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Herman Cain: Black voters are ‘over’ Obama

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he is confident that he can capture at least a third of the country’s African-American votes, drastically cutting into a demographic President Barack Obama swept during the 2008 presidential election. In 2008, 96 percent of black voters (13 percent…

Jon Stewart to GOP base: Your candidates aren’t the problem — it’s you

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart offered a little advice to a Republican base that first preferred Rep. Michele Bachmann and then Texas Gov. Rick Perry and now wants New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to be the party’s presidential nominee. “You want to add another candidate?” Stewart asked the GOP base. “It’s…

Santorum campaign blasts Perry’s view on marijuana

Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign accused rival candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry of being “out of touch” for suggesting in his book that states could legalize the use of marijuana. In his book Fed Up!, Perry said he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the use of marijuana for…

Bachmann warns of Hezbollah ‘missile sites’ in Cuba

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday that it would be “foolish” to normalize trade with Cuba because Hezbollah could soon have “missile sites” there. “Why would you normalize trade with a country that sponsors terror?” the candidate asked a crowd of supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “There is reports…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

Fox News panel: Perry campaign near ‘total collapse’

A panel of conservative pundits on Fox News savaged Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Sunday after the candidate had a rough week. The Texas governor followed a poor debate performance with a loss to Herman Cain in the Florida straw poll Saturday, a defeat made even worse by the fact…

SNL, Alec Baldwin mock GOP debates, candidates

Guest host Alec Baldwin and the cast of Saturday Night Live opened the show’s 37th season with a parody of the on-going Republican presidential debates between Rick Perry (played by Baldwin), Mitt Romney and “six other people who’ll never be president, but showed up anyway.” SNL regular Bill Hader, playing…

Herman Cain wins Florida Republican straw poll

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won an upset victory in the nonbinding straw poll sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida on Saturday, beating out seven other candidates including front-runner Rick Perry. (Reporting by Jane Sutton) mochila insert follows Powered by Mochila…

Romney says he’s part of the middle class

Millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he was seeking better tax policies for people in the middle class like himself. “I think it’s a real problem when you have half of Americans — almost half of Americans that are not paying income tax,” the candidate told a…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

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