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Andrew Sullivan: Romney 'Like an Alien That Ripped Off His Mask' at Debate

Monday, October 29, 2012

Via Crooks and Liars

GOP strategist Nicole Wallace on Sunday said that it was not a problem that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was "like an alien that ripped off his mask" when he seemed to change positions during the presidential debates because "we liked him better."

During an ABC News panel on Sunday, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan noted that Romney had presented himself as a "brand new candidate" at the debates.

"The Mitt Romney that showed up on Oct. 3 was like an alien that ripped off his mask and said, 'I'm brand new now,'" Sullivan pointed out.

"But we liked him!" Wallace exclaimed. "Isn't that the point? But we liked him better!"

"He has evolutionary ideology like the church has revolving doctrine," Sullivan continued. "One day it's true, the last day it's not."...(Remainder here.)

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Maher: Mitt-Mobile Will Be Towing Behind It a Whole Anti-Intellectual Freak Show

Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Lawrence O'Donnell Mocks Conservative Freakout Over Dunham Ad

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Romney Repeats False Claim That Jeep is Outsourcing All Jobs to China

Via Crooks and Liars 
By Heather

Here we go again with Willard telling about his thousandth or so lie out on the campaign trail, but this time we find out that apparently badly sourced right wing blogs are his fact checking department. Explains a lot, doesn't it?

Romney repeats false claim of Jeep outsourcing to China; Chrysler refutes story:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeated a false claim Thursday night that Chrysler Group may move all Jeep vehicle production to China, drawing criticism from the Obama campaign, which said the Michigan native had blatantly skewed a news wire story.   
Romney’s comments came the same day that the Free Press reported that 1,100 new Chrysler workers will begin making the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs at a plant in Detroit next week. 
“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said during a rally in Defiance, Ohio, before 12,000 cheering supporters, according to several reports. “I will fight for every good job in America, I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair, and if it’s fair, America will win. 
Romney apparently was referencing conservative bloggers who misrepresented a Bloomberg story from Monday that discussed Chrysler’s decision to consider starting Jeep production in China, the world’s largest new-vehicle market. 
That story, while accurate, sparked a raft of other stories and blogs that incorrectly concluded that Chrysler might close plants or move Jeep production from the U.S. to China. 
Gualberto Ranieri, Chrysler’s vice president of communications, criticized those stories Thursday even before Romney made his comments.
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Think About This: 'Remember' from Obama for America

Powerful new ad from the Obama Campaign.

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President Obama Asserts His Opposition Against DOMA

Saturday, October 27, 2012

During Friday's LIVE MTv interview, President Obama re-asserted his opinions against DOMA, and for LGBT quality.

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President Obama Weekly Address: Protecting the American People with New Wall Street Reforms

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Al Gore’s Current TV to ‘Evaluate’ Buyout Offers

Al Gore’s Current TV to ‘evaluate’ buyout offers (via Raw Story )

Al Gore’s progressive talk station Current may soon be sold off, a report said Friday. “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company,” Current CEO Joel Hyatt reportedly told The New York Post. “This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As…

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CNN Catches Flak for Story on Women, Hormones and Voting

CNN Catches Flak for Story on Women, Hormones and Voting (via NewsLook)

The story, which CNN later unpublished, said ovulation can sway women's voting decisions.

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Colbert: Are Women Voters Just ‘Mindless Hormone Zombies’?

