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Report: Gingrich advised Freddie Mac on expanding home loans

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) claims he advised the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, otherwise known as Freddie Mac, against home loan practices that led to the housing market’s collapse in 2008 — but sources within the company tell reporters at Bloomberg News a different story. In a…

Poll: Ron Paul claims frontrunner status, soaring past Gingrich, Romney

A surprising new poll out of Bloomberg News on Tuesday morning found that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) is not the only Republican to benefit from the seeming demise of other prior frontrunners. Beating all the odds and the pundits’ expectations, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has emerged as one…

Poll finds Cain leading GOP; Romney, Gingrich tied for second

A survey published Friday by CBS News found that among Republican presidential candidates, former businessman Herman Cain has become the clear frontrunner, with former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tied, nipping at Cain’s heels. Despite Cain’s emergence as the party’s top choice at the moment,…

Obama approval rating rises to forty-seven percent

US President Barack Obama’s approval rating climbed to 47 percent in a new poll released Wednesday, closing on a level which could help him run a competitive reelection bid next year. In a Quinnipiac University poll, Obama’s approval rating rose from 41 percent in October, and the president held leads…

Romney atop Republican field in key states: poll

WASHINGTON — The race for the Republican presidential nod looked Wednesday to be Mitt Romney’s to lose, with a new public opinion poll showing the former Massachusetts governor ahead in four key early voting states. But the CNN/Time survey found the race for the party’s nomination to take on President…

Romney to Gingrich: The individual mandate was your idea

Republican presidential candidates clearly came to Tuesday’s debate with the intentions of taking on former Gov. Mitt Romney. After accusing Romney of backtracking on his suggestion that the Massachusetts health care law should be available to the entire nation, former Sen. Rick Santorum did his best not to allow him…

Gingrich raises $808,000 for 2012 bid, campaign $1 million in debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Republican presidential effort raised $808,000 in the third quarter but has more than $1 million in debt, his campaign said on Saturday. Gingrich, who launched his candidacy in May to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, has…

Cain takes lead in Republican nomination race: poll

WASHINGTON — Former pizza executive Herman Cain has vaulted to the lead of Republican presidential contenders in a national poll released Wednesday. The new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll gave Cain, known for blunt talk and his succinct “9-9-9″ tax-slashing plan, 27 percent of likely Republican primary voters. It was…

Romney clings to lead in hot race for Republican nod

WASHINGTON — Former pizza chain executive Herman Cain has surged in the race for the Republican presidential nomination and is hot on the heels of frontrunner Mitt Romney, a new Gallup opinion poll showed Monday. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, led the crowded field with 20 percent of Republicans and…

Romney still holds wide lead in New Hampshire: poll

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a wide lead in the early primary state of New Hampshire, with former pizza executive Herman Cain a distant second place, a poll showed. Romney, a former governor from neighboring Massachusetts, leads the Republican field with 37 percent support…

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