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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…

Stewart explains Perry’s ‘N*ggerhead’ and other racist landmarks

In the light of revelations that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry leased a hunting ranch that had been called “Niggerhead,” Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Wyatt Cenac took a tour of other places with racist names. “Wyatt, I know you grew up in Texas,” Stewart told Cenac. “It’s got to…

Mexico envoy rejects Perry idea of sending U.S. troops

Mexico’s ambassador to the United States rejected a suggestion by Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry that US troops could be sent over the border to quell Mexico’s escalating drug wars. “The issue of participation, or the presence of, US troops on Mexican soil is not on the table,” the…

SC announces Jan. 21 Republican primary

The chairman of South Carolina’s Republican Party announced Monday that the state would hold its GOP primary on January 21, leapfrogging the Florida primary and violating Republican National Committee rules. The move was a direct reaction to Florida’s announcement Friday that the state’s Republican primary would be held on January…

Obama bets on 50-state strategy to eke out ’12 win

CHICAGO (Reuters) – While Republican presidential candidates target early-voting states, President Barack Obama’s team is laying the groundwork for a 50-state campaign strategy it hopes will secure another White House win in 2012. From the traditional “swing” states of Florida and Ohio to a typically Republican-leaning state like Arizona, Democrat…

Hank Williams, Jr.: Obama is ‘the enemy,’ just like ‘Hitler’

Hank Williams, Jr. is most known for the catch phrase “Are you ready for some football?” in his theme song for Monday Night Football. But on Fox and Friends Monday morning, the country music singer probably should have asked, “Are you ready for some controversy?” In an awkward interview, co-host…

Christie still to be convinced of 2012 run: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Chris Christie faces a deadline by week’s end to decide whether to launch a late run for president and appears to still be leaning against it, a Republican familiar with his discussions said Monday. The New Jersey governor has been wrestling with whether to enter the…

Van Jones: ‘I am mad at us for being so quiet’

Former Obama adviser Van Jones came to the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday with one big message: stop being mad at the tea party, and started learning from them. “I’m not mad at [the tea party] for being so loud,” he said. “I’m mad…

New GOP laws could suppress five million Democratic voters: study

A study released Monday found that millions voters could be kept from the polls in 2012. The Brennan Center for Justice report, titled “Voting Law Changes in 2012” (PDF), determined that they new restrictions on who can vote, largely championed by Republican lawmakers, could suppress the the votes of more…

Perry’s gamble on mortgage giants cost Texas tens of millions

Just when Gov. Rick Perry had to deal with one negative story, another one comes right his way. According to the Associated Press, in 2004 the Texas executive invited several big mortgage companies into his state to help increase jobs, but they all went out of business in four short…

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