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11:17 AM, January 19th, 2012

Frontpage: Thursday, Jan 19th

  1. Perry to Drop Out Today: Womp womp. In a speech he has endorsed Newt Gingrich. 
  2. Murdoch Co. Settles 36 Hack Cases: Rupert’s British newspaper company has agreed to pay damages to 36 people whose phones were hacked by the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, and in the process admits guilt. 
  3. Newt’s Ex-Wife Slams His MoralsNewt Gingrich’s ex-wife told ABC News that the Republican presidential candidate lacked the proper moral character to be president and sought an “open marriage” when he admitted to a six-year affair with Callista. 
  4. Kodak Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Seeing its revenue halved since 2005, the 131-year-old company has filed. Kodak will have 18-months and a $950 mil credit line to sell off what it can. 
  5. Santorum Up 34 Votes in Iowa: Did Rick Santorum win Iowa? Did anyone? Republican Party officials say we’ll never know. 

Photo: Great Britain’s Andy Murray in action against France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin during day four of the 2012 Australian Open. (PA Photos / Landov)

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10:45 AM, January 19th, 2012

newsweek:

It is apparent that Governor Perry cannot win and has no viable strategy in moving forward.

State Sen. Larry Grooms from South Carolina has withdrawn his support for Rick Perry and switching to Santorum. Sad face

UPDATE: It sounds like Perry will be announcing that he’s quitting and endorsing Gingrich at 11 am.

And another falls.

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12:38 PM, January 4th, 2012
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)
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Frontpage: Jan. 4th (We slept in today!)

  1. 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. 
  2. Bachmann Drops Out: It’s over for Bachmann, to the tune of Train’s “Soul Sister.”
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. U.S. Engages Muslim BrotherhoodAs 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)

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6:30 PM, January 3rd, 2012
Romney recognized early on that in a crowded, confused field, he didn’t have to overcome his charisma deficit; he simply had to identify the electorate’s most widespread concern—the economy—and corner the market.
Our look at the strategies used in Romney vs. Perry, and how Romney’s come out on top
9:43 AM, December 28th, 2011

Frontpage: Wednesday, Dec. 28

Good morning, Tumblr! Gonna try numbers instead of bullet points today. 

  1. Ron Paul Retains Iowa Edge: Public Policy Polling says Iowa is between Paul and Romney, with Gingrich in a distant third. 
  2. North Korea Begins Kim’s Funeral: Tens of thousands of North Koreans braved the cold to see the hearse carrying their Dear Leader on Wednesday. 
  3. Newt: I’d Never Vote for Paul: On CNN, Gingrich accused Paul of being a hypocrite about his allegedly racist newsletters. He also called Romney a Massachusetts moderate (burn) and laughed off his challenge for a one-on-one unmoderated debate. 
  4. Iran Threatens to Block Oil Flow: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated on Tuesday when a senior Iranian official threatened to cut off its oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz if the U.S. moved forward with economic sanctions. 
  5. Perry Changes Views on Abortion: In an effort to win the evangelical vote in Iowa, Perry said Tuesday that he no longer supports abortion under any circumstances, not even in cases of rape or incest. 

Photo: Supporters of Pakistan’s slain leader Benazir Bhutto observe the fourth anniversary of her death in Islamabad. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo)

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3:03 PM, November 17th, 2011
Monday, I’m going to be in Portland in the morning, visiting some of our labs in California in the afternoon, that’s two…I can’t remember what the third thing is.
Nancy Pelosi has responded mockingly to Rick Perry’s challenge to a hold a “public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.” (h/t TPMbrooklynmutt)
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6:56 PM, November 10th, 2011
joshuanguyen:

thisistheverge:

Apple Store humor, everyone. Thanks, TimKFin!

Yelp, ya’ll bad.

Slow clap.

joshuanguyen:

thisistheverge:

Apple Store humor, everyone. Thanks, TimKFin!

Yelp, ya’ll bad.

Slow clap.

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5:03 PM, October 17th, 2011
Thank you for what you are doing and for your leadership. Getting out Dr. Jeffress [sic] message, juxtaposing traditional Christianity to the false god of Mormonism, is very important in the larger scheme of things.
An excerpt from an email between David Lane, a conservative Christian power broker and fundraiser for Governor Rick Perry’s campaign, and Dick Bott, a self-described “leader in the development of Christian talk radio.” Read more from this Daily Beast exclusive.
6:23 PM, October 13th, 2011
ilovecharts:

via arnndffr:rigidmorality

Romney dominates. Cain trending up, Perry down. And maybe they’re all overexposed.

ilovecharts:

via arnndffr:rigidmorality

Romney dominates. Cain trending up, Perry down. And maybe they’re all overexposed.

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