In August presidential candidate Rick Perry, who previously served in the Air Force, suggested that a truly dedicated president of the U.S. would have served in the military. Although it is evident with Perry’s current low poll numbers that military service alone is not enough, it does beg the question of how much an emphasis voters place on a candidate’s past military career.
For the time being, the GOP primary race appears to be down to two candidates: Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. With the repeal of President Obama’s health care overhaul on the minds of many conservative voters, it’s important to look at where both candidates stand on the issue, where they have possibly fumbled on the issue in the past, and what they hope to achieve with it in the future.
Conservatives and libertarians have many differences in ideologies, especially when it comes to foreign policy. However, the two schools of thought are more intertwined and more similar than one may think.
After a successful showing in the Iowa caucuses, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is seeing a surge in political donations that will aid him in his quest to derail former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency.
The Iowa caucus results did not produce a clear winner as Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled ahead of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum by only eight votes. However, it did produce clear losers and it’s time to take a look at what a poor finish in Iowa means for Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
Minnesota Congresswoman and once presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann held a press conference Wednesday in West De Moines, Iowa, announcing that she will “stand aside” and not seek the presidency after a poor showing in the state’s caucus.
In what will probably be the closest Republican race in history, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney edged out former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum by a scant eight votes to win the Iowa caucuses.
Columbia University in New York is offering a new class this spring semester in which students will be required to take part in the social movement known as Occupy Wall Street that swept the nation this past fall.
The 5th District Court of Appeal has overruled a circuit judge in Brevard County, Fla., and has determined that both partners of a newly separated lesbian couple have parental rights over their young daughter.
President Obama signed into law a controversial $662 billion military funding bill titled the National Defense Authorization Act on New Year’s Eve.
On New Year’s Day, several same-sex couples in Hawaii and Delaware became the first few couples in their respective states to enter into civil unions.
Stereotypes and broad brush labels are common in the current political climate. If someone says they believe homosexuality is a sin and that drugs ignite societal problems, they would almost immediately be placed in the “Christian right-wing” category. If another person says that the government should not be in the marriage business and that drugs should be decriminalized, then that person would likely be labeled a “liberal.
The Iowa caucus is less than a week away and one candidate is experiencing a late surge in the polls: Rick Santorum.
Financial reports from congressional members have recently revealed that members of Congress are more similar to the wealthy one percent than they are to the 99 percent that the Occupy Wall Street movement represents.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is trying to separate himself from GOP rival Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by claiming to be the most conservative and most anti-President Obama candidate in the field. However, new revelations about his past may make it harder for him to do so: the former speaker once praised Massachusetts’ Obama-like healthcare plan implemented by Romney in 2006.