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Sen. Scott Brown: Media being soft on Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) told the Boston Herald on Thursday that the media had been going too easy on his rival Elizabeth Warren, a prominent consumer activist and former official in President Barack Obama’s administration. “It would help if you guys would ask her some tough questions, too, and ask…

Gingrich shoots down supporter’s birther question

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday was questioned whether President Barack Obama was a United States citizen at campaign event in Storm Lake, Iowa. Many of the so-called “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was born in Kenya in 1961 and that his birth certificate was faked…

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…

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