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Wendy Davis: ‘We are up for the fight’ to defeat restrictive abortion bill

In an interview Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis spoke about filibustering a bill which would make the state’s abortion regulations some of the strictest, saying she refused to believe it would eventually become law. “I’m an eternal optimist,” Davis said. “I believe in the…

Reporters asked if they are U.S. citizens at Perry town hall

At a town hall event in New Hampshire Wednesday morning for Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), reporters have indicated that they were asked if they were U.S. citizens. According to CNN, member of the press were posed this by an employee for Granite State Manufacturing, a defense contractor hosting the town…

Romney: Don’t cut Israel aid

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to boost military help to Israel, his campaign said Sunday, a day after he seemed to back starting the ally’s aid package at zero. “Mitt Romney firmly believes that the United States must continue supporting Israel and increase military aid…

Romney has clear lead among Republicans: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and almost half of the party’s voters expect him to be the nominee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Twenty-eight percent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of…

Republican candidates vow to stop Iran nuclear bomb

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would stop Iran from developing an atomic bomb but differed over how to do it in a debate that tested their knowledge of world hotspots. The U.S. economy has been the No. 1 issue for the 2012 election…

Letterman’s ‘Top 10 Rick Perry excuses’ as read by Rick Perry

Yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry capped off a day of damage control interviews after his gaffe-tastic performance at Wednesday night’s debate with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The flagging Republican candidate read the night’s Top Ten List, “The Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses”. Watch the clip,…

A year before elections, Obama leads Hispanic vote

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama holds a comfortable lead over his Republican rivals among Hispanic voters a year before elections, but with less enthusiasm than in 2008, a poll showed Wednesday. A Univision News/Latino Decisions poll found Obama would easily outpace Republicans among Hispanics, with registered voters giving the president…

Perry: Reinstate military gay ban because ‘it worked very well’

If elected president, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) says he would reinstate the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy because it was so effective. “I think it worked very well,” Perry told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Tuesday. “I think the idea that the president of the United States wanted to…

Texas court stays execution as lawyers seek DNA test

CHICAGO — A Texas appeals court issued a last-minute stay of execution Monday for death row inmate Hank Skinner in order to determine if further DNA testing should be conducted on evidence from the crime scene. The stay comes just two days before Skinner was set to be executed for…

Lawyers urge stay of Texas execution to allow for DNA tests

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for a Texas death row inmate urged an appeals court Friday to stay his execution, just days before he is due to be put to death, to allow for DNA testing that could prove his innocence. Hank Skinner, who has been on death row for 16 years,…

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