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Flustered by reporter, Perry repeatedly demands source’s name

Texas Governor Rick Perry has no love for nameless allegations. When Politico reporter Mike Allen asked him about rumors of discontentment within his campaign Tuesday morning in Iowa, Perry repeatedly insisted that Allen name his source before he’d comment on the story. “I don’t know who you’re talking to so…

Iowa Republicans favor Romney to win

With less than 48 hours to go before the state officially kicks off the nation’s presidential election season, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has emerged atop the GOP field among Iowa Republicans, polling data revealed Monday. Despite Romney’s narrow lead over Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who he’s beating 24 percent…

Cantor refuses to admit Reagan raised taxes

Appearing on the CBS News program 60 Minutes on Sunday night, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) experienced an awkward moment when he was challenged to admit that his hero, President Ronald Reagan, did in fact raise taxes. Cantor was speaking with interviewer Lesley Stahl, who asked if he was…

Hawaii, Delaware begin certifying same sex civil unions

Two states, Hawaii and Delaware, began certifying same sex civil unions on New Year’s Day, bringing the list of states that recognize same same sex partners to five. New Jersey, Rhode Island and Illinois are the other states where same sex civil unions are recognized. While not quite the same…

Huntsman hits Ron Paul with another ad

Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released another video targeting rival Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on New Years Eve. The video is modeled on the science-fiction series The Twilight Zone and attempts to portray Paul as a kook who believes in conspiracy theories. The video shows clips of the Texas congressman talking…

Progressives plan to challenge Obama in Iowa

The group Progressive Democrats of America hope to send a message to President Barack Obama by organizing people to vote for “uncommitted” in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. “I believe we need an inside outside strategy,” Tim Carpenter, the founder of the group, said at an organizing meeting in Des Moines…

Iraq war veteran questions rationale of U.S. invasion

Josh Stieber, an Iraq war veteran turned conscientious objector, explained to Al Jazeera English why he questioned whether the 8-year war in Iraq was worth it. He said that when he was deployed to Iraq, the local population held a large peaceful rally against the U.S. presence in their city.…

Santorum proposes bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities

Rick Santorum continued the tough rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates on Iran Sunday morning. When asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory what he would do differently than President Barack Obama towards Tehran, Santorum was adamant in how aggressive he would be. “I would be saying to the Iranians,…

Man throws glitter at Santorum for his anti-LGBT views

A bump in the Iowa caucus polls isn’t the only thing Rick Santorum has received over the past week. During a campaign spot in Johnston, Iowa Friday evening, the Republican presidential candidate was greeted by an unidentified man upset over Santorum’s negative views on the LGBT community. Within a second…

Ron Paul: Racist newsletters had ‘some very bad sentences’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Sunday admitted that racist and homophobic newsletters published in his name called into question his management style, but insisted there were only eight offensive sentences. “I wrote a lot of part of the letter,” Paul told ABC’s Jake Tapper. “And I’ve never said I…

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