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Rick Perry fires ‘relaxing’ sniper rifle in official campaign video

In an official campaign video released Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry explained that shooting sniper rifles was his version of golf. “This is my golf,” the candidate said, praising the owners of a gun shop that “make the finest sniper rifles in the world.” “I’m still trying to get…

Bachmann suggests Liberty University the greatest ‘in the history of the world’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did a little pandering Wednesday during her visit to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. “Is there any better university in the history of the world?” she asked the crowd of students, who she called “Christian warriors.” “I think we all know it is awesome to be…

Palin worries presidency might ‘shackle’ her

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hinted Tuesday that she might not run in 2012 because the presidency could be “too shackling.” “For logistical reasons, though, yes, certainly, decisions have to be made,” she told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “I’m going to keep repeating, though, Greta, through my…

Gary Johnson condemns booing of gay soldier at GOP debate

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday condemned audience members who booed a homosexual U.S. soldier during the Fox News GOP presidential debate. “If I have one regret from last evening, it’s that I didn’t stand up and say, you know, you’re booing a U.S.…

Fox News panel: Perry campaign near ‘total collapse’

A panel of conservative pundits on Fox News savaged Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Sunday after the candidate had a rough week. The Texas governor followed a poor debate performance with a loss to Herman Cain in the Florida straw poll Saturday, a defeat made even worse by the fact…

GOP debate audience boos gay soldier

A question from a gay soldier was met with boos during Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate. “In 2010 when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was because I’m a gay soldier and I didn’t want to lose my job,” Stephen Hill, a…

Cornel West: Cold-hearted Republican Party tied to oligarchs

Public intellectual and Princeton professor Cornel West said Tuesday on MSNBC that the Republican Party was “mean, coldhearted and tied to oligarchs,” but Democrats were “spineless” and unwilling to fight them. “Looks like Barack Obama is going to have some spine, but it could be a two-step,” he said. “It…

Minnesota legislature approves budget to end shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The Minnesota legislature approved on Wednesday in a marathon special session all the budget bills needed to end a state government shutdown that has lasted nearly three weeks. Called to a special session on Tuesday afternoon, the state House and Senate approved all 12 bills put to…

Bachmann denies migraines ‘incapacitate’ her

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) responded Tuesday to reports that she suffers from migraines, saying the condition would “not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief.” Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller published an anonymously sourced report Monday alleging that migraines “incapacitate” the Minnesota Republican for “days at…

How kids helped elect Michele Bachmann

While Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) is well-known for her small army of foster children, it’s another group of youngsters that she credits with her 2008 re-election, Mother Jones reported. It was the nearly six dozen 12 to 19-year-old homeschooled kids who went door to door for Bachmann who helped…

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