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At Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Florida, a gay soldier serving in Iraq was booed by the audience because he asked a question about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. None of the candidates on stage came to his defense.
Former Vice President Al Gore is honored by the blowback he received after he blasted climate change deniers with a certain eight-letter epithet during an off-the-cuff speech last month in Aspen.
Even before tonight’s jobs speech, conservation groups in Colorado and across the Rocky Mountain West say it’s clear President Barack Obama has chosen polluting industry jobs over other employment sectors, demoralizing the environmental base ahead of the 2012 campaign.
After being tipped off by a recent Washington Blade article about GOP LGBT groups’ attempts to influence the Republican Party platform at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says those groups should expect a fight.
As Speaker of the House John Boehner prepares for a weekend fundraiser for Rep. Scott Tipton in Aspen, Tipton's Democratic challenger went on the offensive Tuesday, saying he's had it with a Republican Congress that publicly rails against any and all taxes while quietly working to end a small tax reduction enjoyed by workers for the past year.
Former China Ambassador and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman took to the national airwaves this weekend to offer critical assessments of those candidates currently considered GOP frontrunners for the 2012 nomination.
Provided South Carolina’s GOP can raise enough money to host the coveted first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary, the state will significantly impact which Republican is nominated to face off with President Obama in 2012. A South Carolina conservative policy group, the Palmetto Family Council, has seized on this spotlight to communicate its top issues to the 2012 presidential contenders; issues the group has influenced in past state debates all while receiving federal money to aid their case.
Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann currently has 7-to-4 odds of emerging victorious from the Iowa caucuses, says a British bookmaking site. On both sides of the big pond, however, bookies and the Iowa Electronic Markets are pointing to President Barack Obama to give a repeat performance in the general.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is officially in the race for the GOP nomination for president and he’s already running into controversy. In a report on Politico, reporter Maggie Haberman reports Huntsman fundraising team is already trying to raise money from gay donors.
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