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Parody video: You’re a mean one, Newt Gingrich

A YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday casts Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as the mean-spirited protagonist from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The video, by Adam Kontras, intersperses quotes from Gingrich with a surprisingly believable impersonation of the singing of Boris Karloff, who narrated The Grinch movie. The…

8-year-old to Bachmann: ‘My mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared stunned Sunday after an 8-year-old South Carolina boy told her that his gay mother didn’t “need any fixing.” The candidate was signing her memoir Core of Conviction for a scant few supporters at a Myrtle Beach Books-A-Million when 8-year-old Elijah stepped forward with a…

Ron Paul: I’m the ‘flavor of the decade’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Sunday continued the trend of presidential candidates comparing themselves and others to ice cream. A recent poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers by The Des Moines Register has Paul in second place behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “We’ve had the flavor up the month…

Bachmann: Gays ‘can marry a woman if they’re a man’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachman says it’s fine for a gay man to get married — as long as it’s to a woman. During a town hall event in Iowa Wednesday, Jane Schmidt, president of Waverly High School Gay-Straign Alliance, asked the candidate why same sex couples couldn’t get married.…

WATCH LIVE: New Cain accuser comes forward

UPDATE: Fox 5 in Atlanta is not streaming the segment online. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Fox affiliate in Atlanta is expected to report that a new woman has come forward to accuse Republican presidential candidate of sexual improprieties. The report was expected to begin at 6 p.m. ET.…

At GOP debate, Santorum claims Africa is a ‘country’

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum became the latest Republican presidential candidate to misspeak about Africa Tuesday. During CNN’s debate on foreign policy, Santorum said that “Africa was a country,” instead of a continent. Former Bush Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who now serves as a scholar for the American Enterprise Institute,…

Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger slams Florida GOP chairman

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger compared the GOP Party Chairman of Florida to the Ayatollah of Iran for personally handpicking the 9 candidates to be on the state’s Republican primary ballot. Karger was the first official entrant in the GOP 2012 race, as well as the first openly gay…

Gary Johnson: The government is up for sale

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Monday expressed sympathy with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Johnson, a libertarian, is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is…

Herman Cain struggles badly with Libya question

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday appeared highly confused about the situation in Libya, struggling to remember how Barack Obama handled the uprising. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked whether he agreed with the president on Libya. He responded by closing his eyes and…

Gloria Cain: My husband ‘totally respects women’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s wife says her husband would have to have a “split personality” if he sexually harassed women the way that recent allegations claim. Last week, a fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, came forward to say she had been harassed when the then-National Restaurant Association CEO “put his…

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