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Ron Paul’s campaign defends Romney’s ‘I like to fire people’ remark

Ron Paul’s presidential campaign defended rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday and accused Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Jon Hunstman of using “leftist tactics” against him. “Two important issues that should unite Republicans are a belief in free markets and an understanding that the media often use ‘gotcha’ tactics to discredit…

Woman asks Santorum if he hates black people

Upset over Rick Santorum’s controversial comments on race earlier this week, an African-American woman sternly challenged the GOP presidential candidate Saturday afternoon. According to Think Progress, the woman confronted Santorum after his townhall event in Hollis, New Hampshire, telling him that black people aren’t the largest majority receiving welfare payments.…

Rick Santorum wants to believe in miracles

He travels across New Hampshire in his black pick-up truck, surges in opinion polls and wants to believe in miracles. Christian conservative candidate Rick Santorum hopes, aided by the grace of God, to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee facing Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. After…

Romney rolls out former Vatican envoys’ endorsement

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, a Mormon facing doubts about his conservative credentials, said Saturday he had the endorsement of five former US ambassadors to the Vatican. Romney’s campaign unveiled a letter from the ex-envoys hours before a debate in which he was to face off against his rivals,…

Santorum: Improving jobs outlook due to ‘optimism’ for Obama defeat

GOP hopeful Rick Santorum found a way on Friday to give Republicans credit for the lowest unemployment rate in three years. Speaking to a crowd at a town hall event in Keene, New Hampshire, the Republican presidential candidate said that the economy added 200,000 nonfarm jobs last month because people…

Senior vice president of NAACP decries Santorum and Gingrich

Hilary Shelton, senior vice president of the NAACP, said Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich utilized stereotypes about African Americans that were “not only offensive, but factually inaccurate.” Both candidates linked African Americans to welfare this week. Gingrich suggested Thursday that African Americans would rather collect food stamps…

Gingrich: I will tell NAACP to demand paychecks instead of food stamps

Speaking to a crowd at New Hampshire on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested that African Americans would rather collect food stamps than find employment. “I will go to the NAACP convention, and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” he said, according…

Dan Savage: Santorum has an ‘anti-straight agenda too’

Gay activist and sex columnist Dan Savage noted on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that Republican candidate Rick Santorum has said that states have the right to ban birth control. “An overwhelming amount of Americans, including Catholic Americans, use birth control,” he said Wednesday. “One of the constant things I’m reminding…

Romney holds New Hampshire edge, Gingrich slips: poll

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a strong lead ahead of next week’s race in New Hampshire, while Rick Santorum, who came out of the Iowa’s contest nipping at his heels, was gaining ground, according to a survey released on Wednesday. But Romney’s closest rivals…

Colbert attributes Santorum surge to ‘fierce’ sweater vest

MSNBC, CNN, and even Fox News would have been hard pressed to top Stephen Colbert’s coverage of the Iowa caucuses Tuesday evening. In his return from the New Year, the Comedy Central host expressed his excitement over the Hawkeye State taking center stage. “It is the Super Bowl of old…

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