Colbert: Are women voters just ‘mindless hormone zombies’? (via Raw Story )

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the much-maligned (and since removed) post at CNN.com about whether or not women’s decisions in the voting booth are affected by their hormones. “Folks, we’re a mere 12 days away from the election,” Colbert said, “…

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Geraldo Rivera to ‘Fox & Friends’: ‘Reckless Allegations’ on Libya are ‘Beyond the Pale’

Geraldo Rivera to ‘Fox & Friends’: ‘Reckless allegations’ on Libya are ‘beyond the pale’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday urged his colleagues at the network’s morning show to stop the “politicizing” and “preposterous allegations” about President Barack Obama’s response to the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya. Geraldo told the hosts of Fox & Friends that Rep. Mike Kelly’s (…

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Court Lets Texas Pull Planned Parenthood Funds

Court lets Texas pull Planned Parenthood funds (via Raw Story )

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Texas may proceed to pull funding for more than half of the women’s health clinics across the state due to their affiliation with privately funded clinics that perform abortions. As a result of Thursday’s decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Quoting Obama, CNN Anchor Says "Bullsh*t" During Live Broadcast

Quoting Obama, CNN anchor says ‘bullsh*t’ during live broadcast (via Raw Story )

Speaking on a live broadcast Friday morning, CNN anchor Carol Costello quoted from a recent interview the president gave to Rolling Stone and said the word “bullshit” without any attempt to self censor. Discussing the outpouring of Republican consternation over the ad, CNN host Carol Costello invited…

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Obama Effigies Surface in California and North Carolina

Obama effigies surface in California and North Carolina (via Raw Story )

Effigies of President Barack Obama were reported this week in both southern California and North Carolina, including one allegedly using the racist imagery to bring attention to a miscarriage of justice. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Wednesday that U.S. Secret Service agents visited a local…

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Conservatives Condemn Obama for Ad Similar to Famed Reagan Line



 

   
    Conservatives condemn Obama for ad similar to famed Reagan line (via Raw Story )
   
       The conservative media sphere seethed with anger on Friday over actress Lena Dunham’s suggestive new ad (embedded below) for President Barack Obama that implies a similarity between voting and having sex — seemingly forgetting that the Republican Party’s greatest icon, President Ronald Reagan…
   
 
 

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Homeless Men Hospitalized After 'Friday the 13th'-Style Attack

Homeless men hospitalized after ‘Friday the 13th’-style attack (via Raw Story )

Two homeless men in Houston were taken to the hospital after a grisly attack patterned after a horror film series. According to KPRC-TV, a witness said he told police the two men were attacked Thursday morning by a man wearing a hockey mask and wielding a machete, in the style of Jason Voorhees, the…

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Report: Ryan Spending Millions to Keep his Congressional Seat

Report: Ryan spending millions to keep his congressional seat (via Raw Story )

While Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been on the presidential campaign trail with Mitt Romney, he continues to fight his own re-election battle in his home district in Wisconsin, ABC News reported Friday. Ryan’s other campaign — to keep his seat in the House of Representatives — is spending about $…

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Bill Maher on Mourdock and "Rape is God's will"; "You cannot separate religion from just sheer idiocy"

Bill Maher on Mourdock and ‘rape is God’s will’: ‘You cannot separate religion from just sheer idiocy’ (via Raw Story )

During Friday night’s panel discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher, guests Eliot Spitzer, Chrystia Freeland and Michael Steele weighed in the Republican Party’s little “rape is God’s will” problem. Earlier this week, Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock stunned many Americans when he…

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Maddow: Is the Romney Campaign Hiding Paul Ryan?

Maddow: Is the Romney campaign hiding Paul Ryan? (via Raw Story )

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” in a segment called “Where’s Pauldo?” host Rachel Maddow wondered why vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been all but sidelined by the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) to the presidency. While Romney has been on…

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Former Powell Chief of Staff: "My Party is Full of Racists"

Former Powell Chief of Staff: ‘My party is full of racists’ (via Raw Story )

Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Friday that the Republican Party is “full of racists,” and that the main reason most Republicans want President Barack Obama to lose the election to former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in…

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Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2012

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2012 (via The White House)

Today’s report shows that the economy posted its thirteenth straight quarter of positive growth, as real GDP (the total amount of goods and services produced in the country) grew at a 2.0 percent annual rate in the third quarter of this year, according to the “advance” estimate released by the…

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Harris-Perry to Mourdock: Assaults on Choice Are Assaults on Women





