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Rep. Joe Walsh gets pro-family award despite owing $117k in child support

The Family Research Council Action Committee has lauded freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) for his “unwavering support of the family,” despite the fact that Walsh’s ex-wife claims he owes her more than $100,000 in child support payments. The FRCA named Walsh a “True Blue” member of Congress, saying that his…

New Cain campaign vid calls scandal a ‘high-tech lynching’

A Super PAC behind Herman Cain has produced a new video claiming that Cain is the target of a racially-motivated smear campaign akin to a “high-tech lynching.” The video blasts the media for focusing on the allegations, and argues that “liberals,” unable to tackle Cain on the issues, resorted to…

Cain accuser offers response in sex scandal

WASHINGTON — The scandal engulfing US Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain deepened Thursday as one of two women accusing him of sexual harassment issued a statement on the allegations. Cain, who has had a meteoric rise in the polls to join former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney at the head of…

Romney campaign: Tea party movement fueled by Koch brothers

The Koch brothers are the “financial engine of the Tea Party” despite denying they are “directly involved” in the movement, according to a Mitt Romney campaign memo. Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries, have long championed libertarian and free-market policies. They have been heavily involved…

Romney vows deep cuts in appeal to base

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney vowed Thursday to dramatically cut government spending and forgo tax hikes if elected, pinning his fiscal politics firmly to his party’s conservative base. Ticking off a series of cuts long relished by the right, the former Massachusetts governor vowed to cut federal spending…

GOP presidential candidate pledges pardons for marijuana prisoners

LOS ANGELES – Speaking to this year’s Drug Policy Alliance conference on Thursday, GOP presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson promised to pardon all federal marijuana prisoners if he’s elected to the nation’s highest office. Citing recent polling, Johnson excitedly proclaimed that because 50 percent of Americans…

Tea party supporter to Elizabeth Warren: ‘You’re a socialist whore!’

An unemployed supporter of the the tea party lost his cool at an event for Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) Wednesday night, calling her a “socialist whore.” “Can I ask you a question before you begin?” the man asked just as Warren began speaking to volunteers at the VFW…

Poll shows peril for GOP candidates blasting Iraq withdrawal

Almost immediately after President Obama announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, his reelection rivals ripped into him for that decision. However, a Gallup poll released this week shows the danger of attacking the Iraq drawdown, as it found that fully three-fourths of…

Soaring PAC donations may fund a shocking $6 billion 2012 election

One year before the November 2012 elections, White House hopefuls are awash in more money than ever before, thanks to new federal laws loosening restrictions on campaign fundraising and spending. Money has always been a necessary lubricant for any successful US political campaign, and some observers estimate the 2012 elections…

Cain gives exclusive interview to Clarence Thomas’ wife

In a bizarre twist, Herman Cain discussed the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. Thomas, of course, is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who faced his own explosive sexual harassment scandal 20 years ago. In the interview, Cain…

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