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GOP 2012 candidate Jon Hunstman to skip Iowa caucus

Jon Huntsman, the former ambassador to China under President Barack Obama who resigned his post to present himself as a Republican presidential candidate, has announced that he will likely not participate in the lead-off caucuses in Iowa. Huntsman, who served as the governor of Utah from 2005 until he was…

Ron Paul slams Mitt Romney in ‘money bomb’ fundraiser email

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (TX) urged his supporters to donate to his campaign by noting his “establishment” contender, Mitt Romney, was able to raise $10 million from his “bailed-out banker buddies on Wall Street” in one day. “Establishment candidates are revving up their campaigns and trying to blow…

Sanders to Obama: Stop selling out

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders tore into President Barack Obama on Thursday, accusing him of cowering to Republican “extremists” and failing to stand up for progressive priorities. “The Republican House budget is the most radical right-wing extremist budget ever passed in the modern history of our country, and the more…

Mitt Romney officially enters 2012 presidential race

STRATHAM, New Hampshire (AFP) – Republican hopeful Mitt Romney officially entered the 2012 White House race Thursday, urging a radical change of economic course and accusing President Barack Obama of failing America. The 64-year-old former Massachusetts governor made his announcement at a farm in the state of New Hampshire, one…

Conservative think tank: Herman Cain’s rise proves the tea party is not racist

WASHINGTON – Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s rise in the Republican primary polls refutes charges of racism within the tea party movement, the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute argued Thursday. “The [tea party] movement is, in the mind of many in the Democratic Party and liberal organizations, rooted…

Former Bachmann campaign manager arrested for domestic assault

The man that played a key role in launching Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) political career was arrested Monday on domestic assault charges. Bill Pulkrabek is accused of felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault, according to The Pioneer Press. After being arrested at 4:20 p.m. in Woodbury, the…

Poll: Rudy Giuliani leads 2012 GOP contenders

WASHINGTON – A new CNN poll shows former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani narrowly leading the field of Republican presidential contenders for 2012. Giuliani won 16 percent of the 473 Republicans surveyed, one point ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who had 15. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin…

GOP Rep claims Obama elected because of ‘white guilt’

WASHINGTON – Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) said the only reason Barack Obama was elected president is that he’s “articulate” and “black.” “Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this,” Walsh told Slate‘s…

Republicans question Obama’s right to intervene in Libya

WASHINGTON — US Republican lawmakers on Wednesday questioned President Barack Obama’s ability to conduct military action in Libya because his 60-day congressional authority expired last week. “We are at war in Libya,” Republican Representative Justin Amash told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the subject. “Either Congress must authorize…

Democrat Kathy Hochul wins NY congressional race

BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) – Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset and won a special election to represent New York’s 26th congressional district on Tuesday, defeating Republican Jane Corwin. Hochul, the Erie County clerk, declared victory in the conservative upstate district with just over 70 percent of the vote tallied.…

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