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Perry would defy Supreme Court to protect anti-abortion laws

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday night that as president he would ignore a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down an anti-abortion law. During a debate sponsored by Personhood USA, Perry was asked what he would do if the Supreme Court ruled against a law “making clear that Fourteenth…

Romney: ‘Big Bird is going to have advertisements’

If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has his way then toddlers could be getting a dose of fast food advertising with their Bert and Ernie. During a campaign event in Clinton, Iowa Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a number of things he would do to…

5 strange things on which Occupy Wall Street spent donor money

While the Occupy Wall Street movement was raking in its more than $686,000 in donations from people all over the country determined to help the occupiers with food, shelter, sanitation and more, the Finance-cum-Accounting working group was allocating money based on General Assembly votes and other working group requests. Though,…

After promising no teleprompters, Bachmann reads speech from iPad instead

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has found a loophole in her pledge not to use teleprompters. At a campaign stop in Creston, Iowa Wednesday, the candidate read her campaign speech directly from an iPad tablet computer. “I have a statement I would like to read before I open up and…

Independent group tells Iowans to ‘vote rogue’ for Palin

One group in Iowa is keeping their dream of a Sarah Palin presidency alive. An independent group released a radio ad on Wednesday morning encouraging the state’s Republicans to “vote rogue” for the former governor of Alaska during the January 3rd caucus. “Are you unhappy with the current GOP field?” the…

Perry’s petition ‘oops’: Nearly half of Virginia signatures struck down

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has not had an easy go of it this campaign season, but his latest gaffe might be the worst yet. In a spectacular failure of organizational prowess, the Virginia Republican Party announced this week that both Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) failed…

Perry’s abortion ‘transformation’: No exceptions for rape or incest

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday declared that had undergone a “transformation” and no longer supported abortion in cases of rape or incest. During a campaign event in Iowa, Full Faith Christian Center pastor Joshua Verwers noted that Perry used to believe that abortion was acceptable for victims of…

Poll: Ron Paul poised to win Iowa caucuses

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), once labeled nothing more than a “gadfly” by a former Bush strategist, has emerged as the GOP’s leading candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses, the first post-Christmas poll to be published this year has found. With the nation’s first primary vote just six days away, Paul…

Morgan Stanley to lay off 580 U.S. employees

U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley will soon lay off 580 New York employees, according to an official US document, after earlier announcing plans to eliminate 1,600 jobs by the first quarter of 2012. The New York downsizing was outlined in a document filed with the state department of labor and published Tuesday, which…

Sexual assaults rise at US military academies

The number of sexual assaults reported at the country’s prestigious military academies rose sharply for the second year in a row, according to a Pentagon report issued Tuesday. A total of 65 sexual assault cases were reported at the three academies in 2010-11 compared to 41 reports in the previous…

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