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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Newsdome: Newt slips in polls while Romney opens up about Mormonism

Mitt Romney
>> A 33-year-old convicted gun fanatic opened fire and threw grenades in a city square in Liege, Belgium, killing five people including himself and wounding at least 122 others. The square was hosting a Christmas market. And you thought Black Friday shopping was dangerous. (the Guardian)

>> Mitt Romney is speaking more publicly about his Mormonism, a topic he's kept hush until now since forty-one percent of evangelical voters said they would not vote for a Mormon. "I was able to serve my church overseas ... [and] spent time in this country serving as a pastor." Surely this can't hurt more than being endorsed by a witch. (the New York Times, Washington Post)

>> New polls show the once-popular Newt Gingrich declining among Republican voters, with a University of Iowa poll showing he slipped 13.3 percent in a matter of days and a PPP poll showing he dropped 19 points. Not only are the other candidates on the offensive, but even the Republican party isn't supporting Gingrich. Finally, something we can all agree on. (Race42012, PPP)

>> Time magazine named "The Protester" the Person of the Year, joining "The Endangered Earth," "You," and "The Computer" as non-human winners. But this really was the year of the protester, from Arab Spring demonstrations to Occupy Wall Street. So how will the winners protest this? (Time)

>> And finally: Lowe's pulled their advertising from the TLC show "All-American Muslim," a reality show following the lives of five Muslim families in Michigan, after Christian groups protested the show. More than 32,000 Americans have petitioned for businesses to advertise on the show. Petitioning for corporate money? "The Protester" has gone full circle. (Orlando Sentinel)

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