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Rick Perry wants part-time Congress

CHICAGO — White House hopeful Rick Perry on Tuesday unveiled a plan to make serving in the US Congress a part-time and relatively low-paying job as part of a broad overhaul of the federal government. The Texas governor’s proposal comes at a time when Congress faces record disapproval ratings due…

Tea Party Nation founder blasts Cain after Libya gaffe

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips said Herman Cain should drop out of the presidential race after the candidate appeared to have an extremely difficult time answering a simple question about Libya. “I was wrong about Herman Cain,” he wrote on Monday. “I said originally that Cain could stay on…

GOP candidate insists free TV time is a political donation

Gary Johnson, the former Republican Governor of New Mexico, filed official complaints against CBS on Tuesday for excluding him from last weekend’s televised GOP debate. While that action alone is not unique, Johnson’s argument is: In complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), he argues…

Gingrich: Republicans ‘don’t rely enough on actually knowing things’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that the politicians in his party are guilty of relying on talking points instead of “actually knowing things.” As Herman Cain’s poll numbers continue to collapse, CBN took another look at Gingrich on Tuesday and released never-before-seen clips of an interview he did with…

Poll: Ron Paul claims frontrunner status, soaring past Gingrich, Romney

A surprising new poll out of Bloomberg News on Tuesday morning found that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) is not the only Republican to benefit from the seeming demise of other prior frontrunners. Beating all the odds and the pundits’ expectations, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has emerged as one…

Colbert: ‘Piece of sh*t polling higher than Michele Bachmann’

On Monday night’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert reported on allegations that one CBS analyst admitted Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann would only get a few questions during last Saturday’s debate because her low poll numbers were “nearly off the charts.” “The big news is that a woman was…

Obama girds Hawaii supporters for 2012 fight

KO OLINA, Hawaii — US President Barack Obama told supporters in his home state of Hawaii that everything they fought for in his 2008 election triumph was in the balance in the 2012 race. Obama took a day to raise money for his reelection campaign and to relax by playing…

Gary Johnson: The government is up for sale

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Monday expressed sympathy with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Johnson, a libertarian, is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is…

Herman Cain struggles badly with Libya question

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday appeared highly confused about the situation in Libya, struggling to remember how Barack Obama handled the uprising. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked whether he agreed with the president on Libya. He responded by closing his eyes and…

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