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Sadly, class is not a prerequisite for the presidency

Sadly, class is not a prerequisite for the presidency

A commenter on one of Capitol Hill Blue’s recent stories noted that GOP presidential contender Ron Paul has more “class” than another challenger — the constantly whiny Michelle Bachmann. That’s true — and if class had any bearing in presidential elections, Paul would be a frontrunner instead of a second tier contender who has no […]

Bialek’s ex-boyfriend confirms her story on Cain’s sexual assault

Bialek’s ex-boyfriend confirms her story on Cain’s sexual assault

Sharon Bialek’s former boyfriend stepped forward Monday to confirm her story of an upsetting encounter with GOP presidential encounter Herman Cain in 1997. Victor Zuckerman says Bailek told him then that Cain groped her and wanted sex in exchange for help in finding her a job during a trip to Washington. “Sharon indeed did meet […]

Bachmann goes ballistic over perceived media slight

Bachmann goes ballistic over perceived media slight

Michele Bachmann is apparently unaware that her 15 minutes of presidential contention fame were up long ago. She’s pissed at CBS News because the network — sponsors of Saturday night’s debate in Spartanburg, South Carolina — didn’t feel she was important enough to give extra air time. Alice Stewart, a staffer for Bachmann, who is […]

Romney, Gingrich shine in latest GOP debate

Romney, Gingrich shine in latest GOP debate

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich emerged as clear winners of the latest Republican presidential debate Saturday night while Herman Cain and Rick Perry failed to impress, GOP and Democratic insiders say. A poll of political operatives taken immediately after the debate by The National Journal gives the […]

Newt rises from the political ashes

Newt rises from the political ashes

The topsy-turvy GOP presidential sweepstakes took another turn towards the bizarre Friday with a new CBS News poll that shows a three-way race between former Massachusetts Mitt Romney, former businessman Herman Cain…and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich? That’s right. In a campaign season that has seen GOP frontrunners come and go […]

Bachmann likes government spending in her own district

Bachmann likes government spending in her own district

Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann — a frequent critic of government waste and excessive spending — is less critical when that money comes into her Minnesota congressional district. Bachmann, for example, is a staunch supporter of a $690 million bridge project that would connect the 20,000 inhabitants of Stillwater, MN, to a small, unincorporated town in […]

Can Congress make a deal on debt-reduction? Maybe, maybe not

Can Congress make a deal on debt-reduction? Maybe, maybe not

Is the Congressional “super committee” charged with crafting a debt-reduction compromise stalled in a partisan mess or are they making progress towards a deal? Depends on who you talk to. Congressional sources tell Capitol Hill Blue that both sides are closing in on a compromise that can find at least $1.2 trillion in budget savings […]

Romney scores big in debate while challengers flounder

Romney scores big in debate while challengers flounder

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney delivered another strong debate performance Wednesday night but it was overshadowed by the continued flubs and problems by his fading rivals. With Herman Cain increasingly on the defensive over past sexual harassment allegations and another “gotcha” moment by Rick Perry when he couldn’t remember one of his own campaign promises, […]

Cain accuser filed discrimination complaint at next job

Cain accuser filed discrimination complaint at next job

One of Herman Cain‘s victims of alleged sexual harassment also claimed “unfair treatment” at her next job after leaving the National Restaurant Association, the Associated Press is reporting. Karen Kraushaar did not claim sexual harassment while working as a spokesman for the Immigration and Naturalization Service but did file a complaint because she was not […]