Transcript for This Week in Politics
The political world is just starting to shake off its Turkey -- up and today's union leader endorsement -- the opening shot of the campaign homestretch. It's a big boost for Newt Gingrich on the heels of the debate that had him on the ropes. As always -- Jon Kolb measures the fallout from this week in politics. This week in politics featured -- gambit. Testing his new standing atop the polls. Newt Gingrich which squarely against his party's position on immigration. Saying -- -- some of the eleven million or so illegal immigrants now in the US to stay here. I do not believe. That the people United States. Gonna take people who've been here a quarter century. That children and grandchildren. Who are members of the community. And a -- that's a tough sell on a primary world electric border -- -- alligator filled -- can be applause lines. -- Gingrich argued it's about family values not amnesty. And I'm prepared to take the heat for saying let's be humane and enforcing the law without giving them citizenship. Romney chided Gingrich for going soft on illegals. When we have had in the past programs it is said that the people who come here legally -- get -- get to stay legally for the rest of their life that's can only encourage more people to come here illegally. Tough talk but can Romney really attacked -- -- that's what forty -- just four years ago. The twelve million or so there are here illegally. Should be able to sign up for permanent residency or citizenship -- Romney unveiled his first TV -- this week and it was a doozy. Twisting and misrepresenting. President Obama's words -- Put Obama was talking about John McCain not himself. Here's what he actually said. Senator McCain's campaign actually said and I quote. If we keep talking about the economic growth as we are going to lose. The Obama campaign cried foul Romney made no apologies. What's sauce for the goose. House also again this frenzy this week's down own congress the super committee's failure was inexcusable. An embarrassing. And check out how congressman Don Young -- historian Douglas Brinkley for his committee. And me I collect garbage doctor -- This comes from the amount doctor to doctor Brinkley rice's the university well okay I know he went on to write about college and I want to graduate Matt chair who do I quiet you don't own me I don't salary -- -- found Herman -- What's worse than controversy. Here relevance. The only time he broke through during the CNN debate was when he mangled Wolf Blitzer is named. No blitz that's oversimplifying things I'm sorry but this -- wolf a pay. -- he gets a presidential pardon the job offer from wild Turkey Jimmy Fallon now. -- -- Michelle Bachmann on his show. That is band plays the song wind complete which he walks out on the stage and not wanting. This week in politics -- Jonathan Karl.
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