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MSNBC contributor: ‘Rick Santorum is a homophobe and a bigot’

A regular MSNBC contributor says people should stop beating around the bush and just call Rick Santorum what he is. In a discussion on Tuesday about who would win the Iowa caucuses, United Republic senior strategist Jimmy Williams lashed out at the Republican presidential candidate for being “a homophobe and…

Perry calls Romney ‘the magnet’ for undocumented immigrants

During an interview with Fox News on Tuesday morning, Texas Governor Rick Perry accused presidential rival Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, of being a “magnet” for undocumented immigrants. “I think I went after Romney rather stringently when we were in the debates,” Perry explained, giving reason why he’s been…

Romney supporters tell Occupy protesters to ‘get a job!’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being “mic checked” by Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday night at one of his last campaign rallies ahead of the Iowa caucuses. While speaking to to about 600 people in Clive, Romney was interrupted by protesters reportedly associated with the Occupy Wall Street…

Gingrich: Romney is a ‘liar,’ but I could support him

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insisted on Tuesday that that fellow candidate Mitt Romney was a “liar,” but could support him over Barack Obama if the former Massachusetts governor became the eventual Republican nominee. At a Monday campaign event, Gingrich, who is running very few ads because of sluggish fundraising,…

Iowa to launch 2012 White House war

Judgment day dawned for Republican contenders vying to take on Barack Obama in November’s presidential election, with a pivotal vote in Iowa Tuesday likely to dramatically winnow the field of contenders. The mostly rural heartland state’s caucus is the first formal vote of the war for the White House against…

Romney says U.S. won’t give a dollar to save Europe: report

“The U.S. must take care of its own crisis, and won’t give a dollar to save Europe,” Romney told La Stampa. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, said he was aware that a collapse in Europe would have “enormous repercussions” for the world’s economy and that it was in Washington’s interest…

Alan Colmes mocks Rick Santorum for ‘playing’ with his dead baby

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen have reportedly accepted the apology of a Fox News contributor who mocked them for taking their dead baby home, where he said they “played” with it. During a segment on Fox News Monday, Alan Colmes told host Jon Scott that Santorum’s…

Murdoch backs Santorum for president

DES MOINES, Iowa — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch on Monday urged Iowans to back firebrand social conservative Rick Santorum, one day before they cast the first votes of the 2012 White House race. “Can’t resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision…

Ron Paul loses momentum in Iowa, Santorum gains support

With the nation’s first primary vote just a day away, Texas Rep. Ron Paul has lost his momentum after climbing to the top of the polls. He is down four points from last week, according to a survey released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on Sunday night. Despite the drop,…

Santorum tells Iowans: ‘I don’t want to make black people’s lives better’

Speaking to Republicans in Iowa on Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said his administration would reform welfare to the point that it would offer no welfare at all. After suggesting that an expansion of Medicare is really just a plot to make voters more “dependent” on Washington, Santorum added: ”I…

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