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Forbes Endorses Perry; Sununu Backs Romney

Two big 2012 endorsements announced

(Newser) - Steve Forbes predictably loves Rick Perry’s flat tax plan , so the businessman and two-time presidential candidate is officially backing Perry for president, The Hill reports. “With firm leadership which Rick Perry will provide—which is why I'm endorsing him for president—I think this will be a... More »

Herman Cain: Former Biz Whiz? Try Lobbyist

GOP hopeful fought smoking bans, minimum wage increases

(Newser) - Herman Cain is known as the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and an upstart GOP presidential candidate. But between those pursuits, he filled his Washington Rolodex as a highly effective industry lobbyist in the late 1990s, the New York Times reports. His industry: restaurants. His major issues: fighting smoking... More »

Rick Perry Will Propose National Flat Tax

It will be part of his economic plan that comes out next week

(Newser) - He may hate 9-9-9, but Rick Perry is all in favor of a national flat tax. The Texas governor announced today that he will propose one as part of his economic plan next week, reports the Weekly Standard . “I want to make the tax code so simple that even... More »

Site's Grass Roots Planted in Right-Wing 'AstroTurf'

Backed by big names, money, poses as underdog foe of mortgage fix

(Newser) - might look “underdoggy and grass-rootsy, with a heavy dose of aw-shucks innocence,” the Wall Street Journal reports, but the anti-mortgage bailout website is actually the work of publisher Steve Forbes, former House majority leader Dick Armey and other Republican bigwigs. It’s a paragon of “... More »

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