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Giffords leaving Congress

Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head in Tucson last year, is leaving Congress to concentrate full time on recovering from her injuries. “I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week,” Giffords posted simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. She added: I’m getting better. Every day my spirit is high. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country. Thank you very much. Giffords went down in a hail of bullets that left six dead and 12 wounded
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What now for Republicans?

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s thumping of pre-determined frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s GOP primary Saturday has party leaders expressing concerns in conference calls and huddling to figure out how to salvage what has become a disaster in the party’s efforts to find a credible candidate to challenge President Barack Obama. With three different winners in the season’s first three primaries, leaders of the party that can’t seem to agree on a candidate can agree that the last person they want at the top of the GOP ticket is a scandal-scarred, morally-challenged Gingrich. “This is a disaster,
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Gingrich wins South Carolina

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came back from the political dead again Saturday, upsetting Mitt Romney to capture the South Carolina GOP Primary. After falling from frontrunner to the bottom of the polls in recent weeks, Gingrich surged in the last week, capitalizing on campaign gaffes from former frontrunner Mitt Romney. Networks declared Gingrich the winner as soon as polls closed. With 99.49 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, Gingrich leads with 40 percent (242,417 votes), followed by Romney with 28 percent (167,419 votes), Rick Santorum at 17 (101,914) and Ron Paul collecting 13 (77,943). Exit polls showed
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Romney’s rapid fall from the top

At the beginning of the week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had two primary wins and appeared headed for an easy victory in conservative South Carolina. By week’s end, he was down to just one primary win and heads for Florida 1 and 2. What happened? On one hand, Newt Gingrich happened.  The bombastic former Speaker of the House turned adversity into advantage in two contentious South Carolina debates. In the first, he turned a question about racism from Fox News’ Juan Williams into an applause line that plays well in the heart of the Confederacy.  In the second, he
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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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