The Invisible Primary, 2/10

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Newt Gingrich falsely claimed shoe bomber Richard Reid was an American citizen on The Daily Show; he also used the East Coast snowstorm to mock Al Gore; Mike Huckabee leads the 2012 primary field by 10 percentage points in Alabama; when asked about Sarah Palin's criticism of her husband, Michelle Obama declined to go after the former governor, instead saying that "Democracy is about critique"; and Tim Pawlenty wants to double prison sentences for first-degree sex offenders.