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Porn publisher offers $1m for dirt on White House candidate

Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler, will pay $1m to anyone who can prove an illicit sexual encounter with Texas governor Rick Perry.

Sarah Palin used drugs and had affairs? A new biography says so

A new biography about the former Alaska governor claims she’s taken cocaine and had an affair with her husband’s former business partner.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida Republicans This post contains videos

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida

The latest frontrunner, Texas governor Rick Perry, came under attack from rivals wary of his healthy poll numbers.

In case you were wondering, George Clooney rules out presidential bid

The screen heartthrob has ruled out running for the White House as he stars in a new film where he does just that.

From TheJournal.ie Michele Bachmann wants to take 100,000 Irish jobs back to the US Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann wants to take 100,000 Irish jobs back to the US

The US presidential candidate wants to attract American companies back home. She says there’s over 600 here, in fact there’s over 100 less than that.

From TheJournal.ie Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair US Election 2012 This post contains videos

Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair

US presidential candidate Rick Perry reckons that if Ben Bernanke goes for another round of quantitative easing, it would be treasonous.

From TheJournal.ie Obama fires rare attack on Republican presidential hopefuls Election 2012

Obama fires rare attack on Republican presidential hopefuls

Barack Obama slams the Republican hopefuls for opposing any measures raising new taxes, even if outweighed by spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Tea Party favourite Bachmann wins Election 2012 test vote in Iowa Election 2012 This post contains videos

Tea Party favourite Bachmann wins Election 2012 test vote in Iowa

Michele Bachman has taken the top spot in the Iowa popularity contest, with Ron Paul in second place. Meanwhile Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared his intention to run.

From TheJournal.ie Pawlenty and Bachmann lead sparring in Republicans' Iowa debate Republican Party This post contains videos

Pawlenty and Bachmann lead sparring in Republicans' Iowa debate

Eight candidates, all vying to be the candidate who takes on Barack Obama in 2012, face off ahead of a key straw poll.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Tough jail sentences for looters, Republican election hopefuls gear up for debate in the US, €50,000 on urinals for men caught short in Dublin, and U2 featuring… Jedward?

From TheJournal.ie New US Republican presidential hopeful used to be on Al Gore's team Election 2012

New US Republican presidential hopeful used to be on Al Gore's team

Rick Perry has previously campaigned for Democrat Al Gore, but is now the ‘rightwing’ governor of Texas. He’s thought to be an ideal Tea Party candidate.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people quiz Obama on immigration and hurling as he hosts a Twitter askathon Ask Obama This post contains images

Irish people quiz Obama on immigration and hurling as he hosts a Twitter askathon

The US president is taking questions via Twitter this afternoon…

From TheJournal.ie US presidential hopeful accused of 'pants on fire-esque' falsehoods Pants On Fire

US presidential hopeful accused of 'pants on fire-esque' falsehoods

Hopeful for the 2012 Republican nomination Michelle Bachmann has been dropping untruth bombs quite a lot recently.

Pass the salt please, Mr. President More Peas? This post contains images

Pass the salt please, Mr. President

US President Barack Obama is giving his supporters the chance to join him for an intimate dinner. He’s also asked his Twitter followers what they’d like to discuss over their lasagne.

From TheJournal.ie Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy US Election 2012

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy

The former New York Mayor, who became recognised worldwide following 9/11, has yet to declare his intentions but appears popular amongst Republican voters.

From TheJournal.ie 'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid Sarah Palin

'Epic' Palin film may launch 2012 presidential bid

US media jumps on house purchase in Arizona and new doc on Sarah Palin to suggest she will take a run at the White House

From TheJournal.ie Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate US Election 2012

Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate

The debate was largely notable for its lack of big names who declined to appear on the first debate of what is likely to be a lengthy nomination process ahead of the main election in late 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid Obama

Barack Obama announces 2012 re-election bid

The US President announced his intention to run in an email, text and video message to supporters.