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GOP debate audience cheers waterboarding

The audience at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate erupted into applause at the mention of waterboarding, an interrogation technique that is often described as torture. The National Journal‘s Major Garrett asked Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to respond to a Vietnam veteran who said he believed torture was wrong in…

Gaining Gingrich is Romney’s new challenge

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has a new challenge to contend with as presidential candidates brace for another debate on Saturday — the rise of Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the House of Representatives is gaining in the polls and may represent conservatives’ last best…

Poll finds Cain leading GOP; Romney, Gingrich tied for second

A survey published Friday by CBS News found that among Republican presidential candidates, former businessman Herman Cain has become the clear frontrunner, with former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tied, nipping at Cain’s heels. Despite Cain’s emergence as the party’s top choice at the moment,…

Herman Cain caught joking about Anita Hill

Herman Cain has said that he takes sexual harassment allegations “seriously” — but he wasn’t so serious when he was caught on tape Thursday yucking it up over alleged harassment victim Anita Hill. Fox News was the first to air video of Cain getting a big belly laugh as a…

Targeted by Rove, Warren doubles down on ‘Occupy Wall St.’ support

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren isn’t letting an attack ad by a Karl Rove group dampen her support for Occupy Wall Street. “At Occupy Wall Street, protesters attack police, do drugs and trash public parks,” the Crossroads GPS ad claims. “They support radical redistribution of wealth and violence, but…

Cain hires defamation lawyer to monitor accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Herman Cain has hired a high-profile defamation lawyer to keep an eye on the sexual harassment accusations made public by two women this week. Atlanta attorney Lin Wood told Reuters on Thursday he was not hired to scare, intimidate or threaten anyone from making statements, but to…

Security comes under scrutiny at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

NEW YORK — After a sexual assault at the crowded tent camp set up by Occupy Wall Street protestors in New York, security issues are starting to overshadow the more idealistic concerns of the activists. Ironically, the intense police presence deployed to keep the protestors under control does not extend…

Romney says ‘prepare for war’ against Iran

WASHINGTON — Accusing President Barack Obama of naivete on Iran, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney promised Thursday that if elected president he would “prepare for war” with the Islamic republic. In a commentary published in the Wall Street Journal, Romney said he would back up US diplomacy “with a very…

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