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Real Republicans Just Aren’t That Excited About Chris Christie

[credit provider=”AP”] New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie potential candidacy is being called the mainstream GOP’s saviour , but most Republicans aren’t all that enthusiastic about him, polls show.A Washington Post-ABC News poll released today shows that just 42 per cent of Republicans want Christie to enter the race — and […]
Real Republicans Just Aren’t That Excited About Chris Christie
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Staff Flees Sinking Bachmann Campaign

A handful of key staffers on Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign have left in the past few days — including her lead pollster and senior adviser.
Staff Flees Sinking Bachmann Campaign
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SHOCK POLL: Cain Surges, Perry Collapses, And Romney’s Back In The Lead

[credit provider=”AP”] A Washington Post-ABC News released Tuesday shows a dramatic realignment of the GOP primary field — as a resurgent Herman Cain knocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry from the front-runner position.Perry’s campaign has suffered from gaffes and attacks by his opponents, and has thus far been unable to craft […]
SHOCK POLL: Cain Surges, Perry Collapses, And Romney’s Back In The Lead
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Critics Mock Michelle Obama’s Trip To Department Store

[credit provider=”AP”] Michelle Obama is catching some flak for having her picture taken at a Target department store in what critics contend must have been a deliberately staged photo-op.On Friday, pictures of Mrs. Obama emerged showing her wearing a disguise and shopping at a Target store in Virginia. As the […]
Critics Mock Michelle Obama’s Trip To Department Store
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Obama Demands Congress Vote On His Jobs Bill By The End Of The Month

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Chris Carlson”] President Barack Obama said he is calling on Congress to hold votes on his jobs bill by the end of the month, after weeks of legislative stalling on the controversial bill.Speaking at the start of a Cabinet meeting, Obama said he would be in touch with […]
Obama Demands Congress Vote On His Jobs Bill By The End Of The Month
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Obama Campaign Memo: GOP Candidates Out Of Touch With Americans

[credit provider=”Courtesy of The White House”] Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is out with a memo today highlighting polls showing Republicans as out of touch with Americans on issues from immigration to financial regulation.”The campaign to win the Republican nomination has become a campaign […]
Obama Campaign Memo: GOP Candidates Out Of Touch With Americans
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Perry Under Fire For Racist Name At Family Hunting Camp

[credit provider=”MSNBC”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing scrutiny over a hunting camp frequented by his family over decades, bearing the racially-charged name “N****head.”The Washington Post broke the news of the name — which predated Perry’s family renting the land — and it is raising more doubts about Perry’s electability.
Perry Under Fire For Racist Name At Family Hunting Camp
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Massachusetts Governor Says Obama, Democrats Need To Be Nervous

[credit provider=”NBC”] Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) told Meet the Press’ David Gregory Sunday that he hopes Democrats are nervous about their election chances next year.The Democratic governor said Sunday that such worries are warranted, because they reflect the feeling of the general population.
Massachusetts Governor Says Obama, Democrats Need To Be Nervous
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THE GLOVES COME OFF: Obama Blasts GOP Candidates

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4251318245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Speaking at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, President Barack Obama took a shot at his Republican opponents, calling them unpresidential for remaining silent while the audience at a debate booed a gay member of the military.Obama told the crowd that he doesn’t believe “in […]
THE GLOVES COME OFF: Obama Blasts GOP Candidates
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Now Mike Huckabee Is Rethinking A Presidential Run

[credit provider=”AP”] Mike Huckabee is reportedly taking another look at throwing his hat into the 2012 Republican presidential race.According to Reuters, sources close to the former Arkansas Governor say he is rethinking bid after being approached by conservative activists unhappy with the current presidential field.
Now Mike Huckabee Is Rethinking A Presidential Run
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Thaddeus McCotter’s Not Running For President But He Still Wants Your Money

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Thaddeus McCotter, the 2012 presidential candidate no one ever noticed, ended his bizarre White House last week, after Fox News excluded him from last week’s debate.But that hasn’t stopped the Michigan Congressman from making an end-of-the quarter push for donations. In an email to his […]
Thaddeus McCotter’s Not Running For President But He Still Wants Your Money
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Ron Paul Doesn’t Think The U.S. Should Have Killed Al Qaeda’s Anwar Al-Awlaki

[credit provider=”Courtesy of MSNBC”] 2012 presidential candidate and perennial contrarian Ron Paul denounced President Obama today over what he called the “assassination” of U.S.-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.”I don’t think that’s a good way to deal with our problems,” Paul told MSNBC this morning. “Al-Awlaki was born here; he […]
Ron Paul Doesn’t Think The U.S. Should Have Killed Al Qaeda’s Anwar Al-Awlaki
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The REAL Problem For Chris Christie: Republicans Are Going To Hate Him

