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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…

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: Zimmerman’s lawyers could lead to early arrest

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday explained that special prosecutor Angela Corey in Florida may want to arrest George Zimmerman now that his lawyers have quit. During a press conference on Tuesday, Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhri said they had lost contact with Zimmerman, who claims to have…

Obama bashes ‘trickle down’ economics in Florida speech

During speech in Florida on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that “trickle down” economics never worked and called for Congress to pass the so-called “Buffett Rule.” “This is not about a few people doing well, we want people to do well, that’s great,” Obama said. “But it is about giving…

Maine super PAC creates pledge against ‘sodomy based marriage’

A newly-created, anti-LGBT rights super PAC in Maine is asking residents to sign a “truth pledge” against “sodomy based marriage,” which they say is being advanced by “demonic forces.” Same sex marriage opponents Paul Madore and Mike Heath formed the No Special Rights PAC and began distributing their pledge at…

Beck: We have a ‘righteous calling’ to lead a ‘new civil rights movement’

Former Fox News personality Glenn Beck said he believed Tuesday morning that he was capable of leading a “new civil rights movement” in America after claiming that fascism was coming to Europe. Appearing on televangelist James Robison’s Life Today show, Beck commented on the popular Occupy Wall Street movement. “We…

Paul Ryan refuses to define ‘rich’: ‘These are job creators’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday refused to define “rich” because the wealthiest Americans were “job creators,” and accused President Barack Obama of “verbal tantrums” for calling his proposed budget “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” During a speech in Washington last week, Obama blasted Republicans for proposing “more…

Van Jones: Libertarianism ‘would spit in the face of Dr. King’

Former White House adviser Van Jones on Monday defended recent remarks he made against “so-called libertarians” by saying, “I think we have to start punching back.” In a March speech to the Occupy movement in Los Angeles, Jones had called libertarianism a “despicable ideology.” “They say they’re Patriots but they…

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