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Colbert: ‘Piece of sh*t polling higher than Michele Bachmann’

On Monday night’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert reported on allegations that one CBS analyst admitted Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann would only get a few questions during last Saturday’s debate because her low poll numbers were “nearly off the charts.” “The big news is that a woman was…

Bachmann: Waterboarding is justified, like nuking Japan

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann explained her support for waterboarding Monday by likening it to the decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan during World War II. At Saturday’s CBS News/National Journal Republican presidential debate, Bachmann agreed with Herman Cain that waterboarding was an acceptable interrogation technique. “If I were…

Herman Cain: ‘A manly man don’t want’ a veggie pizza

Republican presidential candidate says real men like an abundance of toppings on their pizzas — as long as they aren’t vegetables. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told GQ magazine that he likes “lots of meat” on his pies. “The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the…

Bachmann: Be more like China, end ‘Great Society’ programs

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says that the U.S. should be more like China and do away with Great Society programs like Medicare and Medicaid. At a debate with seven other Republican candidates in South Carolina Saturday night, National Journal‘s Major Garrett asked Bachmann what programs she would eliminate as…

GOP debate audience cheers waterboarding

The audience at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate erupted into applause at the mention of waterboarding, an interrogation technique that is often described as torture. The National Journal‘s Major Garrett asked Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to respond to a Vietnam veteran who said he believed torture was wrong in…

Bachmann accuses GOP candidates of being ‘frugal socialists’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann asserted on Monday that many of her fellow Republican candidates were “frugal socialists,” possibly referring to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Speaking to the conservative Family Research Council, the Minnesota congresswoman explained that President Barack Obama was engaging in a “massive redistribution of wealth and…

Republican candidates court Iowa insiders

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Five Republican presidential hopefuls auditioned for Iowa’s party insiders at a fund-raising dinner on Friday, sparing each other from criticism but dishing up plenty of red-meat attacks on Washington and President Barack Obama. Two months before Iowa kicks off the battle for the Republican presidential…

Poll shows peril for GOP candidates blasting Iraq withdrawal

Almost immediately after President Obama announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, his reelection rivals ripped into him for that decision. However, a Gallup poll released this week shows the danger of attacking the Iraq drawdown, as it found that fully three-fourths of…

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