Harris-Perry to Mourdock: Assaults on choice are assaults on women (via Raw Story )

Saturday on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Harris-Perry directed an open letter to Indiana candidate for U.S. Senate Richard Mourdock, the latest Republican candidate to go on the record saying that there should not be an exception in abortion laws for victims of rape and incest, but rather…

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Former TARP Regulator Tells Moyers: Another Banking Crash is ‘Inevitable’





Former TARP regulator tells Moyers: Another banking crash is ‘inevitable’ (via Raw Story )

Neil Barofsky, the former regulator tasked with policing banker bailouts in the Bush administration’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), told talk show host Bill Moyers this week that another major banking crash is now “inevitable” because neither of the political parties have the stomach…

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Maher: Romney thinks a blow job is how the Pep Boys clean out a carburetor





Maher: Romney thinks a blow job is how the Pep Boys clean out a carburetor (via Raw Story )

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher took the discussion of “first time” voting as a sexual analogy a step further in his weekly “New Rules” segment. A vote for Mitt Romney, he said, is a vote for every right wing extremist he’s ever pandered to,…

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King of Hyperbole & Bullshit @BryanJFischer Says "America Has No Future" if Obama is Re-Elected

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Pathalogical Liar & Raving Lunatic @GlennBeck: 'I'm Sorry America, But Your President Is A Liar"

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Romney Begs Corporate America To Control Worker Voting Habits

From Mike Papantonio and GoLeftTV:

Mitt Romney has already extracted a lot of support from corporate America, but recently, it came to the public's attention that he's asked for yet another favor -- he wants employers to tell their employees to vote Republican. Mike Papantonio talks about Mitt's plea with his super-wealthy corporate donors with Josh Eidelson, a reporter for Salon and In These Times.

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Mitt Romney refuse to answer questions about Mourdock

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11 days before election, Romney flip-flops on—or lies about—supporting renewables in Iowa

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Tina Fey Rips 'Grey-Faced Men With $2 Haircuts' Defining Rape

Via Crooks and Liars:
Actress Tiny Fey was seething on Wednesday as she try to express her outrage at recent comments by several Republican politicians about rape. 
"I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues," the comedienne told the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala. "But it seems like we can’t right now. And if I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I’m gonna lose my mind!"

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When Will Mitt Romney Stand Up to Extremism? The Clock Is Ticking

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GOP Perverts Want Control Over Your Sex Life

From Mike Papantonio and GoLeftTV:

Polls over the last few weeks are showing that Mitt Romney has somehow managed to close an 18-point gap among women voters against President Obama. But the numbers haven't changed the fact that a Romney presidency would be a disaster for women in America -- and for proof, just look at what the Republican-controlled states have done to the rights of women. Mike Papantonio recently spoke with Nancy L. Cohen, author of the book Delirium, about how bad things could be for women if the GOP re-takes the White House this year.

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Mitt Romney: Election 'will determine ... the lives of our homes'

Wait...what? The lives of our homes? Our homes are alive‽ Run away! Run away!



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The Billionaire Takeover Of The GOP

Friday, October 26, 2012


The entire GOP has been taken over by billionaire inheritance babies who have created an unholy alliance between the Tea Party, and the 1% wealth class. Even people like Grover Norquist have become to weak for the new, extreme Teabag GOP, as the Koch Brothers have pushed what's left of the GOP as far to the right as possible. Mike Papantonio talks about how the wealth class gained complete control over the Republican base with Gaius Publius, a contributing writer at America Blog.

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Great Expectations for U.S. Economy: Are Obama, Romney Too Optimistic?

