And if you’re a gay man wanting to marry another gay man, how does that impact me personally? You know, it doesn’t … It’s not about whether I’m Catholic or whether or not the party platform says this or whether or not the Democrats were the ones who brought it in the first place. All of that’s really irrelevant.
New Hampshire Primary 60 Years Ago
Lovely look into the Newsweek archive - prompted us to take a trip into the Guardian archives for that same week. We had quite a bit of coverage of the New Hampshire primaries 60 years ago in 1952 - including this piece on Eisenhower’s opening bid for Republican candidate. You can see other picks from the Guardian archive here.
What if all text on the Internet looked like that Guardian copy?
That’s All Folks: Romney takes New Hampshire, with Ron Paul finishing second.
Frontpage: Monday, Jan. 9th
- Pay Cuts For Wall Street: Wall Street’s dismal year is about to hit home for traders. The Wall Street Journal reports that compensation is likely to fall to its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis.
- Mitt Holds Huge Lead in NH: The primary is tomorrow, but candidates and some journalists are already heading to South Carolina. Roney’s polling at 35% in the state, with Ron Paul in second at 18%.
- Gingrich Prepares Romney Salvo: While Romney may have New Hampshire locked up, Gingrich will be waiting in South Carolina with a $5 million ad painting Romney as a predatory capitalist.
- Iran Sentences American to Death: Iran has announced that it will sentence American Amir Mirzaei Hekmati to death for espionage. Iran claims Hekmati, a former marine, was sent by the CIA.
- NBC & Daily Beast Team Up for 2012: NBC News and Newsweek & The Daily Beast announced a collaboration for the upcoming 2012 election. The magazine and Web site will have access to NBC News’ deep bench of political reporters and video content, as well as opportunities to work with NBC at national debates.
Photo: Mourners throw rice, as is tradition, while guards carry the coffin of a Syrian officer at a funeral procession in front of Al-Hassan mosque in Damascus. The slain officer was one of 11 killed during a suicide bombing on Friday. (Muzaffar Salman / AP Photo)
Frontpage: Jan. 5th
- Candidates Descend on NH: The Republican circus packed up in Iowa and headed straight to New Hampshire Wednesday. Most significantly, Mitt Romney accepted the endorsement of John McCain.
- U.S. to Cut Thousands of Troops: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama will announce a new military budget that cuts troops by 10 to 15%.
- Death Penalty Sought for Mubarak: Egyptian prosecutors are seeking death by hanging for the former president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and some of his former aides. They are on trial for ordering the shooting deaths of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square last February.
- Herman Cain to Launch Bus Tour: Cain will begin a national bus tour touting his 9-9-9 tax plan, a tour he is calling “Cain’s Solutions Revolution.”
- Bombs Kill Dozen in Iraq: Four bombs killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more in Shiite areas of Baghdad, further raising the specter of civil war.
Photo: Workers listen to Jon Huntsman give a speech in Pittsfield, N.H. (Matt Rourke)
Frontpage: Jan. 4th (We slept in today!)
- Obama to Make Big Recess Appointment: In defiance of Republican warnings, President Obama will appoint Richard Cordray, the former attorney general of Ohio, head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- Bachmann Drops Out: It’s over for Bachmann, to the tune of Train’s “Soul Sister.”
- Perry: ‘Here We Come South Carolina’: While Bachmann has bowed out, Perry is pushing on after his loss in Iowa. Skipping New Hampshire, Perry is heading for the Palmetto State.
- Santorum Gets a Boost in NH Poll: Santorum’s support jumped from 5% to 10% in a recent poll of 554 likely Republican voters in New Hampshire.
- U.S. Engages Muslim Brotherhood: As the Muslim Brotherhood looks like it may win a majority in Egypt’s Parliament, the Obama administration has begun to make diplomatic overtures, including through recent high-level meetings.
Photo: Richard Cordray, center, will be named director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)