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Romney to Gingrich: Give back the Freddie Mac money

The war of words between GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich heated up Monday when both candidates called for the other to return monies they had earned in less-than-honorable ways. In an interview on Fox & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade asked Romney if Gingrich should give back the…

Gary Johnson: Gingrich ‘proposed the death penalty for marijuana’

Over the weekend, struggling Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminded MSNBC viewers that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich had once to called to punish some drug offenders with death. “Newt Gingrich, in 1997, proposed the death penalty for marijuana — for possession of marijuana above a certain quantity of marijuana,” Johnson…

Romney tells gay veteran he’ll repeal same-sex marriage

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had an interesting exchange with a gay veteran at a New Hampshire diner Monday morning. According to The Boston Globe, 63-year-old Vietnam vet Bob Garon asked the former Massachusetts if he would support a repeal of the state allowing same sex marriage. “I believe marriage…

Gingrich: ‘I don’t want to pay people 99 weeks to do nothing’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich asserted Monday that workers who lose their jobs were being paid by the government for “99 weeks to do nothing.” Speaking to about 200 employees at Insight Technology, a defense contractor in New Hampshire, the former U.S. House Speaker called for funds workers pay into…

New DNC ad hits Romney for $10,000 bet

Wasting no time capitalizing on Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet gaffe, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has released a video Sunday afternoon highlighting the negative reaction the move has received. The new DNC ad includes post debate analysis and Sunday talk show footage that doesn’t portray the former Massachusetts governor in…

Bachmann: ‘It didn’t make sense’ to attend Trump’s debate

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on CBS’ Face The Nation Sunday morning, explaining why exactly she wouldn’t attend the December 27th Newsmax debate moderated by Donald Trump. Host Bob Schieffer asked Bachmann if she hurt The Apprentice host feelings for declining to attend. “Donald Trump is a big boy, these…

Frum: Fox News creates an ‘alternative knowledge system’

Conservative columnist David Frum, who was speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, blasted Fox News on Sunday for creating an “alternative knowledge system.” In an article published by New York Magazine in late November, Frum had argued that conservative media like Fox News and talk radio “immerse their audience…

Paul: Gingrich ‘immoral’ for taking taxpayer money from Freddie Mac

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ripped fellow candidate Newt Gingrich Sunday for taking $1.6 million from the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, otherwise known as Freddie Mac. During Saturday night’s GOP debate in Iowa, Paul scored one of the cleanest attacks on Gingrich for raking in big bucks in…

Huntsman accepts Romney’s $10,000 bet

Multimillionaire White House hopeful Mitt Romney owes rival Rick Perry some money, according to Jon Huntsman. Romney offered Perry a $10,000 bet during the Iowa Republican debate on Saturday over whether he said in his book that the health insurance mandate he signed into law as the governor of Massachusetts…

Perry: ‘I don’t have memorized all of the Supreme Court judges’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry admitted Sunday that he didn’t know the names of all of the Supreme Court justices, who he calls “judges.” In an interview with the Des Moines Register Friday, Perry struggled for six seconds to remember the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He called her “Montemayor,”…

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