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GOP Lawmakers To Introduce Bill To Force UN Reforms

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Rep. (R-FL) will introduce a bill requiring major changes to the United Nations as a condition of continued U.S. funding, Bloomberg reports. The bill would require the UN to drop its funding formula, allow member states to direct funding to specific agencies as they desire, […]
GOP Lawmakers To Introduce Bill To Force UN Reforms
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Politics In 60 Seconds

[credit provider=”Flickr/Michael Gil” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/msvg/5194714251/”] Good morning. Here’s the news:1. For millions of Americans, the recession has become a way of life. They work week-to-week, job-to-job, doing what they can to stay afloat. Their standard of living steadily erodes. 
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An Open Letter To Missouri’s Senior Republican Leaders

In states across the country, great new Republican leaders are taking the party into a future of fiscally and constitutionally responsible government. And they are rejecting payouts to special interest groups that have been raiding government treasuries for years. 
An Open Letter To Missouri’s Senior Republican Leaders
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How Rick Perry Became A Millionaire

[credit provider=”Robert Morrow”] On the campaign trail, 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Perry plays up his humble roots as a dryland cotton farmer from rural Texas. He rarely, if ever, mentions that he has become a pretty savvy real estate investor during his more than 25 years in office.The Fort Worth […]
How Rick Perry Became A Millionaire
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Michele Bachmann To Release Memoir In November

[credit provider=”AP”] The Associated Press is reporting that 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is writing a memoir for release in November.Bachmann’s publisher, Sentinel, the conservative imprint of Penguin, says she’ll “share previously untold stories,” including “her roles as a tax attorney, a wife, a mother of five and a […]
Michele Bachmann To Release Memoir In November
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PERRY STANDS ALONE: Clear Frontrunner In New National Poll

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Texas Governor Rick Perry is incontrovertibly the new frontrunner in the Republican race to unseat President Barack Obama.In the latest CNN poll, Perry commands a double-digit lead over the other “top-tier” candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
PERRY STANDS ALONE: Clear Frontrunner In New National Poll
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Mitt Romney Claims He’s Doubling, Not Quadrupling, The Size Of His Beach Mansion

[credit provider=”Zillow”] 2012 presidential candidate clarified his much-maligned La Jolla, Calif. beach house expansion this weekend, telling a New Hampshire Union Leader reporter that he is doubling, not quadrupling, the living space of his oceanfront mansion.Romney told the Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid that the application, submitted two years ago, […]
Mitt Romney Claims He’s Doubling, Not Quadrupling, The Size Of His Beach Mansion
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Caterpillar CEO: Washington’s Partisanship Could Tank The Economy

[credit provider=”World Resources Institute”] In the wake of Congress’ protracted, highly partisan fight over the federal debt ceiling, the CEO of the world’s largest construction equipment company is worried that continued partisanship could stall future efforts to get the economy back on its feet.In an interview with the Financial Times, […]
Caterpillar CEO: Washington’s Partisanship Could Tank The Economy
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Cantor: Spending Cuts Must Offset Post-Irene Federal Disaster Relief

[credit provider=”ABC Video” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes/cleaning-irene-billion-damage/story?id=14399562″] With many parts of the northeast still underwater from Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irene, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says any federal disaster relief will have to be offset by spending cuts elsewhere in the federal budget.In an interview with Fox News, Cantor said the House will […]
Cantor: Spending Cuts Must Offset Post-Irene Federal Disaster Relief
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Michele Bachmann Thinks Hurricane Irene Is A Sign That God Is Mad At Washington

[credit provider=”Courtesy of tampabay.com”] Most of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates remained relatively quiet as Hurricane Irene made her way up the Eastern Seaboard this weekend.Not Michele Bachmann though. Appearing at the Sarasota County GOP rally in Florida yesterday, the Minnesota Congresswoman suggested that natural disasters like Hurricane Irene and […]
Michele Bachmann Thinks Hurricane Irene Is A Sign That God Is Mad At Washington
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GOP Plans Weekly Votes To Repeal “Job-Destroying Regulations,” New Tax Cuts

