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Cain: It’s all the fault of the poor and unemployed

GOP presidential wannabe Herman Cain says Wall Street isn’t to blamefor the millions of Americans out of work. It’s not the Republicans. Nah, the blame for unemployment lies with thoese who don’t have jobs. That’s right. If you’re out of work, look in the mirror. It’s all your fault. Want to reduce unemployment? Simple. Get a job. That simplistic answer may explain why Cain is the latest frontrunner contender in a GOP Presidential field where frontrunner ebb and flow like the tide. “Don’t blame Wall Street,” Cain told The Wall Street Journal this week. ”Don’t blame the big banks, if
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Perry used state jobs fund to reward donors

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who touts jobs creation as the backbone of his flagging presidential campaign, used that program to reward donors to his campaign, opponent Michele Bachmann charges. Bachmann says Perry doled out $35 million in state funds to Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, a new company created by backers of Perry’s campaign for governor. State records showed Lexicon received the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund, a state operation established by the jobs creation legislation that Perry championed as governor.  The company never created any jobs with the money. Lexicon was part of Lexicon Genetics, which received $35 million in 2005. 
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Palin pulls plug on Presidential plans

Sarah Palin ended her “will she or won’t she” game of Presidential politics Wednesday by announcing she will not seek the 2012 Republican nomination for President. In an email to supporters, Palin said: After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order. My decision is based upon
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Is a ‘Cain Mutiny’ underway in the GOP?

Herman Cain is the latest “big thing” for a frustrated Republican Party searching frantically for a contender — any contender — to unseat President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, former flavor of the month Rick Perry is plummeting in the polls. A new CBS poll puts former Godfathers Pizza CEO Cain tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the top of the crowded GOP field for the presidential nomination. Romney has 17 percent — up one percent from two weeks ago — while Cain jumped 12 points for a tie for first. Perry fell 11 percentage points — to 12 percent
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More questions over Rick Perry’s racism

Many Americans believe symbols of the Confederacy represent a shameful period in the nation’s history that are best left in the past. Texas Governor and GOP Presidential contender Rick Perry is not one of them. Perry, throughout his political life, has defended public displays of the Confederate flag and other such symbols in Texas, saying “Texans should never forget our history.” While defense of the Confederate stars and bars may play well south of the Mason-Dixon line, clinging to a past that supported slavery is usually the kiss of death in the rest of the country. But that was before
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Chris Christie says ‘no,’ again, on run for president

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday said — once again — that “no” means “no.” Christie said he’s not running for the GOP nomination for President and won’t be talked into it. “It just doesn’t feel right,” Christie said. “What I always thought was the right decision remains the right decision,” Christie told reporters in a press conference in New Jersey. “Now is not my time.” Christie admitted he reconsidered his earlier decision not to run because of increasing pressure from well-heeled Republican donors not happy with the current slate of GOP candidates. “I felt an obligation to seriously consider
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Obama admits America is worse off under his presidency

President Barack Obama admitted Monday that the America he sought to lead four years ago is not better off now than it was then but — as is his style — stopped short of accepting the blame for the nation’s woes. Said Obama in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: They’re not better off then they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before this extraordinary recession that we’re going through.  I think that what we’ve seen is that we’ve been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy, but the unemployment rate is still way too high.
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Rick Perry’s racist hunting camp name raises questions

GOP Presidential contender Rick Perry‘s family hunting camp was once called “Niggerhead.” Perry says his father changed the name of the camp in West Texas after he purchased it but legislators and other invited guests said the name still appeared on a large rock at the camp’s entrance when Perry hosted guests at the camp early in his political career. The controversy raises new questions about racism that has haunted Perry in the past and could drive another nail in the coffin of his rapidly-failing bid to win the GOP nomination for President. Perry now claims the camp’s name was
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Is Chris Christie too fat to be President?

Chris Christie jokeS that his weight once hit 550 pounds.  He won’t say how much he weighs right now but the rotund New Jersey Governor is the fattest Presidential contender in many years and is drawing comparisons to William Howard Taft, who tipped the scales at 340 pounds when he won the Presidency in 1908. After courting Christie to run for President, GOP insiders now worry that he is too fat to be a serious Presidential candidate. Some worry that a President who isn’t fit can’t hold up to the pressures of the Oval Office. Others dismiss a fat candidate
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Obama chastises GOP candidates for silence on gay rights

President Barack Obama, obviously angry at GOP rivals who sidestep the contentious issue of gays in the military, Saturday said that anyone who desires to become commander in chief of America’s armed forces must support everyone in uniform — including those of different sexual persuasions. “You want to be commander in chief?  You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient,” Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay-rights organization. “We don’t believe in standing silent.” Obama’s remarks
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