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The Republicans Want To Give It All To The Superrich

[credit provider=”flickr: JC Edward” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenedwards/1176593250/”] “Is there a V.I.P. entrance? We are V.I.P.” That remark, by a donor waiting to get in to one of Mitt Romney’s recent fund-raisers in the Hamptons, pretty much sums up the attitude of America’s wealthy elite. Mr. Romney’s base — never mind the top 1 […]
The Republicans Want To Give It All To The Superrich
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Fox News Has Tricked People Into Thinking Obama Is A Big Spender

When I recently posted an analytical news story, “The Claim that Barack Obama Is a Big Spender Is a Big Lie,” numerous conservatives countered by citing commentaries from conservative News sources, such as Eric Bolling of Fox News, and an editorial in Investor’s Business Daily.
Fox News Has Tricked People Into Thinking Obama Is A Big Spender
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JEB BUSH: The GOP Needs ‘A Nation Of Converts’

[credit provider=”AP”] Having declared himself out of the running for Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nod, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has stepped comfortably into the role of party elder, and appears to be relishing the opportunity to critique the Republican Party’s direction and message. In a recent op-ed for the National […]
JEB BUSH: The GOP Needs ‘A Nation Of Converts’
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ROBERT REICH: Some Republicans Have A Stupid Idea Of Patriotism

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Razor_Wire_Bunch.JPG”] Recently I publicly debated a regressive Republican who said Arizona and every other state should use whatever means necessary to keep out illegal immigrants. He also wants English to be spoken in every classroom in the nation, and the pledge of allegiance recited every morning. “We […]
ROBERT REICH: Some Republicans Have A Stupid Idea Of Patriotism
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13 Things You Never Knew About Republican Star Marco Rubio

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] At age 41, Marco Rubio is already one of the most-watched Hispanic leaders in American politics. But the Florida Senator is still relatively unknown to most voters outside his home state, and his meteoric rise has puzzled many Beltway insiders, as they scramble to decide whether Rubio […]
13 Things You Never Knew About Republican Star Marco Rubio
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Here’s The REAL Reason Why Rand Paul Endorsed Mitt Romney

[credit provider=”Greg Skidmore, en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rand_Paul_in_Louisville_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg”] Ron Paul World remains deeply divided over Sen. Rand Paul’s recent endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.A quick glance around the online universe of the Ron Paul Revolution reveals that many of the most ardent Paul supporters are still shocked and saddened by the […]
Here’s The REAL Reason Why Rand Paul Endorsed Mitt Romney
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The Collapse Of Europe Would Prove The Republicans Right

Democrats frequently ask me why the Republicans have become so extreme. As they describe the situation, they usually fall back on some sort of illness metaphor. Republicans have a mania. President Obama has said that Republicans have a “fever” that he hopes will break if he is re-elected.
The Collapse Of Europe Would Prove The Republicans Right
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Ron Paul Still Isn’t Sure If He’s Going To His Own Republican Convention Festival

[credit provider=”AP”] The Republican National Committee finally gave in to Ron Paul‘s fanatical supporters this week, signing off on a three-day festival that will fête the septuagenarian congressman in the days leading up to the party’s national convention in Tampa this August.Paul Festival organiser Bryan Siemon told Business Insider that […]
Ron Paul Still Isn’t Sure If He’s Going To His Own Republican Convention Festival
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AP FACT CHECK: Republicans Are Exaggerating The Heck Out Of ‘Taxmageddon’

[credit provider=”YouTube”] WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are calling it “Taxmageddon,” the big tax increase awaiting nearly every American family at the end of the year, when a long list of tax cuts are scheduled to expire unless Congress acts.It would be, GOP leaders in Congress say again and again, “the […]
AP FACT CHECK: Republicans Are Exaggerating The Heck Out Of ‘Taxmageddon’
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Ron Paul Fans Are Pre-Gaming The Republican Convention With A Massive Party

[credit provider=”Campaign for Liberty”] Ron Paul fans will close out the Texas Congressman’s third and final White House bid with a three-day festival/rally, scheduled to take place in Tampa immediately before the Republican National Convention. organisers are putting final touches on an agreement to host the event at the Florida State Fairgrounds, […]
Ron Paul Fans Are Pre-Gaming The Republican Convention With A Massive Party
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So Long, Newt!

