Reader: Newt praised Romneycare in 06, 22% of fed workers make over 100K, Martinez for Veep?

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

Veepwatch: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has sky-high approval ratings, has “conservative cred” and is a Hispanic woman.

Note: I’m not posting any polls from Iowa for a couple of days, as polling over Christmas is highly unreliable.

But here’s a primer on how the Iowa Caucuses will work on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Newt Gingrich in 2006 cheered Romneycare: “We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100% insurance coverage for all Americans.”

Romney strategist gets cocky: “I don’t see any scenario where we’re not the nominee.”

Romney camp distances themselves from that comment quickly. “We’re not overconfident,” says Romney spox Andrea Saul.

It’s your government: 22% of federal workers earn over $100,000 per year.

Islam to be majority in Europe by the end of the century.



  • Matt

    Does this site have any objectivity? Why does it matter to Catholics if a candidate has “conservative cred?” Consistently, this site seems to read more like Conservative Vote than Catholic Vote.

    • Brian C


      Without at least some ‘conservative cred’, a person is not likely to be chosen as a vice presidential candidate. My question is actually why are we talking about VP candidates now, seems like putting the cart before the horse.



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