[credit provider=”AP”] Republicans, perpetually dissatisfied with the 2012 GOP presidential field, have set their eyes on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and don’t seem to be taking his no(s) for an answer.Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s meltdown at last week’s Florida GOP debate added new urgency to their pleas — several big […]
The REAL Problem For Chris Christie: Republicans Are Going To Hate Him
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Actually, Keynes Didn’t Say “When The Facts Change, I Change My Mind”

[credit provider=”AP”] Yesterday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a fool of himself by affectionately quoting Republican bete-noire John Maynard Keynes—and then attributing the quote to Republican hero Winston Churchill.”When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?…” Romney proudly told a cheering crowd of supporters, to […]
Actually, Keynes Didn’t Say “When The Facts Change, I Change My Mind”
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FACT: Poor People Are Getting Screwed By Budget Cuts

We dodged another shut-down bullet, but only until November 18. That’s when the next temporary bill to keep the government going runs out. House Republicans want more budget cuts as their price for another stopgap spending bill.
FACT: Poor People Are Getting Screwed By Budget Cuts
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Michele Bachmann Is Literally Going For Broke

Michele Bachmann has been busily promoting her strategy for winning the Iowa caucuses, but people close to her 2012 presidential campaign say it is looking less and less likely that she will be able to make it that far.
Michele Bachmann Is Literally Going For Broke
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RICK PERRY’S LUCKY DAY: CNBC Goes Black For Social Security Question

[credit provider=”Courtesy of CNBC”] Fate was on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s side during his appearance on CNBC this morning.Faced with a hard line of questions about whether he really believes Social Security is an unconstitutional Ponzi scheme, Perry dodged and weaved for a few seconds before his feed went black. 
RICK PERRY’S LUCKY DAY: CNBC Goes Black For Social Security Question
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CAIN: Black Community Was ‘Brainwashed’ Into Voting For Obama

[credit provider=”AP”] Herman Cain, the upstart 2012 GOP candidate, said Wednesday that the black community has been “brainwashed” into voting Democrats into office.In an interview with CNN tonight, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, said that African Americans have been told not to consider conservative points of view.
CAIN: Black Community Was ‘Brainwashed’ Into Voting For Obama
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RICK PERRY: Shooting Sniper Rifles Is ‘My Golf’

[credit provider=”RPerry2012 via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/user/RPerry2012#p/a/u/0/riIYx6RJHI8″] Rick Perry’s presidential campaign has released a new web video that gives us a little bit of insight into what the Texas Governor does on his time off.The amateur video, titled “What To Do On A Day Off,” begins with a shot of Perry with […]
RICK PERRY: Shooting Sniper Rifles Is ‘My Golf’
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The Greatest Presidential Campaign Ads Of All Time

In 1952, Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson thumbed his nose at the new campaign messaging medium of concise television ad spots, thinking that voters would find them insipid. Dwight Eisenhower crushed him in the general election by an 11-point margin, giving Republicans the White House for the first time in […]
The Greatest Presidential Campaign Ads Of All Time
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POLL DISASTER FOR OBAMA

President Barack Obama is in deep trouble in the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, which combined with Florida will determine the outcome of the 2012 election.
POLL DISASTER FOR OBAMA
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BACHMANN 2.0: Rebranded Michele Tries To Revive Campaign

[credit provider=”AP”] In a last-ditch effort to revitalize her ailing 2012 presidential campaign, Michele Bachmann and her campaign team have unveiled a new campaign pitch to win over conservative voters.In a four-minute slideshow sent to the campaign email list this evening, Bachmann campaign manager Keith Nahigian outlines his strategy for […]
BACHMANN 2.0: Rebranded Michele Tries To Revive Campaign
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Desperate Michele Bachmann Begs For ‘Emergency Contributions’

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] 2012 presidential candidates and political action committees are loading up inboxes with fundraising pleas in a final push to boost third-quarter fundraising numbers. The Rick Perry camp broke out the big guns with an email from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a high-profile endorser. U.S. Sen. […]
Desperate Michele Bachmann Begs For ‘Emergency Contributions’
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SOLARGATE: Obama Was Warned About The Disastrous Solyndra Loan

[credit provider=”AP”] Nearly a year before Solyndra went bankrupt and engulfed the White House in scandal, President Obama’s top economic advisors warned him about the risks of the clean-energy loan program that granted the solar company more than a half-billion dollars.The Los Angeles Times reports that, at an October 2010 […]
SOLARGATE: Obama Was Warned About The Disastrous Solyndra Loan
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Does Mitt Romney Really Hate Harvard?

