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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…

Santorum: Fix the economy by incentivizing marriage

At tonight’s Bloomberg/The Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), unveiled part of his unique economic initiative: incentivizing marriage to help end poverty. Speaking near the end of the debate, he told moderator Charlie Rose that “the biggest problem with poverty in America, and…

Romney slams Perrycare: ‘You have a million kids uninsured’ in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to score a few points on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s health care reforms during Tuesday’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate, but the plan quickly backfired. “Gov. Romney, your chief economic advisor, Glenn Hubbard, who you know well — he said that Romneycare was…

Wisconsin Democrats to launch recall campaign against Gov. Scott Walker

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced on Monday they were teaming up with United Wisconsin PAC to launch a recall campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch on November 15. Democrats need to collect 540,206 valid signatures in a 60-day period to force a recall…

Santorum: ‘I want to go to war with China’

At Tuesday’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum declared that he actually wanted “to go to war with China.” Fellow candidate Mitt Romney promised that if elected, he would immediately label China as a currency manipulator, but added, “I don’t want a trade war with…

Gingrich says Chris Dodd and Barney Frank should be jailed

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) should be in jail instead of the bankers responsible for the financial meltdown. “I think the people who are protesting on Wall Street break into two groups,” Gingrich told an audience at…

Perry’s national poll numbers worse than Palin’s

Voters dislike Texas Gov. Rick Perry even more than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, according to a national survey conducted by Public Policy Polling. Favorability ratings of Perry tanked in the last month, with only 23 percent of voters having a favorable opinion of him compared to 57 percent with…

Christie endorses Romney for Republican nomination

HANOVER, New Hampshire — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney on Tuesday won a key endorsement from popular New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who said the former Massachusetts governor had the experience to turn around American fortunes. “America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney is the man…

Romney calls on Perry to ‘repudiate’ extremist pastor

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tuesday called on fellow candidate Rick Perry to renounce an anti-Mormon Dallas pastor who he had chosen to introduce him at last week’s Values Voter Summit. In his introduction, Dr. Robert Jeffress hailed Perry as “a genuine follower of Jesus Christ.” Jeffress has said that…

Cain: ‘I left the Democrat plantation a long time ago’

Herman Cain is refusing to back down from Cornel West and Harry Belafonte’s stinging critique of his comments. The GOP candidate candidate for president appeared on Hannity Monday evening, hitting back at both of the prominent black, liberal figures’ tough opinions on him earlier in the day. “That’s the difference…

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