Reader: Democrats’ Mediscare attack called ‘Lie of the Year,’ Obama thinks he’s 4th best prez ever, GOP pines for Jeb

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.

One despicable leftist ad showed a Republican pushing a grandmother off of a cliff.

Christmas comes early for Paul Ryan. Politifact calls the claim that “Republicans voted to end Medicare” as the “Lie of the Year 2011.”

GOP unhappiness with the field fuels buzz for Jeb Bush.

Dissident, pro-abortion, lesbian ex-nun leaves the Catholic Church and becomes an Anglican priest.

Don Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association endorses Newt Gingrich.

UPDATED: Iowa social conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats endorses Rick Santorum. (I thought he was leaning toward Perry recently).

President Obama seriously thinks he’s the fourth best president ever. Maybe higher.

Good news: Support for the death penalty continues to decline.

Iowa Republicans worry if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses that it will ignored in future years.

Awesome: Michigan withdraws $200,000 grant to Planned Parenthood.

Lame: The city council of Duluth (4th largest city in Minnesota) votes to oppose state marriage amendment drive. Jeff Anderson, who brought up the resolution, is planning to run for Congress against Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.

National Democrats don’t want a repeat of their special election loss in NY-9. They are flooding Oregon’s special election to be held on Jan. 31 with $1 million in ads. The election is being held in OR-1 after Democrat Rep. David Wu resigned after a sex scandal.

A new study release this week by a team of Italian scientists gives more evidence for the Shroud of Turin’s authenticity.



  • Matt

    Wow. Gingrich secures an endorsement from an organization that wants to ban immigration of Muslims and construction of mosques, blames gay kids for being bullied by others, calls for an all Christian military (banning Muslims, of course), and wants to throw homosexuals in jail. I’m embarrassed as a Catholic that Newt would accept this endorsement.



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