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Rick Perry ‘interested’ in 2016 presidential bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he’s already thinking about another attempt at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In a recent interview, Jack Fink, a reporter with the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, asked Perry if he was “interested” in another presidential bid. “Yeah, I am,” Perry replied. “I love…

Scott Walker: Nugent was ‘best part’ of NRA convention

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently praised a conservative rocker who is being investigated by the Secret Service to determine if he threatened the life of President Barack Obama. A video uploaded by public policy graduate student James Carter shows Walker at this year’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention, where…

Bachmann says Obama ‘waving a tar baby’ with oil policy

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the nation’s first black president of “waving a tar baby in the air” over his proposed crackdown on oil speculators. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed measures that would give regulators more power to limit manipulation of the oil markets. “We can’t…

Romney ‘not going to apologize’ for being born with silver spoon

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday said he was “not going to apologize” for his family’s enormous wealth after President Barack Obama made the suggestion that the candidate was “born with a silver spoon” in his mouth. “The president is really taking aim at anybody he can find…

Allen West: Nugent has no ‘ill will’ toward Obama

Tea Party darling Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday defended conservative rocker Ted Nugent after he got the Secret Service’s attention by saying that members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) should defeat President Barack Obama and other Democrats and “chop their heads off in November.” During an interview on…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin: Wisconsin regretted the 2010 election

Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on Wednesday night told Current TV’s Jennifer Granholm that the people of Wisconsin were frustrated. “Right now there is huge frustration, but also huge participation in the state of Wisconsin,” she said. “We’re famous right now for all these elections we have queued up,…

Rep. Jared Polis fails to kill House GOP’s ‘zombie earmarks’

During debate over legislation to extend federal highway funding, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) accused House Republicans of bringing wasteful earmarks back from the dead. “Usually when something is killed, it stays dead,” he said. “But just like a zombie movie some earmarks refuse to die and return to life as…

Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy

At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming,…

Secret Service to interview Ted Nugent Thursday

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent has confirmed that he will meet with the Secret Service on Thursday to determine if remarks he made were a threat to President Barack Obama’s life. “We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty,” Nugent told radio host Glenn Beck on…

Maddow: Tea Party backlash could hurt GOP in November

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow brought up what could be an important factor in the 2012 election, a topic that has not thus far been discussed a great deal. The fact is that the repercussions from the last major election cycle in 2010…

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