Posts Tagged ‘GOP candidates’
The first three U.S. soldiers have paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan this year. As U.S. troops wrapped up the war in Iraq, Afghanistan still remains a dangerous place. The Administration is actively pursuing peace talks with the Taliban and Afghanistan's Karzai government supports the talks. According to reports, the Taliban have agreed to talks and the establishment of an office in Qatar for the purpose of pursuing those talks. With the end of the war in Iraq and the draw down in Afghanistan with a full withdrawal planned for 2014, the Obama Administration has released a new Defense Strategy. The strategy would see a cut in the defense budget by approximately $450 Billion and the reduction of ground forces from 570,000 to 490,000, of which 20,000 would be Marines. [...]
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has clinched an important endorsement from New Hampshire's largest newspaper, New Hampshire Union Leader. Despite his stance on immigration, Gingrich continues in a statistical tie with front runner Mitt Romney in most polls. In New Hampshire there is, however a big gap. Mitt Romney leads the former speaker 41 to 14%. While still trailing President Obama in a head on match up, Gingrich, according to a Rasmussen poll of 21 November, show Obama would receive 46% to Gingrich's 40%. Whether or not the newspapers endorsement will have any effect outside of New Hampshire remains to be seen. President Obama is seen as missing in action on most issues and a majority of Americans believe that the country is moving in wrong direction. Rasmussen's [...]
By Karl Gotthardt CNN hosted the GOP Presidential debate, last night, from Constitution Hall in the nation’s capital. The moderator was CNN's Wolf Blitzer. While the debate covered a myriad of subjects and issues, overall the two hour debate was shallow and lacked in depth. While Europe is dealing with the biggest financial crisis in our time, the subject was never addressed. There were discussions on Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China, but nothing jumped out as a game changer. Energy independence should have been on the radar. The United States continues to consume approximately 21 million barrels of oil each day, yet the subject was almost brushed over. With the powder keg in the Middle East, especially Iran's obsession to get [...]
Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are in a dead heat as the top choices for Iowans likely to attend the Jan. 3 Republican presidential caucuses. A Bloomberg News poll shows Cain at 20 percent, Paul at 19 percent, Romney at 18 percent and Gingrich at 17 percent among the likely attendees with the caucuses that start the nominating contests seven weeks away. Economic issues such as jobs, taxes and government spending are driving voter sentiment, rather than such social issues as abortion and gay marriage, the poll finds. Only about a quarter of likely caucus-goers say social or constitutional issues are more important to them, compared with 71 percent who say fiscal concerns. via GOP Candidates in Four-Way Dead Heat - Bloomberg.
Gloria Allred held a press conference at 1:30 pm ET in New York City, with a fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, a Chicago woman alleging harassment by Herman Cain. This, according to Allred, is a new accuser and not of the one previous women that have accused Herman Cain of sexual assault. The woman appeared with with Gloria Alfred at the news conference. Gloria Allred is a well known supporter of the Democratic Party, a feminist and has been involved in several high profile controversial cases in the past. The allegations against Herman Cain started shortly after he achieved front runner status in the field of GOP hopefuls. Politico published a story, which referred to anonymous sources. Although the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has offered to waive the confidentiality [...]
Big Labor back at it again. Saying the Fair Tax is added to Income taxes, when the Fair Tax is to replace the Income Tax and IRS. What makes this attack add so unconscionable is Democrats are talking about a VAT, Value Added Tax, that would actually be a tax increase on all Americans. AFSCME, the big labor union, is running a misleading ad attacking one of the GOP’s premier House candidates. In an attempt to protect a vulnerable freshman Democrat, Rep. John Boccieri of Ohio, AFSCME badly misrepresents his Republican challenger’s stance on taxation. AFSCME’s ad says Republican challenger Jim Renacci "supports a 23 percent national sales tax," and then shows 10 men and women reacting by calling it a bad idea and an unacceptable threat to a struggling middle class. It’s [...]