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Stephen Colbert raises Cain in South Carolina

01/20/12 05:04PM

Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert brought his "exploratory committee" to South Carolina's College of Charleston on Friday and teamed up with former presidential candidate Herman Cain -- and perhaps more importantly, with Cain's bus.Colbert announced on "The Colbert Report" on Jan. 12 that he was laying the groundwork for his possible candidacy for "president of the United States of South Carolina." One problem -- South Carolina does not allow for write-in candidates on its primary ballots. So in order to pursue his satirical campaign, he needed help. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Friday, January 20, 2012

01/20/12 04:38PM

THE GOP'S SUICIDE MARCHBY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMERWASHINGTON POSTEconomic inequality is an important issue, but the idea that it is the cause of America’s current economic troubles is absurd. Yet, in a stroke, the Republicans have succeeded in turning a Democratic talking point — a last-ditch attempt to salvage reelection by distracting from their record — into a central focus of the nation’s political discourse. ... All eyes are on South Carolina and Romney’s taxes. This is no mainstream media conspiracy. This is the GOP maneuvering itself right onto Obama terrain. read more

Stephen Colbert: I know you hunger for my candidacy

01/20/12 11:53AM

 Stephen Colbert is exploring the possibility of running for the presidency of the United States of South Carolina, and he has the poll ratings to take him all the way.If only he made the ballot.In what Joe Scarborough called "absolutely disturbing" but true, Colbert outranks the established GOP presidential candidates in a national Public Policy Polling on favorable opinion, launching his "candidacy" nationwide.Colbert shared details of his exploratory committee on "Morning Joe" Friday, where Scarborough upped the ante on the legitimacy of Colbert's campaign, daring him to get his name on the read more