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SUNDAY STUDY GUIDE: Gingrich, Patrick, Bloomberg, Daniels and roundtable

Newt Gingrich

  • Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich placed second to Mitt Romney this week in the Florida primary and won the South Carolina primary two weeks ago. 
  • Watch his last appearance on MTP.

Gov. Deval Patrick

  • Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick is slated to release two books within the next two years.  The first will be released in May and is titled “Faith in the Dream.”  The second book is currently untitled and is scheduled for 2014. 
  • Watch his last appearance on MTP and his interview on PRESS Pass.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

  • Amid the controversy earlier this week with the Susan G. Komen Center and Planned Parenthood, Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg pledged to match up to a quarter of a million dollars to Planned Parenthood.  Bloomberg said, “Politics have no place in health care.”  
  • Watch his last appearance on MTP.

Gov. Mitch Daniels

  • Last week Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union.  In the response, Daniels said, “No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others.”
  • Watch his last appearance on MTP.

 ***Special note: The Nevada Caucuses are Saturday, and we’ll have the latest results and analysis with our roundtable

 Roundtable: Becerra, Brooks, Castellanos and Maddow

  • Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) discussed the issues facing the payroll tax conference committee. He said, “We have 27 days before our authority expires. We’re down to about 13 days of actual work to be done before the clock runs out …I urge us to refocus.” Watch his last appearance on MTP.
  • In a column in the New York Times last week, David Brooks wrote about President Obama’s State of the Union address.  He wrote, “The president is making a mistake in running a Sunset Boulevard campaign: I am big; it’s my presidency that got small.” Watch his last appearance on MTP.
  • Republican strategist Alex Castellanos tweeted this week about the GOP primary results in Florida. He wrote, “Mitt Romney has about a week to turn FL into national momentum. Or he's trapped in tactical state-by-state wars which will cost $100m.”  Watch his last appearance on MTP.
  • Host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Rachel Maddow discussed Mitt Romney’s comments on the poor.  She said, “Turns out the ‘I don’t care very much about the poor people’ line today is also a good quick and dirty summary of what Mitt Romney is proposing in terms of policy.” Watch her last appearance on MTP.


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