut health care for the poor, not defense spending

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested using drastic cuts to health care for the poorest Americans to fund the Department of Defense. Speaking to employees of BAE Systems, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, the candidate said that President Barack Obama and members of the “super committee”…

Krugman: ‘Only fools and clowns’ believe Republican ideology

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says that Newt Gingrich is just the latest of the “fools and clowns” in the Republican presidential race to become a frontrunner. “I have a structural hypothesis here,” Krugman told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “You have a Republican ideology, which Mitt Romney obviously doesn’t…

Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger slams Florida GOP chairman

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger compared the GOP Party Chairman of Florida to the Ayatollah of Iran for personally handpicking the 9 candidates to be on the state’s Republican primary ballot. Karger was the first official entrant in the GOP 2012 race, as well as the first openly gay…

Republican presidential candidates storm Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican candidates are taking Iowa by storm as the clock ticks down toward the first US presidential vote, hoping to propel their campaigns with support from the small state’s Christian conservatives. Candidates have increased campaign appearances in the all-important state whose caucuses will officially launch the…

Cain would ‘overturn the Supreme Court if they overturned DOMA’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain declared Saturday that he would “overturn” the Supreme Court if they legalized same sex marriage. During a debate at the First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown asked the Republican candidates what they would do if the…

Gingrich: ‘Go get a job right after you take a bath’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has some advice for members of the Occupy Wall Street movement: take a bath and get a job. “Jefferson said that people that want to be both free and ignorant are asking for something that has never been and will never be,” the former House…

Democrats call Romney aides’ deletion of emails ‘unconscionable’

During an appearance in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared reluctant to explain why his former aides had destroyed emails from his term as Massachusetts governor just before he left office in January 2007. Massachusetts state officials report that as Romney’s term was ending, all…

‘I haven’t had a gaffe,’ Bachmann insists

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she would be the best person to face President Barack Obama in the general election because she hasn’t had a single gaffe. “[A]s people are looking at the candidate that is the most conservative and the most consistent candidate, I’ve been that candidate,” the…

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