After racking up $4.3 million in debt, Newt Gingrich will finally bowed out of the Republican presidential race today.
So Long, Newt!
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WATCH: No One Wants To Be Mitt Romney’s VP

By now, it’s pretty clear that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election. The only question now is: Who will run alongside Romney as his Vice Presidential nominee?
WATCH: No One Wants To Be Mitt Romney’s VP
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There Really Is A Secret Alliance Between Ron Paul And Mitt Romney

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] For the past few weeks, reports have been circulating about a “secret alliance” between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, fueling speculation that, if the price was right, the iconoclastic Congressman might be ready to cut a deal and throw his support behind the eventual nominee. Paul said Monday […]
There Really Is A Secret Alliance Between Ron Paul And Mitt Romney
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The Senate Pulled Together And Passed The Jobs Bill Without A Major Drama

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/secured_user/Download.aspx?st=dl&id=f8cd0d41c0e64b7382b96fe2cced027d&isgb=false”] Surprise! Sometimes both parties can get together and pass something without the normal melodrama that has been a regular feature for the past year. The U.S. Senate passed the JOBs Act, a collection of measures that ease regulation on businesses. It was a lopsided 73-26 vote. 
The Senate Pulled Together And Passed The Jobs Bill Without A Major Drama
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The Republican Budget Plan Is Pure Social Darwinism

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Neanderthaler_Fund.png”] In announcing the Republicans’ new budget and tax plan Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said “We are sharpening the contrast between the path that we’re proposing and the path of debt and decline the president has placed us upon.”Ryan is right about sharpening the contrast. […]
The Republican Budget Plan Is Pure Social Darwinism
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SHOCKER: Ron Paul Hates Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan

[credit provider=”BloombergTV”] U.S. Rep. Ron Paul signaled Tuesday that he will not be voting for the latest Republican budget plan, surprising exactly no one with a scathing critique of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s new proposal to cut the deficit and shrink federal spending. In a campaign statement Tuesday afternoon, Paul attacked […]
SHOCKER: Ron Paul Hates Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan
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Ron Paul Is Winning ANOTHER Caucus, And The Media Isn’t Telling You About It

[credit provider=”AP”] While Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum duke it out for delegates in high-profile primaries like Illinois and Pennsylvania, Ron Paul’s quiet pursuit of delegates appears to be paying off.Early results from Missouri’s caucuses this weekend show that the long-shot presidential candidate is significantly outperforming his rivals in the […]
Ron Paul Is Winning ANOTHER Caucus, And The Media Isn’t Telling You About It
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Iowa Democrats Flee State Capitol After Republicans Spring A Debate About Gun Rights On Them

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Jason Clayworth and Jason Noble report for the Des Moines Register that Democratic legislators have fled–literally run away– from today’s legislative session to an undisclosed location.Iowa Democrats were surprised that Republican pulled out a gun-rights bill for consideration, and left the state capitol rather than debate it […]
Iowa Democrats Flee State Capitol After Republicans Spring A Debate About Gun Rights On Them
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ROBERT REICH: The Loony Fringe Has Taken Over Half Of America

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] My father was a Republican for the first 78 years of his life. For the last 20, he’s been a Democrat (he just celebrated his 98th.) What happened? “They lost me,” he says.They’re losing even more Americans now, as the four remaining GOP candidates […]
ROBERT REICH: The Loony Fringe Has Taken Over Half Of America
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ROBERT REICH: Make Sure You Know The GOP’s Big Investors Before You Vote

