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Evangelical leader compares Gingrich to Italian cruise ship captain

One evangelical leader says that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is like the Italian captain whose cruise ship sank — because the former House Speaker was sailing on his own personal love boat when he cheated on his first and second wives. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council…

Carter: Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of trying to appeal to racists in South Carolina. “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing,” he…

Moulitsas: Democrats ‘incredibly stupid’ for still backing SOPA

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas on Wednesday blasted the Democrats who continue to support the House’s Stop Online Piracy and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. Although a number of Republican lawmakers dropped their support of the anti-piracy bills after the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, some prominent Democrats…

Gingrich: I would call Palin for advice

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested he would ask former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be member of his Cabinet if he was elected President of the United States. “I don’t want to suggest anything,” he said. “We haven’t talked about anything at all.…

Wikipedia founder slams SOPA/PIPA: ‘Not the right bill’

Jimmy Wales, founder of the user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia, said on CNN last night that he commends efforts to stop online piracy, but cautioned that the measures in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) simply go too far. “I’m a big believer that we…

Maddow: Wednesday ‘going to be a very different day’ because of blackout

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Wednesday would be a strange day for people who spend a lot of time browsing the Internet. In an unprecedented move, an estimated 7,000 websites plan to shut down for the day in protest of the House’s Stop Online Privacy Act and the Senate’s…

DNC lampoons Romney’s 24-hour flip flops

The Democratic National Convention released a video on Tuesday that mocks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for dodging questions and flip flopping within a 24-hour timespan. The video juxtaposes clips of Romney from Monday night’s Republican debate with clips from a Tuesday morning press conference in Florence, South Carolina. During…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Gingrich on Obama: ‘I want to knock him out,’ not just ‘bloody his nose’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich used a violent metaphor on Tuesday to refer to the nation’s first black president. During a town hall event in Florence, South Carolina, a supporter complimented the former House Speaker for having “fire in the belly.” “We’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose,” the man said.…

Romney admits his effective tax rate is ‘closer to 15 percent’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have finally revealed the reason he has refused to release his tax returns: Because he pays the federal government a much lower rate than many middle-class Americans. Speaking to reporters in Florence, South Carolina on Tuesday, the multimillionaire candidate explained that he pays an…

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