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VIDEO: 12 Days Of Christmas, American Bridge Style

Friday, Dec 23 2011

VIDEO: 12 Days Of Christmas, American Bridge Style

From gaffes to flip flops to crony capitalism, this has been a fun year to be involved with politics at American Bridge 21st Century. As 2011 draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at just a few of the stories that have made headlines over the last 365 days. “Between the Republican Presidential, Senate and House candidates, this has been a year of bountiful flip flops, gaffes and just outright craziness. As the year comes to a close, we at American Bridge would like to wish you a happy holiday and leave you with some of our favorite moments,” said Rodell Mollineau, President of American Bridge 21st Century. Happy holidays from American Bridge! We hope you enjoy our take on the 12 Days of Christmas.

Wednesday, Dec 21 2011

Buy Now! Own NewtGingrich.Com! Won’t Last Long!

With the holiday season rapidly upon us, what do you get for the Republican primary candidate who has everything? American Bridge 21st Century has the perfect gift: As the people who brought you, it’s not that we didn’t have our own ideas about what to do with the site. But, in true holiday spirit, we figured it might go to someone with greater need than us. Maybe someone trying to get that added edge going into 2012, or perhaps someone who may have been too busy earlier in the year to secure it on their own. We thought of giving it away, but we wouldn’t want to be accused of being socialists. So, make your best offer. We’re asking for $1 million, but we’d be happy to accept $500,000 in bling. Heck in the spirit of Christmas we might even let it go for $10,000.

Tuesday, Dec 20 2011

NY Times: New Focus On Incendiary Words In Paul’s Newsletters

On December 19, 2011, the New York Times reported:

Emerging as a real Republican contender in Iowa, Representative Ron Paul of Texas is receiving new focus for decades-old unbylined columns in his political newsletters that included racist, anti-gay and anti-Israel passages that he has since disavowed.

Tuesday, Dec 20 2011

The Hill: Thompson's Work With Unions As Governor Could Hurt His Senate Campaign

On December 20, 2011, The Hill reported:

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson's (R) work with unions might come back to haunt him in his race for the Senate.

Monday, Dec 19 2011

Santorum's Past: Lobbying, Handing Out Booze, And Wrestling

As Rick Santorum continues to canvas Iowa, he is quick to tout his socially conservative positions, his record as a legislator, and his plans for the economy. However, it appears he is less than enthusiastic about touting his past work lobbying for the World Wrestling Federation, an industry with a checkered past that has been built on violence, sex, and misogyny. Find below some information that will hopefully make its way in Santorum’s stump.

Monday, Dec 19 2011

ABC News: Mitt Romney's Blind Trust Not So Blind

On December 19, 2011, ABC News reported:

But government ethics experts and election lawyers told ABC News that Romney's trust might not be quite as blind as he has long maintained. That's because Romney placed his quarter-billion dollar family fortune in the hands of his personal lawyer and longtime associate Bradford Malt.

Sunday, Dec 18 2011

WSJ: Romney Blind Trusts Shed Chinese Holdings

On December 17, 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported:

Mitt Romney's financial advisers shed all his investments in China, worth as much as $1.5 million, at some point after mid-August, about the time that Mr. Romney made "confronting China" on trade a central plank of his economic platform as a Republican presidential candidate.

Friday, Dec 16 2011

TPM: Romney, Who Says He Didn’t Fully Understand Medicaid, Bought A Hospital Company At Bain

On December 16, 2011, Talking Points Memo reported:

Mitt Romney took a turn for the folksy in Iowa on Friday, telling an audience that, like many people, he didn’t fully understand what Medicaid did until late in life. “You know, I have to admit, I didn’t know the differences between all these things until I got into government,” Romney said. “Then I got into it and I understood that Medicaid is the health care program for the poor, by and large.” It’s a bit of an odd claim considering that Romney, while at Bain Capital, led a $311 million buyout of a huge hospital business that drew its income primarily from health care entitlements.

Wednesday, Dec 14 2011

VIDEO: "Those Who Live In Glass Houses…"

Mitt Romney’s struggling presidential campaign is on the attack against former Speaker Newt Gingrich over a consulting contract with Freddie Mac. Romney has demanded Gingrich return money he made from the deal. Yet as the Boston Globe reported, Romney himself has up to $500,000 in a mutual fund that is heavily invested Fannie & Freddie -- outside of his blind trust. Does that mean Romney will return the up to $50,000 he made from investing in Fannie & Freddie?

Wednesday, Dec 14 2011

Huffington Post: The Contract With America Comes Back To Haunt Romney

On December 14, 2011, the Huffington Post reported:

In an interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday, Mitt Romney acknowledged that he was "wrong" not to sign Newt Gingrich's Contract with America when he was running for the Senate in 1994.

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