News Roundup: GOP Phony Baloney Edition

Gingrich to Romney: Drop the “pious baloney!” There’s more at CBS News.

Rick Santorum’s Iowa surge fades as New Hampshire primary voters hammer at his extremism. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Rick Santorum tells voters he will strip Social Security benefits from older Americans. There’s more at the Associated Press.

Santorum to mother of cancer survivor: The sick are to blame for pre-existing conditions. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

Santorum calls President Obama “elitist snobbery” for wishing every child could go to college. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

Mitt Romney “not sure” whether states should ban contraception. There’s more at the Los Angeles Times.

Mitt Romney’s tax plan increases taxes for middle class families, cuts taxes on millionaires. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

Texas Governor Rick Perry taps anti-immigrant extremist to head his Arizona campaign. There’s more at CBS News.

Texas Governor Rick Perry: “I would send troops back into Iraq.” There’s more at TPM.

Debate fatigue begins to ruffle Republican insiders. There’s more at Politico.

The British daily, The Guardian points out that right-wing Republicans are again resorting to anti-gay paranoia to make up for lack of ideas. There’s more at The Guardian.

Bring out your dead! Republican voters ponder the mediocrity of the GOP field. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Opponents of California’s DREAM Act fail to get on ballot. There’s more at NPR.

Following publication of his blatantly racist book Suicide of a Superpower, Pat Buchanan appears to be done at MSNBC. There’s more at the New York Times.