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Herman Cain worries about Taliban forming part of Libyan government

During a press conference in Orlando, FL on Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain was asked about his stumbling and incoherent response to a question earlier this week about whether he agrees with the Obama administration’s policy on Libya. Cain attempted to put the best face on the much-mocked incident,…

‘I haven’t had a gaffe,’ Bachmann insists

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she would be the best person to face President Barack Obama in the general election because she hasn’t had a single gaffe. “[A]s people are looking at the candidate that is the most conservative and the most consistent candidate, I’ve been that candidate,” the…

Bachmann: ‘Absurd’ to waterboard me to prove it’s not torture

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is pretty sure waterboarding isn’t torture — but she says it would be “absurd” to find out for herself. During a recent CBS/National Journal debate, the candidate enthusiastically said she supported the interrogation technique. “It was very effective,” she claimed. “It gained information for our…

Herman Cain to receive Secret Service detail

While it is still early in the campaign for U.S. president, Republican candidate Herman Cain has received the protection of the Secret Service. Cain’s campaign personnel requested the agency’s help in response to apparent death threats against the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Federal law requires that requests for Secret Service…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Deficit caused by wars, tax breaks and Wall Street

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday urged the congressional debt committee not to propose any cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. “This country does in fact have a serious deficit problem,” he said to about 200 people packed in the Senate Budget Committee room. “But the reality is that…

Robert Greenwald slams Fox News over ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald appeared Thursday night on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss how the Fox News Channel has been covering the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Pundits on Fox News have routine blasted the protests, labeling them anti-capitalist and anti-American. “It is pretty clear what is going on,” Greenwald…

Sen. Rand Paul calls on Congress to formally end Iraq War

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill that would formally end the war in Iraq. President Barack Obama announced in early October that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the year’s end. But Paul said the war could…

Gingrich: ‘No such thing as 99%’

Newly minted frontrunner New Gingrich became the latest Republican to get “mic checked” by the Occupy movement at a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida Thursday. One tea party supporter agreed with Gingrich that the current 99 Percent protests were “destructive” to America. “Do you have a directive — do you…

Beck calls Santorum ‘the next George Washington’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck asked his listeners on Wednesday to consider Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum because he could be “the next George Washington.” “I don’t endorse candidates, I don’t get involved in politics,” the former Fox News host declared. “Rick Santorum is a friend of mine, but I…

No bond for GA’s alleged ‘Waffle House militia’

A Georgia judge has denied bond for the four men arrested November 1 for allegedly plotting to attack government buildings and personnel with plastic explosives and the neurotoxin Ricin. This video from the Associated Press discusses the men’s situation and their families’ hopes of having them home for Thanksgiving. Given…

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