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Stewart: Republicans are like a box of chocolates

In his return for the New Year, Jon Stewart said Tuesday evening that once the votes are in, the GOP base would most likely unenthusiastically embrace Mitt Romney in the end. “It’s a right of passage for Republican voters known as Romspringa,” The Daily Show host said. “Republican voters know…

Romney wins Iowa caucus by 8 votes

UPDATE: At 2:30 am ET, the Iowa GOP congratulated Romney as the winner of the Iowa caucus by 8 votes. Iowa officials previously confirmed at 2 am ET that Santorum’s lead had dropped to 4 votes due to undercounted votes for Romney earlier in the evening. Defying all expectations, former…

Ron Paul: Third in Iowa ‘nothing to be ashamed of’

At the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Ankeny, Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) praised his supporters on Tuesday night after finishing third in the Iowa caucuses. “Tonight we are coming out of an election with essentially three winners, three top vote-getters,” he said in reference to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and…

MSNBC contributor: ‘Rick Santorum is a homophobe and a bigot’

A regular MSNBC contributor says people should stop beating around the bush and just call Rick Santorum what he is. In a discussion on Tuesday about who would win the Iowa caucuses, United Republic senior strategist Jimmy Williams lashed out at the Republican presidential candidate for being “a homophobe and…

Santorum blames own racial remarks on ‘someone trying to cause trouble’

Rick Santorum felt Monday evening there’s too much being drawn from his recent controversial comments on African-Americans, so he blamed his words on someone else. The GOP presidential candidate was asked by Fox News’ Sean Hannity to explain his eyebrow raising statement on Monday, when Santorum said, “I don’t want…

Iowa to launch 2012 White House war

Judgment day dawned for Republican contenders vying to take on Barack Obama in November’s presidential election, with a pivotal vote in Iowa Tuesday likely to dramatically winnow the field of contenders. The mostly rural heartland state’s caucus is the first formal vote of the war for the White House against…

Alan Colmes mocks Rick Santorum for ‘playing’ with his dead baby

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen have reportedly accepted the apology of a Fox News contributor who mocked them for taking their dead baby home, where he said they “played” with it. During a segment on Fox News Monday, Alan Colmes told host Jon Scott that Santorum’s…

Murdoch backs Santorum for president

DES MOINES, Iowa — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch on Monday urged Iowans to back firebrand social conservative Rick Santorum, one day before they cast the first votes of the 2012 White House race. “Can’t resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision…

Santorum does more than surge

You can tell delirium is setting in with the people who've been tasked to spend the past half-year covering the silliest primary season of all time. The reason? At the last minute, Rick Santorum is getting a bunch of press for a relatively small uptick in the polls that will…

Ron Paul loses momentum in Iowa, Santorum gains support

With the nation’s first primary vote just a day away, Texas Rep. Ron Paul has lost his momentum after climbing to the top of the polls. He is down four points from last week, according to a survey released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on Sunday night. Despite the drop,…

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