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Bill Maher on Rick Perry’s ‘N*ggerhead Ranch’ rock

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher –in a segment reminiscent of our own primer on how not to respond to accusations of racism– pulled no punches in discussing the controversy surrounding the painted rock at Rick Perry’s “N*ggerhead Ranch.” “If you find yourself prefacing more than…

Perry: ‘Every human being is entitled to life’

Appearing at the Values Voter Summit Friday in Washington, D.C., Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has presided over 234 executions during his time as governor of Texas, declared “every human being is entitled to life.” “There are millions of Americans that are born into less than ideal circumstances,” Perry…

Romney: God wants America to lead

Leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Friday that God created America to lead the world, and accused President Barack Obama of deliberately weakening his nation. Romney sought to bolster his credentials to serve as commander-in-chief as new polls showed him back at the top of the Republican field and…

Forget 9-9-9, Santorum unveils 0-0-0 tax plan

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has fellow candidate Herman Cain’s number. At campaign stops across the country, Cain has been touting his “9-9-9″ tax plan. It calls for throwing out all existing tax policies and replacing them with a nine percent business flat tax, a nine percent individual flat tax,…

Romney jabs at Perry ‘jobs plan’ with empty book

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, riding resurgent momentum as the party’s front-runner, took aim at rival Rick Perry on Thursday by releasing the Texas governors jobs plan — a 114-page empty book. “GET YOUR COPY OF @GovernorPerry jobs plan here,” Romney press secretary Andrea Saul announced in a…

GOP rejects resolution condemning Perry for ‘N*ggerhead’ slur

House Republicans voted Thursday to set aside a resolution calling on Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry to apologize for leasing a hunting ranch called “Niggerhead.” The resolution offered by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) also called on other Republican presidential candidates to condemn the word, and it asked Perry to…

DNC piggy-backs on success of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ with new ad

The Democratic Party is really, really trying to get the attention of “Occupy Wall Street.” In a new ad released this week, timed to coincide with the major march that took place in New York City on Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sounds the bell for the Dodd-Frank Wall…

Obama: ‘Protesters are giving voice’ to Americans’ frustrations

During a White House news conference Thursday, President Barack Obama said that the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations were proof people wanted to see tighter financial regulations. “Obviously, I’ve heard of it,” the president said of the protests. “I’ve seen it on television. I think it expresses the frustrations that the…

Colbert: Herman Cain chooses not be gay every day

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert applauded Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for making the difficult daily choice not to be gay. “To think that gay is a choice, I don’t know how to respond to that,” The View co-host Joy Behar told Cain Tuesday. “I mean, don’t think anybody in this…

Sarah Palin won’t run for president in 2012

After months of speculation, ABC News’ Polson Kanneth has learned that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will not run for President of the United States in 2012. Palin made the announcement in a letter to supporters Wednesday night. “After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will…

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