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Derailing the Romney Express

Are Republicans so determined to put a right-winger at the top of their Presidential ticket that they will nominate anyone — including a serial adulterer with serious ethics problems — rather than Mitt Romney? That seems to be the sentiment as South Carolina GOP voters head to the polls Saturday and appear ready to give Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich — who has risen from the ashes more often than Count Dracula — a come-from-behind victory over Romney. “What’s it going to take?  A stake through through the heart?  We can’t bury this guy,” a senior Romney aide
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Protest stalls anti-piracy bill

Internet companies gave Congress in lesson in real power this week when an unprecedented, web-based protest flooded House and Senate offices with emails and phone calls and brought two bills aimed at online piracy to a screeching halt. Both the House and Senate postponed action on bills. “I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith said. “It is clear we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions
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It is Gingrich who is despicable and appalling

Newt Gingrich, the serial adulterer, the philandering ex-husband of two wives he dumped during affairs with other women, the unabashed liar who preaches “family values” while screwing around, claims anyone who questions him about his lifestyle is “despicable.” “The destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that,” an angry Gingrich said in Thursday’s GOP Presidential debate in response from a question from CNN’s John King
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Ex-wife: Gingrich wanted an ‘open marriage’

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, surging once again on the eve of the South Carolina primary, found his freewheeling personal life under scrutiny Thursday with explosive allegations from a former wife that he wanted an “open marriage” so he could sleep with other women. When John King, moderator of Thursday night’s CNN debate, opened the forum with a question about open marriage, an obviously agitated Gingrich went on the attack. The destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office.
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Romney has a lot to hide

Mitt Romney stashes millions of dollars in offshore accounts, cuts business deals that funnels money to the Mormon Church and only pays 15 percent of his wealth in taxes. No wonder he doesn’t want to release  his tax returns. As more and more details of Romney’s finances leak out, it becomes more and more obvious that the former governor of Massachusetts has a lot to hide. ABC News is reporting Romney has at least $8 million in tax shelter accounts in the Cayman Islands. Reuters says Romney used tax loopholes to turn large chunks of stock over the Mormon Church
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Gingrich: ‘It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say’

Newt Gingrich bragged to his second wife that it didn’t matter if he screwed around because his supporters would always buy into what he had to say, not what he did. “It doesn’t matter what I do,” Gingrich once said to Marianne Gingrich, the second wife he dumped after 18 years to marry his mistress Calista Bisek.   “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say.  It doesn’t mater what I live.” What Gingrich lived was a hedonistic lifestyle filled with affairs, casual flings and oral sex in the
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Newly unearthed newsletters reveal Ron Paul lied

The New Republic has found more evidence that Ron Paul is lying about his involvement in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic newsletters published under his name in the 1990s. The newly-discovered newsletters and direct mail pieces also discredit Paul’s claim that the newsletters overall only contained “a total of eight or ten sentences” that could be considered offensive. Paul claims he never read the newsletters.  Yet many of the racist comments were repeated in a by-lined monograph with the headline: “Race Terrorism in America.” Writes TNR: The newsletters warned repeatedly of “race war.” The June 1990 Political Report carried an item
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What is Mitt Romney hiding?

Releasing tax returns is so much a part of running for President nowadays that when a candidate refuses to disclose it immediately raises the question: What is he or she trying to hide? Mitt Romney, easily the richest candidate in the dwindling field of GOP presidential hopefuls, refuses to release his tax forms. Why? Good question. What is the former Massachussets governor hiding. We already know he is rich.  We know he made a fortune from Bain Capital.  So what’s the big secret? Romney, after weeks of stonewalling, agreed Tuesday to release his most current tax return but not the
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GOP candidates come out swinging but did they hurt Romney?

GOP contenders for President tried to turn leader Mitt Romney into a collective punching bag at the first of two South Carolina primary debates Monday night but the general consensus is that the former Massachusetts governor emerged pretty much unscathed. “It wasn’t one of Romney’s best debate performances but his opponents needed a knockout punch and they didn’t land one,” GOP analyst Andrea Collins told Capitol Hill Blue after the debate. Most debate watchers interviewed agreed that Romney held his own while others felt former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich may have fired up his supporters with a typically
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Ron Paul flies first class and sticks taxpayers with the tab

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the GOP presidential candidate who rants and rails against government waste, doesn’t mind sticking it to taxpayers when it comes to his own comfort. The Associated Press discovered Paul billed taxpayers 52 grand for traveling by air between Washington and his Congressional district since May 2009, flying first class on at least 31 round trip flights and another dozen one-way trips. As a Congressman, Paul qualifies for a low government rate if he purchases the cheaper economy tickets but chooses instead to shell out double that amount for full-fare, fully-refundable tickets, that — among other things
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