[credit provider=”Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/medilldc/5369711291/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] In a memo to Republican lawmakers, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) outlined his caucus’ plans for the fall — including almost weekly votes to repeal so-called “”Job-Destroying Regulations.”While the “Super Committee” focuses on $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction, Cantor says the House will “continue our focus on […]
GOP Plans Weekly Votes To Repeal “Job-Destroying Regulations,” New Tax Cuts
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Pataki Not Running For President

[credit provider=”Wikimedia”] George Pataki has decided not to run for president, a source close to the former New York governor told CNN. Pataki has been coy about a run for months, but showed few signs he was building up a large organisation in the early primary and caucus states.
Pataki Not Running For President
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Eric Cantor: Federal Hurricane Disaster Relief Would Have To Be Offset By Spending Cuts

[credit provider=”Weather Channel” url=”http://www.weather.com/maps/news/atlstorm9/truvu15_large.html”] A spokesperson for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said that if there is any damage caused by Hurricane Irene requiring federal disaster funding, the money would have to be balanced out by spending cuts elsewhere in government.”We aren’t going to speculate on damage before it […]
Eric Cantor: Federal Hurricane Disaster Relief Would Have To Be Offset By Spending Cuts
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POLL: Most Americans Are Furious With The Federal Government And Everyone In It

[credit provider=”mdanys/Flickr”] Americans are deeply dissatisfied with the direction of the country, its government, and its leaders, according to a new Pew Research centre survey released today.The poll found that a full 79% of Americans are discontented with the conditions in the country and 86% say they are “frustrated or […]
POLL: Most Americans Are Furious With The Federal Government And Everyone In It
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Rick Perry Says He Doesn’t Have The Privilege NOT To Run For President

[credit provider=”AP”] Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham today to defend his statements critical of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and address his relationship with the Bush family.The newly-minted GOP front-runner would not apologise for saying that Bernanke would be roughed up in Texas, saying, “I speak […]
Rick Perry Says He Doesn’t Have The Privilege NOT To Run For President
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The Big Businesses Powering Newt’s Campaign

[credit provider=”Pete Souza via Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Newt_Gingrich.jpg”] One of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s favourite lines is that he is “running on ideas.” And indeed, he has a reputation as an ideas man in Washington, D.C.Gingrich has an opinion on — and a plan for — everything from offshore oil drilling […]
The Big Businesses Powering Newt’s Campaign
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More Than 100 Business Leaders Sign Schultz’s No Campaign Donations Pledge

More than 100 business leaders — including AOL CEO Tim Armstrong — have signed onto Starbucks CEO CEO Howard Schultz’s letter pledging to withhold campaign donations to candidates of either party until they “strike a bipartisan, balanced long-term debt deal that addresses both entitlements and revenues,” POLITICO reports.
More Than 100 Business Leaders Sign Schultz’s No Campaign Donations Pledge
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So Much For The Economic Downturn: Congressional Candidates Set New Fundraising Record

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons / www.flickr.com/tracy_olson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/”] The Federal Election Commission announced Wednesday that congressional candidates raised a combined $285 million in the first half of 2011 — a new record for a six month period in a non-election year.House candidates raised $151.6 million — a 15.6 per cent increase over […]
So Much For The Economic Downturn: Congressional Candidates Set New Fundraising Record
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White House Won’t Say If Obama Has “Framework” For Jobs Plan

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Charles Dharapak”] White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not say whether President Barack Obama has a “framework” for his jobs plan.Briefing the press from Martha’s Vineyard where Obama is vacationing, Earnest provided few details about the president’s proposals to promote job creation and bring down the […]
White House Won’t Say If Obama Has “Framework” For Jobs Plan
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Jon Huntsman Takes Another Swipe At GOP Rivals, Says What Everyone Else Is Thinking

[credit provider=”BNET” url=”http://www.bnet.com/blog/advertising-business/the-10-craziest-election-ads-of-the-year-so-far/9899?pg=2&tag=content;drawer-container”] 2012 GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is keeping up the elbow jabs to his Republican rivals.At a recent fundraiser in Salt Lake City, the former Utah Governor took another barely-veiled swing at his fellow presidential contenders.
Jon Huntsman Takes Another Swipe At GOP Rivals, Says What Everyone Else Is Thinking
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Romney Campaign Takes Swing At Unions, Picks Up Key Backers

