2012 Presidential Election

Boston Herald endorses Romney 0

Saying the “nation needs Romney,” The Boston Herald endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination today. “There is only one candidate in the Republican field with the integrity, the experience, the organizational strength and the intelligence to beat Barack Obama and that man is Mitt Romney,” the paper wrote in an(…)

Herman Cain suspends presidential campaign 0

He’s out. With poll numbers dropping like a stone and no new money coming in, Herman Cain has suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Staffers had speculated that he would drop out today, but no official word had come until now. The announcement came in Atlanta, at the opening of Cain’s new headquarters,(…)

Occupy Boston and Occupy Harvard “mic check” Newt Gingrich

Occupy Boston and Occupy Harvard “mic check” Newt Gingrich 5

CAMBRIDGE — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House (R-GA) and current Republican candidate for president, appeared at Harvard University last night to introduce a documentary he helped create, “A City upon a Hill: The Spirit of American Exceptionalism,” at John F. Kennedy School of Government. But was soon interrupted by members of Occupy Boston(…)

Rick Perry says “one error is not going to make or break a campaign”

Rick Perry says “one error is not going to make or break a campaign” 0

Rick Perry, in a debate Wednesday night in Michigan, made the mistake of forgetting one of the three government agencies he announced that he would cut if he were president. But, the Texas governor brushes the blunder off as a simple memory slip, saying “All of us make mistakes. I’m a human being. And the(…)

Michele Bachmann’s entire New Hampshire team resigns 0

With the 2012 election season approaching fast and the majority of election news covering the GOP hopefuls, a major blow was struck to Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann’s nomination hopes as her entire New Hampshire staff resigned today. According to the Global Post, the five-person team, including right wing radio personality Jeff Chidester who had called(…)

Axelrod says Republicans don’t understand “Occupy” protests 0

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama said Sunday that the Republicans seeking the presidential nomination don’t understand the reasons behind the “Occupy” protests that haves sprung up around the country, including Boston. Axelrod told ABC’s “This Week” that people “want a financial system that works on the level. They want to get(…)

Full text of President Barack Obama’s LinkedIn Town Hall Q&A session 0

Source: White House Press Office Our first question is from LinkedIn member Chuck Painter. And, Chuck we’re going to get you a mic — Q Good morning, Mr. President. THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Q I’m from Austin, Texas. I’ve been in sales in the plastics industry for 20 years. I lost my job in 2009(…)

Michele Bachmann calls Hurricane Irene a message from God 0

Hurricane Irene, the powerful storm that ripped the American East Coast and has left 45 people dead so far, was a message from God, if you believe Republican and Tea Party presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. Bachmann, the fundamentalist religious, often controversial, quick to words candidate, had an interesting remark quoted in the St. Petersburg Times.(…)

Michele Bachmann wins 2011 Iowa straw poll 0

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann won the 2011 Iowa straw poll, a test vote for Iowa’s 2012 presidential caucuses. The straw poll tests the waters for Republicans five months before the primary season kicks off. Texas Congressman Ron Paul came in second, a strong mainstream showing for Paul, who tends to carry libertarian votes. Things were(…)

Tom Petty sends Bachmann cease and desist letter 0

Musician Tom Petty has told newly announced Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to immediately stop using one his songs to promote his campaign. “Petty isn’t pleased,” reported NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell,. Rolling Stone confirmed that Petty’s lawyers sent the Minnesota Tea Party favorite congresswoman the cease and desist order. During the end of Bachmann’s presidential announcement(…)