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Poll: Huge majority of Americans support taxing the rich

As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote down legislation that would raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans to pay for a jobs plan that most economists believe would stop the recession, a new poll has surfaced showing just how out of touch those Senators are with mainstream America. According…

Coulter: Chris Wallace should be ‘punched’ for asking Santorum about gays

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter is so upset at Fox News host Chris Wallace for asking Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum about gays in the military that she is advocating violence. In asking Santorum about the military’s now-repealed gay ban Sunday, Wallace had compared the integration of blacks to the integration…

Romney clings to lead in hot race for Republican nod

WASHINGTON — Former pizza chain executive Herman Cain has surged in the race for the Republican presidential nomination and is hot on the heels of frontrunner Mitt Romney, a new Gallup opinion poll showed Monday. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, led the crowded field with 20 percent of Republicans and…

Romney: Protesters ‘trying to find scapegoats to attack’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently declared that “corporations are people,” urged the Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday not to “attack a whole class of Americans.” “I’ve been really disappointed and in some respects a little frightened by the president’s rhetoric — this class warfare — trying to find…

Elizabeth Warren raises $3.15 million in first six weeks

Consumer advocate and Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren raised $3.15 million since announcing her intent to run for Senate, according to her campaign. More than 11,000 Massachusetts residents donated, and 96 percent of contributions were for $100 or less, lending her fundraising a grassroots feel. Her campaign emphasized that…

Perry’s New Hampshire poll numbers crash

New Hampshire, the traditional site of the nation’s first primary, is a make-or-break state for presidential hopefuls. All the Republicans hoping to eventually stand as the party’s nominee at the 2012 convention try to make a strong showing in the state, but for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), New Hampshire…

Bachmann tells man with ‘no teeth’ to rely on charity

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told a man who said he had no teeth that single-payer health care was the “worst possible system.” At a campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, a man asked the candidate about her desire to “wean everybody” except for older American off of Social Security…

Cornel West: Herman Cain ‘needs to get off the symbolic crack pipe’

Princeton University professor Cornel West thinks Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is wrong to suggest that racism no longer matters in this country. Cain had told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday that some simply used racism as an excuse when they failed to achieve their goals. “I have seen blacks in…

Dem campaign committee: Support ‘Occupy,’ beat GOP

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent a petition to supporters, asking them to back the Occupy Wall Street protests against corporate greed. The DCCC, which tries to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives, is the latest left group to come out in support of the protests that have…

DNC highlights Romney’s flip-flops in new website

With Mitt Romney returning to frontrunner’s status in the GOP nomination race for president, the Democratic National Committee (DNC)  is making sure they’re ready if the former Massachusetts governor becomes President Barack Obama’s opponent in 2012. The DNC launched “Whichmitt.com“ Monday morning, highlighting Romney’s various flip-flops.  The website presents a series of issues…

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