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The Internet and Rick Santorum

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I had planned to write a post of my favorite Santorum headlines but Gawker beat me to it. They also found this passage from an AP article about the Caucus. “The best thing about ...

Presidential Power and the GOP Field

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The New York Times points out something that probably should be obvious. For all their crowing about limited government, every candidate running for the Republican nomination (minus ...

Newt’s version of his first divorce might not be accurate

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Mitt Romney’s oppo team is clearly hard at work this week. From CNN: Newt Gingrich filed a divorce complaint on July 14, 1980, in Carroll County, saying that “the marriage ...

Mitt Romney Flashback: ‘I’m not a partisan Republican … my views are progressive’

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Via DailyKos’ Jed Lewison: What I love about Mitt Romney is how blatant he is about his positions changing based on what office he’s running for. He’s shameless. For ...

Faithfully Newt

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich has promised the right wing group, The Family Leader, that he will support the institution of marriage. And in a bold move Gingrich ...

Women for Cain; ‘Husbandless’ Accusers

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Hey women of the Internet, there’s a new site where you can get your troll on: Women for Herman Cain. Via TPM: While Herman Cain weighs whether to stay in the race after being ...

Gingrich sounds almost reasonable on Immigration

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Via the New York Times: Mr. Gingrich responded by pressing his case that the country — and the Republican Party — would not be served by forcing the exile of immigrants who had ...

Herman Cain vs Reality

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Herman Cain is no longer the frontrunner, but thankfully for America (and my own amusement) the Herman Cain campaign rolls on. In his most recent mailer to Iowa voters, Cain makes an ...

Jon Huntsman does SNL

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And boy does he love New Hampshire. My personal favorite quote: “You can’t just Wikipedia your way to the White House.”

The formerly pro-choice Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney in 2002: (H/T @EmilysList) Supports Roe v. Wade: YESSupports Medicaid funding of abortion services: YES Mitt Romney in 2011: I am pro-life and believe that abortion should ...

Herman Cain campaign operation may breach federal campaign and tax laws

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Were it not for everything else going badly for Herman Cain today, this would probably be a bigger story. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice reports that a corporation ...

Poll: Cain and Romney tied in Iowa

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Can you feel the Cain-mentum? Via the Des Moines Register: Cain has surged 13 percentage points since the first Iowa Poll of the caucus cycle, conducted in late June. His rise has come ...

Herman Cain is anti-choice again (for now anyway)

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Hey remember last week when GOP frontrunner Herman Cain was pro-choice? Me too. You know who apparently doesn’t remember that? Herman Cain. Yesterday Cain went back to being firmly ...
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