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Pawlenty: It was ‘proper’ to have Karl Rove at Romney retreat

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) on Sunday denied that it was wrong for Mitt Romney to invite Republican strategist Karl Rove to a recent retreat with top donors. Karl Rove’s Crossroads America — a Super PAC — and its sister organization, Crossroads GPS, have spent millions of dollars on…

Romney advisor: Blame Democrats for DREAM Act’s failure

An advisor for Mitt Romney blamed the Democrats Sunday for the DREAM Act’s defeat in Congress, ThinkProgress reports. Former commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the Obama administration “played with Hispanics” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Nation, the same program in which Romney senior advisor Ed Gillespie refused…

Tapper: Romney ‘most conservative’ nominee on immigration in 30 years

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper says that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a harsher stance on immigration than any Republican presidential nominee in decades. Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday told Tapper that Romney was at a disadvantage with Latino voters because “he has to unring…

Adviser dodges questions about Romney rescinding Obama immigration policy

A senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday continued to dodge questions about whether his boss would rescind President Barack Obama’s recently-announced policy to halt deportation proceedings for many young undocumented immigrants. During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Ed Gillespie if Romney would…

Issa admits no evidence White House involved in Fast and Furious

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Sunday said that there was no proof that President Barack Obama’s White House had any involvement in Fast and Furious, a botched gun “walking” program that intended to trace weapon sales to Mexico. Last week, House Speaker John…

Republican candidate pre-celebrates Supreme Court striking down ‘Obamacare’

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R) published a video to his YouTube account this week in which he celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which he calls “Obamacare,” and asks viewers to send him money to keep up the fight against a…

Bachmann: Overturn health care law or it ‘will be the end of our Constitution’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) believes she has uncovered a plot to convince one Supreme Court justice to uphold President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law, which she warned would be “the end of our Constitution.” Earlier this week, Bachmann told conservative radio host Sandy Rios that a Time magazine profile…

Republican Rep. suggests Pelosi is mentally ill for worrying about voter suppression

A Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday suggested that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “mind-numbingly stupid” and possibly mentally ill after she claimed that his party was attacking Attorney General Eric Holder because he was fighting attempts to suppress minority voters. Pelosi had told reporters that…

Politico suspends black reporter for saying Romney more comfortable around white people

Politico on Thursday suspended their veteran White House correspondent after several conservative websites complained that he had observed that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared to be more comfortable when he’s around white people. During a Thursday discussion with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir about why Romney was trailing President Barack…

North Carolina Republicans undo Racial Justice Act for death row inmates

North Carolina Republicans have sent a bill to Gov. Bev Perdue (D) that effectively voids a law that allowed death row inmates to have their punishment reduced to life in prison if statistics showed that they were sentenced to die because of racism. The governor vetoed a similar bill last…

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