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GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain defends Afghanistan non-answer

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Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he did not have enough information to express a clear policy on Afghanistan, but knew the United State’s relationship with Israel should be strengthened.

At the Fox News Republican debate in South Carolina two weeks ago, Cain struggled to answer foreign policy questions. He was the only candidate to not have a specific plan for our nation’s involvement in Afghanistan, claiming there was too much information he did not have access to. Cain was also the only one to oppose releasing the photos of Osama bin Laden.

“There are dozens of experts and military leaders I would need advice from before I could make an informed decision about a real clear plan for the USA’s involvement in Afghanistan,” he said in a statement released Sunday. “Similarly, a real clear strategy for every country with which we have relationships would be developed, regardless of whether or not we are involved in a military conflict.”

Cain added that he wanted the United States to withdraw from Afghanistan “and all war-torn countries as much as the next person” but was not going to “propose a half-baked plan” based on limited information.

“On the other hand, I do know enough about our solid relationship with Israel from decades of observations that I would make it even stronger, which isn’t just about dollars,” he added. “And, I would not be hesitant to let the rest of the world know that we will stand by and with our friends.”

Cain, the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, said he was able to succeed in business for over 40 years by asking the right questions, not by having an answer for everything.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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