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Maddow: ‘I think Ron Paul just won Iowa’

On Monday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC’s liberal politics host examined the strange Republican primaries of Iowa and Minnesota, concluding that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has actually won both states, or at least tied for first place. “Perhaps the most off-script thing that has happened on the Republican side……

Maddow unveils ALEC’s replacement: The National Center for Public Policy

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that the National Center for Public Policy was expected to take over the role of the embattled American Legislative Exchange Council. Liberal and progressive groups have waged a successful campaign against ALEC, which drafts corporation-friendly “model” legislation for state lawmakers.…

Gingrich calls on North Carolina to ban same sex marriage

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called on the people of North Carolina to vote for a ballot measure that would prohibit same sex marriage. “Marriage between a man and a woman is at the heart of our civilization,” he said. “It’s a…

Missouri GOP Senate candidate on VAWA: ‘Not sure what that is’

The Democratic Party of Missouri and Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman exchanged blows on Monday over the Violence Against Women Act. The Missouri Democrats uploaded a video to YouTube in which Steelman admitted that she was unfamiliar with the bill, because she was “not serving right now.” Steelman, who is…

Rahm: If it was up to Mitt Romney, we wouldn’t have an auto industry

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday night that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would have let the U.S. automotive industry fail. “I would say clearly Mitt Romney’s economic policies want to take us to a point in time which actually led to the crisis we…

Romney: Young people ‘have to vote for me’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declared on Monday that “young voters in this country have to vote for me.” During a press conference in Aston, Pennsylvania, the candidate told reporters that young Americans should reconsider their support for President Barack Obama. “I think young voters in this country have…

Ron Paul vows to continue because Romney could ‘stumble’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday said he would continue his run for office even if presumptive nominee Mitt Romney acquires enough delegates to clinch the nomination. In an interview on CNBC, the Texas congressman was asked if he could still get enough delegates to win the nomination even…

Huntsman: GOP like Chinese Communist Party ‘if you’re off script’

Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Monday blasted the media and insisted he was taken out of context he after compared the Republican Party to the Communist Party of China. Speaking at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Sunday, Huntsman recalled that he had been disinvited to…

Olbermann: ‘Almost deliberate’ gas price hikes are to hurt Obama

Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann on Sunday suggested that the price of gas had been artificially manipulated since President Barack Obama took office to hurt his chances at re-election. In an appearance on ABC, Olbermann noted he had become suspicious after gas prices increased from $1.61 a gallon when Obama took…

GOP strategist: Palin is ‘ridiculous’ for blaming Obama for Secret Service scandal

Republican strategist Matthew Dowd lashed out Sunday morning on ABC at those who criticized President Barack Obama for the Secret Service prostitution scandal, especially former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In his usual participation on This Week‘s roundtable, Dowd was tired of some blaming Obama for the ongoing scandal. “The hair…

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