Le Pen would win in French presidential election: poll

Marine Le Pen, leader of the conservative Front National, would win the first round of a presidential election in France, according to a poll released Sunday, The Telegraph reports.

If an election were held next Sunday, Le Pen, who made … Read the rest

Ruling party candidate leads in Honduras presidential vote

by Alberto Arce

The ruling party candidate held the lead in early vote counting to become Honduras’ next president, while two of his four main opponents began crying foul early Monday over the results in the violent and impoverished Central … Read the rest

Romney-Obama debate aggressive

DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. … Read the rest

Don’t poke fun at a black man!

Credit R. Wallace “Wally” Hudson, chairman of the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Republican Committee, with demonstrating how new social media platforms can broadcast ancient hates.

The Post reported this week that the county GOP’s Facebook page had displayed for months photos … Read the rest

Treat Iran like South Africa – Romney

Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of trying to “paper over” deadly unrest and crises in the Middle East and failing to stand up to Iran in its quest for a nuclear bomb.

Shortly after the president laid … Read the rest

A look at Maine, where Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are vying for victory

A profile of Maine, site of the Republican caucus on Feb. 11:

NUMBERS

Population: 1,328,361

AGE

Median age: 42.7

Percentage of population 65 and over: 15.9 percent

RACE AND ETHNICITY

95.2 percent white, 1.3 percent Hispanic or Latino origin, 1.2 … Read the rest

Newt Gingrich calls Mitt Romney ‘timid’

Republican Newt Gingrich vowed on Sunday to press ahead with his struggling presidential bid after a big loss in Nevada, saying he will focus on drawing a contrast with “timid” rival Mitt Romney.

Romney, the Republican front-runner, easily thumped Gingrich … Read the rest