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Conservative newspaper: ‘Romney sort of represents the 1%’

The publisher of a conservative New Hampshire newspaper says Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has the best chance against President Barack Obama in 2012 because former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “sort of represents the 1 percent.” “We would rather back someone with whom we may sometimes disagree than one who…

Cain’s ’9-9-9 The Movie’ admits plan favors corporations

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has released a “movie” that explains how his 9-9-9 tax plan would mean soaring corporate profits, but little or no decrease in prices for consumers. Released Monday, the five-minute cartoon claims the candidate’s tax plan would cause the economy to “accelerate faster than Barack Obama…

Teen won’t apologize for insulting Kansas governor: ‘I would do it again’

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for an apology from the teen that he tattled on for writing a disparaging tweet. Emma Sullivan, 18, told The Associated Press late Sunday that she isn’t giving in to Brownback’s demand for an apology because it wouldn’t be sincere.…

Durbin on NATO airstrike: ‘How would we respond if it were U.S. troops?’

In response to the NATO airstrike killing 24 Pakistani soldiers, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) struck a tone of sympathy on Fox News Sunday, wondering how the reaction would be if it were U.S. forces killed by a foreign drone on home soil. “I’m deeply saddened that 24 or 25 Pakistani…

Kyl denies Norquist ‘cowed’ him into sabotaging the super committee

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl (R) insists that he wasn’t pressured by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist into sabotaging a deal to lower the U.S. budget deficit. After Kyl indicated that he was open to a super committee deal that would raise revenues as well as cut spending, Politico reported that Norquist…

Cain says TSA profiling isn’t like ‘driving while black’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain insisted Sunday that allowing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to profile airline passengers was different than “driving while black.” During a CNN debate earlier this month, Cain proposed a policy which he called “targeted identification” to find terrorists at airports, something most people call racial…

Huntsman: ‘Not running’ from support of in-state tuition for immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said Sunday that he was “not running” his past support for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. Both former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have recently been hit with criticism for policies that could benefit immigrants. During a September debate for the…

Schecter: Reagan and the Right made Iran what it is today

RT America is the U.S. bureau of RT, formerly Russia Today. From its Washington, DC studio comes this clip of Peter Levelle’s show “Crosstalk” in which disgraced Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams goes head-to-head against The Real McCain author Cliff Schecter. Sparks fly as Williams criticizes President Obama on…

Obama thanks military members and volunteers on Thanksgiving

President Obama wished the American people a happy Thanksgiving on Thursday, saying he was especially thankful for military service members and soup kitchen volunteers. “We’re especially grateful for the Americans who defend our country overseas. To all the service members eating Thanksgiving dinner far from your families, the American people…

Abusive Texas judge claims child abuse victims are ‘fantasizers’

An Aransas County judge, who was caught on tape brutally beating his daughter, has been suspended by the Texas Supreme Court. Judge William Adams (R) agreed to a suspension without pay while the State Commission on Judicial Conduct investigates the allegations against him, according to The Associated Press. The clerk…

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