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Scarborough: Newt re-elects Barack Obama under any scenario

12/13/11 12:57PM

Joe Scarborough: “Yesterday, Glenn Beck said something that I guarantee you a lot of small government conservatives like me have thought. And that is: If I have to choose between Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich – a guy that George Will said would make a marvelous Marxist and who is the opposite of being a small government conservative – if Ron Paul is running as a third party candidate, I’m going to give him a long look. Because I can’t vote for the two guys who worship at the altar of big government in their own separate ways. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12/13/11 12:19PM

THE RYAN PRIMARYBY ROBERT COSTANATIONAL REVIEWRyan, the influential budget-committee chairman, may not endorse a candidate before January, but the competition to be seen as a Ryan ally is intense, says one GOP insider. Romney’s latest ads, the insider says, are part of what Republican strategists dub the “Ryan primary,” with Romney and Gingrich eager to be identified as fellow travelers.THE BRITISH EURO FARCEBY ROGER COHENNEW YORK TIMESBritain's defiant freedom and independence are real virtues proven over time. read more

Top Talker: Romney and Gingrich Throw Punches

12/13/11 09:41AM

Mitt Romney is working to push back against Newt Gingrich, suggesting the former house speaker should return the $1.6 million his firm was paid for advising mortgage giant Freddie Mac. But Gingrich's response to Romney was just as aggressive.  He slammed Romney's career at venture capital firm, Bain Capital...while taking a shot at his debate wager this weekend. He said, "If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employers over his years at Bain then I would be glad to listen to him. read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Dec. 13th

12/13/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Two Army helicopters crash at Washington base, four soldiers killedOccupy protests disrupt West Coast portsSouth is up for grabs for GOPMitt Romney steps up attacks on Newt GingrichSandusky hearing may bring testimony by accusersCanada withdrawing from climate change agreement read more

SIMI VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  (L-R) Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich pose in front of a piece of the Berlin Wall at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on February 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California.  (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)

Newt: Defender of his marriage and, of course, DOMA

12/12/11 02:56PM

Our friends over at Politico just let it be known that Newt Gingrich has recently made a pledge -- a pledge he initially wouldn't sign. A pledge that may make a couple of folks snicker.Seems as though Newt is ready to make a pledge to be faithful to his wife. This is at least per his pledge to the Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader. The group released this pledge in July. read more

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