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WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak after the Florida primary

Watch live as the Republican presidential contenders for 2012 speak after the results of the Florida GOP primary, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Gingrich: Romney kept kosher food from Holocaust survivors

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has taken his campaign to a new low in his desperation to win the Florida primary. In an automated “robocall” to Florida voters, the Gingrich campaign claimed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney prevented Jewish Holocaust survivors from eating kosher food. The call was first…

Michael Reagan: Think of liberals as ‘termites’

Former President Ronald Reagan’s oldest son on Monday compared liberals to termites who are “eating away at the foundations” of America. Appearing a campaign event for Newt Gingrich in Florida, Michael Reagan encouraged attendees not to “go home and forget about it.” “If you can think of the liberals, think…

Gingrich to Obama: ‘Respect our religion,’ not ‘every other religion’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he’s had it with President Barack Obama “respecting every other religion on the planet,” and thinks it’s time for him to “respect our religion” instead. At a campaign event in Florida on Monday, Gingrich seized on letters read at Catholic Churches across the U.S.…

Romney sings ‘America the Beautiful’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is so excited about his probable win in the Florida primary that he broke out into song Monday. The candidate has been quoting Katharine Lee Bates’ “America the Beautiful” on the campaign trail for weeks, but at his final event before Florida voters go to…

Eliot Spitzer: Gingrich’s campaign ‘an act of self-indulgence’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer blasted Newt Gingrich on Monday for boasting about his chances to win the Florida primary, despite being 14 points behind Mitt Romney. “This is becoming an act of self-indulgence, an act of complete self-centered maniacal behavior by Newt Gingrich,” he said on Current TV’s…

Ron Paul doubts tea party’s influence: They are ‘all over the place’

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Monday that the tea party movement would probably not be a decisive factor in the Republican presidential nomination process. “We were identified with the beginning of the tea party, and yet the tea party is not a…

Willie Nelson performs to support Dennis Kucinich

Country music star Willie Nelson came to Lorain, Ohio on Sunday to perform at a sold-out benefit in support of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Due to redistricting in the state, the veteran congressman has been thrown into a primary battle against Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). “Dennis and I go a…

Vitter attacks CNN for comparing his sex scandal to Gingrich’s

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lashed out at a CNN host on Monday for asking if there were similarities between his prostitution scandal and the infidelities of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has been suffering some heat over his cheating on his first wife, cheating on his second…

Co-chair of new task force promises to dig into ‘every aspect’ of housing crisis

Three years after he first promised to investigate the housing crisis, President Obama has finally announced the creation of a task force to examine mortgage and securitization fraud. One of the co-chairs of the new commission, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, joined MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Sunday to discuss…

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