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The 2012 GOP contenders’ Christmas hoedown

You’ve seen them give speeches, you’ve seen them debate, you’ve seen at least a couple of them face down sex scandals. But — with the exception of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — you’ve rarely seen them do more than just dance around a question or two. That changes now: with…

Perry to federal workers: ‘Share my vision’ or get punished

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is so serious about changing the way Washington does business that he is vowing to retaliate against any federal worker who doesn’t share his philosophy. At a campaign event in New Hampshire Tuesday, the Texas governor told supporters that he would reassign civil service workers…

Gingrich suggests Fox News analysts don’t know what they’re talking about

Whether he intentionally meant it or not, new GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich may have let “the cat out of the bag” on Fox News pundits’ knowledge of issues. Speaking at a town hall event in South Carolina Tuesday evening, the former House Speaker shared an opinion about the network…

Cain accuser: ‘This was not sex for cash’

The Atlanta woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stood by her story in an interview with ABC News Wednesday. “Our relationship was on and off for the last 13, 14 years,” Ginger White told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “This was not a consistent…

Maddow reflects on the career of Barney Frank

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow highlighted the career of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on her show Tuesday night. Frank, a long-serving member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and the first openly gay member of Congress, announced Monday he would not seek re-election. Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit…

Sen. Wyden discusses bills threatening the Internet

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) appeared Tuesday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss controversial legislation that could fundamentally change the structure of the Internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would make it easier for U.S. authorities to crack down on websites accused of pirating movies, television shows and…

GOP Sen. Kirk blasts indefinite detention: Our rights are inalienable

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois appeared Tuesday on Fox News to discuss a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding the rules on detention of terrorism suspects. The provision would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals anywhere in the world without charge or trial if…

Kucinich: Federal Reserve has captured control of our government

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for the U.S. Federal Reserve to be reformed after Bloomberg reported the central bank secretly loaned nearly $8 trillion to financial institutions from 2007 to 2009. Tens of thousands of documents obtained by Bloomberg under the Freedom of Information Act showed that banks reaped an…

Rick Perry forgets the U.S. voting age, election date

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants to be president, but he just can’t remember when the election is or how old you have to be to vote. At a campaign stop at St. Anselm College Institute of Politics Tuesday, Perry didn’t seem to know that Americans become eligible to vote…

Sen. Paul: New indefinite detention rule puts every American at risk

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released a video on Tuesday in which he blasted a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is debating this week. The provision would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals — including U.S. citizens — without charge or trial. “If…

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