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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…

Rick Perry takes message to New Hampshire voters

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry swept through New Hampshire Saturday with a message of smaller government and lower taxes as he tries to revitalize his campaign. The Texas governor’s platform of fiscal conservatism was warmly received by friendly crowds at a town hall, chili fest…

Mitt Romney to warm stage for anti-Mormon shock jock

Mormon presidential hopeful Mitt Romney next weekend will be the opening act for shock jock Bryan Fischer, who recently said that the First Amendment should not apply to Mormons. Both Romney and Fischer are featured speakers at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. next weekend, a conference aimed at…

Rick Perry vows to oust Fed chair Ben Bernanke

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry rejoined his attack on the Federal Reserve Thursday, saying he would not reappoint chairman Ben Bernanke if elected to the Oval Office. Perry, the current governor of Texas, launched a scathing attack on the former Princeton economics professor, accusing him of boosting the…

Romney regains top Republican spot for 2012: poll

WASHINGTON — White House hopeful Mitt Romney has vaulted over rival Rick Perry to reclaim the top spot in the Republican bid to challenge President Barack Obama next year, a national poll found. A Fox News poll released late Wednesday said 23 percent of registered US voters surveyed backed Romney…

Fox poll shows new momentum for Romney campaign

Results of a national Fox News poll released today show former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney retaking the lead in the field of Republican presidential hopefuls. Romney polled at 23 percent according to the new poll, inching over Perry’s 19 percent vote share. Romney only gained 1 percent since the last…

Rick Perry fires ‘relaxing’ sniper rifle in official campaign video

In an official campaign video released Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry explained that shooting sniper rifles was his version of golf. “This is my golf,” the candidate said, praising the owners of a gun shop that “make the finest sniper rifles in the world.” “I’m still trying to get…

Perry aides told different stories in lawsuit

(Reuters) – Contradictions in sworn statements about Rick Perry’s fundraising for his 2006 reelection bid raise questions about whether aides to the Texas governor, who is now running for president, gave false or misleading testimony under oath. In a civil suit later filed by Chris Bell, Perry’s Democratic challenger in…

Allen West: ‘The president is a Marxist’

Tea party Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said this week that President Barack Obama was intentionally crippling the U.S. economy because he was a “marxist” and a “socialist.” “President Obama’s policies have had a devastating effect on our economy, not just unemployment but investment,” conservative radio host Michael Berry told West…

Bachmann suggests Liberty University the greatest ‘in the history of the world’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did a little pandering Wednesday during her visit to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. “Is there any better university in the history of the world?” she asked the crowd of students, who she called “Christian warriors.” “I think we all know it is awesome to be…

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