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Warren, Brown in dead heat: poll

Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is in a dead heat with Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in the latest poll results for the 2012 election for a Massachusetts Senate seat. The poll, conducted by University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the Boston Herald, shows Democrat Warren polling at 38 percent, trailing Brown’s 41 percent.…

Debate rages: Is Christie’s weight a valid campaign issue?

(Reuters) – Speculation that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will enter the presidential race has led to a feverish debate about the possibility of having the fattest man in the White House since the corpulent William Howard Taft squeezed behind the big desk in the Oval Office. Of course Taft,…

Hayes guest on Christie: The ‘obviously least racist’ GOP candidate

While discussing how GOP voters haven’t been enamored by the current candidates in their field, Up with Chris Hayes panel guest Rinku Sen brought up an interesting point if Chris Christie were to actually enter the race. The publisher of ColorLines.com mentioned how the New Jersey governor is one of…

Maryland Gov.: Republicans running for tea party nomination

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pointed out Sunday that Republican presidential candidates didn’t seem to be running for their party’s nomination as much as they were pandering to the tea party. “I notice that [Alabama Gov. Haley Barbour] hasn’t endorsed any of those that are running for president in his…

McCain: ‘Hard to react’ to GOP audience booing gay soldier

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says that Republican candidates should have rebuked members of the audience that booed a gay service member during Fox News’ September presidential debate but it is sometimes “hard to react” while on stage. “The fact is that we should honor every man and woman who is…

Cain: Perry ‘insensitive’ for ‘N*ggerhead’ ranch sign

Herman Cain on Sunday slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry over a sign on his ranch that used a racial slur. The Washington Post reported Saturday that in the early years of political career, Perry had hosted hunting parties at his family’s ranch, a place known as “Niggerhead.” A…

Perry rebuts Washington Post’s story on racial slur

Texas governor Rick Perry has rebutted a story in Sunday’s Washington Post that alleges the Texas governor hosted guests at a racially named location. The Post published a story titled “At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered.” The story centered on Perry inviting lawmakers to…

Ron Paul: Assassination of Awlaki sets dangerous precedent

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Friday that the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki — who was born in the U.S. — was a “net positive” but it also set a dangerous precedent for future assassinations. “This is very, very dangerous, you know,” he…

Cain wants to add gospel vibe to ‘Hail to the Chief’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that if elected, he would “change the mood” of “Hail to the Chief” by adding a gospel vibe. “It’s traditional and that’s all well and good, but I happen to believe there comes a time when you need to change the mood of…

Perry suggests U.S. military role in Mexico drug war

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said on Saturday he would get the U.S. military involved in Mexico’s war with drug cartels, in comments likely to upset the Mexican government. The remarks appear to be a new misstatement on foreign policy by Perry, the Texas governor…

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