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.
Personhood USA, a prolife advocacy group, is openly questioning Texas congressman and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul’s credentials and commitment when it comes to protecting the unborn.
The Transportation Security Administration is not too keen on Fox News, according to Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes. He charges that a TSA worker removed his employer’s logo from his luggage thereby damaging his bag as he went through the screening process
While Texas Congressman Ron Paul has enjoyed a rise in poll numbers lately, his rivals and the media have turned their attention to his foreign policy philosophy, which is considered to be his weakness among conservative voters.
New poll numbers indicate that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains the strong front-runner in New Hampshire’s GOP primary race. Behind him in the poll is Texas Congressman Ron Paul who is slowly gaining steam just as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich loses his momentum.
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow can add another fan to the list: political pundit Sarah Palin. Palin gave a symbolic wink and a nod in Tebow’s direction when she said she respects what the young Denver Broncos player stands for.
Considering its finances, the Newt Gingrich campaign would normally like free press and an endorsement. However, this is one billboard the Former Speaker of the House probably doesn’t want his face on: an advertisement promoting infidelity.
GOP candidate Newt Gingrich again made it clear this week that a gay’s right to marry a same-sex partner is not his issue, but it is still unclear whether the former House Speaker is defending marriage on the grounds of religious freedom.
President Obama announced on Monday that he plans to sign an executive order rendering the country’s “first-ever national action plan on women, peace, and security.” The order serves to act as a way to include the perspectives of women in world and diplomatic strategies, he said in a statement.
Despite portrayals of Ron Paul as “Crazy Old Uncle Ron” and “old and feeble,” a new Gallup poll suggests that the Texas Congressman connects best with voters who could very well be his grandchildren.
The official 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree that stands 63 feet tall includes no visible ornament signifying the Christian holiday or Jesus Christ. Instead, what can be seen is an ornament praising President Obama.