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Gingrich signs pledge forbidding adultery

New GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich has signed a pledge from Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader that forbids committing adultery, according to the political blog The Iowa Republican. The pledge has already been signed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Rick Santorum. Former Massachusetts Governor…

Colbert: Trump debate headed down a ‘gold-plated crapper’

In this clip, Stephen Colbert examines the incredible shrinking Trump debate, which is currently on track to feature just Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and a pair of medium boxer-briefs who swear they were touched inappropriately by Herman Cain. Colbert has a suggestion as to what might fill the…

Santorum, Perry condemn new international LGBT rights strategy

President Barack Obama’s decision to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights around the world is a “war on traditional American values,” according to Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Obama on Tuesday ordered all government agencies that play an active foreign policy role to fight against…

CAIR thanks Ron Paul for countering Santorum at GOP debate

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Wednesday thanked GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul for rejecting profiling during CNN’s Republican debate, and directed their ire at another presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. During the Tuesday night debate, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted that Santorum had advocated profiling in the past. “Just to…

Ron Paul aide: He does not support the China currency manipulation bill

While some candidates in tonight’s Bloomberg/The Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College had a chance to respond to questions about the China currency manipulation bill that passed the Senate tonight, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) did not. But in an exclusive interview with Raw Story, senior aide Jesse Benton…

Forget 9-9-9, Santorum unveils 0-0-0 tax plan

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has fellow candidate Herman Cain’s number. At campaign stops across the country, Cain has been touting his “9-9-9″ tax plan. It calls for throwing out all existing tax policies and replacing them with a nine percent business flat tax, a nine percent individual flat tax,…

Santorum campaign blasts Perry’s view on marijuana

Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign accused rival candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry of being “out of touch” for suggesting in his book that states could legalize the use of marijuana. In his book Fed Up!, Perry said he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the use of marijuana for…

Perverts, perverts everywhere

I definitely think that Rick Santorum's quote was (probably accidentally) revealing of conservative attitudes about sex. In an attempt to explain why he supports banning gays in the military but doesn't want this to be characterized as bigotry, Santorum said this: I — I would say, any type of sexual…

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…

Rick Santorum: I smoked pot in college

In an interview that aired on CNN Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Piers Morgan that he had smoked marijuana while in college. “I admitted back when I was running for the Senate that when I was in college I smoked pot, and that was something I did…

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