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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.  …

Maher: Santorum believes ‘life begins at erection’

HBO comedian Bill Maher on Wednesday explained that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was gaining in popularity because GOP voters “hadn’t gotten the memo” that the country was moving past social issues. “What do you make of Rick Santorum’s surge?” NBC host Jay Leno asked Maher. “Oh, don’t even say…

Maddow wonders whether Maine GOP ‘rigged’ caucuses

In a segment Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explored the murky waters currently occupied by the Maine GOP, which she suggested may have actually “rigged” the recent caucuses in favor of Mitt Romney. “Hey, beltway media: over here!” she said. “This is not a Ron Paul conspiracy theory. I…

Jon Stewart: STOCK Act is the ‘No Sh*t Sherlock Act’

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday turned his attention to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act. The legislation that prohibits lawmakers and their staff from trading stocks based on information they learn during congressional briefings and related work, closing a loophole that allowed them…

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