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Romney pulls ad slamming Perry’s debate skills

Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new web video on Wednesday highlighting Rick Perry’s poor debate performance, only to pull the video offline later that day. The ad showed clips of Perry getting tongue-tied, rambling and stumbling over his words during the recent Republican presidential debates. The clips of Perry were…

Rick Perry to propose flat tax as part of economic plan

Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will unveil a national flat tax as part of his economic plan, according to the Washington Post. Perry announced his plan at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, but gave no details. “A change election requires a new direction, and…

Axelrod: Romney has no ‘core’ principles

President Barack Obama’s campaign advisor David Axelrod slammed Mitt Romney Tuesday morning for the former Massachusetts governor’s comments on illegal immigration at the latest CNN GOP debate. On CBS’ The Early Show, Axelrod said that Romney gave a “unintentionally revealing moment” when responding to Texas governor Rick Perry’s attack on…

Maddow blasts ‘Conservadem’ Ben Nelson for cheering Herman Cain

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow wasn’t surprised Tuesday to find out that “sort-of Democratic” Sen. Ben Nelson had been seen cheering then-Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain during his 1991 parody of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Talking Points Memo spotted then-Nebraska Gov. Nelson in the video after it surfaced Monday. “Do you see who…

Charlotte riot police begin training for Democratic National Convention

If the Occupy movement decides to come to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, police in Charlotte, North Carolina are planning to be ready. Nearly 1,700 officers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area are undergoing riot training in the months leading up to the gathering of Democrats. “The point of some of the…

GOP debate crowd cheers blaming protesters for lack of jobs

The audience at Tuesday night’s CNN Republican presidential debate loudly expressed their approval of Herman Cain’s statement that the Occupy Wall Street protesters should blame themselves for not having jobs. “Yes, I do still say that,” Cain told debate host Anderson Cooper. With that, the candidate was forced to pause…

At GOP debate, Perry accuses Romney of hiring ‘illegals’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to regain some momentum at Tuesday’s CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas by accusing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of hiring undocumented workers. “The fact is that we have a huge number of illegals that are coming in to this country and they’re coming…

Romney to Gingrich: The individual mandate was your idea

Republican presidential candidates clearly came to Tuesday’s debate with the intentions of taking on former Gov. Mitt Romney. After accusing Romney of backtracking on his suggestion that the Massachusetts health care law should be available to the entire nation, former Sen. Rick Santorum did his best not to allow him…

Ron Paul: Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan too regressive

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Tuesday on CNN that businessman Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan was “dangerous” and would place a burden on the poor. Cain’s plan would eliminate the current individual income tax, corporate income tax, payroll tax, and estate and gift tax, and replace them with…

Romney: Accelerate foreclosures to ‘allow investors to buy up homes’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney argued Monday that the U.S. housing market would be better off if more American families were renters instead of homeowners. “One is, don’t try and stop the foreclosure process,” the candidate told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in response to a question about what he would…

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