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Perry pushes for part-time Congress in new ad

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest campaign advertisement in Iowa calls for a part-time Congress and knocks four fellow GOP presidential hopefuls who’ve served there. “If Washington’s the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it? Among them, they’ve spent 63 years in Congress, leaving us with debt, earmarks, and bailouts.…

President Obama nibbles on baby’s hand during visit to Marines

President Obama, who spent part of Christmas visiting Marines stationed in Hawai’i, got a bit of a surprise as the baby he was holding reached directly for the presidential teeth. Obama, who developed a bit of a reputation for his indulgence of curious children over the last few years, nommed…

Gingrich supporters cheer Confederate flag in South Carolina

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made it clear at an event in Columbia, South Carolina Friday that they were for the Confederate flag but against allowing HIV-positive people to enlist in the military. At a town hall lunch event, a young black man stood up to ask the…

Romney ‘promises’ student she will have job if he wins

Campaign promises are pretty standard this time of year, but this one may be going a little too far. At a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised one college student that she would definitely have a job if he wins next November —…

Romney on Irish Setter strapped to car roof: ‘Love my dog’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered no defense Wednesday when asked about a dog he had made ride on the roof of his station wagon during a family vacation. According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the candidate, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he noticed a brown…

Third party candidate Rocky Anderson: Corporate interests control U.S. government

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Thursday interviewed former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who has recently formed the Justice Party and is running as a presidential candidate. “The Republicans and the Democrats are completely in bed with the same folks, these corporate interests who are in control…

James O’Keefe accused of sexual harassment

The Record reporter Chris Harris appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss the possible civil sexual harassment lawsuit against conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe. Conservative blogger Nadia Naffe accused O’Keefe of sending her harassing messages after she backed out of an upcoming hidden camera sting on the…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Congress works very well for the top 1 percent

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday blasted the influence of corporate money on American politics during an appearance on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. “The United States Congress, and to a certain degree the White House, are dominated by big money interest,” he said. “If you look at who contributes…

McCain gets mad at Obama for Christmas shopping

Why does Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hate Christmas? The Arizona senator slammed President Barack Obama on Thursday for buying Christmas gifts for his daughters instead of meeting with the House Republicans who are refusing to pass a payroll tax cut extension. “The four previous presidents I served under, including President…

‘Game Change’ trailer unveils Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

HBO has released the first trailer for “Game Change”, the TV-movie based on the book of the same name, a gossipy, best-selling account of the 2008 presidential campaign by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. The 60-second clip, embedded below via YouTube, seems determined to paint the story with the broadest…

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