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Gingrich warns of a ‘speech dictatorship in this country against Christianity’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday doubled down on his assertion that “anti-Christian bigotry” was on the rise in the United States. During a debate in New Hampshire on Saturday, the former House Speaker had blasted debate moderators for being unfair to Christians after they asked several questions about…

C-SPAN caller asks if ‘Romney has a big penis’

As voters were heading to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, one C-SPAN caller suggested that Mitt Romney’s opponents might be up against some stiff competition. A man identifying himself as “Dan” called in on C-SPAN’s Republican line pose a question to Wayne MacDonald, Chairman of the New Hampshire…

Shock poll finds Colbert statistically tied with Perry in South Carolina

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is officially a third-tier GOP candidate. If he wants to be, that is. A survey (PDF) conducted by the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling, published Tuesday, asked South Carolinians if they would vote for Stephen Colbert. Surprisingly, 5 percent said yes — bringing Colbert to sixth overall,…

Ron Paul: Romney will see the GOP ‘demolished’ by Obama

Showing signs that he is in the GOP presidential race for the long haul, Rep. Ron Paul expressed further concern over Mitt Romney’s record on Wednesday morning. Asked by Morning Joe co-host Mika Brezinzski if he thought Romney was a “big-government conservative,” Paul agreed with that label. “I would think…

Senor Romney? Candidate’s Mexican roots revealed

NEW YORK — Could Mitt Romney become el presidente — or at least, America’s first president with a Mexican-born father? US news reports this week shed light on a little-known side to the leading Republican candidate to take on President Barack Obama: his surprisingly strong Mexican roots. The wealthy former…

Romney wins New Hampshire primary

Former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) is the projected winner the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, just a week after pulling out an 8-vote win over former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) in Iowa. By 8:10 ET, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was declared the projected second-place finisher. In Romney’s victory speech, he…

Ron Paul’s campaign defends Romney’s ‘I like to fire people’ remark

Ron Paul’s presidential campaign defended rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday and accused Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Jon Hunstman of using “leftist tactics” against him. “Two important issues that should unite Republicans are a belief in free markets and an understanding that the media often use ‘gotcha’ tactics to discredit…

Perry calls Romney, Bain Capital ‘vultures’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry asserted on Tuesday that both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the firm he founded, were “vultures” for preying on distressed companies. During a town hall event in Fort Mill, S.C, the Texas governor amplified an attack on Romney that’s being made by…

Romney: ‘I have personal experience’ hiring undocumented immigrants

In an appearance in New Hampshire on Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reminded voters that he has “personal experience” in hiring undocumented immigrants. And if that weren’t strange enough, Romney then immediately suggested that he wonders about immigration status every time he hears someone speaking with “an accent.” “The…

Maddow forced to literally chase GOP candidates for birth control answers

In a segment Monday night, liberal MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow found herself literally chasing down Republican candidates in New Hampshire, but making little headway — except, that is, with Rick Santorum. Maddow was able to catch up with the former Senator from Pennsylvania in her hotel, while he participated…

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