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Conservative leader: Democratic Party is ‘party of the KKK’

The founder of a movement to increase racial diversity within the Republican Party told a crowd of tea party supporters on Sunday that they weren’t racists because “the Democratic Party is the party of the KKK.” Speaking at the first ever South Carolina Tea Party Convention, Raging Elephants leader Apostle…

Gingrich: ‘I’m probably gonna win’ South Carolina

After finishing fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that he would take first place in the upcoming South Carolina primary. “I’m probably gonna win next Saturday, because as a Georgia Reagan conservative I fit much more comfortably,” the former House Speaker told CBS…

Colbert: ‘The more money you have, the more you can speak’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert declared Sunday that he believes in Super PACs because “the more money you have, the more you can speak.” Last week, Colbert turned the Super PAC that he founded over to Comedy Central host Jon Stewart so as not to run afoul of campaign laws…

Colbert Super PAC attack ad: ‘Romney is a serial killer’

The Super PAC founded by Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has launched its first ad in South Carolina attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for his record of destroying businesses as the head of Bain Capital. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Romney asserted…

Maddow to the GOP: ‘Just how anti-gay do you want to be?’

On Friday’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel looked at the aftermath of the New Hampshire Republican primary. Now that the national press have left town and the candidates pushed on to South Carolina, the state party is drafting an initiative to enshrine into their state’s Constitution that marriage should be…

Economist: Romney’s only ‘concern’ about poor people is that they’ll vote

Yesterday on the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he’s “concerned about the poor in this country” and the unravelling of the social safety net. In this clip from Current TV’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” guest host David Schuster welcomes columnist and economics director for Yahoo! Finance Daniel…

Oops: Perry adds new agency to cut, forgets another

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry may have had another “oops” moments on Friday. The Texas governor managed to recite three federal agencies he would abolish as president — but one of them was the wrong one. “Three right off the bat, you know, commerce, interior and energy are three that…

Santorum: Obama wants constitutional amendment to redistribute wealth

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested on Friday that President Barack Obama wanted a constitutional amendment to force the redistribution of wealth. Wearing his infamous sweater vest, the candidate told a group of supporters in Rock Hill, South Carolina that Obama wanted to “manage the decline of America.” “Remember the…

Maddow explains how CNN bent over backwards to let Perry debate

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how CNN bent its own guidelines to let Texas Gov. Rick Perry appear in the final debate before the South Carolina primary. “Will Rick Perry be allowed into that debate? On the surface it appears he does not quality,” she…

Cenk Uygur rips New York Times over ‘truth vigilante’ column

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane on Thursday for his column which questioned when reporters should challenge statements made by politicians. “When should you challenge it? How about every freaking time! What do you think your job is? Do you think you’re…

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