[credit provider=”New York Social Diary”] Have you heard of William Dore, Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson, Harold Simmons, Peter Thiel, or Bruce Kovner? If not, let me introduce them to you. They’re running for the Republican nomination for president.I know, I know. You think Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and […]
ROBERT REICH: Make Sure You Know The GOP’s Big Investors Before You Vote
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OUCH! The GOP’s Hilarious Valentine’s Day Cards To Obama And His ‘Liberal Buddies’

[credit provider=”Republican National Committee” url=”http://www.gopvalentine.com/”] In honour of Valentine’s Day, the Republican National Committee is out with a new set of cards mocking President Obama and “his liberal friends.””This Valentine’s Day, love is definitely in the air at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in a statement announcing […]
OUCH! The GOP’s Hilarious Valentine’s Day Cards To Obama And His ‘Liberal Buddies’
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Newt Is Soaring In The Polls, But Here’s Why He Could Easily Sour

[credit provider=”AP”] It’s no longer a race between Mitt Romney and Not Romney. Newt Gingrich’s resurgence is rooted in the candidate he is, rather than the candidate he is not.Gingrich has proven able to win with a broader coalition than Romney. That coalition eviscerated Romney’s double-digit lead in national polls. […]
Newt Is Soaring In The Polls, But Here’s Why He Could Easily Sour
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Here’s How Mitt Romney Is Tied To Goldman Sachs

Yesterday, Mother Jones highlighted something that has technically been in the public domain for some time: that Mitt and Ann Romney have between $17.7 million and $50.5 million of their assets invested at Goldman Sachs.
Here’s How Mitt Romney Is Tied To Goldman Sachs
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The Debate Is Already Over And Gingrich Won

[credit provider=”mittromney via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFBPW6-AKR0&feature=player_embedded”] CNN’s moderator John King began tonight’s debate by asking Newt Gingrich about accusations by his ex-wife that Gingrich asked her for an open marriage.And Gingrich just unloaded every bit of anti-media bile he could on him. 
The Debate Is Already Over And Gingrich Won
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Jon Huntsman Quits 2012 Presidential Race, Will Endorse Romney

[credit provider=”Michael Brendan Dougherty for Business Insider”] Jon M. Huntsman Jr. told campaign advisors today that he intends to drop out of the 2012 GOP race, one week ahead of the South Carolina primaries. He will endorse Romney, according to The New York Times. That should end all speculation that […]
Jon Huntsman Quits 2012 Presidential Race, Will Endorse Romney
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Here’s The REAL Story About Herman Cain’s Endorsement

[credit provider=”Courtesy of ABC News”] Herman Cain, the GOP-candidate that wasn’t, has been all over the airwaves this week, teasing his upcoming Republican presidential endorsement. In a series of cable news interviews, Cain has said that he plans on making an “unconventional endorsement” when he delivers a speech at the Southern […]
Here’s The REAL Story About Herman Cain’s Endorsement
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RON PAUL CAMPAIGN: It’s Officially A Two-Man Race

[credit provider=”AP”] After Ron Paul’s impressive performance in New Hampshire last night, his campaign believes that they have finally solidified the 2012 Republican presidential race into a contest between the Texas Congressman and Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee.”We have consolidated this into a two-man race now,” Paul’s campaign chairman, Jesse […]
RON PAUL CAMPAIGN: It’s Officially A Two-Man Race
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John Huntsman Needs To Do Well In South Carolina

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman may have finished among the top of the pack in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary, but it likely will not translate into much momentum in South Carolina, according to experts.Huntsman eschewed campaigning in Iowa to instead appeal to the moderate Republicans in the Granite State, an […]
John Huntsman Needs To Do Well In South Carolina
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SCENES FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE: This Is What It Looks Like When Campaigns Invade

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] The New Hampshire primary election is nearly over, and with Mitt Romney almost guaranteed to win, it has been a pretty low-key affair.Still, Granite Staters take their vote pretty seriously though, so the election hasn’t been without some colourful pageantry. Activists from all walks of life have […]
SCENES FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE: This Is What It Looks Like When Campaigns Invade
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EXCLUSIVE: Ron Paul Has A Secret Plan To Win America

