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Santorum heckler at GOP debate outraged over booing of gay soldier

The mystery of who heckled candidates at Tuesday night’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate has been solved. Andrew Vera of Hanover, New Hampshire told ConcordPatch that he raised his voice after Rick Santorum, who vehemently opposes same sex marriage, blamed the faltering U.S. economy on “the breakdown of the…

Obama and Democrats raise $70 million in quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $70 million from July to September for his re-election bid, the campaign said on Thursday, topping a $55 million target. The report shows that Obama’s money train did not stall amid protracted summer debt talks and…

Texas grant recipients gave millions to Governor Perry

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Businesses that won grants from a Texas economic development fund contributed $7 million to Governor Rick Perry and the Republican Governors Association, which supports him, a report by a watchdog group said on Thursday. Perry has made his job creation record in Texas a central…

Cain takes lead in Republican nomination race: poll

WASHINGTON — Former pizza executive Herman Cain has vaulted to the lead of Republican presidential contenders in a national poll released Wednesday. The new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll gave Cain, known for blunt talk and his succinct “9-9-9″ tax-slashing plan, 27 percent of likely Republican primary voters. It was…

Ron Paul to meet French far-right nationalist leader

WASHINGTON — Republican Representative and presidential hopeful Ron Paul aims to meet with the head of France’s far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, during her upcoming U.S. visit, his office said Wednesday. “Madame Le Pen has requested a meeting and Congressman Paul has agreed to a meeting, if he…

Gary Johnson: I would have vetoed DHS after 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson is fond of saying no. As governor of New Mexico, he vetoed more legislation that all other governors combined. On Wednesday, he told the New Hampshire Legislature that he would have even blocked the creation of the Department of Homeland Security if he had been…

Romney leads GOP, Cain second: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney leads the field vying for the Republican presidential nomination but fewer than one in four of the party’s voters back him as a surging Herman Cain gains ground, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, is holding on to his…

Perry: ‘We fought the revolution in the 16th century’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says debates aren’t his strong suit, but apparently history isn’t either. Speaking at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on Dartmouth College’s campus after Tuesday night’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg presidential debate, Perry missed the date of the American Revolution by about 200 years. “Our Founding Fathers…

Romney says Christie on his VP short list

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced last week that he wasn’t running for the Republican nomination, but he could still end up in the White House in 2012 if Mitt Romney is the nominee. In an interview aired Wednesday, Romney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel that Christie would be on his…

Ron Paul aide: He does not support the China currency manipulation bill

While some candidates in tonight’s Bloomberg/The Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College had a chance to respond to questions about the China currency manipulation bill that passed the Senate tonight, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) did not. But in an exclusive interview with Raw Story, senior aide Jesse Benton…

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