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Reince Priebus whines that Soledad O’Brien too ‘passionate’ about grilling Romney

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus became frustrated on Thursday and accused CNN host Soledad O’Brien of not being “passionate” about taking on President Barack Obama after she questioned Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “completely contradictory” positions on abortion. In an interview with the Des Moines Register on Tuesday,…

Colbert: Psychostimulant drugs are poor children’s only hope in school

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented an education-themed version of his recurring “The Word” segment. Entitled “Meducation,” it examined the shortage of teachers our nation is currently facing, and discussed the fact that some doctors recommend higher doses of medication for students as a…

Mark Hamill: Romney looks presidential, ‘but I cannot believe a word he says’

Actor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, on Wednesday explained how he had suddenly found himself pulled into the political arena. The reclusive star opened a Twitter account at the urging of his daughter. Hamill had been sending out innocuous tweets…

Jon Stewart mocks Obama’s obsession with Big Bird

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned President Barack Obama for continuing to bring up Sesame Street character Big Bird. At the first presidential debate last week, his challenger Mitt Romney vowed to cut funding for PBS, even though he said he loved Big Bird.…

Rand Paul rebukes Romney over ‘throwing more money at the military’

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Wednesday criticized Mitt Romney’s push for aggressive actions in the Middle East. The Republican presidential candidate has called for the U.S. provide weapons to the Syrian rebels, using the conflict as a proxy war with Iran. Romney has also called for increased defense…

Law enforcement agents back marijuana legalization in new Washington ads

New Approach Washington unveiled new advertisements Wednesday that show former law enforcement officials supporting Initiative 502. The ballot initiative would legalize the production and sale of marijuana in Washington state through state-licensed stores, if approved by voters in November. Under the proposed law, the Washington State Liquor Control Board would…

North Carolina campaign ad features vaginal probe

North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler has released a new ad that slams Republican incumbent Thom Goolsby for supporting anti-abortion legislation. “He wouldn’t dare show you this, but this is Thom Goolsby’s contribution to women’s health,” Butler says in the ad, holding a trans-vaginal ultrasound wand. “A medically unnecessary…

Romney: ‘I will look at’ indefinite detention legislation

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney refused to comment on a controversial provision in last year’s defense spending bill, which allowed terrorism suspects to be detained on U.S. soil without charge or trial. “I’ll look at that particular piece of legislation,” he said at a town hall event in Mount Vernon,…

Kucinich: Stop overthrowing governments to end attacks on U.S. embassies

At a House hearing regarding security failures in Benghazi, Rep. Dennis Kucinnich (D-OH) on Wednesday railed against U.S. military intervention in Libya and around the world. “The security threats in Libya, including the unchecked extremist groups who are armed to the teeth, exist because our nation spurred on a civil…

Westboro Baptist: Same sex marriage legalization is ‘a fait accompli’

Jonathan Phelps, a member of the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, said Wednesday that the legalization of same sex marriage in the United States was inevitable. He explained on The David Pakman Show that marriage equality was a “fait accompli” because the Supreme Court was going to “mandate” it soon.…

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