DAY’S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS

GOP front-runners betray ‘insanity’?

Red State’s Erick Erickson argues that Gingrich’s and Romney’s support for an individual mandate and TARP should disqualify them for conservative voters

Going negative helping Romney
Huffington Post’s Elise Foley argues
that Romney’s Super PAC attacks on the former Speaker have branded Gingrich with baggage

Reforming the primary process
Salon’s David Sirota believes
the time is ripe for ditching the caucuses and electoral college, and instead instituting a national popular vote

Gingrich stumbles on judicial approach
National Review’s Ed Whelan says
 the former Speaker’s plan to oust bad judges is full of potential problems

OTHER NEWS SOURCES

White House: Boehner flips on Senate tax bill

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the Speaker was for it before he was against it, The Hill’s Amie Parnes reports

Tea Party congressman: Payroll tax our Braveheart moment

Rep. Phil Gingrey called the Senate vote a fiasco and said he was literally shocked by the proposed extension, The Hill’s Jonathan Easley reports

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