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Bachmann aides shove reporters in flight from ethics questions

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was rushed out of a press conference on Tuesday afternoon after reporters began asking about an ethics investigation into her failed presidential campaign, leading to aides shoving reporters out of the way as they fled. Photos of the reaction were published by the Minneapolis Star Tribune,…

Politics of Christie’s weight likely to dog him in potential 2016 presidential campaign

Politics of Christie's weight likely to dog him in potential 2016 presidential campaign   TRENTON — In the week Hurricane Sandy hit, Gov. Chris Christie maintained a breakneck schedule of 11 news conferences, visits to 10 towns and at least seven national interviews — all on just hours of sleep.…

Matthews: The GOP is ‘treating women like they’re not voters’

Chris Matthews displayed Sunday morning his bemusement for the Republican Party’s comments and behavior towards women so far during the 2012 presidential campaign. “One of the time warps these days is watching Republicans ignore the simple fact that women vote and are the majority voters,” he said on his weekly…

Santorum campaign caught sending spam emails

The presidential campaign of former Sen. Rick Santorum is allegedly sending out unsolicited emails based on contact lists that it has obtained, a practice commonly known as spamming. The Next Web first reported that the Santorum campaign was sending unsolicited emails. Emails and a screenshot (see below) obtained by Raw…

In campaign u-turn, Obama embraces super PACS

In a key twist to the 2012 election, US President Barack Obama has reversed course and will encourage rich Democratic donors to back a fund that can raise unlimited millions for his reelection bid. Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina said Obama would allow cabinet members and senior advisors to address big money events, reasoning that Democrats…

Huntsman hits Ron Paul with another ad

Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released another video targeting rival Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on New Years Eve. The video is modeled on the science-fiction series The Twilight Zone and attempts to portray Paul as a kook who believes in conspiracy theories. The video shows clips of the Texas congressman talking…

Huntsman hits ‘unelectable’ Ron Paul with new ad

Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released an advertisement on Thursday that highlights Ron Paul’s highly controversial newsletters and questions his electability. Paul is the GOP’s leading presidential candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses, but has been plagued by racist, hate-filled newsletters that were published under his name. The newsletters were published…

Report: Perry called campaign donors from governor’s office

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is facing allegations that he used his office equipment to benefit his presidential campaign, after an Associated Press investigation into his phone records revealed that he spoke to numerous campaign donors and even met with an executive who would later create a political action committee…

Survey USA: only 10% want debate delay

The stats (SurveyUSA): A majority of Americans say the debate should be held. Just 10% say the debate should be postponed. A sizable percentage of Americans, 36%, think the focus of the debate should be modified to focus more on the economy. 3 of 4 Americans say the presidential campaign…

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