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Maddow: Oddball speech the end of Perry’s campaign

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was unusually expressive and giddy during a speech Friday to an influential conservative group in New Hampshire. He was so out of character that some have even questioned if he was drunk. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Monday night that the “devastating” video of his…

Presidential debates set for 2012 election

WASHINGTON — The location and dates of the crucial 2012 US presidential election debates between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and a yet-to-be-determined Republican challenger were announced on Monday. The first of the three face-to-face encounters between Obama and his Republican challenger will be on October 3 at the University of…

Virginia GOP emails zombie collage featuring Obama shot in head

Virginia Republicans spent Monday in damage control after the state party was forced to condemn an email sent around to some of its supporters featuring a zombie collage that depicted President Barack Obama shot in the head. In what’s clearly a Halloween-themed mailer, an image of a zombie horde from…

Rep. Ron Paul praises whistle blowers like WikiLeaks

Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said Saturday that whistle blowers like Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks were very important to the functioning of a free society. About a third of the way into his speech at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies’ (NFRA) Iowa Straw Poll, he said that while…

Cain: Tea party doesn’t hate Obama because he’s black

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain insists that the color of President Barack Obama’s skin has nothing to do with the strong opposition he has faced from conservatives. “I don’t think that people being uncomfortable with this president has anything whatsoever to do with his race,” Cain told an audience of…

Report: Cain may have broken tax, election laws

Even though most media attention was on the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, his campaign realized Monday that he may face a problem much bigger than misconduct. According to a report from the Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel, the new frontrunner in the Republican presidential race may have violated federal tax and…

Cain: Voters won’t be ‘turned off’ by sexual harassment claims

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday repeatedly denied reports that he sexually harassed two women in the 1990s. Politico reported Sunday that “at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior” by Cain while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association…

Coulter blames ‘liberals’ for allegations against Cain

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter is blaming liberals for reports that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain covered up sexual harassment accusations against him. While Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, “at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior,” according…

Politico: Herman Cain accused of sexual harassment

Politico reported on Sunday that when Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association, a post he held from 1996 to 1999, “at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior.” According to Politico’s sources, the women left the lobbying…

Roger Simon: Being ‘a little bit racist’ helps in GOP primary

Politico’s Roger Simon says that Republican presidential Rick Perry’s recent embrace of birtherism amounts to a racist “dog whistle.” “It’s not a ‘fun’ issue to poke somebody on,” Simon told CNN’s Howard Kurtz Sunday. “It is more than a little bit racist. Not everyone who believes it is a racist.…

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