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Ohio judge restores early voting after suit by Obama campaign

A judge in Ohio has ordered election officials to restore early voting in the days before the election. According to the Ohio Capital Blog, U.S. District judge Peter C. Economus has ruled that in the interest of placing “all Ohio voters on equal standing,” the state must reinstitute its popular…

RNC delegate offended by ‘Mexican’ working at Epcot’s ‘America Pavilion’

Even as the Republican Convention in Tampa winds down, instances of highly questionable judgment on the part of its attendees continue to make headlines. According to Think Progress, Pennsylvania delegate Mark Harris and his wife Irene took a trip to Disney’s Epcot Center as a part of their trip to…

Colbert: Biggest idea from Ryan’s speech? ‘Lying is handy’

Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed one of the hottest political news topics of the 2012 Republican National Convention, the steaming pile of lies in vice presidential nominee  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s speech from Wednesday.  Ryan, known — like Newt Gingrich — as a…

Goldie Taylor: RNC ‘peanut’ incident means GOP needs to step up on race

The CNN camera operator who had peanuts thrown at her and was called an “animal” by RNC delegates earlier this week has spoken out to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms blog about the incident, saying, “I hate that it happened, but I’m not surprised at all.” Patricia Carroll, 34, said that the…

Schultz and Maddow pound Scott Walker on Paul Ryan’s auto-plant lie

In this slow-burner of a clip from Wednesday night’s MSNBC coverage of the Republican National Convention, Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker (R) found himself caught in the crossfire between two of the sharpest political commentators on television, “Ed Show” host Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show.”…

Brooklyn-based NY Assembly candidate: ‘Negrohood’ just ‘a typo’

A Brooklyn-based primary candidate running for the New York State Assembly claims that a mailer that was sent out by his campaign calling one area a “negrohood” was an unintentional typo.  The New York Daily News reports that Bill Akselrod, who is running against Democratic Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, apologized yesterday, taking…

West Nile cases spike 40 percent in one week in rapidly escalating outbreak

In just one week, the number of West Nile virus cases in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent with more deaths and infections on the way. According to the Associated Press, 1,590 cases of West Nile have been reported to the CDC this year, with 66 deaths. Two weeks…

Colbert: Paul Ryan loves Ayn Rand, but not like that

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the fact that “the Libertarians are having their moment.” Or, at least, given that the show tapes at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, Colbert said, the Libertarians will be having their moment. “Great political philosopher” Sen. Rand Paul…

Iran nuclear issue, Syria dominate tense Teheran summit

Iran’s showdown with the UN Security Council over its nuclear activities, and clashing speeches over the bloody conflict shaking Syria dominated the opening of a summit in Teheran on Thursday. Those issues swept aside the veneer of diplomatic harmony Iran had been trying to project over the gathering of 120…

Federal judge to permanently lift Florida voter registration restrictions

A federal judge has said the he will permanently remove recently enacted voter registration restrictions in the state of Florida. According to Talking Points Memo, Judge Robert L. Hinkle has declared that he will grant a motion to permanently strike down the new rules once the state of Florida has…

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