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It was 11 a.m. on May 17 when Nick Espinosa spied an announcement on Twitter, letting him know that Newt Gingrich was in Minneapolis that day.

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How to React When Gay-Glitter-Bombed: Two Very Different Responses Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty Get Glitter-Bombed by Gay Rights Activists

New Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty both have anti-gay stances, but at least Newt can appreciate a good act of protest.

In the last month, two GOP presidential hopefuls have been glitter-bombed by gay rights activists. Just a few days ago, Tim Pawlenty got pelted with pink confetti in San Francisco by members of the activist group CodePink, who were protesting his claim that he would reinstate Don't Ask, Don't Tell if elected:

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Think Bush's Millionaire Tax Cuts Are Bad? Tim Pawlenty's Would Quadruple Them

Tim Pawlenty's outrageous plan would give millions more in tax breaks for the very rich.


Suddenly, George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy aren't looking so bad. This chart, from the The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, plainly lays out 2012 GOP hopeful Tim Pawlenty's plan for $7.8 trillion in tax cuts. His tax plan would mean a 41 percent tax cut for millionaires, and a tax cut of $1.8 million for the top .1 percent—more than four times what they got under the Bush tax cuts last year.

It's not likely that Tim Pawlenty will win the nomination (especially after talk of a poor showing at the GOP debates on Monday), and this is clearly election-season posturing. But still, one look at this graph and it becomes crystal clear just how little Pawlenty actually cares about the national debt.

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