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2012 Elections

2012 Elections

Ryan Attacks Obama For "Secretary Of Business" Proposal

"You know, we already have a Secretary of Business — it's actually called the Secretary of Commerce," Ryan says in Greeley, Co. The VP nominee slams Obama for not filling the post.

Obama Campaign's Mother's Day Video

The campaign's video uses President Obama's reflections on his mother, his grandmother, and Michelle to trumpet his first term accomplishments on womens' issues.

Mormon Cultist For President!

On Saturday, Mitt Romney will speak at a university that teaches his religion is a cult. Across the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, conservative Christians are turning to the Bible to justify voting for a heretic.

How Barack Obama Lost Hollywood

Last time they fell in love, volunteered, gave millions, but now "they hate him." Can gay pride and a Clooney bash make his star twinkle again?

Joe Biden Appears To Endorse Gay Marriage

Obama's campaign says there's no difference between his view and the president's. Gay rights group calls it "encouraging." Gay Republican: "Cynical and political."

Obama Campaign: The Monologue Is Over

"Welcome to the general election," says Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. David Axelrod dismissive of potential Romney running-mate Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

Republican National Committee Attacks Obama's Jimmy Fallon Appearance

"A Tale Of Two Leaders" As they embrace Mitt Romney as their presumptive nominee, Republicans object to Obama cracking jokes about paying for college. "I don’t think America’s laughing…certainly college students shouldn’t be the punch line," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters. But could Mitt Romney ever slow-jam the news?

Charlie Crist Admires Obama

In this segment on NOW with Alex Wagner, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist called President Obama a "centrist" worth of "admiration." Crist, who was elected as a Republican but lost his party's primary in 2010, said he wasn't endorsing Obama — at least, not yet.

In 2008 Debate, Obama Lampooned Romney For Failed Investment

In this clip from a 2008 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the Senator from Illinois jokes about one $35 million investment that had no return: His 2008 campaign. Romney's aides say he hasn't given his own money this time.

Romney Meets His Party

He speaks to the state chairmen in Arizona today. Zeke Miller reports from Scottsdale.

Mitt Romney, 90210

I always imagined him as more of a "Melrose Place" kind of guy.

Obama's "Change Is" Poster

This mini-poster sent out to supporters features a list of the Obama Administration's first-term accomplishments. The ending of the Iraq War is there but getting bin Laden is not.

"Dignity Of Work" Was Touted By Obama-Biden

Mitt Romney has come under fire for a comments made at a January 4th New Hampshire town hall unearthed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes saying mothers without jobs on welfare need to know "the dignity of work." The comments seem to undermine the Romney campaign's attack on Democrats for dismissing stay-at-home mothers. But the focus on the "dignity of work," and on ending old-fashioned welfare, was also championed by both President Obama and Vice President Biden in 2008 when touting Obama's record on welfare reform in the Illinois State Senate.

Mitt Romney In 1994: This Is Not The 1960s, Now Mom And Dad Both Have To Work

Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney's campaign took an opening from an ill-conceived remark by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen in which she said Ann Romney "hadn't worked a day in her life." But in 1994, Romney himself nodded to the changed times, saying "this is a different world than it was in the 1960s when I was growing up, when you used to be able to have mom at home and dad at work. Now mom and dad both have to work."

Against All Odds, Gingrich Donors Want Him To Stay In

The elderly Southern conservatives whose contributions fuel Newt Gingrich’s flagging campaign say they want him to keep on going. "Giving money to him is money well spent."

Romney's South Carolina Strategy: Attack Unions

Obama's labor board appointments allow Romney to keep the focus on the economy, not social issues — and pave a path to victory in South Carolina.

10 Pictures Of Workin' Man Mitt Romney

Workin' Man Mitt is a regular guy, just like you! Mitt Romney's been trying for years to shed the stiff, robotic, and out of touch image that some voters have of him. From the murky depths of Romney's 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign website, these "work days" photos show his best attempts to relate to the working man.

The Iowa Caucuses Drinking Game

If you plan on staying up late and watching coverage of the first-in-the-nation Republican caucus, you're going to need this. Keep these rules and a 12-pack handy as you wade through merciless hours of punditry and spin-doctoring.

Rick Santorum Glitter Bombed In Iowa

During his final campaign stop in the Hawkeye State, Rick Santorum was assailed by the sparkling menace of a gay rights activist in Johnston, Iowa. The former senator from Pennsylvania wore purple glitter for the duration of his visit at the Okoboji Grill.

Michele Bachmann's Favorite Gun

During an interview on C-SPAN, the congresswoman from Minnesota talked about how she took gun safety classes at the age of 12. Wanna know her favorite gat? Check out the rest below.

Mitt Romney Wants "Sesame Street" To Have Commercials

Sounds like Romney cracked the code. If the government would just stop wasting subsidies on non-profit children's shows so they can sell ad time to McDonald's and Sunny D, the federal budget should be well on the road to recovery.

Everything Ron Paul Finds Unconstitutional

ThinkProgress put together this video illustrating all of the things that Ron Paul has called out as unconstitutional. It's an interesting list.

Ron Paul Photographed With Neo-Nazis

Ron Paul was recently photographed with Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront, and his son, Derick. Paul has has been endorsed by several extremist groups, and has said that while he disowns them, he won't disavow their support.

G.O.P. Candidates Reveal Their Favorite Superheroes

9-year-old Ari Garnick of Manchester, New Hampshire, asked Republicans on the campaign trail, "If you could be any superhero in the world, who would you be and why?" Most of the candidates saw this as an awesome opportunity to beat their chests with patriotism -- unfortunately, they all picked the one alien immigrant who earlier this year renounced his U.S. citizenship. Seriously, these guys need to read more comics.

Newt Gingrich's Bizarre Christmas Video

I often have thought that the problem with Christmas carols is that there isn't enough politicking in them. Well worry no more friends, because Newt Gingrich's New Hampshire staff has us covered. At one point they rhyme "has a plan for the economy," with "conservative alternative to Mitt Romney." You're welcome.

Mitt Romney Attempts To Pronounce "Chutzpah"

He hardly gets the phlegmy kh part down, but, to Romneybot's credit, his Yiddish blows away Michele Bachmann's. Her "choot-spa" still hurts my Jewish ears.

Newt Gingrich Tells Gay Iowans To Vote For Obama

Speaking at an event in Oskaloosa, IA. Newt Gingrich tells a gay man to vote for Obama, because he has no plans to represent him as president.

Newt Gingrich Called Very Bad Name By Voter In Iowa

And it was directly to his face. That's Tom Sorensen of Iowa City, and he is not fond of the former Speaker. If you must know, the insult rhymes with "fucking asshole."

Palin Says "It's Not Too Late" For 2012

Sarah Palin says "it's not too late for folks to jump in" on the presidential race. And if anyone is "folks", it's Sarah Palin.

Rick Perry Named Bum Steer Of The Year

Every year, the award-winning magazine "Texas Monthly" shines a light on the most embarrassing person in its state. For only the second time in its history, they selected their governor.

Newt Gingrich Meets The Power Rangers

Now if he can snag the coveted Dragon Ball Z endorsement, this nomination is locked up. From a 1995 ABC News broadcast.

Bad Lip Reading With Newt Gingrich

Look. The man is a historian. So when he says "you can't bluff mule drivers," he knows what he's talking about. (OK, at least hang in there the phlegm-hocking around 1:40. It's well worth the wait.)

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