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McCain: Romney ‘has not done as well as we had hoped’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) didn’t provide the most ringing endorsement of Mitt Romney’s Tuesday morning, claiming the GOP presidential frontrunner has underperformed on the campaign trail thus far. In a phone interview with Fox Business Network’s Don Imus, McCain expressed confidence in Romney still winning the nomination before mentioning his…

Gingrich to DeNiro: ‘The country is ready’ for a white first lady

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday called for President Barack Obama to apologize after actor Robert DeNiro jokingly asked if America was ready for a white first lady. “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?” DeNiro…

First Lady tells Letterman about almost getting busted on ‘covert’ Target run

On Monday night’s The Late Show with David Letterman, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, her work with the group Joining Forces, and about one of the hazards of being one of the most recognizable people on the planet, the fact that she can’t ever…

Robert Kuttner: JOBS Act ‘just investor rip-off legislation’

Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect, warned Monday that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act would strip investor protections by easing various Securities and Exchange Commission regulations. “It is just a scandal that this thing, which is just investor rip-off legislation, has gotten as far as it has,”…

Fire fighter seeks to replace Wisconsin’s Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch

Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, said Monday that he was running against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch because he was tired of “sitting on the sidelines.” “I didn’t move to the city of Madison to become a politician,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “I moved…

Romney: ‘I don’t see how a young American can vote for a Democrat’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can’t understand why so many young people vote Democratic. During a speech on economic freedom at the University of Chicago on Monday, the candidate was asked to address crippling student loans and the high unemployment rate for younger Americans. “I joke and I…

Issa heckled at bank hearing: ‘Shame on you!’

At an unusual congressional hearing in Brooklyn on Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was interrupted by protesters who claimed he had favored banks over people. “We want you to go and fight for us!” one woman shouted. “Vote for the people that elected you!…

Santorum to GOP: Don’t nominate ‘Tweedledum’ like Romney

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that Republicans can’t win if they nominate a “Tweedledum” like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In an Monday interview on CBS, Santorum told host Charlie Rose that if he could stay in the race until the convention, delegates would want to nominate a true conservative…

Clooney: Obama’s chances are good, but don’t get cocky

Actor George Clooney on Sunday said that President Barack Obama was likely to be re-elected, but cautioned liberals not to get cocky “because you will always lose.” In an interview with NBC’s David Gregory, Clooney explained that the president has “always looked good to be re-elected.” “I happen to believe…

Santorum doubles down: No Puerto Rico statehood without English proficiency

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum reiterated on Sunday that Puerto Ricans would need to work on their English before the U.S. territory could become a state. “What I’ve said is that obviously Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking country, a Spanish-speaking island, not a country, but Spanish-speaking island, they will continue…

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