Stephen Colbert’s FEC report Big money!

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No kidding: Comedian Stephen Colbert’s satirical super PAC raised some serious cash.

Between July 1 and Dec. 31, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow collected more than $825,400, ending the year with nearly $674,000 cash on hand, according to disclosures filed over night with the Federal Election Commission.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and actor Bradley Whitford of “West Wing” fame are among the super PAC’s contributors.

Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow also received ostensibly corporate contributions, including $314 from Bestdamntutoring.com in Texas and $400 from an outfit called the Sticky Fingers Band of Brunswick, Maine. Continue Reading…

Rand Paul Stopped By TSA After Body Scan Anomaly

Rand Paul Stopped By TSA After Body Scan Anomaly: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was blocked from boarding a flight Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, POLITICO has confirmed.

“I spoke with him five minutes ago and he was being detained indefinitely,” Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley said. “The image scan went off; he refused patdown.”

Paul’s father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), tweeted out news of the incident, saying that there had been an “anomaly” with a body scanner.

“My son @SenRandPaul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming,” wrote the authenticated Twitter account of presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The TSA disputed this characterization of the incident.

The Kentucky senator triggered an alarm during routine airport screening and declined to finish the process, said a TSA official, but was “not detained at any point.” A targeted pat-down is usually used to address the alarm. Continue Reading…

Republican Debate Sunday Serves 2012

Republican Debate Sunday Serves 2012: The Republican presidential candidates came live Sunday morning during their second debate in 12 hours, trading verbal blows and taking on frontrunner Mitt Romney in a way that had been expected the previous evening.

 

Romney deftly swatted back the attacks, showing once again how slick a debater he has become. Nonetheless, a new overnight tracking poll showed signs of slippage in the formerMassachusettsgovernor’s lead in theGraniteState, with two days left before the first-in-the-nation primary.

 

The Suffolk University/7 News poll showed Romney’s support inNew Hampshiredown to 35 percent from 43 percent last Tuesday, although Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was still double digits away at 20 percent. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was surging in the survey to third place, with 11 percent. And former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) was also moving backwards to 8 percent, down from 11 percent just two days ago. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was at 9 percent. Read More…

Mitt Romney Won The First Presidential

Mitt Romney Won The First Presidential: Mitt Romney 2012 presidential preference Caucus Iowa narrowly edge earlier the competition in a growth Rick Santorum away a mere eight votes Tuesday, succeeded through.

Two men-both of which freshly won a month ago as expected-neck and neck and ended in a virtual tie. Second place close, the full campaign and Santorum shoestring budget was focused on Iowa to cap a big increase in popularity.

Romney finished 2nd in Iowa in 2008, but his former primary and caucus States another 2012 campaign focused on exactly this cycle he was six he had least votes in 2008.

Rep. Ron Paul, libertarian leaning his third third-place in the Texan and inspired most of the Presidency. Read More…