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Poll: Gingrich tops Romney by 10 points to lead GOP race

A new poll out Monday afternoon found that, seemingly out of nowhere, longtime third-tier candidate Newt Gingrich has emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican party’s nomination to the presidency. Democrat affiliated survey group Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that not only is the former House speaker and Georgia congressman leading…

Bachmann: Waterboarding is justified, like nuking Japan

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann explained her support for waterboarding Monday by likening it to the decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan during World War II. At Saturday’s CBS News/National Journal Republican presidential debate, Bachmann agreed with Herman Cain that waterboarding was an acceptable interrogation technique. “If I were…

Herman Cain: ‘A manly man don’t want’ a veggie pizza

Republican presidential candidate says real men like an abundance of toppings on their pizzas — as long as they aren’t vegetables. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told GQ magazine that he likes “lots of meat” on his pies. “The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the…

Gloria Cain: My husband ‘totally respects women’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s wife says her husband would have to have a “split personality” if he sexually harassed women the way that recent allegations claim. Last week, a fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, came forward to say she had been harassed when the then-National Restaurant Association CEO “put his…

Romney: Don’t cut Israel aid

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to boost military help to Israel, his campaign said Sunday, a day after he seemed to back starting the ally’s aid package at zero. “Mitt Romney firmly believes that the United States must continue supporting Israel and increase military aid…

George Will on Herman Cain: ‘There are 4 women, there may be 24′

Conservative columnist George Will believes that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal is a “test” for Republicans. “A rule is when there are four women, there may be 24,” Will told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “There’s a pattern here. He’s says there’s no pattern because all four are…

Bachmann campaign manager: CBS director is ‘a piece of s–t’

CBS political director John Dickerson won’t have to ever worry about how Michele Bachmman and her campaign really feel about him. The Bachmann campaign was incensed after an email chain circulated Saturday evening featuring Dickerson telling a CBS employee that Bachmann would get fewer questions in a post debate interview…

Bachmann: Be more like China, end ‘Great Society’ programs

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says that the U.S. should be more like China and do away with Great Society programs like Medicare and Medicaid. At a debate with seven other Republican candidates in South Carolina Saturday night, National Journal‘s Major Garrett asked Bachmann what programs she would eliminate as…

Ron Paul calls for military cuts

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul told voters Friday in high-stakes New Hampshire that the US must transform its foreign policy to cut back on aid, military bases and combat missions. “I am sick and tired of foreign welfare,” said Paul, 76, a medical doctor who has delivered more than 4,000…

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