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Gingrich complains gays rights questions are ‘anti-Christian bigotry’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted moderators at a debate in New Hampshire Saturday for “anti-Christian bigotry” after they asked several of the GOP hopefuls about gay rights. “I just want to raise a point about the news media bias,” the former House Speaker complained to ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “You…

RuPaul makes surprise New Hampshire campaign announcement

Drag superstar and reality TV host RuPaul made an appearance on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Saturday. Looking spruce in an ice blue tailored wool coat and studious-looking, horn-rimmed glasses, the nearly seven foot tall “Supermodel” singer was “campaigning” in the state. He announced that his goal is…

Santorum: Americans ‘need a Jesus candidate’

If Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s latest stump speech is successful, his opponents will find themselves campaigning against Christ. Speaking to a tea party group at Windham High School in New Hampshire on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator actually compared himself to the Christian savior. Santorum told the crowd that…

Raw Story’s executive editor Megan Carpentier debates Ron Paul’s candidacy with Reason editor-in-chief Matt Welch

In the wake of the Iowa GOP caucus, Raw Story executive editor Megan Carpentier and Reason editor-in-chief Matt Welch sat down with The Real News Network’s senior editor Paul Jay to discuss Tuesday’s events and, in particular, the candidacy of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). Welch, a self-identified libertarian, and Carpentier…

Taibbi: Montana decision ‘just the start’ of fight against ‘Citizens United’

Appearing on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night, Rolling Stone political contributor Matt Taibbi suggested that a recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court will be seen as the start of a long fight against corporate money in American elections. The highest court in Montana recently struck…

McCain: Romney won’t ‘lead from behind like Ronald Reagan’

Oops, he did it again. For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has confused President Barack Obama with another person during a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. On Thursday, the Arizona senator had declared that “President Obama will turn this country around,”…

McCain goofs at Romney event: ‘Obama will turn this country around’

Failed Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s endorsement of current candidate Mitt Romney may being doing more harm than good. At an event in South Carolina Thursday, the Arizona senator managed to confuse the candidate he was supporting with Democratic President Barack Obama. “I am confident with the leadership and backing…

Cenk slams CNN for neglecting indefinite detention: ‘Do real news!’

Appearing on Current TV’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” on Thursday night, host Cenk Uygur introduced a new segment, Establishment Media Watch, and took aim at his first target: CNN’s lax coverage of the National Defense Authorization Act. “We have covered it many times on this show, yet we were…

Senior vice president of NAACP decries Santorum and Gingrich

Hilary Shelton, senior vice president of the NAACP, said Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich utilized stereotypes about African Americans that were “not only offensive, but factually inaccurate.” Both candidates linked African Americans to welfare this week. Gingrich suggested Thursday that African Americans would rather collect food stamps…

Buddy Roemer: Special interests own our government

Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, a Republican presidential candidate, blasted the influence of money on American politics during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC. As part of his presidential campaign, Roemer has stressed the need for campaign finance reform. He has vowed to only accept campaign contributions under $100. “I’m the…

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