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Santorum: ‘People 20 years ago couldn’t conceive of a cell phone’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that 20 years ago people couldn’t even imagine cell phones, but now they are commonplace because Americans “recognize the rights God has given every person.” Speaking to supporters in Chillicothe, Ohio on Friday, the former Pennsylvania senator explained that the U.S. had “transformed the…

Gingrich: You can’t put a dead deer on a Volt

After denying it earlier, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich admitted on Friday that a gun rack could be installed in Chevrolet’s electric Volt, but he insisted there would be no place to put a dead deer. At a campaign event in Savannah, Georgia, the former House Speaker told a crowd…

Romney: ‘I am big believer in getting money’ from Washington

In a 2002 video recently uncovered by ABC News, then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney bragged about being able to get taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C., despite his current attacks on federal subsidies. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney said in an address to the…

Sandra Fluke on Limbaugh: I was stunned, then outraged

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke responded Thursday to being called a “slut” by conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh. “I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names,” Fluke said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Initially you’re stunned but then,…

Rep. Huelskamp speaks out against new child labor regulations for farms

Re. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Thursday described new child labor regulation proposed by the Department of Labor as “a very dumb and dangerous idea.” “We are still pushing on the Department of Labor to back off on what is a silly and I think dangerous regulation,” he said during a…

Romney to NASCAR fans: I wear ‘garbage bags’ too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to win over racing fans may have backfired after he referred to their rain ponchos as “garbage bags.” While attending the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Romney told The Associated Press that he didn’t follow the sport closely as some fans “but I have…

Romney: Obama mandated contraception so he might take your guns too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned voters on Wednesday that President Barack Obama might eventually curb the rights of gun owners since he is also requiring all health insurers to cover contraception for women. A man at an event in Fargo, North Dakota asked the candidate how he would “protect…

Santorum: Breitbart ‘a huge loss for our country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday reacted with shock to the news that conservative internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart had passed away at the age of 43. “Wow,” Santorum told CNN. “That’s a big shock. What a powerful force. It’s almost — I mean, you think of anybody out there…

Olbermann slams Bill O’Reilly for demonizing abortion doctors

On the “Worst Persons” segment of his show Wednesday night, Countdown host Keith Olbermann accused Fox News host Bill O’Reilly of hypocrisy for attacking Ben & Jerry’s. The ice cream company has announced it would donate a large sum of money to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, including grants to…

Sen. Gillibrand blasts Blunt amendment: Employers shouldn’t dictate health decisions

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Wednesday slammed legislation that would allow employers to refuse to pay for health insurance coverage of specific services if it would be contrary to their religious beliefs or moral convictions. “When will my colleagues understand this very non-debatable fact, that the decision of whether a…

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