US election live: Gingrich struggles in Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri votes

12.07pm: More creepy John F Kennedy memorabilia, which should keep Vanity Fair going for another year or two. This is from a new book by a then-19 year old White House intern:

In the summer of 1962, Alford was a slender, golden-haired 19-year-old debutante whose finishing-school polish and blueblood connections had landed her a job in the White House press office.

Four days into her internship, she was invited by an aide to go for a midday swim in the White House pool, where the handsome, 45-year-old president swam daily to ease chronic back pain. JFK slid into the pool and floated up to her.

11.48pm: Some people – but not me, obviously, and for legal reasons – thought that Newt Gingrich appeared to become unhinged during his podium-thumping speech in Nevada on Saturday night. Possibly during the part where he said: “I am a candidate for president of the United States. I will be a candidate for president of the United States. I will go to Tampa.”

But finding anyone who agrees with him is the hard part:

In the end, the nominee will most likely be Romney. The longer this race goes, the more trouble Republicans will maintain their majority in the House and winning the Senate. And that may well fall at the feet of Newt Gingrich.

11.30pm: Herman Cain is being sued over his book This is Herman Cain. Not by readers unhappy that the book’s subtitle – “My road to the White House” – turns out to be a gross misrepresentation of actual events but by the agency that snapped the cover shot and retains the copyright.

11.14pm: Republicans: unhappy at the prospect of Mitt Romney as your nominee? Your prayers – literally – may have been answered with news that America’s hero

You can read the rest of this article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/06/colorado-minnesota-missouri-gop-live

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