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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing his second White House bid with a direct shot at President Barack Obama's economic leadership.

"Barack Obama has failed America," Romney declared in Stratham, N.H. "It breaks my heart to see what's happening in this country."

"What's [the president's] answer? He says this: 'I'm just getting started.' No, Mr. President, you've had your chance."

Mitt Romney for President

Mitt's run comes at an uncertain time for the U.S. economy, which he claims his business acumen makes him uniquely qualified to take the reins of.

He lost to John McCain back in 2008. Will he prevail in 2012?

He has strong GOP institutional support, but must overcome a lack of enthusiasm among many Republicans and outright opposition among others.

Romney's championing of universal health care in Massachusetts is one point of contention among Tea Party members who prefer ... someone else.

Talk to THG: If the election were today, I'd vote for ...

 

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Sarah Palin is busy eating pizza with Donald Trump and fueling rumors of a possible presidential run as she embarks on a bus tour across the eastern U.S.

Among the many people questioning her motives is Stephen Colbert, who questioned last night on The Colbert Report, “Why is this happening!?”

According to Sarah’s website, which Stephen pointed out, the former governor of Alaska is promoting “the fundamental restoration of America.”

Sarah commented that even her youngest daughter, Piper, has been filled with the spirit of their journey, in particular with the work of our first president, George Washington, who worked “so hard to keep his farm running.”

“It’s true,” Colbert agreed. “I cannot imagine how hard he worked with no help other than his African volunteers.” Watch Stephen's full tirade:

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This video of Fox News' electronic ticker in NYC's Rockefeller Center being hacked by a left-leaning idealist is fairly impressive in a sense. If only someone saw.

People will, of course, see it now on websites like THG. But for all the effort he or she went through to hack the ticker, it appears there was only one witness.

The woman in the video is, like, so excited to be a part of history. Or about the right wing machine's calculated effort to destroy the middle class. Hard to tell.

Fight the power?

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In the greatest meeting of political minds since ... you know what, it's not important. But Donald Trump and Sarah Palin met at a pizza joint in NYC yesterday!

Trump loves the former Alaska Governor, too. Mostly because she loves him so much, or so he claims in gushing about his favorite topic (himself) to Fox.

Palin would "love" for Trump to run for president in the next election cycle, he claimed on Fox & Friends this morning. Here's one of his choice quotes:

Trump met Palin during her stop in New York City. The Thrilla From Wasilla kicked off a tour of the eastern U.S. at the Rolling Thunder rally last weekend.

Both big-name Republicans have been talked about as presidential hopefuls, though Trump recently bowed out and Palin doesn't appear interested.

Like Trump, she basks in the attention, but you can get that merely by acting like you might entertain the idea of running, so why actually bother?

In any case, the admiration is mutual. Trump called Sarah Palin a "terrific woman and a terrific friend" who he hoped would seek the GOP nomination.

Someone start printing the Palin-Trump 2012 t-shirts!!

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Wanna ask Anthony Weiner about the allegedly lewd photo he sent to Gennette Cordova? Curious why he's following a 21-year old woman in Seattle?

Go right ahead. But don't expect a straight answer from the New York Congressman, who insists his Twitter account was hacked and who says he's never met Cordova (she concurs).

Surrounded by curious reporters yesterday, Weiner referred to one as a "jackass" and snapped at another: "I'm going to have to ask that we follow some rules here and one of those being you ask the questions and I answer the questions, does that seem reasonable?"

He also made fun of Michelle Bachmann.

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Anthony Weiner has deemed a new Twitter-based scandal as nothing but a "prank," but the six-term New York Congressman has still hired a lawyer to defend himself against charges of sending a lewd photo to a 21-year old.

On Friday, the 40,000 people who follow Weiner were exposed to a photo of what appeared to be a man's crotch. (View the picture HERE.) The image was immediately deleted, before Gennette Nicole Cordova of Seattle could even view it.

Weiner says a hacker broke into his account and joked: "Touche Prof Moriarity. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!"

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Cordova has also chimed in on the incident, saying: "There have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me."

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And... Sarah Palin is off!

The former Vice Presidential (and future Presidential?) candidate kicked off a tour of the country yesterday by participating in the annual Rolling Thunder ride-along in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

Sarah Palin in Leather

Donning a black jacket - and asking bikers how they stay cool in leather - Palin hopped aboard a motorcycle (she's just so American!) and joined many others in a ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans' memorial.

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Is the Thrilla From Wasilla about to be the ... something from Scottsdale?

Sarah Palin is reportedly purchasing a home in Arizona, reports say, sparking renewed speculation that she's leaving Alaska for "away," a.k.a. the lower 48.

Two local television stations obtained video of what appear to be Todd and Sarah Palin outside the luxurious new digs. The reason for the alleged move?

Insiders have long acknowledged - and continue to do so in conversations - that Arizona would be a perfect place to base a 2012 presidential campaign.

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Distance and flying time make Alaska an impossible hub for such an effort, but regardless of whether she runs, Scottsdale makes sense for other reasons.

The city offers a good launching pad from which to hit the speaking circuit and, eventually, the trail for whichever candidate she backs in the GOP primary.

Daughter Bristol Palin is also set up in nearby Maricopa, where she'll be going to school and filming her new reality show with Kyle Massey and his brother.

So will Sarah really move to AZ - and will she really get in the race? Even her staff seems unsure which way she's leaning. You tell us: Should Palin run?

 

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The U.S. Department of Justice is gearing up to throw the book at disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws.

The alleged crimes took place as the former U.S. Senator tried to cover up an extra-marital affair and love child, revealed in '08 by the National Enquirer.

Edwards is aware the government intends to seek an indictment and is considering his (limited) options. He could accept a plea deal of some kind.

The government contend that huge donations made to his presidential campaign were used, illegally, to support and seclude his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

If the case were to proceed to trial, the government would have to prove that the intent of the donations was to cover-up the affair so that Edwards could continue his pursuit of the 2008 Democratic nomination for president.

Not a big stretch, according to his ex-aide Andrew Young.

The former staffer says he was intimately involved with all facets of the coverup - even claiming paternity. He also has a John Edwards sex tape, BTW.

Hunter was a campaign videographer with whom Edwards had a lengthy affair that resulted in a daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, now three years old.

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Is Donald Trump's non-existent presidential bid ready to exist after all?

The billionaire business mogul phoned into Fox News' Fox & Friends (he's not gonna call MSNBC, people) Monday to lament the state of the GOP field.

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He took issue with Mike Huckabee exiting the race for the Republican nomination, saying he's sure Huckabee could win - and that Trump could too.

Trump refused to rule out a late entry. "Who knows if I did the right thing," he said of declining to run. "I am not seeing a lot out of the candidates."

"I can't rule out anything ... [It's] vital we choose the right person, and at this moment, I don't see that person ... I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election."

Is anyone out there buying it? Does even Trump buy his own BS?

It's hard to see him mounting a serious run, given the allegations of racism he already faced hammering away at his signature "birther" issue - which is now off the table. But he does have business experience ... relevant or not.

What do you think? Should Trump run for President?

 

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