[credit provider=”AP”] MANCHESTER — New Hampshire’s voting booths have only been open for a few hours, but with Ron Paul poised to come in second, or at least a close third, the campaign team is already feeling pretty good about tonight.It’s a far cry from 2008, when Paul finished fifth […]
EXCLUSIVE: Ron Paul Has A Secret Plan To Win America
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DEAR RON PAUL FANS: Sorry, But The Truth Is He Just Can’t Win

[credit provider=”AP”] Yesterday, I explained the truth about the “Ron Paul Media Blackout” — the conspiracy theory repeated endlessly by Ron Paul fans annoyed that their candidate isn’t given more coverage in the mainstream media.I explained that, as far as I am concerned (as the editor of a major publication), […]
DEAR RON PAUL FANS: Sorry, But The Truth Is He Just Can’t Win
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THE TRUTH ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Media Mob Is Getting Totally Out Of Hand

[credit provider=”AP”] The media circus covering the 2012 Republican race finally spun out of control today, when a mob of reporters literally chased Ron Paul and his wife out of a New Hampshire diner where Paul was making his first campaign stop.Unfortunately, we weren’t there to witness the incident, but […]
THE TRUTH ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Media Mob Is Getting Totally Out Of Hand
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DEAR RON PAUL SUPPORTERS: Here’s The Truth About The ‘Media Blackout’

[credit provider=”AP”] Ron Paul supporters appear to think that there’s a conspiracy among media folks to boycott him.The media can’t handle the truth, this story-line goes. The media hates the fact that Ron Paul is right about America. The media wants to do everything it can to stifle Ron Paul’s […]
DEAR RON PAUL SUPPORTERS: Here’s The Truth About The ‘Media Blackout’
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The Net Worth Of The American Presidents: From Washington To Obama To _____

[credit provider=”AP”] (This post originally ran in May 2010. We’ve updated it to include the net worth of the leading Republican presidential candidates).24/7 Wall St. has examined the finances of all 40-three presidents. This article provides net worth figures for each in 2010 dollars.  Because a number of presidents, particularly […]
The Net Worth Of The American Presidents: From Washington To Obama To _____
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ROMNEY SHOCKER: In Person He Seems Like A President, Not A Robot

[credit provider=”Michael Brendan Dougherty for Business Insider”] NASHUA N.H.–  I have never liked Mitt Romney. I thought he was creepy.One day he is more pro-choice than Ted Kennedy. Now he is more pro-life than the Pope. He’s for an individual health-care mandate in his state, now against the Obamacare it […]
ROMNEY SHOCKER: In Person He Seems Like A President, Not A Robot
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If You Skipped This Weekend’s GOP Throwdown, Here Are Six Moments You Missed

[credit provider=”Courtesy of ABC News”] With just two days to go before the New Hampshire primaries, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates met again for another  marathon round of debates this weekend, going head-to-head twice over the span of just 12 hours.There were high hopes for Saturday night’s ABC News/Yahoo […]
If You Skipped This Weekend’s GOP Throwdown, Here Are Six Moments You Missed
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THE TRUTH ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE: Meet Newt Gingrich’s Secret Weapon

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Since his disappointing finish in Iowa last week, Newt Gingrich has been on a kamikaze mission to destroy Mitt Romney, and most political watchers are pretty confident that he is going to destroy himself in the process.What most people don’t know (or at least fail to mention) […]
THE TRUTH ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE: Meet Newt Gingrich’s Secret Weapon
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Ron Paul May Have Secretly Won The Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES — Ron Paul may have officially come in third tonight, but if the campaign’s caucus strategy went off as planned, then Paul may actually be the real winner of the first Republican voting contest.
Ron Paul May Have Secretly Won The Iowa Caucuses
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THE TRUTH ABOUT IOWA: It’s Like Family Summer Camp With Booze And Rock Stars

