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Rep. Maloney slams all-male Issa birth control hearing

Rep. Carolyn Mahoney (D-NY) appeared on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss Thursday’s Congressional panel on birth control. Mahoney, like many, was taken aback at the panel’s near-total exclusion of women and its refusal to hear the testimony of female witnesses. Rep. Mahoney and her…

Santorum attacks media over backer’s ‘bad joke’ on contraception

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took a page from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s playbook on Friday and lashed out at CBS News for asking him about a major supporter who dismissed the need for contraception by saying women could put an aspirin “between their knees.” “This is someone who…

Daily Show: Santorum ad is joke ‘entrapment’

The Romney and Santorum campaigns are each spending millions of dollars on ads in Michigan in hopes of taking the state in the upcoming Republican primary. Thursday night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart had a look at what kind of ads the candidates and their PACs are getting…

Warren: Birth control battle ‘why people really hate politics’

Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the current battle over insurance plans that cover contraception. In response to a White House proposal, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) has proposed a rule that would allow…

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine denies endorsing Santorum

In a statement sent to CNN, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine on Thursday denied endorsing former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum for President of the United States. “Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate,” he said. “I hope to see a Republican in…

Bernie Sanders: I’m more of a deficit hawk than many Republicans

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Thursday told Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee they were hypocritical for vowing to reduce the federal deficit while supporting wars overseas and tax breaks for wealthy Americans. The committee was holding a hearing on the President’s 2013 budget with Treasury Secretary Geithner.…

Top Santorum donor: Women could use aspirin ‘between their knees’

In a startling outburst Thursday, the multimillionaire who’s given most to a super PAC supporting former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) for president remarked that universal contraception coverage for women shouldn’t be needed because, “Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives.” “The gals put it between their knees…

Romney: Entrepreneurs should just ask parents for money

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested to a group of business people in Michigan on Thursday that entrepreneurs should ask their parents for money instead of using loans from the federal government. In a speech to the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, the former Massachusetts governor blasted the Obama…

Letterman on Romney: Putting dog on car roof ‘not a good idea’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart explained to CBS host David Letterman on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s problem was that at close examination, he was just “pixels” instead of a real person. “The guy I feel worse for is Romney,” Stewart remarked. “Mitt?” Letterman asked. “Not just for that,”…

WATCH LIVE: House Republicans hold hearing on contraception

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) holds hearing about the Obama administration’s birth control mandate. Watch this live video from U.S. House, broadcast Feb. 16, 2012.  …

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