Mitt Romney has been giving President Obama a lot of flak for his ties to the “Harvard faculty lounge,” milking the anti-intellectual, Obama-is-an-elitist argument that plays so well with the conservative base.
Does Mitt Romney Really Hate Harvard?
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Facebook Creates Political Action Committee

[credit provider=”The White House”] Facebook is looking to try its hand at politics, filing papers this week to launch “FB PAC” to donate money to political campaigns.”FB PAC will give our employees a way to make their voice heard in the political process by supporting candidates who share our goals […]
Facebook Creates Political Action Committee
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Huntsman And Bachmann Hit Perry For Foreign Policy Inexperience

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr / Wikimedia”] GOP front-runner Rick Perry just can’t catch a break.The Texas governor is under fire from former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Rep. Michele Bachmann for his answer at Thursday’s GOP debate to a hypothetical question about Pakistan losing control of a nuclear weapon.
Huntsman And Bachmann Hit Perry For Foreign Policy Inexperience
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Memo To Rick Perry: It’s Over

[credit provider=”AP”] [Note: I get a lot of emails from politicians, political groups, and other inside-the-Beltway types, all the time. Occasionally, I get added to a mailing list that I quite obviously shouldn’t be on.
Memo To Rick Perry: It’s Over
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Berkeley College Republicans Plan Pay-By-Race ‘Diversity’ Bake Sale

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate/4439017429/”] Campus Republicans at UC Berkeley will host a controversial “diversity bake sale” tomorrow where prices will be determined by customer gender and race.According to Politico, the group will charge white men $2 for baked goods, Asian men will pay $1.50, Latino men will pay $1, black men […]
Berkeley College Republicans Plan Pay-By-Race ‘Diversity’ Bake Sale
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DEAL REACHED: Senate Brokers Agreement To Prevent Shutdown; House Must Still Act

[credit provider=”AP”] Senate leaders reached an agreement Monday afternoon to prevent a government shutdown on Saturday — ending a weeks long stalemate.The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced earlier Monday that it does not expect to require additional funding this week to replenish its disaster aid fund — making moot the […]
DEAL REACHED: Senate Brokers Agreement To Prevent Shutdown; House Must Still Act
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10 Epic Presidential Campaign Implosions

The long crawl of presidential nominating contests affords plenty of time for candidates to fizzle, self-destruct, or drop out. Gaffes, scandals, and even tears can sink a campaign well before the party conventions gather to pick the nominees.
10 Epic Presidential Campaign Implosions
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THE TRUMP PRIMARY: Why GOP Candidates Are Flocking To The Donald

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg”] Mitt Romney made the now-obligatory campaign visit to Trump Tower today to bow down to the real estate mogul/reality TV icon/birth certificate PI, following the footsteps of several of his 2012 GOP rivals.But unlike Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, Romney was camera-shy during his visit, reportedly […]
THE TRUMP PRIMARY: Why GOP Candidates Are Flocking To The Donald
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SHUTDOWN THREAT CONTINUES: House And Senate Square Off Over Disaster Aid

[credit provider=”AP”] With just five days to avert a government shutdown, congressional lawmakers have made little progress at ending a weeks-long stalemate over disaster aid.The House passed a temporary spending bill on Thursday night before leaving town for the week, which included  spending cuts to green jobs programs to offset an […]
SHUTDOWN THREAT CONTINUES: House And Senate Square Off Over Disaster Aid
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It Turns Out Rick Perry Owes His “Texas Miracle” To Two Things He Hates

[credit provider=”Rita Quinn via Flikr”] There are two things that former Texas Governor Rick Perry plainly hates– regulation and the Federal Reserve. However, a new paper published by the Dallas Fed (via Ezra Klein), shows that Perry has those two hateful things to thank for the so-called “Texas Miracle” of […]
It Turns Out Rick Perry Owes His “Texas Miracle” To Two Things He Hates
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Herman Cain Rakes In The Dough After Big Debate Performance

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] After a big debate performance at Thursday’s Fox News/Google and an upset victory at Thursday’s Florida Presidential straw poll, businessman Herman Cain’s campaign is on fire.With high-profile bookings on the Today Show, CNN’s American Morning, and Fox and Friends, Cain’s media blitz and recent successes are paying […]
Herman Cain Rakes In The Dough After Big Debate Performance
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PERRY-ROMNEY FEUD: Perry Web Ad Slams Romney’s ‘Integrity Problem’

[credit provider=”perrytruthteam via Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GfdHx9_7rg”] He might be losing his foothold as the 2012 Republican frontrunner, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t going anywhere just yet.The Perry camp went on the attack this morning with a new web video and a press release slamming GOP rival Mitt Romney for having […]
PERRY-ROMNEY FEUD: Perry Web Ad Slams Romney’s ‘Integrity Problem’
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Before Winning The Florida Straw Poll, Herman Cain Almost Quit The Campaign