Great expectations for US economy: Are Obama, Romney too optimistic? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Here's a pocketbook pointer for American voters to consider: As the presidential candidates make their closing arguments, both President Obama and rival Mitt Romney are offering visions of the economy that tilt heavily toward optimism – and that may not be a good thing when it comes to making good…

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U.S. Rules Jailbreaking Tablets is Illegal

US rules jailbreaking tablets is illegal (via The Inquirer)

THE UNITED STATES Librarian of Congress has ruled that jailbreaking tablets remains off limits, although jailbreaking smartphones remains legal. Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and a number of other high profile electronics makers rely on walled garden policies to generate cash from their respective…

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West Wing Week: 10/26/12 or "The Difference One Person Can Make"

West Wing Week: 10/26/12 or "The Difference One Person Can Make" (via The White House)

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President urged Congress to join him in helping responsible homeowners refinance, Cecilia Muñoz reflected on the importance of the Cesar Chavez National Monument, and the Vice President…

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European Stocks Falter on Spain Jobless Spike

European stocks falter on Spain jobless spike (via AFP)

European stock markets fell on Friday on weak US earnings, while the euro slid against the dollar as Spain said its unemployment rate had reached 25 percent for the first time, traders said. London's FTSE 100 index of top companies fell by 0.86 percent to stand at 5,804.94 points in early afternoon…

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Obama, Romney Wage Bitter Ohio Duel

Obama, Romney wage bitter Ohio duel (via AFP)

In a spectacular finale to a 40-hour campaign sprint, US President Barack Obama launched a searing attack on Mitt Romney in Ohio, the state that may decide their election duel. But Romney, rallying Republicans in the state's aptly named town of Defiance, mocked Obama's "incredibly shrinking" campaign…

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Voting Fraud in Election 2012: How Common is it? (+Video)

Voting fraud in Election 2012: How common is it? (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

With less than two weeks before Election Day, charges of voter fraud continue to mount up. The latest involves the son of US Rep. James Moran (D) of Virginia – Patrick Moran, Representative Moran’s campaign field director – shown on a secretly taped video apparently discussing a plan to use forged…

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Tough US Election Talk on China a Time-Honored Tradition

Tough US election talk on China a time-honored tradition (via GlobalPost)

Commentary: The reality is that stronger anti-China measures are not likely Martin Murphy If the two US presidential candidates are to be believed, the next four years will bring heightened US-China trade tensions. Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s repeated promise to designate China a currency…

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Richard Mourdock: The Theology Behind His Rape Comments

Richard Mourdock: the theology behind his rape comments (via The Christian Science Monitor)

When Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock this week spoke provocatively of rape-induced pregnancy as “something that God intended to happen,” liberals and atheists weren’t the only ones outraged. The furor extends into Evangelical camps, too. Believers have taken Mr. Mourdock…

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Top Romney Supporter Cites Race in Obama Endorsement

Top Romney supporter cites race in Obama endorsement (via AFP)

An outspoken surrogate for Mitt Romney's White House campaign suggested late Thursday that race was a factor in former secretary of state Colin Powell's endorsement of President Barack Obama. Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu told CNN that the re-endorsement of Obama by Powell -- a Republican…

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Hillary Clinton Might Stay on in a Second Obama Term. What About 2016?

Hillary Clinton might stay on in a second Obama term. What about 2016? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is suggesting for the first time that she might be willing to stick around, at least for a while, in a second Obama administration. Are you listening, women voters? President Obama’s most popular cabinet member (judging by consistent polling over Mr. Obama…

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5 Minutes With the Head of Obama's Financial Bomb Squad

5 Minutes With the Head of Obama's Financial Bomb Squad (via NewsLook)

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler is trying to rein in the previously unregulated $700 trillion swaps market.

