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Cain fumbles Uzbekistan’s name: ‘Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan’

Republican presidential hopeful and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain made clear his opinion of certain foreign affairs in an interview with a religious broadcaster. Cain sat down for an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, where interviewer David Brody asked him whether he was ready for the mainstream media’s “gotcha…

After Ron Paul win, Values Voters organizer calls own poll ‘irrelevant’

According to the principal organizer of the Values Voters Summit, the group’s own straw poll should not be taken seriously. Following a victory by Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told CNN on Monday morning that the win was merely an “outlier,” suggesting…

Michele Bachmann: ‘I want to be your sweetheart’

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H (Reuters) – Republican White House hopeful Michele Bachmann, beset by falling poll numbers, staff departures and reports of fundraising troubles, on Sunday vowed to continue her campaign through the New Hampshire primary, which is likely to be in early January. Stumping in the early primary state for the…

Race, religion come to the fore in Republican race

WASHINGTON — Republican hopefuls insist the 2012 White House race will hinge on the economy, but it is the conservative hot-button issues of race and religion that currently dominate the campaign. Frontrunner Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, which was debated at length when he ran for president in 2008, was decried…

Paul Ryan: Obama ‘sowing class envy and social unrest’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests were the fault of President Barack Obama for “sowing class envy and social unrest.” Ryan told NBC’s David Gregory that the real source of the sluggish economy and lack of jobs was that businesses “needed…

Cain calls Occupy Wall Street protesters ‘anti-American’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests going on in New York City and across the country were a conspiracy designed to help President Barack Obama. “The proof is quite simply the bankers and the people on Wall Street didn’t write these failed policies…

Romney sidesteps pastor’s attack on Mormon faith

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney sidestepped a controversy over his Mormon faith at a summit of Christian conservatives Saturday a day after being attacked as “not a Christian.” Romney focused his speech to the Values Voter Summit mainly on President Barack Obama’s economic and foreign policy, making no mention of his…

Santorum: Homosexuality ‘is a behavioral issue’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that gays in the military don’t deserve to be integrated like blacks. “That’s very, very different,” the candidate told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “We’re talking about people who are simply different because of the color of their skin, not because of activities that…

Tea party abandons presidential race to focus on Senate

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate. The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the…

Romney still holds wide lead in New Hampshire: poll

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a wide lead in the early primary state of New Hampshire, with former pizza executive Herman Cain a distant second place, a poll showed. Romney, a former governor from neighboring Massachusetts, leads the Republican field with 37 percent support…

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