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Former Godfather’s Pizza executive Herman Cain tells Yahoo’s Chris Moody that he considered dropping out of the GOP nominating contest at least twice.In a upset, Cain defeated Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Saturday’s Florida Straw poll — and though while his prospects for winning the nomination are […]
Before Winning The Florida Straw Poll, Herman Cain Almost Quit The Campaign
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WATCH: AMAZING Video Of Rick Perry Dancing With Rabbis

[credit provider=”Office of Governor Rick Perry”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s foreign policy positions might not be entirely clear after last week’s debate, but he has left no doubt about where he stands on Israel.The Texas Governor was in New York last week, wooing members of the city’s Orthodox Jewish community […]
WATCH: AMAZING Video Of Rick Perry Dancing With Rabbis
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RICK PERRY’S AWFUL WEEKEND: Will He Be The Next GOP Candidate To Flame-Out?

[credit provider=”The Response” url=”http://theresponseusa.com/”] Texas Governor Rick Perry’s once-surging campaign is on thin ice after flailing in three debates and suffering defeats in two key-state straw polls.Once limited to the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal or The Weekly Standard, concerns over Perry’s electability are now very much in […]
RICK PERRY’S AWFUL WEEKEND: Will He Be The Next GOP Candidate To Flame-Out?
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SNL Skewers The GOP Presidential Candidates

[credit provider=”NBC”] NBC’s Saturday Night Live used its first cold open of the season to poke fun at the GOP presidential candidates.Host Alec Baldwin played Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and was asked by ‘Shep Smith’ if could “speak for more than 10 seconds without alienating your base.” The answer, of […]
SNL Skewers The GOP Presidential Candidates
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TODAY IN AMERICA: As Washington Bickers, Bridges Stay Out—Because FEMA Has No Money To Fix Them

[credit provider=”Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/”] Last week, our dysfunctional government started playing another game of political chicken, this time over funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).With no new funding, FEMA will run out of money next week. Democrats want to give FEMA more money to keep paying for disaster […]
TODAY IN AMERICA: As Washington Bickers, Bridges Stay Out—Because FEMA Has No Money To Fix Them
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Michele Bachmann: ‘P.S. I’m Running For President’

Like several 2012 presidential campaigns, Michele Bachmann’s campaign sent out an email today soliciting contributions for a third-quarter fundraising push.For the most part the email is pretty unremarkable. There are some choice Bachmannisms — “It is time to reach for the brass ring of liberty” — but otherwise it simply […]
Michele Bachmann: ‘P.S. I’m Running For President’
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Morgan Freeman: ‘Racist’ Anti-Obama Tea Partiers Are Controlling The Republican Party

[credit provider=”CNN” url=”http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/23/morgan-freeman-republicans-anti-obama-goals-are-screw-the-country-it-is-a-racist-thing/”] Actor Morgan Freeman tells CNN’s Piers Morgan that the Obama presidency made racism in this country worse — saying tea partiers are targeting Obama because of his skin colour.”The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party…their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes […]
Morgan Freeman: ‘Racist’ Anti-Obama Tea Partiers Are Controlling The Republican Party
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SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: Congress Squares Off Over Disaster Aid

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Charles Dharapak”] The Senate rejected the House funding measure to avert a shutdown Friday morning, setting off a high-stakes game of political showmanship with one week until the government runs out of money.In mostly party-line vote, the upper chamber tabled the House bill, which would have funded the […]
SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: Congress Squares Off Over Disaster Aid
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The Republican Dilemma: Electability Or Orthodoxy

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr / Wikimedia”] With President Barack Obama’s poll numbers somewhere between bad and awful, Republicans are facing the decision of whether to nominate a candidate closer to the party’s ideological base, or one who can appeal to a broader electorate.Tea Party firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann said […]
The Republican Dilemma: Electability Or Orthodoxy
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SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: No Deal In Sight To Avoid Government Shutdown — Again

[credit provider=”AP”] An already contentious debate over funding the government past September 30 intensified Thursday as Republicans amended their bill to be more amenable to GOP lawmakers and Democrats pledged to oppose it.In what is at latest government shutdown threat this year, without action by the start of the new […]
SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: No Deal In Sight To Avoid Government Shutdown — Again
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FLORIDA GOP DEBATE: The Romney-Perry Slugfest

Tonight’s Republican presidential debate quickly devolved into yet another showdown between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the two Republican frontrunners duked it out over Social Security, healthcare, and immigration. 
FLORIDA GOP DEBATE: The Romney-Perry Slugfest
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