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Romney: ‘I don’t discriminate… I oppose same sex marriage’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserted on Sunday that his opposition to same sex marriage was not discrimination against gay people. During a GOP debate in New Hampshire Sunday, WHDH’s Andy Hiller asked Romney, “How have you stood up for gay rights, and when have you used your voice to…

Gingrich to Romney: ‘Drop the pious baloney’

During a GOP debate on Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Mitt Romney to “drop the pious baloney” after the former Massachusetts governor asserted that for him, “politics is not a career.” “I think it’s understandable and perhaps unusual that people who spend their life in politics imagine that…

Woman asks Santorum if he hates black people

Upset over Rick Santorum’s controversial comments on race earlier this week, an African-American woman sternly challenged the GOP presidential candidate Saturday afternoon. According to Think Progress, the woman confronted Santorum after his townhall event in Hollis, New Hampshire, telling him that black people aren’t the largest majority receiving welfare payments.…

Rick Santorum wants to believe in miracles

He travels across New Hampshire in his black pick-up truck, surges in opinion polls and wants to believe in miracles. Christian conservative candidate Rick Santorum hopes, aided by the grace of God, to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee facing Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. After…

Romney rolls out former Vatican envoys’ endorsement

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, a Mormon facing doubts about his conservative credentials, said Saturday he had the endorsement of five former US ambassadors to the Vatican. Romney’s campaign unveiled a letter from the ex-envoys hours before a debate in which he was to face off against his rivals,…

Gingrich complains gays rights questions are ‘anti-Christian bigotry’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted moderators at a debate in New Hampshire Saturday for “anti-Christian bigotry” after they asked several of the GOP hopefuls about gay rights. “I just want to raise a point about the news media bias,” the former House Speaker complained to ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “You…

DNC chair calls Romney a ‘job cremator’

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke to reporters tonight in New Hampshre in advance of this weekend’s Republican primary debate. According to Benjy Sarlin at Talking Points Memo, the Florida Congresswoman took sharp aim at presumed front-runner Mitt Romney, questioning not only his record but his putative position…

In South Carolina primary, a fundraising showdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The obscure groups behind the spending spree in the race for the Republican nomination for president are about to take it up a notch. Super PACs, the fundraising giants that have already reshaped the campaign by spending millions of dollars for ads on TV, radio and websites,…

Obama vows to do ‘whatever it takes’ to grow economy

US President Barack Obama promised on Saturday to do “whatever it takes” to maintain growth in the US economy as he announced a summit with business leaders dedicated to job creation at home. “This year, I’m going to keep doing whatever it takes to move this economy forward and to…

Texas election map fight goes before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court next week will step into a partisan battle over remapping congressional districts in Texas, the court’s first review of political boundary-drawing resulting from the 2010 U.S. census, with elections ahead in November. At issue in Monday ‘s arguments will be whether Texas uses maps…

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