What we’re watching: Mon., Jan. 9, 2012

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Mitt Romney, who’s under attack for his business record, said Monday that he likes having the option of firing people.

Rick Santorum cites an unnamed “anti-poverty expert” to claim that children are better off having a parent in prison who abandoned them than having two same-sex parents.

New York Times columnist Bill Keller argues that it’s time to consider putting Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket. 

Mitt Romney loves the Chamber Of Commerce.

A group backing Newt Gingrich has purchased the rights to a documentary that flays Mitt Romney for his time as a “corporate raider” at Bain Capital.

States vs. unions: The key battlegrounds.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called President Obama the “most pessimistic man I’ve ever seen” and said he is faking anger to win re-election.

The Wall Street Journal has taken the most comprehensive look yet at Bain’s record on Mitt Romney’s watch.

David Axelrod on Sunday pushed back on a forthcoming book about the first couple’s marriage, suggesting its portrayals of tension were inaccurate and exaggerated.

Seconds after insisting he hadn’t seen his super PAC ads attacking Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney defends ads in detail.

Mitt Romney flubs his own standard on job creation.

Newt Gingrich sharply criticized comments made by Mitt Romney that Americans who need to pay off their mortgage should perhaps not run for public office.

An African-American man confronts Newt Gingrich on food stamps comments, saying “stop using blacks as a punching bag.” 

Mitt Romney defends his time in private business, insisting he understands the country’s tough economic times because he once feared losing his job.

Newt Gingrich triples down on his hits on Mitt Romney over Bain Capital.

Upset over Rick Santorum’s controversial comments on race, an African-American woman sternly challenged the GOP presidential candidate.

New Hampshire, meet former New York gubernatorial candidate and current Newt Gingrich supporter Carl Paladino.

Pro-Perry, pro-Huntsman super PACs passed on Bain film. 

Final University of New Hampshire poll shows race for second is fluid.

DNC targets Mitt Romney’s “100,000 job” ’ claim.

A young woman poses for a photo with Rick Perry while saying it is “good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you.”

During a rally for Mitt Romney, New Jersey governor Chris Christie was interrupted by demonstrators chanting “Christie Kills Jobs.”   “Really?!” Christie amusedly boomed.

Mitt Romney seems headed to a win Tuesday night, but the race for second place in the Granite State is far from settled. 

Mitt Romney took a lead in South Carolina last week, and it looks like the same thing is happening in Florida, the fourth primary state.

    What we're watching: Mon., Jan. 9, 2012

    Updated