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Top 5 things the tea party will cheer

Merriam-Webster says that to cheer is to “applaud with shouts,” and to applaud something is “to express approval especially by clapping the hands.” Tea partiers have been doing both to express vociferous approval of many things of late, especially when the cameras have been rolling. While we all know what…

Obama says Americans reject Tea Party ideas

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the “vast majority” of Americans reject the ideas of archconservative Tea Party movement, in an interview broadcast Monday. “We’ve always had a anti-federal government bent in a chunk of our population. That’s nothing new,” Obama told NBC News, referring to the anti-federal nature of…

China hits back at Romney trade jibes

China slammed US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Thursday after he said he would end his country’s “trade surrender” to Beijing, accusing him and other would-be candidates of “scapegoating China”. An English-language commentary by the state Xinhua news agency called his remarks “old-fashioned and ill-advised”, warning: “China is no cause of…

Perry touts Texas jobs in Republican debate debut

Texas Governor Rick Perry made his closely-watched debut at a Republican debate, weeks after surging into the race as frontrunner to fight Barack Obama for the White House. Within minutes of taking the stage on Wednesday, Perry and former GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came to blows over the central issue…

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…

Texas wildfires destroy hundreds of homes

Wildfires destroyed at least 500 homes across Texas by Tuesday as authorities raced to evacuate residents and firefighters battled some of the worst blazes in the state’s history. The fires have been fanned by winds from a tropical depression that hit the southern United States over the weekend and have…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has large lead among Iowa GOP

Texas Governor Rick Perry is the favorite pick among Republican voters in Iowa, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa had taken issue with Perry’s “strategic” decision to “step on” the Ames Straw Poll by announcing his presidency on the same day. Fox News…

Perry sought to sideline nuclear waste site critic

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas governor Rick Perry tried to sideline a state commissioner who opposed expanding the scope of a nuclear-waste landfill owned by one of the governor’s biggest political donors, Reuters has learned. Bobby Gregory, owner of a wildlife ranch and landfill company south of Austin, had opposed a plan to let 36…

Perry slams Texas court for rule against abortion law

Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday slammed a court ruling that invalidated parts of a law he signed that would force doctors to conduct a sonogram for women seeking an abortion. “This important sonogram legislation ensures that every Texas woman seeking an abortion has all the…

Bachmann’s Irene comments just a joke: spokeswoman

MIAMI (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign said on Monday she was only joking when she described Hurricane Irene and last week’s earthquake in the eastern United States as a warning from God. The Minnesota congresswoman, who has gained media prominence for her fiery attacks on Democratic President…

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