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VIDEO: "Dick Armey agreed to quit FreedomWorks in exchange for -- $8 million. Holy grassroots, Batman!"

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The Armey of Dick is marching away from FreedomWorks for a mere $8 million. People power!

Rachel Maddow:

"Dick Armey agreed to quit freedom works in exchange for -- $8 million. Holy grassroots, Batman! It was worth $8 million to FreedomWorks to make Dick Armey go away."

"For Mr. Armey's part he says that, really, his departure from FreedomWorks was just a matter of principle. That was the quote from him. "My differences with FreedomWorks are a matter of principle." Which means on the $8 million check that you write to me, please put "principle" in the memo line. Because that's why I'm leaving. Principle."

"Why would anybody think the tea party movement is in disarray..."

"The right seems to be imploding since the election, which we expected. It turns out, though, that the unexpected thing is that the implosion will happen very, very slowly. Day by day by day with new acrimonious details dripping out in every news cycle."

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Romney co-chair, Tim Pawlenty, abandons campaign

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Timmy Pawlenty's saying buh-bye to Team Willard and instead will head a group that lobbies against the Dodd-Frank Wall St. reforms, because all that Romney stuff apparently became too much for him. Or maybe too boring. Or too depressing. Or too embarrassing.

Think Progress:

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday morning that he would step down as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign to become the head of the Financial Services Roundtable, a trade organization that represents the 100 largest financial services companies in the country.

Oh, and if you follow the link to TP, you can also read about what a hypocrite Pawlenty is. Surprising? Hardly. Just noteworthy.

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VIDEO- Fox's Shep Smith reacts to Gingrich exit speech, to "the two of you who stayed with us": No Republican "can stand him any more."

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NOTE: TPM's video glitched out. I'm adding another video that includes the last 27 seconds. Okay, now it's working again, but just in case:

Shep outdid himself. Just priceless:

"Wow... What just happened?"

"I don't know anybody on his side of the political aisle who can stand him any more."

Newt "is delusional."

"Politics is weird. And creepy."

Here is the video of Newton Leroy Gingrich's entire speech, along with a few comments and Katie Halper's (@kthalps) highlight reel.

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VIDEO: Newt Gingrich Quits Presidential Race... Please Don't Go!

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I'm not sure which video was more amusing, the one by my buddy above, or Newton Leroy Gingrich's endless twenty-three-minute word salad below:

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Newtered.

Here are a few of my livetweets and some other tweets:

"Suspending the campaign does NOT mean suspending citizenship." Wait... where is his birth certificate!

"I've written 24 books, Callista and I have done documentaries" ... And THAT is why he's holding this presser.

RT @markos: Newt makes a strong case for teleprompters | ...And for better candidates.

"Moon colony wasn't my most clever comment in the campaign." Nor were your others.

"Congress has decayed dramatically." And by Congress, he meant, the GOP.

RT @tkbva: Newt is the one who began the destruction of Congress.

Re: Supreme Court judges: "Who would Romney appoint vs Obama"| Exactly. We have two choices. Want more Scalias?

Newt ends bid for presidency, begins bid for longest winded ex-candidate.

Ha! @KrystalBall1 just called #Newtered "delusional." Most moon colony leaders are.

Newt is FINALLY freed up to be a school janitor.

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Report: GOP Rep. Tim Johnson To Retire Suddenly In Illinois

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Via Capitol Fax:

In a move that will surely stun the political establishment, sources say that Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana) intends to drop out of his reelection race.

He'll make the announcement tomorrow. David Gill won the Democratic primary.

H/t: Livewire

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VIDEO- Rick Perry drops out of presidential race: "As a former Air Force pilot, I don't get confused..."

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Too bad he quit. He's so, so easy to mock.

"It's been a real privilege to be able to learn and grow under your work..." since everything is over my head.

"What we need in Washington is a place that is humbler..." so of course, I'm endorsing Newton McEgoPants.

"As a former Air Force pilot, I don't (pause) get confused..." Okay, I have nothing to add. Nobody can top this.

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Tuh-WEET! @GriffPerry: Dad dropping out of the presidential race would be "a joke, weak"

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If this account really belongs to Rick Perry's son, as I've heard it does, then this is priceless:

Update: Here's the video of Rick Perry's bye-bye speech in which he says, among other gems, “As a former Air Force pilot, I don’t get confused…”

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