[credit provider=”Courtesy of mittromney”] Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is showing renewed signs of life today as the candidate picked up key supporters and launched another New Hampshire tour.Romney has largely been absent from the headlines this summer, as the debt ceiling fight waged on and opponents Rep. […]
Romney Campaign Takes Swing At Unions, Picks Up Key Backers
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WATCH: Tea Party Hero Marco Rubio Saves Nancy Reagan From A Bad Fall

[credit provider=”Courtesy of My Fox Orlando”] Tea Party darling Marco Rubio captured the hearts and minds of California Republicans this week, with a three-day swing through the Golden State that included a major knight-in-shining-armour moment.Already a rising star in the Beltway, the trip launched the Florida Senator on to the […]
WATCH: Tea Party Hero Marco Rubio Saves Nancy Reagan From A Bad Fall
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Rick Perry Won’t Say If He Still Wants To Repeal The Federal Income Tax

[credit provider=”Timesleader.com”] It’s been just one week since Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his 2012 presidential campaign, and already campaign staffers are doing some serious damage control to reassure voters that their candidate doesn’t want to completely dismantle the federal government.In the face of heightened scrutiny into Perry’s 2010 small-government […]
Rick Perry Won’t Say If He Still Wants To Repeal The Federal Income Tax
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Perry Rises In Recognition And Maintains Positive Image

[credit provider=”Robert Morrow”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry is now recognised by 67% of Republicans and Republican leaners nationwide, an increase of 13 percentage points from two weeks ago. Still, six of the other nine candidates or potential candidates are better known than Perry, led by Sarah Palin (97%) and Rudy […]
Perry Rises In Recognition And Maintains Positive Image
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AWKWARD: Rick Perry’s Chief Of Staff Is Married To Romney’s Top Texas Fundraiser

[credit provider=”meg_williams via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/meg_nicol/2189660611/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] In March 2010, it is unlikely that Ray and Leslie Sullivan could have anticipated the situation they currently find themselves in. At the time, he was Gov. Rick Perry‘s chief of staff, and she was one of Perry’s top fundraisers for his re-election campaign.She parted […]
AWKWARD: Rick Perry’s Chief Of Staff Is Married To Romney’s Top Texas Fundraiser
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NEW LOW: Obama Job Approval Rating Drops To 38 per cent

[credit provider=”AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/sfexaminer.com”] President Barack Obama’s job approval rating dropped to the lowest level of his presidency in the Gallup daily tracking poll released Tuesday.According to the polling firm, only 38 per cent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, while a new high of 54 per cent disapprove. […]
NEW LOW: Obama Job Approval Rating Drops To 38 per cent
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Here Are 9 Things GOP Frontrunner Rick Perry DOESN’T Believe In

[credit provider=”AP”] It’s been only nine months since Texas Gov. Rick Perry released Fed Up! Our Fight To Save America From Washington, but his presidential campaign is already distancing the candidate from his fiery 191-page manifesto.Facing the heightened scrutiny of a presidential campaign, Perry’s fledgling team has disavowed some of […]
Here Are 9 Things GOP Frontrunner Rick Perry DOESN’T Believe In
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Jon Huntsman Throws Up A Hail Mary With Media Blitz

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] After spending months as the cellar-dweller of the GOP 2012 presidential field, Jon Huntsman is launching himself on the media in a desperate attempt to get some national exposure.Since Friday, Huntsman has gone rogue on the GOP, taking to Twitter and cable news networks to slam his […]
Jon Huntsman Throws Up A Hail Mary With Media Blitz
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Feds Will Give Amtrak’s Acela A $4.5 Million PER-SECOND Upgrade

The Department of Transportation announced Monday that the government will spend $450 million upgrading a 24-mile stretch of rail between Trenton and Brunswick, New Jersey, on the busy Northeast Corridor to allow Amtrak’s signature Acela trains to reach 160 miles-per-hour.
Feds Will Give Amtrak’s Acela A $4.5 Million PER-SECOND Upgrade
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Rick Perry Doesn’t Think Social Security Is Unconstitutional (Anymore)

