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Cain on his Social Security plan: It’s ‘personalization,’ not ‘privatization’

It wasn’t a memorable post-Republican debate experience for Herman Cain on MSNBC Wednesday evening. Interviewed by the cable network’s panel, Cain was challenged by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson about his plan of Social Security going the route of Chile’s model. “I covered South America, I covered Chile,” Robinson said.…

Cain on his Social Security plan: It’s ‘personalization,’ not ‘privatization’

It wasn’t a memorable post-Republican debate experience for Herman Cain on MSNBC Wednesday evening. Interviewed by the cable network’s panel, Cain was challenged by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson about his plan of Social Security going the route of Chile’s model. “I covered South America, I covered Chile,” Robinson said.…

Flashback: Romney wanted privatization of Social Security in 2007

Mitt Romney tried to present himself as a stark contrast to Rick Perry’s aggressive stance on Social Security at the GOP Debate Wednesday evening. But the former governor of Massachusetts isn’t a strong champion himself of the program in its original form. Romney has stated recently at a town hall…

Flashback: Romney wanted privatization of Social Security in 2007

Mitt Romney tried to present himself as a stark contrast to Rick Perry’s aggressive stance on Social Security at the GOP Debate Wednesday evening. But the former governor of Massachusetts isn’t a strong champion himself of the program in its original form. Romney has stated recently at a town hall…

Al Sharpton: Ronald Reagan the biggest loser in GOP debate

MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Wednesday night that Ronald Reagan was the “big loser” in NBC’s Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. “They were in his place,” he said. “Reagan, who raised taxes over and over again, and tripled the deficit. He couldn’t have won this…

Perry touts Texas jobs in Republican debate debut

Texas Governor Rick Perry made his closely-watched debut at a Republican debate, weeks after surging into the race as frontrunner to fight Barack Obama for the White House. Within minutes of taking the stage on Wednesday, Perry and former GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came to blows over the central issue…

Ken Vogel on Gov. Christie’s affiliation with the Koch brothers

Ken Vogel, chief investigative reporter for Politico, appeared Wednesday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the relationship between New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie and the Koch brothers. He noted the similarities between the Koch brothers agenda and Christie’s recent actions. Christie was the keynote speaker during a…

Cybercrime costs $114 billion a year: report

WASHINGTON — Cybercrime claimed 431 million adult victims last year and cost $114 billion, according to a report published Wednesday. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 said over 74 million people in the United States were cybercrime victims last year, suffering $32 billion in direct financial losses. Cybercrime cost China around…

GOP debate audience cheers Perry’s execution record

Republican voters at Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate expressed their approval of the death penalty by giving Gov. Rick Perry’s record on executions some of the loudest applause of the night. “Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times,” NBC’s Brian Williams…

Romney, Perry spar on jobs creation at GOP debate

One of the more combative moments of the Republican debate Wednesday evening was Rick Perry and Mitt Romney’s first face to face clash on stage. The back-and-forth was over which candidate had the better job creation record as governor, with both men jabbing each other with stinging comparisons to past…

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