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Huntsman hits ‘unelectable’ Ron Paul with new ad

Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released an advertisement on Thursday that highlights Ron Paul’s highly controversial newsletters and questions his electability. Paul is the GOP’s leading presidential candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses, but has been plagued by racist, hate-filled newsletters that were published under his name. The newsletters were published…

Bachmann: ‘I love’ my AR-15 assault rifle

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann revealed on Thursday that the AR-15 assault rifle was her favorite gun. During a WHO-AM radio interview, Bachmann told host Jan Mickelson that she had planned to go pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Friday. “I’m a pretty good shot,” the candidate admitted.…

Santorum: Marriage prevents poverty — unless you’re gay

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that everyone but gay men and lesbians can stay out of poverty by just getting married. At a campaign event in Muscatine, Iowa Thursday, a questioner asked Santorum how his anti-poverty plan would help the gays who can’t legally marry in 45 states. “If…

Supporter tells Gingrich: Media ‘accurate’ to ‘kill the Republican Party’

A supporter told Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Thursday that maybe Republicans should just skip the 2012 presidential election because the GOP candidates didn’t have the passion necessary to govern. “Do Republicans want to be president next term because right now I don’t feel that?” the man asked Gingrich during an…

O’Donnell replays Sacha Cohen’s ambush interviews of Gingrich, Paul

In a segment Wednesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell replayed two infamous clips of comedy staged by Sacha Baron Cohen, in which he interviews both former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) as characters from his former show on HBO. In the first interview, O’Donnell focused…

Paul senior adviser: ‘He’s not against war’

Many supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may be surprised to learn that the Texas Republican is not as anti-war as they think. Paul senior adviser Doug Wead on Wednesday dismissed the idea that the candidate was to the left of President Barack Obama when it comes to war.…

Judge reunites disabled veteran, service dog

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday that allowed a service dog to be at least temporarily reunited with his disabled owner. Jim Sak moved to Aurelia, Iowa less than two months ago to help take care of his wife’s mother. He’s a disabled veteran, but his service dog…

‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’

As part of their promise to “go big,” protesters with the 99 Percent movement have been interrupting campaign-related events all over Iowa in the week leading up to the nation’s first major presidential candidate selection contest, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not given an exception. During a rally with…

Lawrence O’Donnell calls for NYPD to fire ‘outlaw cops’

On the “Rewrite” segment of his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said the only way for the New York Police Department to remain respectable was for the department to terminate officers who prevent reporters from covering protests. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly had ordered officers to avoid interfering with…

‘Occupy the Caucus’ protesters arrested at Wells Fargo bank in Iowa

Three people affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement were arrested at a Wells Fargo branch in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The protesters said they targeted Wells Fargo because the bank gave $61,500 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. “Wells Fargo along with other banks…

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