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Newt Gingrich Helping Todd Akin Campaign

Newt Gingrich Todd Akin Fundraising

Todd Akin is relying on Newt Gingrich to get him a win in Missouri after several Republicans have abandoned him, including presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Gingrich and Akin appeared together at a pair of Kansas City area fundraisers with the goal of raising $1 million in advertising in the last week of the campaign, reports… Read more »

Gaffe-Prone GOP Candidates Are Hurting Senate’s Chances

GOP Senate Candidates Gaffes May Threaten Senate Seats

Gaffe-prone GOP candidates are causing problems for a party hoping to take over the Senate from the Democrats. Like two years ago, a series of issues have caused the conservative party to potentially cost them their chances to win the majority. Gaffe-prone nominees costed the GOP the chance to win over the Senate in 2010… Read more »

Betty Anne McCaskill, Sen. McCaskill’s Mom, Dies At 84

Betty Anne McCaskill Dies

Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, the mother of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who was also a former politician, passed away at the age of 84. McCaskill passed away on Monday after struggling for a long time with heart and kidney problems at her home in St. Louis, reports The Washington Post. Claire McCaskill is locked in… Read more »

Does Mitt Romney Want to Get Rid of FEMA?

Mitt Romney Implied Cutting FEMA

Mitt Romney indicated last year during a GOP presidential debate that he wanted to cut or even possibly privatize the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last year, Romney’s FEMA cutting comments may not have made a tremendous effect, but now the question is coming into play and Romney doesn’t want to talk about it, Bloombergreports. As… Read more »

Rush Limbaugh Talks Hurricane Sandy And President Obama

Rush Limbaugh recited Jay-Z's "99 Problems"

Rush Limbaugh spoke on Monday about how news media will be trying to make President Barack Obama and Hurricane Sandy “look good.” Politico notes that Limbaugh spoke on his radio program Monday, saying: “[When] they have time they’re gonna try to massage it and figure out a way they can make it look good for… Read more »

Gov. Chris Christie Praises Obama’s Storm Response

Chris Christie Praises Obama's Storm Response

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praised President Obama’s storm response on Tuesday, the highest praise the president has received from a governor of a state affected by super storm Sandy. Both Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are navigating the politics that comes with a late-stage presidential campaign along with a massive natural disaster, reports The… Read more »

Stacey Dash Tweets Picture Of Herself With Paul Ryan

stacey dash with paul ryan

Actress Stacey Dash, who came under heavy Twitter fire for expressing support for Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, has tweeted a photo of her standing next to GOP VP hopeful Paul Ryan. In the accompanying tweet, Dash wrote “Fighting the good fight. Godspeed.” Earlier when this month, when the Clueless actress originally expressed support… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization: Marine Claims Pot Helped His PTSD In Amendment 64 Ad

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Corporal Sean Azzariti makes an emotional pitch for marijuana legalization in a video advertisement for Colorado’s Amendment 64. The Marine maintains that cannabis helped him get through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) anxiety. The Colorado ballot issue seeks to decriminalize recreational use of marijuana. If passed, Amendment 64 would regulate pot like alcohol and reportedly… Read more »

Biden Name Flub Becomes Romney Camp Talking Point

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A Joe Biden name flub is not really news, given the Vice President’s habit of being a bit clumsy with wording from time to time. The Joe Biden name flub has, however, become a talking point for the Romney campaign, as reps for the GOP presidential hopeful have fired off at the Veep for his… Read more »

Retired Lt. Col. Says Obama Watched Benghazi Attack In Real Time

Retired Lt Col Says Obama Watched Benghazi Attack In Real Time

Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said on television Saturday he has sources claiming President Barack Obama was in White House situation room watching the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in real time. Despite three urgent requests from the CIA annex, no military backup was sent for the besieged… Read more »

Paul Ryan Draws Massive Crowds During Ohio Bus Tour

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Paul Ryan drew large crowds during his Ohio bus tour over the weekend. The Republican vice presidential candidate was ushered around the southern regions of the state while discussing job creation and the economy. Governor John Kasich introduced the man he has reportedly grown to admire greatly and considers the “Paul Revere” of the next… Read more »

Gingrich: Obama Voted To Allow Killing Babies, ‘Get Over’ Rape Comments

Newt Gingrich claims Obama supports killing babies

Former Speaker of the House and failed Republican challenger for the presidency Newt Gingrich has taken to the offensive, working to campaign for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In Gingrich’s latest salvo at President Barack Obama, he’s turned to the well traveled argument that, as a state senator, Obama voted three times against versions of the… Read more »

Obama And Romney Camps Deploy Lawyers For Recounts

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The campaigns of both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, as well as both national parties, are deploying thousands of lawyers to battleground States to oversee recounts and challenge results in what may be the closest election ever. Both camps know that with the Presidency and the House and Senate up for grabs, some races, including… Read more »

Stephanie Cutter: Mitt Romney’s ‘Des Moines Register’ Endorsement A Sham

Stephanie Cutter: Mitt Romney's 'Des Moines Register' Endorsement A Sham

Stephanie Cutter is more than a little skeptical of the Des Moines Register‘s endorsement of Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. The top adviser to President Obama, Stephanie Cutter said on Sunday that the influential newspaper’s endorsement of Mitt Romney “didn’t seem to be based at all in reality.” Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Stephanie Cutter… Read more »

Nancy Pelosi Says Romney’s Respect For Women ‘Mitthology’ [Video]

Nancy Pelosi Talks 'Mitthology' On The Daily Show

Nancy Pelosi appeared on The Daily Show on Thursday, saying that calling Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a “champion for women” is a “Mitthology.” Pelosi appeared on the episode on October 25 to talk about the House of Representatives and what their goal is for the election, reports The Daily Caller. Pelosi stated during The… Read more »

Obama Leads In Ipsos Poll, Falls Behind In Gallup Polling

President Obama Vs Mitt Romney Presidential Polling

Need more proof that Presidential polls jump all over the place? President Obama is currently leading in some polls and losing to GOP contender Mitt Romney in others. According to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll President Obama has taken a 49 percent to 46 percent lead over Mitt Romney, a one percent increase from Saturday’s… Read more »

Your Boss Might Tell You Who To Vote For This Year [Scary Reality]

Vote Romney Obama as Employers Weigh In

COMMENTARY | Until 2010 it was illegal for employers to push employees towards a certain political candidate. 2010 was the year in which the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision was handed down, overturning the law which banned employers from talking about political opinions with their employees. Since that time many employees have reported feeling “threatened”… Read more »

John McCain Blames Colin Powell For Second Iraq War

John McCain Slams Colin Powell For Iraq War

John McCain blasted Colin Powell after his endorsement of President Barack Obama, saying that Powell was the main reason the United States attacked Iraq during the Bush administration. McCain sat down for an interview with The National Review on Friday, saying: “Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq. But it… Read more »

Sen. John McCain Renews Support For Richard Mourdock

Sen. John McCain Supports Mourdock Again

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he will still support Richard Mourdock, despite a remark the Indiana Republican Senate candidate made about rape and abortion during a debate last Tuesday. McCain has stated on Wednesday that he would remove backing from Mourdock after the comments, unless the Senate candidate apologized, reports The Huffington Post. Mourdock… Read more »