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Gingrich: ‘Occupy’ protesters ‘blocking’ my free speech

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday complained that Occupy Wall Street protesters were “blocking” his right to free speech. The former House Speaker told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had canceled an event at his campaign headquarters, where protesters were waiting outside the front and back entrances.…

Carpentier: Attack on Romney’s Bain record too early to help Obama

A film being released by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC that attacks Mitt Romney’s record of destroying jobs could actually end up also hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election chances, according to Raw Story’s executive editor. Megan Carpentier told Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that the film “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,”…

Romney under fire over private equity firm Bain Capital

Mitt Romney faced blistering new attacks from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination over jobs lost at firms bought by his hugely rich venture capital company. On track to win New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday by a wide margin, the former Massachusetts governor found himself justifying what he…

Romney dodges multiple marijuana questions

The group Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has sent dozens of its members to New Hampshire to question the Republican presidential candidates about their views on medical marijuana and other drug laws, but they have so far failed to get much of a response from former Massachusetts Gov.…

South Carolina woman calls Perry ‘homophobic’ and ‘racist’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was greeted at a restaurant in Anderson, South Carolina with a tremendously-backhanded compliment. A young woman who posed for a photo with Perry on Monday told him it was “good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you,” according to Politico. Perry’s response? He smiled…

Psychic monkey devours Gingrich’s banana

Grandpa the psychic spider monkey is bananas for Newt Gingrich. The New York Daily News‘ Barry Paddock traveled to the Staten Island Zoo to get Grandpa’s prediction for Tuesday’s New Hampshire Republican primary. Grandpa was asked to choose from a series of bananas, each with the name of a GOP…

Todd Palin to endorse Newt Gingrich

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign will be getting a boost from Alaska’s former “first dude.” ABC News reported on Monday that Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will endorse the former House Speaker. Todd Palin told ABC News that he respects Gingrich due to the criticism…

Romney: ‘I like being able to fire people’

President Barack Obama’s campaign got a huge political gift on Monday when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared that he liked “to be able to fire people.” During a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Nashua, New Hampshire, the former Massachusetts governor touted the idea of Americans buying their own insurance…

Romney: ‘I know what it’s like’ to worry about getting fired

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday made his latest attempt prove he feels the pain of average Americans. At an event in Rochester, New Hampshire, the multimillionaire told voters that he also had worried about getting a pink slip. “I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re going…

Gingrich group marshals hatred of Wall Street for new anti-Romney film

A pro-Gingrich Super PAC released a trailer late last night for a project former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney cannot be pleased about: a half-hour documentary about Romney’s time running Bain Capital, a venture company that bankrupted nearly a quarter of the businesses it bought-up. Produced by a former top Romney…

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