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Asked on Fox News Wednesday night if either Romney and Gingrich were acceptable nominees, Palin responded that she would support either candidate if they got the nomination:

At the end of the day, I will support the GOP nominee, because I do know that every person that is on the GOP side today and these independents who are running that hardly register in the polls -- they, too, would be infinitely better than what we have in the White House today.

Palin is not expected to make an endorsement before the Iowa caucuses.

NBC has ordered Questlove to clear the songs his “Late Night” band will play on-air after an embarrassing episode involving Michele Bachmann. Questlove played a Fishbone song called “Lyin' Ass Bitch” to introduce Bachmann on the show, and NBC was forced to apologize.

Via NY Post.

From Attorney General Eric Holder’s opening statement at the House Judiciary’s Fast and Furious hearing:

“Operation Fast and Furious appears to have been a deeply flawed effort to respond to these very challenges. As we work to avoid future losses and further mistakes, it is unfortunate that some have used inflammatory and inappropriate rhetoric about one particular tragedy that occurred near the Southwest Border in an effort to score political points.”

“Despite this progress, we have more to do.  And each of us has a duty to act, and to rise above partisan divisions and politically motivated ‘gotcha’ games.  The American people deserve better.  It is time for a new dialogue about these important issues – one that is respectful, responsible, and factual.”

“ATF agents who testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this summer explained that the agency’s ability to stem the flow of guns from the United States into Mexico suffers from a lack of effective enforcement tools. One critical first step should be for Congress to provide ATF with the tools and authorities it needs. Unfortunately, earlier this year, the majority of House Members voted to keep law enforcement in the dark when individuals purchase multiple semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and long guns like AK-47s in gun shops in four Southwest-border states.”

Mitt Romney's attacks have a rather curious pattern to them. Time after time he calls out his opponents for traits that are rather similar to his own.


Take, for instance, this 2004 footage that's been doing the rounds on the internet recently. In it Romney calls out John Kerry for flip-flopping. He goes into excruciating psychological detail about why someone might engage in this. "For those who don't understand how he can be so vacillating - it stems from the fact that he is very conflicted, that he is drawn in two different directions, and very powerfully," he says. "If he is with an audience he wants to identify with and satisfy that audience and will say what he thinks they want to hear. And if that audience is on one side of an issue he'll follow that, and if on another, he'll follow another."

Jon Huntsman was the first of his GOP rivals to imply in an ad that Romney sounds rather like he's talking about himself. However, he certainly wasn't the first to have a titter at it; the footage's very prominence of late is due to the fact that everyone had the same reaction.

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The world's largest ethanol producer is one of Newt Gingrich's biggest donors, reports USA Today. A long-time supporter of the controversial subsidy, Newt is also the only GOP candidate to unequivocally support ethanol subsidies.

The political action committee of ethanol producer Poet and its employees -- including CEO Jeff Broin -- have donated $20,000 to Gingrich's campaign. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, this makes Poet and people connected to the company the second largest donor to his campaign.

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In retrospect, the people who organized Newt Gingrich's Wednesday night fundraiser in a room in a D.C. hotel that had glass doors facing the outside on both sides might regret their selection. But for demonstrators with Take Back The Capitol -- a week-long series of events aimed at encouraging politicians to support the needs of the "99 percent" -- things worked out pretty well.

Gingrich's fundraiser was held at the Willard InterContinental hotel, located a short walk from the very White House the former Speaker of the House wants to occupy. A few dozen protestors gathered at the entrance and handed out fake $100 bills with Gingrich's face on them which were later placed on the glass outside of the fundraiser (above).

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