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Bill Clinton Loves Rick Perry

In perhaps his biggest gaffe so far as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry sought to defend his support for the DREAM Act as an economic positive, and to cast opponents of the law as heartless.

The law, which Texas passed and Perry signed in 2001, allows the children of illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition for a college education. It's a bill Republican immigration hardliners hate. But in a Republican primary debate in September, Perry said it was an economic decision, one that made students tax-payers rather than tax consumers.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

Bill Daley's Demotion Explained

A series of tactical blunders, a coziness with Wall Street, and a shifting reelection strategy have made White House Chief of Staff William Daley the wrong man to serve as gatekeeper to the president.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

Gingrich Says His Only Opponent Is Obama

Speaking on Fox and Friends on Tuesday morning, GOP candidate Newt Gingrich said his only opponent in the 2012 presidential race is President Obama.

The former House Speaker was kind to the other Republican candidates, including Herman Cain who has recently come under fire over past allegations of sexual harassment. But Gingrich did call on Cain to answer “fully, fairly and totally” to Sharon Bialek, who recently came forward with her story.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

The Devil Went Down To ... Mississippi?

Mississippi Initiative 26, which would amend the state constitution to expand the definition of the word "person" to the moment of fertilization, goes to a vote today. While it has the support of both gubernatorial nominees, Republican Lt. Gov Phil Bryant's pitch is notably urgent. The Tupelo Daily Journal:

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Today’s e-Reads: Zuckerberg Chides Rivals Over Privacy; Olympus Says Fees Hid Losses

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told interviewer Charlie Rose that the social-networking service is more transparent about the data it collects about users, saying rivals Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo collect data “behind your back,” PC Magazine reports. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Cain on Kimmel: 'Maybe You Need to Think Thicker and Bigger' -- VIDEO

Herman Cain went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday, following the nationally televised press conference in which his fourth sexual harassment accuser spoke out. Kimmel asked Cain about getting on the "Cain train," how he feels about attorney Gloria Allred and the new Godfather's pizza with taco toppings.

Don't miss today's Must See Moment at 1:38 where David Letterman uncovers an allegation of sexual misconduct against another GOP candidate:

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Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Bill Clinton Proposes Economic Fixes, Supports Third Presidential Terms

Former President Bill Clinton toured morning talk shows on Tuesday to discuss his new bookBack to Work, in which he proposes solutions to boost the U.S. economy.

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Romney Crushes Perry In NBC/WSJ Poll

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Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40am

Former President Clinton Says Third Terms Should Be Legal

Former president Bill Clinton thinks presidents should be able to run for a third term. "Going forward, I personally believe that should be the rule," he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday.

Clinton was responding to a question on whether presidents should be able to serve for two terms, take time off, and run again.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40am

McCain Would 'Fire Some Aides' Over Obama's Netanyahu Gaffe

Speaking on Fox and Friends Tuesday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he would “probably fire some aides” if he were in President Obama’s shoes.

McCain was referring to a leak about a conversation Obama had with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at last week’s G-20 summit about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, although Reuters reports that it was journalists, not aides who repeated the quotes. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:40am