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Rick Perry signs anti-same sex marriage pledge

Texas Governor Rick Perry has become the latest Republican presidential candidate to sign a pledge from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), according to On Top Magazine. The group is dedicated to fighting same sex marriage and preventing same sex couples from adopting children. “Kudos to Gov. Rick Perry for…

Huntsman calls on US Republicans to accept science

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman took a swipe at his rivals and warned his party against rejecting science in an interview that will air Sunday. “I think there’s a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party — the anti-science party — we have a huge problem,”…

White House hopeful Huntsman scores on Twitter

WASHINGTON — Former US China envoy and Republican White House hopeful Jon Huntsman, lagging in public opinion polls, has scored big on Twitter with a shot at a rival’s dismissive comments about evolution and global warming. “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call…

Colbert Super PAC treasurer joins Rick Perry’s presidential campaign

Salvatore Purpura, the treasurer of Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC — called Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow — has resigned from his position to join Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential committee, according to Politico. “We’re not surprised,” Colbert said in an email to Politico. “Sal is the best in the…

Obama blames tea party for holding back economic recovery

PEOSTA, Iowa — President Barack Obama accused Republican Tea Party activists of holding back the economic recovery Tuesday, hiking pressure on Congress to pass his yet-to-be unveiled jobs plan. On the second day of a three-day bus tour of Midwestern states, Obama expanded on his theme that political brinksmanship in…

Perry under fire over veiled Bernanke threat

WASHINGTON — Republican White House hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry faced disbelieving and angry reactions Tuesday to remarks seen as threats of implied violence against Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke. At a campaign stop in the heartland state of Iowa on Monday, Perry said he would consider any attempt…

Republicans Perry, Bachmann share stage in Iowa

WATERLOO, Iowa (Reuters) – Two of the leading Republican candidates for president avoided confrontation on Sunday as they attended the same Iowa fund-raiser to court the party’s social and religious conservatives. Texas Governor Rick Perry, already seen as a leader in the field despite just entering the 2012 race on…

Republican race tightens into three-way brawl

WASHINGTON — The Republican White House race has sharpened into a three-way brawl, pitting a moderate businessman and a Tea Party firebrand against a Texas governor promising the best of both worlds. For months, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has led the polls despite conservative misgivings about his history of…

Obama embarks on campaign-style Midwest bus tour

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hits the road on Monday for a Midwestern bus tour that he hopes will leave doubts over his leadership behind in Washington. But the three-day trip throughIowa, Minnesota and Illinois – three states seen as vital to his 2012 re-election campaign — could put him in front of voters who,…

Pawlenty drops out of the presidential race

WASHINGTON — Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty announced on Sunday he is dropping out of the Republican presidential contest, after a distant third place finish in a key test vote. Pawlenty made the announcement after finishing with 2,293 votes Saturday in Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll — seen as a key…

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