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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The cultural conservatives at the summit care deeply about abortion, gay marriage and other social issues...

Top Talker: The Mormon Factor...

10/10/11 10:16AM

 Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, which many say may have cost him some votes in his 2008 run in certain primary contests, emerged once again as an issue over the weekend at the annual Value Voters Summit. After introducing Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday, mega-church Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Perry supporter, made some controversial remarks to reporters . He said, "Rick Perry is a Christian. He is an evangelical Christian. A follower of Jesus Christ. Mitt Romney is a good, moral person, but he is not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for October 7, 2011

10/07/11 11:47AM

CONFRONTING THE MALEFACTORS BY PAUL KRUGMAN NEW YORK TIMES And there are real political opportunities here. Not, of course, for today’s Republicans, who instinctively side with those Theodore Roosevelt-dubbed “malefactors of great wealth.” Mitt Romney, for example — who, by the way, probably pays less of his income in taxes than many middle-class Americans — was quick to condemn the protests as “class warfare.”…But Democrats are being given what amounts to a second chance. read more