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Newt Gingrich at a campaign stop in South Carolina

So, women and evangelicals DID vote for Newt Gingrich

01/23/12 01:48PM

The State's Gina Smith sums it up perfectly today in a GOP primary post-mortem: "Evangelicals, women and GOP voters in three counties are proving SC politics are unpredictable."She's certainly right about that.The exit polls (as posted by the Times) in South Carolina are showing what most people weren't expecting: Women and evangelicals in the state didn't really seem to care about Gingrich's marital past or Marianne Gingrich's bomb drop. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Monday, January 23, 2012

01/23/12 10:49AM

Mika read from a recent Frank Bruni column on celeb chef Paula Deen's announcement that she has diabetes and about "the world of food celebrities and food celebrators."OF MOUSELIKE BITES AND MARATHONSBY FRANK BRUNINEW YORK TIMESLast week Paula Deen copped. The woman whose best-known burger recipe  uses glazed doughnuts in place of a bun announced that she has diabetes. It would have been refreshing if the circumstances hadn’t been so self-serving: she was plugging her son Bobby’s new Cooking Channel show, “Not My Mama’s Meals,” which is devoted to lower-calorie recipes. read more

An excerpt from Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski's new book "Strategic Vision"

An excerpt from Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski's new book "Strategic Vision"

01/23/12 10:27AM

IntroductionThe world is now interactive and interdependent. it is also, for the first time, a world in which the problems of human survivalhave begun to overshadow more traditional international conflicts. Unfortunately, the major powers have yet to undertake globally cooperative responses to the new and increasingly grave challenges to human well-being—environmental, climatic, socioeconomic, nutritional, or demographic. read more

Chuck Todd on Rick Santorum's potential strategy

01/23/12 10:00AM

So going into Florida, all eyes are on Newt vs. Romney after their stunning dance in South Carolina, but when we talked to Chuck Todd today, he offered up a few thoughts on why Rick Santorum is still a wild card in the campaign.Todd's comments on Santorum come at around the 8-minute mark.(And note: In this clip's b-roll, Santorum has taken off the sweater vest. Things are getting more serious?)Chuck Todd: The wild card is Santorum…His calculus is what? Newt’s gonna implode again because he’s never lasted more than 10 days as a frontrunner in most of his political life, right? read more

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