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Ron Paul calls Occupy Wall Street a ‘legitimate effort’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Wednesday that the Occupy Wall Street protests were a “legitimate effort,” but he wasn’t exactly sure what they are outraged about. “I can’t speak for the people out there because I don’t know who they are or exactly what they are demonstrating against,” Paul…

Cain: ‘If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself’

Mitt Romney isn’t the only Republican candidate condemning Occupy Wall Street. In an interview posted Wednesday morning by The Wall Street Journal, Herman Cain shared some harsh sentiments on the movement, labeling it, “orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration.” Cain then targeted the protesters’ own…

Roger Ailes: I hired Sarah Palin ‘because she was hot’

Roger Ailes’ latest comments about Sarah Palin will be further proof to many that the Fox News chairman is sexist, but he probably is too rich and too powerful to care. In an interview celebrating the 15th anniversary of Fox News, Ailes told The Associated Press that he hired the…

AFL-CIO president: GOP ‘started the war on working Americans’

Rallying attendees on the second afternoon of the Take Back The American Dream summit, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said of Republicans, “If they want to have a debate on class warfare, we’ll have that debate,” because “It wasn’t our class that started the war on working Americans.” Trumka used his…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks in Texas about jobs plan

President Obama delivers remarks on his jobs plan in Mesquite, Texas. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Oct. 4, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Former WI Gov. Tommy Thompson files for Senate race

Tommy Thompson, the former governor of Wisconsin, officially filed his paperwork to become a Republican candidate for the state’s Senate seat in 2012, his campaign confirmed to Raw Story. Thompson filed his Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday, the final step that establishes him as a candidate.…

Christie: President might want a food taster if I am VP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) again announced Tuesday that he definitely was not running for president, and he added that the Republican Party’s eventual nominee may want to think twice before picking him as a running mate. “I don’t know that there is anybody in America that would necessarily…

Christie decides not to run for president

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2012, ending weeks of feverish speculation that he might shake up a wide-open Republican race with a dramatic late entrance. Christie’s decision, Republican sources said, was to be…

Rove group buys ads to haunt Obama’s jobs tour

Crossroads America, the conservative super PAC run by former Bush strategist Karl Rove, has decided upon a new media strategy: following President Obama wherever he goes. As the president travels the country in support of his jobs plan, the group will release ads bracketing his appearances in local media markets.…

Cain: Romney is just too ‘Wall Street’ to win

Boosted by a new ABC/Washington Post showing him now in second place the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain spent Tuesday morning attacking former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, rather than the prior top target, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Appearing on Fox & Friends to also promote his new book This is…

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