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Palin: Gingrich will ‘clobber’ Obama

Failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin all but endorsed Newt Gingrich on Saturday, saying Florida voters should “rage against the machine, vote for Newt.” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro asked the former Alaska governor how Gingrich could claim that he was not a Washington insider after being in Congress…

Romney roars into double-digit lead in Florida: polls

MIAMI — White House hopeful Mitt Romney has opened up a commanding double-digit lead in Florida against main rival Newt Gingrich in their Republican nomination battle, the latest two polls showed on Sunday. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and millionaire venture capitalist who is considered the party establishment’s favored candidate,…

Gingrich: Romney has ‘policy of carpet bombing’ opponents

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday said that he had an uphill battle to win the GOP nomination because “Massachusetts liberal” Mitt Romney was “carpet bombing” him with negative ads. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Gingrich why polls showed him losing over 15 points in Florida in less…

Republican attack-ads dominate Florida airwaves

ORLANDO, Florida — Florida’s television and radio airwaves are being bombarded with political attack-ads funded by Republican presidential hopefuls and their backers in such numbers that it is difficult to escape them. Targeting Latinos, the elderly, and followers of the ultra-conservative Tea Party, the ads all have the same goal:…

Cain endorses Gingrich

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination in 2012. At a campaign event at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, it was announced that a “surprise guest” was in the audience. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO appeared…

Maddow: GOP elite going all out to stop Newt

Recent days have seen an unprecedented push by some of the most powerful lawmakers and opinion-shapers in the Republican party to arrest Newt Gingrich’s rise to the top of the Republican ticket this fall. Friday night on The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel recounted and provided historical context for some of…

Supporters dream, but establishment dreads Gingrich win

His supporters make thousands of campaign calls and blanketFlorida with signs as they dream of Newt Gingrich in the White House, but for many in his Republican Party such a scenario would be nothing short of a nightmare. After the former House speaker’s shock win in South Carolina, morale soared at Newt headquarters in this…

Maher: ‘Who the f–k is Saul Alinsky?’

At the end of his “New Rules” segment Friday evening, Bill Maher was desperate to find out who exactly was the “radical activist” Republicans love to compare to President Barack Obama. The Real Time host requested that Republicans answer two questions when lumping civil rights advocate Saul Alinsky to the…

Polls show Gingrich falling behind Romney in Florida

MIAMI (Reuters) – Newt Gingrich struggled to regain momentum in the Republican presidential race on Friday as two new polls showed him falling behind rival Mitt Romney, who was seen as the winner of the final debate before the Florida primary. The White House contenders courted Florida’s sizable Hispanic vote,…

Ron Paul skips Florida, targets Nevada, Minnesota, Colorado

By Grace Wyler As Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney sling mud across the Sunshine State, another candidate has been markedly absent from the Florida barnstorming this week. Ron Paul — the libertarian demigod who briefly captured the media’s attention earlier this month — has once again faded into political oblivion after his disappointing fourth-place finish…

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