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Heavy Hitters: The Phoenix's Peter Kadzis on Gingrich's surge and Tim Thomas's White House protest

Heavy Hitters: The Phoenix's Peter Kadzis on Gingrich's surge and Tim Thomas's White House protest


The Boston Phoenix's PETER KADZIS made his weekly appearance on FOX25's "Heavy Hitters" segment this morning, going mano a mano with Cosmo Macero on Newt...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 24, 2012
Everything you always wanted to know about Mitt Romney's taxes but were afraid to ask

Everything you always wanted to know about Mitt Romney's taxes but were afraid to ask


Look, he's not releasing his taxes. OK? We all know that's just a Democratic ploy to make us hate rich people. Well, on second thought:...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 24, 2012
Romney, Marriott, & Self-Deportation

Romney, Marriott, & Self-Deportation


Last night's Presidential debate opens the door for someone (maybe someone from CNN, in Thursday's debate?) to pose a question I've long suggested for Mitt...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 24, 2012
Think Mitt Romney had a bad week? Joe Biden's was worse.

Think Mitt Romney had a bad week? Joe Biden's was worse.


Progressives snickered endlessly last night, re-assured that the GOP primary will continue to be a bruising, embarassing, drawn-out affair for MITT ROMNEY and NEWT GINGRICH. They...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 22, 2012
Romney, MLK, Mike Allen, & Eric Fehrnstrom

Romney, MLK, Mike Allen, & Eric Fehrnstrom


It has come to my attention that a lot of people, particularly in the realm of political reporting and commentary, are under the impression that...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 18, 2012
Mitt Romney's definition of "not very much" money: $360,000 a year

Mitt Romney's definition of "not very much" money: $360,000 a year


MITT ROMNEY still isn't eager to release his tax records  (last night he said he'd maybe let you look at them in April, but he's...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 17, 2012


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Photos: New Hampshire Primaries: Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Occupy the Primaries continues, Gringrich speaks, and Supreme supporters look on.
Occupy the Primaries continues, Gringrich speaks, and Supreme supporters look on
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON AND ARIEL SHEARER  |  January 13, 2012
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Photos: New Hampshire Primaries, Friday, January 6th, 2012

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses in New Hampshire for the first day of the weekend primary.
Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  January 13, 2012

New In The Phoenix -- Prez Coverage Moves From General To Junkie Audience


 In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I use the manic New Hampshire primary week to examine...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 11, 2012

A Bain Story Worth A Look


Mitt Romney's record at Bain is coming under scrutiny now, by his political opponents and the political press. As it should; praise it or pan...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 11, 2012
Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs

Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs


Sports radio guy and notorious pants salesman DAMON AMENDOLARA breaks it down: RICK PERRY is the Houston Texans: meaning he has no chance. NEWT GINGRICH?...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 11, 2012


After brutal New Hampshire primary, Mitt Wins, And Speaks


It's a good night for Mitt Romney. He won solidly (though not overwhelmingly), while Ron Paul appears to have exceeded my expectations -- which is...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 10, 2012
And the winner of the 2012 New Hampshire Primary is . . . Vermin Supreme!

And the winner of the 2012 New Hampshire Primary is . . . Vermin Supreme!


 There is nothing quite like the joy of a convert to the cause of VERMIN SUPREME, the grandaddy of protest candidates who has been occupying...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 10, 2012

Election Night Live-Tweet Blog: New Hampshire GOP Primary 2012 #FITN


Follow along as David Bernstein @dbernstein and Chris Faraone @fara1 follow the #FITN primary results live.  <a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=ed6a5f
By Carly Carioli  |  January 10, 2012
Gingrich wins NH Primary Day internet wars with Stop Romney's Pious Baloney -- The Website

Gingrich wins NH Primary Day internet wars with Stop Romney's Pious Baloney -- The Website


 Everyone's favorite Sunday-morning NBC debate zinger got its own website -- albeit a Z-grade, 12-year-old-with-a-geocities-account type website. But there's plenty to love about StopRomeysPiousBaloney.com --...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 10, 2012

PHOTOS: Scenes from the NH primaries, starring Romney, Santorum, Occupy, Vermin Supreme, and Callista Gingrich's hair


This weekend, while the entire Granite State was gripped with #FITN fever, our operatives leapt into the fray -- even infiltrating the Newt Gingrich phone...
By webteam  |  January 09, 2012


GinGrinch Contest Finalists!

GinGrinch Contest Finalists!


A couple of weeks ago I asked readers to send in their best Newt Gingrich-style answer to the journalistic question: "We must stop Christmas from...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 09, 2012
In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt

In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt


The best way to comprehend the nuts and bolts of the American political machine is to work for it. And so I did. For Newt...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 09, 2012
Video: Mitt Romney tells New Hampshire "I like being able to fire people" (and three more clips about Mittens and greed)

Video: Mitt Romney tells New Hampshire "I like being able to fire people" (and three more clips about Mittens and greed)


Mitt Romney: Ready . . . aim . . . (Photo by Jeremiah Robinson for the Boston Phoenix)About half our crew is still staggering around...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 09, 2012
Romney Rebound?

Romney Rebound?


Mitt Romney at the Pinkerton School, NH. Saturday, January 7, 2012. Photo (c) Jeremiah Robinson for the Boston Phoenix. Just before the 2004 New Hampshire...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 09, 2012
I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries

I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries


Sometimes the only way to really dive into an early morning presidential debate is with a little cough syrup. Or actually a lot of cough...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 08, 2012


The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire

The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire


  Enough with all the bullshit about how much New Hampshire residents know about politics. And about how everyone who lives here has had numerous...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 07, 2012
Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs

Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs


 Dispatch from Boston Phoenix New Hampshire correspondent Dan McCarthy: MANCHESTER – Rick Santorum wants to be like Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign New Hampshire...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 07, 2012

Rick Santorum: Back in Blah (and three other dumb-ass GOP blunders)


Oh, Rick Santorum. We're so going to enjoy your all-too-brief sojourn as a serious presidential candidate.  RICK SANTORUM: I DIDN'T SAY BLACK PEOPLE, I SAID...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 06, 2012

NH. Final Week, Day 1 -- Part 2


After the unimpressive Mitt Romney event I described in Part 1 of this saga, I hightailed it north to Laconia, where Newt Gingrich had his...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 05, 2012

NH, Final Week, Day 1 -- Part 1


 In the Granite State the day after the Iowa caucuses, it was a little tough to spot the energy that campaigns typically try to project...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 05, 2012


Iowa Watching


OK, first off, if I had to guess I would have Romney to win the Iowa caucuses tonight. From there I don't know. As far...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 03, 2012