[credit provider=”AP”] The one thing people never really tell you about presidential campaign trail is that the whole thing is basically a travelling circus.Hundreds, if not thousands, of campaign aides, consultants, reporters and pundits descended on Des Moines this week, as the seven Republican candidates and the media rolled out […]
THE TRUTH ABOUT IOWA: It’s Like Family Summer Camp With Booze And Rock Stars
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THE TRUTH ABOUT IOWA: You’ll Never Guess Who’s Trying To Steal The Show

[credit provider=”AP”] Yes, that’s right. The Herman Cain, the one-time Republican frontrunner you totally forgot about, is ready for a comeback and apparently he hasn’t lost the quixotic touch that made his short-lived, absurdist presidential campaign so fun to watch.Sources familiar with Cain and his staff tell Business Insider that […]
THE TRUTH ABOUT IOWA: You’ll Never Guess Who’s Trying To Steal The Show
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ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes.
ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket
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THE TRUTH ABOUT IOWA: This Is What Voters REALLY Think Of The Candidates

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] With just 48 hours to go until the Iowa caucuses, a startling number of the state’s Republican voters still haven’t decided who they are going to cast their ballot for on Tuesday night.But this collective indecision isn’t the result of apathy or a sudden distaste for politics. […]
THE TRUTH ABOUT IOWA: This Is What Voters REALLY Think Of The Candidates
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POLL: Rick Santorum Is Closing In On Ron Paul AND Mitt Romney

[credit provider=”AP”] The Des Moines Register rang in 2012 tonight with a new poll that shows a tight race between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum with just three days to go before the Iowa caucuses.The survey, which was conducted between Tuesday and Friday, gives Romney a slight lead […]
POLL: Rick Santorum Is Closing In On Ron Paul AND Mitt Romney
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ZING! The GOP’s Hysterical New Year’s Resolution Suggestions For Obama

[credit provider=”www.ObamaResolutions.com” url=”http://www.obamaresolutions.com/”] The new election year is almost upon us, and the Republican National Committee has some pretty scathing resolution suggestions for President Barack Obama in 2012.The resolutions are featured on the committee’s latest microsite, www.ObamaResolutions.com, which allows visitors to send them as quippy e-cards.
ZING! The GOP’s Hysterical New Year’s Resolution Suggestions For Obama
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Newt Gingrich Has A New Idea For America, And It’s Absolutely Terrifying

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Newt Gingrich, the self-described Republican “ideas man,” has turned his big ideas guns to the federal courts this week — and even conservatives think he is taking things way too far.As he tries to shore up his slipping support among Republican primary voters, Gingrich has […]
Newt Gingrich Has A New Idea For America, And It’s Absolutely Terrifying
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It’s Official! The Iowa Race Is Still TOTALLY Up For Grabs

With just two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, more than half of likely Republican voters say they are still totally undecided going into election day — an unprecedented level of uncertainty that leaves the first-in-nation state totally up for grabs.
It’s Official! The Iowa Race Is Still TOTALLY Up For Grabs
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Adultery Dating Website Ashley Madison Endorses Newt Gingrich

[credit provider=”AshleyMadison.com”] Extra-marital dating website AshleyMadison.com has erected a billboard of serial adulterer and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich in Bucks County, Pennsylvania that reads: “Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband. Welcome to the AshleyMadison.com Era.”Given that Gingrich’s edge in the polls has recently been dwindling, could the former Speaker’s clinching of the […]
Adultery Dating Website Ashley Madison Endorses Newt Gingrich
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This Is How Mitt Romney Actually Made All His Money

[credit provider=”Democratic National Committee”] Mitt Romney’s immense personal wealth has become a major issue on the campaign trail this week, in the wake of the unfortunate $10,000 bet he tried to make during the last Republican debate.The baffling moment reinforced the idea that Romney — who has a net worth […]
This Is How Mitt Romney Actually Made All His Money
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