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Bachmann: I’ve been a ‘private business woman’ since 5-years-old

There’s at least one thing about Michele Bachmann (R-MN) that Newt Gingrich (R-GA) can appreciate: She says she’s been a “private business woman” since she was 5-years-old. For the past few weeks, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — who Bachmann referred to as “Newt Romney” — has been calling to…

Former Gov. Granholm predicts surge for Ron Paul

Speaking to a Current TV panel after the Republican presidential debate on Saturday, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) suggested that Texas Rep. Ron Paul may see a new influx of support. The post-debate panel included Former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Anchor Cenk Uygur, and The Young Turks…

Santorum asks for ‘any help’ from Palin

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that he appreciated any help failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin can give his struggling campaign. Speaking on Fox News earlier this month, Palin applauded Santorum’s “ideological consistency.” “I reached out to her just to thank her for her kind comments and…

Fred Karger mocks Perry for having ‘most disliked’ ad

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger released a video on Saturday mocking Texas Gov. Rick Perry for having the most disliked video on YouTube. Karger was the first official entrant in the GOP 2012 race, as well as the first openly gay presidential candidate of a major political party. He…

Perry wants constitutional amendment for prayer in schools

As president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says he would fight for a constitutional amendment to allow prayer in schools. In an ad released last week, Perry declared that President Barack Obama was waging a “war on religion” because gays are allowed to serve openly in the military and children…

‘Middle class’ Romney tries to bet Perry $10,000

Most Americans these days can barely afford a friendly wager of $5 but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has claimed he’s part of the middle class, tried to bet fellow-candidate Rick Perry $10,000 Saturday night. During ABC’s debate at Drake University in Iowa, Perry noted that Romney had suggested…

GOP debate audience cheers child labor

The audience at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate gave their loud seal of approval to the idea of removing restrictions on child labor. For over a week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) has been suggesting that poor children should be in the workforce. He has said that janitorial jobs…

Beck calls Gingrich a stealth progressive, his tea party supporters racists

Glenn Beck and Newt Gingrich had a tense head-to-head earlier this week. The two sparred on multiple topics, but the final straw for Beck was apparently when he asked Gingrich to name his favorite president. Gingrich answered Theodore Roosevelt, and as a result, Beck has decreed that Gingrich is a…

Cenk tells Alan Simpson his Social Security cuts are ‘terrible’

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) continued his crusade against Social Security, getting into a fiery exchange with Cenk Uygur Friday evening over the program. Despite Uygur stating the fact that Social Security has a huge surplus and contributes nothing to the U.S. debt, Simpson was sticking to his usual, negative…

Romney: Scientists can figure out global warming 50 years from now

When asked about his views on climate change at a campaign event, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney replied that the earth might be getting warmer, but that his top priority as president would be to increase energy production in the United States. “I’m not a scientist, so I don’t know…

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