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Rick Perry growing ‘more comfortable’ with ‘call’ to run for president

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry is growing ever more comfortable with party members unhappy with the current field calling on him to run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. “I’m not ready to tell you that I’m ready to announce that I’m in,” Perry told The Des Moines Register. “But…

Obama, lawmakers press ahead on elusive debt deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and congressional leaders pressed ahead with private talks on deficit reduction on Saturday, seeking an as-yet-elusive way to lift the debt ceiling and avoid a U.S. default next month. Congress must raise the $14.3 trillion limit on U.S. borrowing by August 2 or the…

Ron Paul expands TV ad campaign to Nevada

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is expanding his TV advertising campaign in early caucus and primary states, ABC News’ Jason Volack reported. The 65-second “Conviction” ad that began airing in Iowa and New Hampshire on Friday will extend to Nevada on Monday. “Nevada is a key constituency with…

Obama demands debt decision as global alarm spreads

US President Barack Obama was to address the nation Friday after giving divided lawmakers 24-36 hours to strike a deal to avert a possible August debt default that has sparked global alarm. After days of tense negotiations and downgrade warnings from credit ratings agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, Obama…

Obama urges Republicans to follow Reagan example

President Barack Obama urged Republicans to draw inspiration from the hero of fiscal conservatives, Ronald Reagan, who had agreed to revenue increases to cut the US deficit. “Ronald Reagan repeatedly took steps that included revenue, in order for him to accomplish some of these larger goals,” Obama told CBS in…

Bachmann did not read pledge calling slavery a better arrangement for blacks

When Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann signed a pledge that claimed black Americans were better off as slaves than they are today, she apparently hadn’t read it in detail. Her campaign said Saturday that she actually didn’t agree with that part of the pledge. By signing the pledge created by…

GOP candidate Gary Johnson blasts Family Leader pledge

Republican presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson said that a pledge created by The Family Leader, a conservative, Iowa-based Christian group was “offensive to the principles of liberty and freedom on which this country was founded.” Two other Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Rick…

McConnell: Stopping Obama’s re-election still ‘single most important’ goal

Even with the country on the brink of default, the Senate’s highest ranking Republican says his “single most important” goal is to make Barack Obama a one-term president. “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch…

Karl Rove expects Gov. Rick Perry to join 2012 GOP presidential race

Former George W. Bush political aide Karl Rove said Wednesday that he believes Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry will run for president, The Hill reported. “I think you’re right that he’s going to run,” Rove said on the Fox Business Network. “This is a big state with nearly 24 million…

White supremacist David Duke moves toward presidential run

Another Republican is itching to jump into the 2012 presidential race. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is launching a 25 state tour to drum up support for a presidential run, according to the The Daily Beast. While the presidential hopeful claims his views have evolved, he recently described…

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