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No debate tickets? Romney says, ‘just storm in’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping that firing up his own fans will nullify rival Newt Gingrich’s advantage at Thursday night’s debate. At a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, Romney joked that supporters without tickets should “just storm in” to the debate at the University of Florida to cheer…

Activist removed for her own safety after Gingrich crowd turns angry

A former Lake Worth city commissioner was removed from an event featuring Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in Coral Springs, Florida on Wednesday because authorities feared the candidate’s supporters might turn on her. “Do you work for the people or Freddie Mac?” Cara Jennings shouted, standing about 50 feet from…

Brewer, Obama speak ‘intensely’ on airport tarmac

When President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Wednesday he probably didn’t expect Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to welcome him by sticking her finger in his face. According to a White House pool report, the two “spoke intensely for a few minutes” after the president walked onto the…

Kornacki: Boehner ‘entirely at the mercy’ of the tea party

Steve Kornacki, news editor at Salon, explained Wednesday night that President Barack Obama had given up on trying to negotiate with Republican lawmakers, even though he appeared to be willing to negotiate in his State of the Union address. Although Obama tried to work with the Republicans, he learned during…

Soros: Not much difference between Obama and Romney

Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros told Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland that he still supported President Barack Obama, but predicted voters would not be very enthusiastic about the 2012 elections if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated by Republicans. “Well, look, either you’ll have an extremist conservative, be…

Gingrich promises moon base that could become 51st state

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday vowed to build a lunar colony that he said could eventually become the 51st state. Speaking to Republicans on Florida’s Space Coast, the former House Speaker explained that the “grandiose” idea would be possible because the government would fuel innovation by awarding prizes…

N.J. Dems blast Christie for threatening to veto same sex marriage bill

New Jersey Senate Democrats ripped Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday after he promised to veto a bill that would legalize same sex marriage. Christie said a proposed constitutional amendment should be drafted and the issue should be put to a statewide vote. “We do not put civil rights questions on…

Sen. Bernie Sanders blasts U.S. wealth gap

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday rebutted Republicans who accused President Barack Obama of engaging in class warfare. “They talk about class warfare — the fact of the matter is there has been class warfare for the last thirty years,” he said on MSNBC’s Politics Nation. “It’s a handful of…

Nader astonished by ‘lawless militarism’ in Obama’s address

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader railed against President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address during an appearance Wednesday on Democracy Now. “I think his lawless militarism, that started the speech and ended the speech, was truly astonishing,” he said. “I mean, he was very committed to projecting the American…

Glenn Beck releases video spoofing ‘Anonymous’

Former Fox News host Glenn Beck released a video on his website Tuesday that imitates the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” and warns that the nation has succumb to evil. The video, entitled “Anonymous for Good,” is meant to publicize Beck’s new charitable organization, according to Mediaite. Like the other videos released…

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