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Keith labels GOP audience ‘worst persons’ for cheering child labor

On the “Worst Persons” segment of his show Monday night, Current TV host Keith Olbermann labelled the audience at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate the “worst persons in the world.” The crowd applauded the idea, put forth by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, of putting poor children to work as…

Gloves off at Republican debate

The gloves came off at a Republican presidential debate as the narrowing field of White House hopefuls tried to undermine frontrunner Newt Gingrich, who did not hesitate to jab back. Gingrich’s main rival Mitt Romney quickly sought to sketch out the differences between the two, painting the former House speaker…

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…

GOP debate crowd cheers blaming protesters for lack of jobs

The audience at Tuesday night’s CNN Republican presidential debate loudly expressed their approval of Herman Cain’s statement that the Occupy Wall Street protesters should blame themselves for not having jobs. “Yes, I do still say that,” Cain told debate host Anderson Cooper. With that, the candidate was forced to pause…

At GOP debate, Perry accuses Romney of hiring ‘illegals’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to regain some momentum at Tuesday’s CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas by accusing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of hiring undocumented workers. “The fact is that we have a huge number of illegals that are coming in to this country and they’re coming…

Santorum: Single mothers are political base of Democratic Party

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday said that eliminating single motherhood would help defeat Democrats at the polling booth, according to the liberal watchdog Right Wing Watch. “Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household,” he said on the American…

Santorum heckler at GOP debate outraged over booing of gay soldier

The mystery of who heckled candidates at Tuesday night’s The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate has been solved. Andrew Vera of Hanover, New Hampshire told ConcordPatch that he raised his voice after Rick Santorum, who vehemently opposes same sex marriage, blamed the faltering U.S. economy on “the breakdown of the…

Gary Johnson: I would have vetoed DHS after 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson is fond of saying no. As governor of New Mexico, he vetoed more legislation that all other governors combined. On Wednesday, he told the New Hampshire Legislature that he would have even blocked the creation of the Department of Homeland Security if he had been…

Santorum: Fix the economy by incentivizing marriage

At tonight’s Bloomberg/The Washington Post Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), unveiled part of his unique economic initiative: incentivizing marriage to help end poverty. Speaking near the end of the debate, he told moderator Charlie Rose that “the biggest problem with poverty in America, and…

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