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Rick Perry denies that he was on medication during NH speech

Footage of a seemingly loopy Governor Rick Perry addressing a conservative group in New Hampshire has prompted some viewers to question whether the Texas governor was drunk or possibly high on pain pills. (Perry had vertebral fusion surgery earlier this year.) Talking Points Memo quotes the governor (via the San…

Third woman alleges Herman Cain sexually harassed her

A third woman considered filing a complaint against Herman Cain for aggressive and unwanted behavior while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association, according to the Associated Press. The woman said Cain engaged in inappropriate behavior, including a private invitation to his corporate apartment, that made her feel…

Rep. Hank Johnson: Tea party Republicans trying to steal 2012 election

Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said on the House floor Wednesday that tea party Republicans in state legislatures were trying to suppress Democratic voters with “restrictive and unnecessary” laws. According to a recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice, changes to voting laws could suppress up to five…

New Hampshire to hold primaries January 10

NEW YORK — New Hampshire will hold its presidential primary elections on January 10, maintaining its first-in-the-nation primary status, state officials said Wednesday. Part of the first round of voting that will see Iowa hold its caucuses a week earlier on January 3, the primaries will help select the Republican…

Cain says foes ‘trying to destroy me’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said on Wednesday that his opponents are “trying to destroy me” over allegations of sexual harassment that have rocked his 2012 bid. The controversy is threatening to engulf Cain’s campaign just as he is leading in many polls of Republican voters who…

One Cain accuser looks to break silence as another was paid off

Two major newspapers have released stories on the women accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment that could be further damaging to the GOP presidential candidate. According to The New York Times, one of the two women received a full years’ severance fee of $35,000 from the National Restaurant Association after…

Obama approval rating rises to forty-seven percent

US President Barack Obama’s approval rating climbed to 47 percent in a new poll released Wednesday, closing on a level which could help him run a competitive reelection bid next year. In a Quinnipiac University poll, Obama’s approval rating rose from 41 percent in October, and the president held leads…

Cain: ‘Smear campaign’ to blame for sex charge revelations

WASHINGTON — Presidential contender Herman Cain said Tuesday that political enemies determined to sabotage his White House bid were to blame for bringing to light sexual harassment charges filed against him in the 1990s. Cain said a “smear campaign” had been launched against him by someone interested putting a stop…

Taibbi: Perry ‘just kind of lost it’

Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi says that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has “just kind of lost it.” Over the weekend, Perry gave an odd speech in New Hampshire that quickly went viral and caused some to suggest that he might be medicated or drunk. “When he felt like he…

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