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Huntsman says banks still ‘too-big-to-fail’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s Wall Street reforms failed to tackle the problem of “too-big-to-fail” banks, Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman said Wednesday in striking departure from GOP orthodoxy. Staking a position that appeared closer to anti-Wall Street protestors than his rivals for the Republican nomination, Huntsman said a tax…

Huntsman: Anti-Mormon pastor is a ‘moron’

Republican presidential candidate and Mormon Jon Huntsman on Monday called a Dallas pastor a “moron” for claiming that Mormonism was a false religion. TV evangelist and prominent religious leader Pastor Robert Jeffress called Mormonism a “cult” at a conservative gathering on Friday, just minutes after introducing Texas Gov. Rick Perry.…

Texas pastor stands ground on “cult” comment about Mormons

DALLAS (Reuters) – An unapologetic Pastor Robert Jeffress, who created a stir for calling Mormonism a “cult” at a political gathering, told hundreds of congregants at his Texas megachurch on Sunday that he welcomed the opportunity he’s had to warn people about a “false religion.” “I have not changed my…

Moore: Obama should be mad at himself

Before heading down to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Michael Moore appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight and said President Barack Obama shouldn’t complain about anyone else for the country’s current political environment. “He should be mad at himself first,” the filmmaker said. “This is like a quarterback who pisses away…

Moore: Obama should be mad at himself

Before heading down to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Michael Moore appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight and said President Barack Obama shouldn’t complain about anyone else for the country’s current political environment. “He should be mad at himself first,” the filmmaker said. “This is like a quarterback who pisses away…

Huntsman: Every president becomes irrelevant after two years

Jon Huntsman, Republican presidential candidate and former ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, made a gaffe Tuesday night while criticizing Obama’s jobs package at a town hall in New Hampshire. Huntsman called the $447 billion bill “irrelevant,” according to the Associated Press. The former Utah governor said that after…

Romney stands firm in refusal to sign pro-life pledge

When Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry signed the Susan B. Anthony List’s anti-abortion pledge Wednesday, the pro-life group claimed a significant victory: they’ve gotten virtually all GOP candidates to vow to appoint only pro-life cabinet members and high-level administration personnel, as well as to promote anti-abortion legislation.…

Huntsman calls on US Republicans to accept science

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman took a swipe at his rivals and warned his party against rejecting science in an interview that will air Sunday. “I think there’s a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party — the anti-science party — we have a huge problem,”…

Obama to claim success for Afghan surge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will argue Wednesday his Afghan war surge strategy has forged substantial progress and a “position of strength” which allows thousands of US troops to come home, officials said. In a primetime speech to a war-weary US public, Obama will say his decision to pour…

Jon Huntsman close to announcing presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Ex-US ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said on Sunday he is close to throwing his hat in the ring for the Republican presidential nomination, distancing himself from former boss Barack Obama. “We’re about a week and a half out,” he told CNN’s State of the Union, adding “we’re…

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