South Carolina Smackdown
[Factcheck.org, 1/20/12] The four remaining GOP contenders strained their facts during Thursday's debate in South Carolina.
Palin: ‘Dumb Arses’ in Media 'Overplayed Their Hand' with Gingrich
[The Daily Caller, 1/19/12] Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said on Sean Hannity's radio show Thursday that the media "overplayed its hand" with the Gingrich story. She went on to call those who went after the story "dumb arses."
The GOP's Quidditch-Style Debate
[Washington Post, 1/20/12] There are the beaters, Santorum and Gingrich, who attack; the seeker, Paul, who runs his own race; and the keeper, Romney, who is trying to protect the goal and run out the clock.
Perry’s K Street Allies Jump to Romney, Not Gingrich
[Roll Call, 1/19/12] Even though Perry endorsed Gingrich, the Texas governor's top K Street supporter, Dirk Van Dongen, lost no time in throwing his support behind Romney — and predicted that many Beltway players will do the same.
Rick Perry's Big News Was Broken at Wendy's
[Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 1/19/12] Texas Gov. Rick Perry broke the news that he was ending his presidential campaign to his senior aide Ray Sullivan over burgers at Wendy’s on Wednesday night. Perry told him he wanted to "respect the voters of South Carolina" and bow out.
Fake CNN Email Used as Dirty Trick in S.C.
[CNN, 1/20/12] A fake CNN alert was emailed out to state GOP activists early Thursday morning that claimed Gingrich pressured his second ex-wife, Marianne, to get an abortion. It is still unclear who sent the alert.