[credit provider=”AP”] Just over a week into his 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is already doing political backflips over some of the more extreme conservative ideas espoused in his fiery 2010 book, Fed Up!Perry’s problems largely stem from the book’s position on Social Security, which he suggests violates […]
Rick Perry Doesn’t Think Social Security Is Unconstitutional (Anymore)
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Climate Science Shouldn’t Be Religion For Left Or Right

[credit provider=”JUAN-VIDAL” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3892975462/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] I wish to associate myself with these remarks of Jonathan Adler’s, so I hope he will forgive me for the extended excerpt: Although Christie adopted the desired policy — withdrawing from RGGI — some conservatives are aghast that he would acknowledge a human contribution to global warming. […]
Climate Science Shouldn’t Be Religion For Left Or Right
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Paul Ryan Is Officially NOT Running For President

The Weekly Standard reports that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made the final decision that he is not running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.Ryan, the chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee and champion of fiscal conservatism, has been courted by Establishment Republicans, including Karl Rove and Frank […]
Paul Ryan Is Officially NOT Running For President
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I Asked A Senior Administration Official Whether Republicans Are Intentionally Trying To Tank The Economy To Get Obama Fired…

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall”] A couple of months ago, when the Republican Party suddenly got serious about America’s debt-and-deficit problem after ignoring it for a decade, the suspicion among cynics was that this newfound religion was just a convenient way to get President Obama fired and themselves reelected.After all, swing […]
I Asked A Senior Administration Official Whether Republicans Are Intentionally Trying To Tank The Economy To Get Obama Fired…
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Obama’s Wall Street Donors Move To Romney

At least 67 Wall Street executives who backed President Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign are abandoning his campaign for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s, The Hill reports.
Obama’s Wall Street Donors Move To Romney
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George Pataki “Strongly Considering” Presidential Run

[credit provider=”Wikimedia”] A spokesman for former New York Governor George Pataki confirms to NY1 that the Republican is “strongly considering” a bid to unseat President Barack Obama.Pataki has made few outward signs of planning a run, and no organisation appears to be in place in any of the early states.
George Pataki “Strongly Considering” Presidential Run
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Rick Perry Seems To Think Obama Controls The Fed

Texas governor and 2012 Presidential Candidate Rick Perry has no qualms about his controversial statements about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in which he appeared to threaten the nation’s lead central banker.
Rick Perry Seems To Think Obama Controls The Fed
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Jon Huntsman Goes Rogue; criticises Entire GOP Field On Economy

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Creative Commons”] GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is taking a page from John McCain’s 2000 campaign and telling it like it is.In an interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper on ‘This Week,’ the former Utah governor and Obama Ambassador to China criticised the entire GOP field — saying they […]
Jon Huntsman Goes Rogue; criticises Entire GOP Field On Economy
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The Top 10 Wealthiest Members of Congress And How They Made Their Fortunes

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons / www.flickr.com/tracy_olson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/”] Just how rich are the wealthiest members of Congress?Roll Call took a look at Congressional financial disclosure forms to determine which lawmakers have the deepest pockets.
The Top 10 Wealthiest Members of Congress And How They Made Their Fortunes
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Missouri’s Republicans Are Self-Destructing

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons.” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USAF_EOD_explosion.jpg”] While states like Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and New Jersey are founding and creating the way forward for excellent Republican government, Missouri’s Republican Party has decided that state government centralized planning for special interest groups is the way to go.Not that long ago, St. Louis’ extremely well-located […]
Missouri’s Republicans Are Self-Destructing
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Republicans Worried GOP Front-Runner Rick Perry Won’t Appeal To Independent Voters, Jeopardizing GOP Chances In 2012

[credit provider=”AP”] Congressional Republicans are worried that Rick Perry’s campaign has become a gaffe machine that may endanger the party’ chances of unseating President Barack Obama, POLITICO reports. As the Texas governor takes on the role of front-runner, his statements, like the one critical of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, have GOP lawmakers concerned […]
Republicans Worried GOP Front-Runner Rick Perry Won’t Appeal To Independent Voters, Jeopardizing GOP Chances In 2012
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Michele Bachmann Has A Dark Side On The Campaign Trail

