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Karen Santorum: Gays ‘vilify’ my husband

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s wife, Karen, on Monday accused the gay community of vilifying her husband. At an event with mothers in South Carolina, a woman, who said her son was gay, told the candidate that she felt guilty for supporting him due to his opposition to gay rights.…

Ron Paul bills taxpayers $50,000 for first class flights

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has campaigned on cutting the size and cost of government, but it turns out the Texas Republican is a big spender when it comes to air fare. An Associated Press report published Monday found that since May 2009, Paul had billed taxpayers for 31 round-trip…

Huntsman to drop out of GOP race, endorse Romney

According to reports tweeted on Sunday night by New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is about to leave the race and will endorse Mitt Romney. Zeleny added that “Huntsman was urged by some advisers to stay in the race thrugh South Carolina primary, but concluded…

Fresh questions raised about Romney’s reign at Bain

Recent claims that the anti-Romney campaign ad, “King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” is seriously flawed may lessen its impact on the Republican presidential primaries. A story at the Washington Post, however, adds fresh fuel to the fire by suggesting that Romney’s actions when he ran Bain…

Conservative leader: Democratic Party is ‘party of the KKK’

The founder of a movement to increase racial diversity within the Republican Party told a crowd of tea party supporters on Sunday that they weren’t racists because “the Democratic Party is the party of the KKK.” Speaking at the first ever South Carolina Tea Party Convention, Raging Elephants leader Apostle…

Gingrich: ‘I’m probably gonna win’ South Carolina

After finishing fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that he would take first place in the upcoming South Carolina primary. “I’m probably gonna win next Saturday, because as a Georgia Reagan conservative I fit much more comfortably,” the former House Speaker told CBS…

Rivals set to pounce on Santorum’s past

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Rick Santorum’s last-minute surge in the Iowa caucus brought him neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney in the first contest of the 2012 race to select a Republican presidential candidate. But it came too late to attract the harsh scrutiny usually visited on front-runners. Only in recent days have…

Romney takes a hit from the Christian right

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney hit a roadblock Sunday in South Carolina as Christian conservative leaders coalesced behind Rick Santorum in the race for the presidential nomination. A group of 155 Christian evangelical leaders from around the country endorsed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, Saturday after holding…

Colbert: ‘The more money you have, the more you can speak’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert declared Sunday that he believes in Super PACs because “the more money you have, the more you can speak.” Last week, Colbert turned the Super PAC that he founded over to Comedy Central host Jon Stewart so as not to run afoul of campaign laws…

Colbert Super PAC attack ad: ‘Romney is a serial killer’

The Super PAC founded by Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has launched its first ad in South Carolina attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for his record of destroying businesses as the head of Bain Capital. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Romney asserted…

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