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At an undecided voter forum in South Carolina Saturday, Mitt Romney made a promise to an evangelical voter concerned about what she said is a creeping anti-Christian bigotry: “I will stand up for the ability of Americans to worship as they choose,” he said.

“I will not proceed down the path that i think you’re seeing across this country, which is to try and secularize America,” Romney said.

Talk of anti-Christian bigotry has been a big part of the race in South Carolina, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum in particular mentioning the issue at every campaign stop.

Mitt Romney tells Mike Huckabee that one reason for Obama’s “failure” as a President is that he came into office with both parts of Congress in the hands of the Democrats, so he never had to reach out across the aisle. “He doesn’t like it any more. He doesn’t want to have to work with both parties.” He contrasts this with his own experience as a Republican governor of a state where Democrats dominate the legislature.

Before he interviews the GOP candidates (not including Ron Paul, whom he says Fox “repeatedly” invited but to no avail) Mike Huckabee says the reason so many South Carolina voters are undecided is not because the candidates are bad, but because they’re all so good. “Have you ever been really hungry and wandered round a grocery store?” he asks the audience. “You know how everything looks good and it turns out to be really hard to decide. That’s what it’s like with these candidates.”

Fox News aired a taped version of Mike Huckabee’s undecided voter forum in South Carolina Saturday night. Huckabee kicked off the event with a joke about how South Carolina has chosen the GOP nominee for the last 30 years.

“Believe me, I know,” Huckabee said, referring to his 2008 loss in the state’s primary.

Robert William Beaulieu is 23-years-old, lives in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is a registered Democrat. He's also very much not dead.

But you wouldn't have known that if you watched the lastest undercover sting video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, which featured a man with an Irish accent attempting to obtain a ballot on behalf of a Robert Beaulieu who lives on Cassandra Lane.

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The Obama Administration on Saturday took a stance on two pieces of anti-online piracy legislation moving through Congress -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate --- saying it would not support the bills as currently written, handing the biggest victory yet to a growing chorus of critics of the bills.

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COLUMBIA, SC -- When you watch the homestretch to the South Carolina primary, you're really watching the latest round of a fight between old campaigning and new.

Mitt Romney and his allies are spending a fortune to win here, and the current polls show he's pulling it off. But ask around among the political professionals here in the state's capital and you'll hear the same thing over and over: Romney's headed to victory without the robust, retail-style campaigning past winners have relied on.

And that could make the next few days more exciting than you might think.

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The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins announced that evangelical conservatives who met in Texas recently endorsed Rick Santorum, CNN’s Sam Feist reports.

Perkins said there was “strong consensus” in the room for Santorum, according to Dave Weigel. Perkins said Santorum got support from over two-thirds of the 150 conservative leaders present, according to Felicia Sonmez.

“It’s not news that there’s not strong support among conservatives for Mitt Romney,” Perkins said, according to Sonmez.

The campaigning in South Carolina continues through the holiday weekend. Here are the 10 things you need to know.

  • New CNN poll confirms national Romney momentum A new national poll from CNN shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney up big, taking 34 percent of the vote and building an 18 percent lead. There's two trends in polling the GOP at the moment -- South Carolina is a real race, but nationally it looks like Republicans are finally accepting Romney as the nominee.
  • Huckabee hosts SC forum Former presidential candidate and current Fox News host Mike Huckabee will be hosting a forum for the current crop of Republican hopefuls on Saturday from 8 to 10 PM Eastern at the College of Charleston. All the candidates, except for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), will answer questions from undecided voters in the Palmetto state.
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As more and more actions are planned in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), the dual pieces of anti-online piracy legislation moving through Congress, the architects and supporters of these bills have finally begun tiptoeing back.

PIPA co-sponsor Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on late Friday released a statement saying: "I would not vote for final passage of PIPA, as currently written, on the Senate floor."

However, Cardin said he would remain a co-sponsor because it would give him "the opportunity to be an active participant in the process of addressing the most serious concerns raised by my constituents."

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