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 team has gained a reputation for hostility on the campaign trail.In the two months since Bachmann launched her bid for the 2012 Republican nomination, the Minnesota congresswoman’s security staff has gotten into at least five tussles with reporters, some of […]
Michele Bachmann Has A Dark Side On The Campaign Trail
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Former Goldman VP: I Changed My Name Because I’m A Descendant Of A Count

[credit provider=”www.bbrslaw.com” url=”http://www.bbrslaw.com/website/p7-phaller.html”] The progressive blogosphere was buzzing today after a report revealed a former Goldman Sachs VP changed his name shortly after leaving the bank and before joining House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California).The article from ThinkProgressive claimed Peter Haller, formerly known […]
Former Goldman VP: I Changed My Name Because I’m A Descendant Of A Count
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Evangelicals Are Already Using Rick Perry’s Prayer Rally To Recruit Voters

[credit provider=”AP”] Evangelical leaders behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s stadium prayer rally are urging attendees to get involved in a new initiative to energize Christian voters. organisers for the Aug. 6 rally, called “The Response,” have repeatedly insisted that the event was “apolitical,” despite the fact that it was spearheaded by […]
Evangelicals Are Already Using Rick Perry’s Prayer Rally To Recruit Voters
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BANKSHOT: Huntsman Attacks Romney Through Perry

Former Utah Gov. and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman used Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s statements saying he does not believe in evolution and global warming to attack his rival for mainstream GOP support, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
BANKSHOT: Huntsman Attacks Romney Through Perry
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How Teddy Roosevelt Brought The Republican Convention To Tampa

[credit provider=”youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHpnwKgcRHg”] The Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa Bay, Fla., next year, thanks in part to the dynamic duo of former president Theodore Roosevelt and former governor Charlie Crist.Sort of.
How Teddy Roosevelt Brought The Republican Convention To Tampa
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OUCH! The RNC’s Hilarious Postcards From Obama’s Island Vacay

[credit provider=”RNC”] The Republican National Committee is up with a new website today poking fun at President Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation.Visitors can send postcards featuring Obama relaxing, with one-liners critical of his leadership of the economy.
OUCH! The RNC’s Hilarious Postcards From Obama’s Island Vacay
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Details Emerge On Obama Jobs, Debt Plan

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4251318245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Details are slowly emerging on President Barack Obama’s jobs and debt plan, a day after the White House leaked that the he will deliver a major address on the issues shortly after labour Day. The president will use the opportunity to encourage the “Super Committee” to embrace economic […]
Details Emerge On Obama Jobs, Debt Plan
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Politics In 60 Seconds

Good morning. Here’s the news:1. Stock index futures point to a sharply lower open on Wall Street today. Asian markets took a beating overnight. European markets are down on the day so far. Global growth prospects and the ongoing crisis of the eurozone seem to be the “macro” concerns. 
Politics In 60 Seconds
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Bachmann Staffer Was Accused Of Trying To Start A Christian Nation In Uganda

[credit provider=”AP”] An evangelical organiser whose “tremendous” effort helped Michele Bachmann win the Ames Iowa Straw Poll last weekend was arrested on gun possession charges in Uganda in 2006, The Atlantic reports. The staffer, Peter E. Waldron, like many American evangelicals working in Uganda, has ties to the country’s anti-gay movement, […]
Bachmann Staffer Was Accused Of Trying To Start A Christian Nation In Uganda
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Blue Partisans Shorten The Lines

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Press reaction to events in Wisconsin remains educational. The introduction of legislation curtailing union rights and activities for most public employees in Wisconsin was first billed as a victory in disguise: a triggering event that launched the flight of the legislators and a wave of demonstrations that […]
Blue Partisans Shorten The Lines
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Perry Doesn’t Need “The Money”

[credit provider=”Flickr Texas Governor Rick Perry” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasgovernor/5465715588/”] Here’s a quote from Politico‘s Jonathan Martin, which captures the view of most “insiders” in Washington, DC, regarding the presidential campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry.Martin writes: “Perry’s comment (about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s “treasonous” behaviour) is exactly the sort of misstep […]
Perry Doesn’t Need “The Money”
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Here’s Who Wants Paul Ryan To Run For President

