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Gingrich: Tea party lost ‘the passion they had in 2010′

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said Sunday that the tea party movement would probably not be as influential in 2012 as it was in 2010. Although he believes the tea party will still be important in a number of elections, he conceded to CNN’s Candy Crowley that they “don’t…

Liz Cheney won’t deny she’s planning Senate run

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday refused to deny that she was planning a run for Senate in Wyoming. Politico noted last week that Liz Cheney had been setting the stage for a possible Senate run by increasing her visibility and speaking at six events in…

Biden: ‘Men marrying men’ should have equal rights

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday endorsed equal rights for married gay men and lesbians — and President Barack Obama’s top aide said that the president had “precisely” the same position. “The good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about is…

Rubio: ‘I don’t know anything about a contraception debate’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday suggested that Democrats invented the contraception debate and the Republican Party was “more tolerant” on diverse opinions about a woman’s right to choose. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Mitt Romney’s possible vice presidential running mate if the Republican Party would “take this country…

Obama knocks Romney: Corporations are not people

President Barack Obama launched his reelection campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday by rebuking his presumptive Republican opponent’s approach to taxes and the economy. “We’ve come too far to abandon the change we have fought for these past few years” Obama told a crowd of 14,000 supporters. “We have to…

Krugman compares Republican economic plan to blood-letting

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said Saturday that Republican-backed austerity measures — such as cutting government spending and reducing public services — were self-defeating “We are very much like medieval doctors who thought the treatment for illness was to bleed you, then when the patients got sicker they bled them…

GOP pundit calls Romney ‘foolish’ for butting into Chen affair

Word seems to be getting around that presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney goofed badly when he accused the Obama administration of creating a “a dark day for freedom and … a day of shame” by allegedly encouraging Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to leave the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Abby…

Romney attacks Obama for not keeping unemployment below 4 percent

As the unemployment rate hit a three-year low of 8.1 percent on Friday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney escalated attacks on President Barack Obama by moving the bar to 4 percent. “Just this morning there was some news that came across the wire that said that the unemployment rate…

Enraged Ted Nugent threatens to ‘f*ck’ female CBS producer

Ted Nugent recently said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign “expressed support” after the musician made comments that caused the U.S. Secret Service to wonder if he had threatened the life of President Barack Obama. In a recent interview where the conservative rocker flew into a rage, Nugent revealed…

Barney Frank slams Republicans: They’re going to get repudiated

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on Thursday blasted the Republican Party, which he claimed had become so partisan that it was unwilling to work with Democrats. “American politics has always had two factions, one that wanted slightly more government and one that wanted slightly less government, each side understood the legitimacy…

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