Businessman Herman Cain has recently seen a rise in the GOP polls thanks to his charisma and authentic appeal. However, while Cain usually touts his business skills and economic knowledge as reasons for him to move into the White House, his management skills may be less than desirable for someone wanting to be president.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry told the Bay News 9 while campaigning in Florida on Wednesday that he is against allowing the Lone Star state to feature license plates displaying the Confederate flag. This is considered an about-face to his past positions of defending the historical value of Confederacy symbols.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has often touted his political and economic success in Texas while on the presidential campaign trail. However, the Texas congressional delegation is not as eager to jump aboard the Rick Perry train.
President Obama announced plans on Wednesday to provide relief to millions of people entrenched in student debt. Obama’s plan, however, involves using his executive authority to bypass a Congress that the president says simply acts too slow.
President Obama’s announcement on Friday that every single American troop will be out of Iraq by Christmas received mixed responses from a nation tired of wars and a dismal economy.
Hispanic voters are not satisfied with the choices in front of them for the 2012 presidential election. They can either support President Obama like they did in 2008, despite being disproportionately hurt by the poor economy, or turn back to the GOP despite growing anti-immigration rhetoric.
Six of the GOP presidential candidates competed for the votes of conservative Christians Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, claiming to be more Christian and more conservative than their opponents. However, there was not a clear winner at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition as conservative Christians still appear to be divided over who they will support in the primaries this January.
The World Bank released their ninth annual "Doing Business" report on Wednesday which ranks 183 countries in different aspects of the business model and determines how “business-friendly” they are.
Democratic Congressman Dennis Cardoza of California retired Thursday from his 32-year career on Capitol Hill. In his last statement announcing his retirement, Cardoza took the opportunity to slam his boss, President Obama, for his handling of the current housing foreclosure crisis.
The death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday has quieted some of President Obama’s foreign policy critics. Obama has previously taken some heat for his decision to commit U.S. troops in the NATO-led military campaign against the Libyan leader.
New Hampshire National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan will be allowed to bring her same-sex partner to a military Yellow Ribbon event, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
It is no secret that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finds little favor with the majority of the Tea Party. Despite that fact, Romney still shows little interest in reaching out to the Tea Party members.
Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, told the MSNBC’s hosts of “Morning Joe” today what he thought a probable GOP presidential ticket will be: Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Georgia businessman Herman Cain.
Ron Paul, the libertarian GOP presidential candidate from Texas, ruffled some Republican feathers at last night’s debate when he suggested that the U.S. should cut foreign aid to Israel.
Rick Perry will enter his last GOP debate for the fall season tonight in Las Vegas with hopes of turning around his faltering presidential campaign. An important message he will need to convey to the Republican base is that he is tough on immigration.
The Indiana Democratic county chairman of St. Joseph County, Butch Morgan, stepped down from his position Monday night amid accusations of a signature fraud scandal. Hundreds of signatures were faked for a petition supporting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. The investigation was spearheaded by South Bend Tribune and Howey Politics.
As governor, Perry cut back funding for environmental programs and even sued the federal EPA in order to avoid enforcing laws designed to make the air cleaners. Still, he says that the EPA regulations are too tight and that he hopes to relax them when he is president.
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has often been cited by the general media as the favorite presidential candidate to win the GOP nomination. However, along with high poll numbers is the consistent lack of enthusiasm for Romney by the Tea Party, leaving many wondering if the Tea Party members would get behind him if he is the nominee.
A pro-life bill was passed by the House on Thursday, reigniting the controversial health care debate that swept the country last year. The “Protect Life Act” is meant to prohibit any federal money from going toward abortions.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing some heat from his own alma mater this week over his stance on illegal immigration. The Texas Aggie Conservatives, a student organization at Texas A&M University, is condemning Texas’ DREAM Act which provides in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants.
President Obama’s poll numbers may be slipping but his campaign donations are pouring in. In an email released by the Obama campaign Thursday morning, it was revealed that the president’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised a total of $70 million in the third fundraising quarter of the year.
Iran has denied any responsibility in the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C., this week and says the United States is using Iran to divert attention away from America’s failing economy. The Iranian government announced Wednesday that the accusation is a new version of “American propaganda.”
“Sex sells at a low price in today’s society,” said Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas and author of the recently-released book Premarital Sex in America . Regnerus spoke to a group of Christian leaders in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and explained the reasons behind the cultural trend that has men and women getting married later in life or not at all.
“I have dreams, but they will never come true,” an adolescent boy says of his indentured servitude, in an upcoming documentary. “So let me have no dreams at all.”
Rick Perry’s initial surge in popularity as GOP front-runner has stalled to a languid pace, as his debate performances have been far less than stellar, according to political pundits. However, Perry looks to tonight’s GOP debate as an opportunity to regain his foothold as the front-runner and convince the American voters that he has what it takes to turn the dismal economy around.