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S.C. Lawmakers Hope to Draft Christie

S.C. Lawmakers Hope to Draft Christie

Disappointed by the current crop of GOP presidential candidates, a group of Republican state lawmakers in South Carolina are attempting to prod New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the increasingly crowded contest. Led by state Reps. Kris Crawford and Phyllis Henderson, about a dozen lawmakers […]

by · June 10, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Fred Karger Says Republican Field is ‘Mediocre’

Fred Karger Says Republican Field is ‘Mediocre’

In an interview with David Frost that aired on Al Jazeera television last Friday, long shot GOP hopeful Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to seek a major-party presidential nomination, described the current field of Republican presidential candidates as “mediocre” and that presumptive front-runner […]

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Santorum Launches Radio Spots

Santorum Launches Radio Spots

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who officially tossed his hat into the ring on Monday, has reportedly launched the presidential campaign’s first paid advertising, a 60-second satellite radio spot that will run for two weeks on the Fox radio network and on select stations in […]

by · June 10, 2011 · 0 comments ·
BREAKING: Romney to Skip Ames Straw Poll

BREAKING: Romney to Skip Ames Straw Poll

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s emerging frontrunner, has opted out of the quadrennial straw poll in Ames, Iowa, later this summer, according to CNN. “Our campaign has made the decision to not participate in any straw polls, whether it’s in Florida, Iowa, Michigan […]

by · June 9, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Gary Johnson’s Resume Not Good Enough for CNN, Says Supporter

Gary Johnson’s Resume Not Good Enough for CNN, Says Supporter

While former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, arguably the only original thinker in the entire field of GOP presidential hopefuls, remains upset and demoralized by his exclusion from Monday’s Republican presidential debate in the Granite State — and rightly so — one of his supporters […]

by · June 9, 2011 · 4 comments ·
Mass Exodus Leaves Gingrich Candidacy Gasping for Air

Mass Exodus Leaves Gingrich Candidacy Gasping for Air

The resignations of campaign manager Rob Johnson and five other senior campaign staffers earlier today raises serious questions about former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s ability to remain in the race. In addition to Johnson’s resignation, sources close to the campaign told POLITICO that […]

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Union Zombies Disrupt Special Olympics Event

Union Zombies Disrupt Special Olympics Event

Yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin protesters picketed Governor Scott Walker’s appearance at a Special Olympics ceremony outside the State Capitol. As the event kicked off, the University of Wisconsin marching band played and Bucky Badger danced and hammed it up with the Olympians. Interspersed throughout the […]

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Marco Rubio: Make English Our Official Language

Marco Rubio: Make English Our Official Language

Approached by a website that covers Hispanic politics and politicians, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was asked if he stood by earlier statements that English should be made the official language of the United States. Rubio responded: “Yeah, it’s the official language of Florida… all […]

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Alec Baldwin Mulling Mayoral Race

Alec Baldwin Mulling Mayoral Race

Actor Alec Baldwin is reportedly thinking about running for mayor of New York City in 2013, according to several sources. Baldwin, the star of “30 Rock,” has long toyed with the idea of launching a post-acting political career — a sort of second act, as […]

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to Face Primary Challenger in 2012

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to Face Primary Challenger in 2012

Former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson says that he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, in next year’s Democratic primary. Johnson, who stepped down from his judicial post on Friday, is expected to pose […]

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