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Oklahoma argues for Sharia law ban in courts

Earlier this week in a federal court of appeals, lawyers representing the state of Oklahoma argued in favor of the reinstatement of a state law that would expressly ban Islamic Sharia Law from being recognized in court, Reuters reported. The “Save Our State” amendment was supported by 70 percent of…

Top 5 signs Newt Gingrich is still running for president

While former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was one of the first Republicans to officially announce his candidacy for the White House and was certainly the first-to be glitter-bombed, the leader of the Republican Revolution doesn’t seem to be leading much, lately. He certainly isn’t leading the polls: According to the…

WATCH LIVE: NBC’s Republican 2012 presidential debate

The GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California is moderated by NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris. The Republican candidates include: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former…

Perry to make debut at Republican debate

LOS ANGELES — Texas governor Rick Perry squared up to make his debut Wednesday at a Republican party debate, after surging into the race as frontrunner to be the GOP candidate against Barack Obama next year. The main Republican contenders for the US presidency are to take the stage at…

Newt Gingrich: Glitter bombing is clearly assault

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) is no fan of a tactic that has come to be known as “glitter bombing.” In May, he became the first 2012 presidential candidate to be doused with sparkly rainbow confetti for his opposition to same sex marriage. At the time, he brushed…

Herman Cain barely edges out Ron Paul in Georgia straw poll

Georgia businessman and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won the statewide straw poll held by the Georgia Republican Party on Saturday with 26 percent of the vote, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He beat Texas Congressman Ron Paul by only three votes. Cain was unable to appear at the poll…

Despite sinking polls and fleeing staff, Gingrich clings to 2012 campaign

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is back on the campaign trail as of last weekend, clinging to his candidacy despite having no staff and a lack of widespread public support. At a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles Sunday night, a reporter asked Gingrich if he still…

GOP hopeful Herman Cain admits he refused pizza to black neighborhood

In a startling admission recently, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, said that he would apply his experience in business to a potential job in the White House: specifically, his experience in denying pizza deliveries to a black neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. Cain, who is…

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses L.A. anti-abortion rally

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, viewed as a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, ventured far from his home state on Sunday to address a largely Hispanic group at an anti-abortion rally in Los Angeles. The governor’s English-language remarks to a crowd of about 5,000 came as part…

U.S. voters uncomfortable with Mormon president

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US voters are uncomfortable with the idea of a president who is a Mormon, even as former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, a Mormon, leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, a poll found. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey however showed that Romney would lose 41-47 percent…

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