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Santorum: Obama daughter’s Mexico trip ‘sets a very bad precedent’

The children of politicians are normally off limits during campaigns but Rick Santorum is lashing out at President Barack Obama for allowing his daughter to go to Mexico, claiming it could endanger Americans. Speaking to GBTV’s Glenn Beck on Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate reacted to the news that the…

Pig freaks out after GOP candidate brings it to news conference

Former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-WI) has learned the hard way not to bring a pig to a news conference. Speaking to the Milwaukee Press Club on Monday, Neumann, who is running for Senate, brought out a piglet named named “Mister Favors” to make a point about cutting spending in government.…

Karen Santorum: Rick would ‘do nothing’ on issue of contraception

In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday night, Karen Santorum, wife of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, said that “Women have nothing to fear” about the prospect of a Santorum presidency. “When it comes to contraceptives,” she said, “He will do nothing on that issue.” Santorum’s blandishments…

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!…

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