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Romney: Santorum ‘on my list’ for VP

It seems like probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney has already forgotten that former rival Rick Santorum recently called him a liar and the “worst Republican in the country.” During a town hall-style event in Warwick, Rhode Island on Wednesday, Romney insisted that he had not ruled out the former Pennsylvania…

Maddow: GOP has repeatedly failed to refute ‘war on women’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night explained how Republicans had tried but failed to refute the assertion that they were waging a “war on women.” “The problem with women voters is the problem Republicans have been trying to fix,” she said, noting that a very large percent of women…

Raw Story’s Megan Carpentier on Rep. West ‘communists in Congress’ remark

Megan Carpentier, the executive editor of Raw Story, said on The Young Turks Wednesday that claiming Democrats are members of the Communist Party was not particularly outrageous in today’s political climate, considering how often unsubstantiated smears get thrown around. Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a tea party favorite, said Tuesday that…

Gingrich: Me dropping out just ‘a Washington, New York fixation’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would continue to campaign until Mitt Romney obtained all the delegates he needed to win the nomination. “I was in North Carolina yesterday,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Not a single person asked me to drop out and many, many people…

Romney: Women ‘have gone back 20 years’ under Obama

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday continued to blast President Barack Obama by insisting that women account for 92.3 percent of the job losses in his first term, a claim that fact checking organizations have called false or misleading. Surrounded by a group of women at a business…

RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars

The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday refused to “walk back” claims that the Republican “war on women” was as fictional as a “war on caterpillars.” In a interview that last week, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it…

Gingrich complains he ‘can’t afford teleprompters’ after bouncing $500 check

Struggling Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday joked that he couldn’t even buy a teleprompter after his campaign recently bounced a $500 check. Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas told The Salt Lake Tribune that Gingrich gave the state a $500 check in March to cover election filing fees, but…

Christie: Americans ‘on couch waiting for government check’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that American are turning into couch potatoes, just sitting around waiting on their next check from the government. Speaking to the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York City on Tuesday, the first-term governor said that he had “never…

Next up: ‘Sundays With Santorum’ on Fox News

It wasn’t anywhere near as entertaining as Herman Cain’s announcement, nor as revealing as Michele Bachmann’s, nor as long-overdue as Rick Perry’s, but Rick Santorum definitely took the gold for moral grandiloquence as he officially ended his bid for the presidency Tuesday. Though he failed to imbue the American people…

Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case to call news conference in next 72 hours

Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, announced Tuesday that she would be holding a news conference in the 72 hours The move suggests that she has decided whether to charge George Zimmerman with a crime in shooting of the unarmed Florida teenager. Zimmerman has maintained that…

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