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Perry: ‘I don’t have memorized all of the Supreme Court judges’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry admitted Sunday that he didn’t know the names of all of the Supreme Court justices, who he calls “judges.” In an interview with the Des Moines Register Friday, Perry struggled for six seconds to remember the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He called her “Montemayor,”…

Bachmann: I’ve been a ‘private business woman’ since 5-years-old

There’s at least one thing about Michele Bachmann (R-MN) that Newt Gingrich (R-GA) can appreciate: She says she’s been a “private business woman” since she was 5-years-old. For the past few weeks, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — who Bachmann referred to as “Newt Romney” — has been calling to…

Santorum asks for ‘any help’ from Palin

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that he appreciated any help failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin can give his struggling campaign. Speaking on Fox News earlier this month, Palin applauded Santorum’s “ideological consistency.” “I reached out to her just to thank her for her kind comments and…

Perry wants constitutional amendment for prayer in schools

As president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says he would fight for a constitutional amendment to allow prayer in schools. In an ad released last week, Perry declared that President Barack Obama was waging a “war on religion” because gays are allowed to serve openly in the military and children…

Gingrich defends lead at Republican debate

DES MOINES, Iowa — White House hopeful Newt Gingrich took the gloves off Saturday as he defended his frontrunner status in a feisty debate among the narrowing field of Republican presidential contenders. Faced with a barrage of attacks on his conservative credentials, history of adultery and controversial remarks calling Palestinians…

Obama in annual festive showdown with Republicans

WASHINGTON — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — with tree lights twinkling, sleigh bells ringing and President Barack Obama locked in his annual Yuletide power struggle with Republicans in Congress. This year’s fight — over Obama’s demands for an extension of a workers’ tax cut and unemployment…

Gingrich stands by ‘invented’ Palestinians jab

Leading Republican White House contender Newt Gingrich has stood by remarks that Palestinians are an “invented” people, which have sparked outrage as he seemed to call into question long-held US policy on statehood. “Is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes,” Gingrich said during a thorny…

Ohio Democrats hope 2012 ballot measure will help Obama

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A referendum issue which Ohio Democrats hope could help President Barack Obama’s chances of winning the battleground state will appear on the November 2012 ballot. On Friday, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted certified that enough signatures were collected to put legislation dealing with voting procedures up…

Gloves off at Republican debate

The gloves came off at a Republican presidential debate as the narrowing field of White House hopefuls tried to undermine frontrunner Newt Gingrich, who did not hesitate to jab back. Gingrich’s main rival Mitt Romney quickly sought to sketch out the differences between the two, painting the former House speaker…

‘Middle class’ Romney tries to bet Perry $10,000

Most Americans these days can barely afford a friendly wager of $5 but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has claimed he’s part of the middle class, tried to bet fellow-candidate Rick Perry $10,000 Saturday night. During ABC’s debate at Drake University in Iowa, Perry noted that Romney had suggested…

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