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Exclusive: E-Voting Puts Vote Accuracy at Risk in Four Key States

Exclusive: E-voting puts vote accuracy at risk in four key states (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Touch-screen electronic voting machines in at least four states pose a risk to the integrity of the 2012 presidential election, according to a Monitor analysis. In four key battleground states – Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and Colorado – glitches in e-voting machines could produce incorrect…

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US Economy Grew 2.0% in Third Quarter

US economy grew 2.0% in third quarter: official (via AFP)

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the third quarter from the second quarter, the government said Friday in its first estimate for the July-September period. The expansion was a bit stronger than the 1.9 percent expected by most analysts, and much better than the 1.3 percent gross…

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Allowing Criminals to Legally Possess Firearms Drives ‘Unprecedented’ U.S Gun Violence





Allowing criminals to legally possess firearms drives ‘unprecedented’ U.S gun violence: report (via Raw Story )

Weak state gun laws that allow for some criminals to possess firearms legally is contributing to the high rate of gun violence in the country, according to a new report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Mass shootings bring public attention to the exceptionally…

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CEO Warns Employees of ‘Personal Consequences’ if They Vote for Obama





CEO warns employees of ‘personal consequences’ if they vote for Obama (via Raw Story )

The owner of Rite-Hite, manufacturer of industrial equipment based in Milwaukee, has warned his employees that they face personal consequences if President Barack Obama is elected to a second term, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. “Every Rite-­Hite employee in America should…

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FAIL: Romney and Meat Loaf Sing Painfully Off-Key ‘America the Beautiful’





Romney and Meat Loaf sing painfully off-key ‘America the Beautiful’ (via Raw Story )

Thursday night in Defiance, Ohio, Republican nominee for president, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) was joined at the end of his rally by “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” singer Meat Loaf, who has endorsed Romney over President Barack Obama. As the rally drew to a close, Meat Loaf and three other…

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Stewart mocks Mourdock for having to deny he worships a rape-loving deity





Stewart mocks Mourdock for having to deny he worships a rape-loving deity (via Raw Story )

On his show Thursday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show tore into Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. The GOP candidate recently said that pregnancies that result from rape were “something God intended to happen.” Stewart remarked that it was a bad sign when a candidate was…

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Romney and Republicans on Women's Health: See a Pattern?

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Fox News' Soirée of Stupid, Fox & Friends, Play Intelligence Experts On TV


Via Crooks and Liars
In case you haven’t turned on Fox News any time recently, the entire network has been foaming at the mouth accusing the Obama administration of some kind of nefarious cover up in its response to the attacks on September 11, 2012. Their latest hyperactivity is over a batch of recently unearthed emails showing that the administration knew that a militant group had claimed responsibility in a Facebook post. What’s not mentioned so much is that the same group later denied responsibility.

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McCain: No Support For Mourdock Until He Apologizes for Rape Comments

More at Crooks and Liars.

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President Obama's America Forward! Tour - Full Speech from Cleveland, Ohio

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Obama: Mourdock shows why you don’t want politicians making women’s health decisions

Thursday, October 25, 2012





Obama: Mourdock shows why you don’t want politicians making women’s health decisions (via Raw Story )

During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Barack Obama chastised Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock over recent comments. The GOP Senate candidate has found himself in hot water after saying that a pregnancy resulting from rape is “something God intended.” “I don…

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Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Dbagville): ‘Radical pro-abortion’ group NARAL is ‘disgusting’





Rep. Sean Duffy: ‘Radical pro-abortion’ group NARAL is ‘disgusting’ (via Raw Story )

Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin said during a debate Monday night that the pro-choice group NARAL was “disgusting.” When asked about his position on abortion, Duffy said he believed that “life begins at conception” and that the government should “protect life at conception,” but…

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Economist, Joseph Stiglitz: Obama and Romney afraid of offending the big banks





Economist: Obama and Romney afraid of offending the big banks (via Raw Story )

Nobel award-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said Wednesday that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had failed to mention the housing market recovery because both were afraid of upsetting big banks, who are major campaign contributors. Stiglitz told Reuters TV…

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President Obama's America Forward! Tour - Full Speech from Denver, Colorado

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Maddow: Richard Mourdock was his own October surprise





Maddow: Richard Mourdock was his own October surprise (via Raw Story )

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was not isolated in his view that victims of rape should be forced to give birth if they become pregnant. The Republican candidate created an uproar on Tuesday night after he said that a pregnancy…

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