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Is Rick Perry a birther?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently told PARADE magazine that after talking to Donald Trump he doesn’t know if the birth certificate released by Barack Obama is legitimate. Trump briefly considered running for president in the Spring. He gained considerable media attention by questioning whether Obama was an natural born citizen…

Santorum: Obama ‘lost the war in Iraq’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed Sunday that by announcing the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, President Barack Obama had “lost the war.” The candidate told CBS’ Bob Schieffer that the Republican reaction to the president’s announcement had been scathing because the Obama administration failed to convince Iraq…

Ron Paul wins Ohio GOP straw poll by huge margin

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won a landslide victory in the Ohio Republican straw poll conducted on Saturday. Of the 428 Republicans who voted in the straw poll, nearly 54 percent cast their ballot for Paul. He was followed by businessman Herman Cain, who received about 26…

Bachmann: Gaddafi ‘may be’ still in power if I were president

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann admitted Sunday that Libya may still be under the rule of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi if she had been president instead of Barack Obama. In May, the candidate called the U.S. military action in Libya “a disaster in the making.” “If President Bachmann had been…

130 arrested as ‘Occupy Chicago’ tries to take Grant Park

About 130 protesters were arrested at an Occupy Chicago demonstration early on Sunday after they set up tents and refused to leave a public park after closing time, police said. The protests, which have spread across the United States and to other countries since starting in New York last month,…

‘Occupy Milwaukee’ organizer: Movement creating new political space

Peter Rickman, a member of UW-Madison’s Teaching Assistant Association, told The UpTake in an interview that the “Occupy Milwaukee” demonstration was part of a global movement for social and economic justice. Thousands marched October 15 and many of the protesters have remain encamped at a park in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.…

Struggling Nevada Latinos could bet on Republicans

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The casinos of Las Vegas may be glittering on the outside, but behind the bright lights the reality for many workers here, especially Latinos, has been pretty grim for the last few years. And President Barack Obama, who counted partly on the Latino vote to secure…

Immigrants fear for children in case of deportation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Parents who entered the United States illegally so fear for their future in Alabama that many are drawing up legal custody papers in case they have to leave their children behind following deportation. “They could just run us out of the country when we are out in…

Lindsey Graham on Iraq withdrawal: Obama ‘failed’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says President Barack Obama has made a “serious mistake” by planning to withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of the year. “I think in the last year he has made some very poor, dangerous foreign policy decisions at the strategic level,” Graham told Fox…

Police taser man who swings knife near Albuquerque ‘Occupy’ protesters

(Reuters) – Albuquerque police tasered a man who lunged at four Occupy Albuquerque protesters while swinging a knife and later told police that their presence was disrespectful to a state university, police said on Saturday. The man, 48-year-old Miguel Aguirre, approached at least four protesters on Friday near the University…

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