[credit provider=”ap”] Republican fiscal conservatives are coalescing around a candidate for president — and he currently isn’t in the race.Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan have all encouraged House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan […]
Here’s Who Wants Paul Ryan To Run For President
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Cantor Says No To New Stimulus Spending

[credit provider=”Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/medilldc/5369711291/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] House Majority Leader Eric Cantor put a damper on President Barack Obama’s plans to include new stimulus spending in the bill to be drafted by the “Super Committee.”In a memo to House Republican lawmakers, Cantor called for “policy certainty,” including the passage of a full-year budget for […]
Cantor Says No To New Stimulus Spending
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The New York Times SLAMS Obama

The New York Times opened up with both barrels at President Barack Obama today — with two editorials criticising the president’s leadership.
The New York Times SLAMS Obama
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Obama Looks To The Super Committee To Solve All Of His Problems

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4251318245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] President Barack Obama is turning to the ‘Super Committee’ to solve all of his administration’s problems with Congress.To head off steep cuts to both Medicare and the defence Department, Congress must pass $1.5 trillion in cuts to the federal deficit by the end of the year — […]
Obama Looks To The Super Committee To Solve All Of His Problems
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Is Michele Bachmann Secretly A Millionaire?

2012 presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus could be worth up to $2.8 million, but owe as much as $750,000 in outstanding loans, according to 2010 financial disclosure documents filed late last week.
Is Michele Bachmann Secretly A Millionaire?
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Obama Gives Rick Perry Advice, Says “I’ll Be Ready” For GOP Next Year

[credit provider=”CNN”] In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, President Barack Obama said he’ll be ready for his GOP challenger next year — and offered up some advice to Texas Governor Rick Perry after his recent gaffes.Asked what he though of the field lining up to oppose him, Obama replied, […]
Obama Gives Rick Perry Advice, Says “I’ll Be Ready” For GOP Next Year
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Mitt Romney Used To Be A Huge Rick Perry Fan

[credit provider=”AP”] Just three months ago, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was lavishing praise on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, his future rival for the 2012 Republican nomination.In a visit to Arlington, Texas this May, Romney revved up the crowd by heaping compliments on the Perry’s economic and conservative record:
Mitt Romney Used To Be A Huge Rick Perry Fan
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Bachmann’s Campaign Bus Was Once John McCain’s Straight Talk Express

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkradionews/6033488743/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza tweets: “little-known fact: in a former life, [Rep. Michele] Bachmann’s bus was [Sen. John] McCain’s Straight Talk Express.”It’s probably safe to say that other than this, the Republican presidential candidates have little in common, with McCain criticising the Tea Party that Bachmann […]
Bachmann’s Campaign Bus Was Once John McCain’s Straight Talk Express
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GOP Super Committee Member Says He Will Protect Entitlements, Consider Closing Tax Loopholes

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/republicanconference/5515296247/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), selected by Speaker of the House John Boehner to serve on the joint bipartisan deficit reduction committee, told constituents this week that he would oppose any effort to cut entitlement benefits for current beneficiaries or raise the retirement age.”It’s critical…for people that are […]
GOP Super Committee Member Says He Will Protect Entitlements, Consider Closing Tax Loopholes
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HE’S OFF! Rick Perry Jumps To Double-Digit Lead Over Romney, Bachmann In New Poll

[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the newest entrant in the 2012 Republican presidential race, has a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports. According to the telephone survey, Perry has the support of 29% of likely Republican primary voters. Romney, […]
HE’S OFF! Rick Perry Jumps To Double-Digit Lead Over Romney, Bachmann In New Poll
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Why Republicans Should Hate Michele Bachmann

Newsflash (a few days after the fact, of course):  over the weekend, Michele Bachmann won Iowa’s straw poll (a fundamentally unimportant win, of course, but one that must be recognised). 
Why Republicans Should Hate Michele Bachmann
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Rick Perry Defends Threatening Ben Bernanke

[credit provider=”Viceland.com”] Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign offered some clarification of the candidate’s suggestion that Texas would treat Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke “pretty ugly” if he printed more money before election day.In a statement to the Washington Post, Perry spokesman Mark Miner wrote:
Rick Perry Defends Threatening Ben Bernanke
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