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Lindsey Graham on Iraq withdrawal: Obama ‘failed’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says President Barack Obama has made a “serious mistake” by planning to withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of the year. “I think in the last year he has made some very poor, dangerous foreign policy decisions at the strategic level,” Graham told Fox…

Perry, Bachmann take swipes at Cain in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republicans Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann took veiled swipes at surging presidential rival Herman Cain on Saturday as six of the party’s White House hopefuls courted social conservatives at an Iowa forum. Appearing separately before about 1,000 conservative activists, the Republican candidates all pledged to…

Bachmann’s New Hampshire manager, staff leave campaign

After back and forth reports, it seems Michele Bachmann’s New Hampshire staff is leaving her fading campaign. According to The New York Times, Bachmann’s New Hampshire campaign manager Jeff Chidester confirmed that he was leaving the campaign on Friday evening. Frustration with the nation campaign and not Bachmann herself has…

Maher: GOP debates are ‘the roach motel’ of the Republican primaries

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, panelists Rachel Maddow, Touré, Thomas Friedman and Joshua Green joined host Bill Maher in trying to figure out Herman Cain’s recent surge in the polls. “I mean he’s intellectually ridiculous,” said writer and TV host Touré. “The real problem is that he’s hijacking…

Santorum: ‘I’ll die’ to stop same sex marriages

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is deadly serious about stopping gays from getting married. Earlier this week, the former Pennsylvania senator told Caffeinated Thoughts that he would be willing to “die” in the fight against marriage equality. “The battle we’re engaged in right now is same sex marriage, ultimately that…

Cain reveals tax loopholes, says plan is really 9-0-9

At a campaign event in Detroit Friday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain revealed exceptions to his 9-9-9 tax proposal that make the plan less like the flat tax that his supporters have made it out to be. Cain scheduled Friday’s speech after other Republican candidates attacked his plan at Tuesday’s…

Maddow invites Romney to ‘man cave’ for sex education talk

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seems to be confused about how birth control works. So on Thursday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow invited him to a place where he might be more open to learning: the man cave. A woman at a town hall event in Iowa Thursday told Romney that his…

Republican candidates’ tax plans may fall flat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A proposed overhaul of the tax system is catching fire among some Republican presidential candidates who see its potential to win over voters with its sheer simplicity, but there is skepticism among experts that a flat tax will prove a winning strategy. Texas Governor Rick Perry, running…

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson visits ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday visited the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park to talk with the protesters. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing…

Iowa woman schools Romney on anti-abortion amendment

A woman in Iowa on Thursday gave Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a lesson in why his support for a state constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception would have effectively ended up banning many forms of birth control. Earlier this month, the candidate told Fox News host…

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