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Paul Ryan: Chick-fil-A is ‘good chicken’ and ‘free speech’

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is embracing the fried chicken restaurant chain whose founder recently admitted funding groups that oppose LGBT rights. During a short and unconventional interview with WDBJ in Virginia, reporter Orlando Salinas asked Ryan what came to mind when he thought of Chick-fil-A. “Good chicken,” Ryan…

Maddow: Republican Convention ‘rolling out the Iraq war’ for Paul Ryan

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said the Republican Convention in Tampa was “rolling out” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as if he were former deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz, a neoconservative who served in the Bush Administration. “Do you want to know who they picked to…

Reagan-appointed judge: Deregulation advocates made a fundamental mistake

Richard Posner, a well-respected federal judge, said Thursday on Current TV that he no longer believed the financial industry should not be regulated. “I was an advocate of the deregulation movement and I made — along with other, a lot of smarter people — made a fundamental mistake, which is…

Martin Bashir blasts Republican strategist for ‘demeaning’ General Dempsey

On his show Thursday afternoon, MSNBC host Martin Bashir angrily chastised Republican strategist Trey Hardin, accusing him of demeaning top U.S. general Martin Dempsey. Hardin said that members of the military did not respect President Barack Obama and that leaders of other countries wanted Obama to win because he was…

Romney to reporter: No questions about abortion or Todd Akin

A reporter for a Denver CBS affiliate revealed Thursday that Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign had refused to do an interview if there would be questions about Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) or abortion. “You know, I had about five minutes with him, and we got through a fair amount of material,…

New video from ‘Paul Ryan’ features him rapping ‘White people are back!’

A rap satire published Thursday on Jest.com features a stand-in for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) explaining that he doesn’t subscribe to the views of Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), but he still “loves me some baby making.” That’s just one line out of whole pile of rapid-fire political barbs included in…

Tony Perkins downplays ‘legitimate rape’ as a ‘Biden-ism’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkin on Thursday defended Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), saying that his assertion that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape” was the type of innocent gaffe that Vice President Joe Biden might make. Perkins told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he met with Akin in…

Kilmeade: It’s a ‘sin’ to cut defense spending

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade says that cutting defense spending is just not the Christian thing to do. During a Thursday Fox & Friends segment about a defense industry-sponsored study that warns unemployment will rise if Congress does not find a way to avert $500 billion in sequestration cuts, Kilmeade…

News anchor’s offer to ‘canoodle’ gets squashed flat by woman weather host

A news anchor’s misunderstanding of the word “canoodle” and what looked like an on-air proposition combined to leave a Vancouver, British Columbia TV news team giggling, blushing and stammering during a broadcast earlier this week. CTV Vancouver Island anchor Andrew Johnson was ending a story in which a woman reminisced…

Soledad O’Brien grills RNC official for not including rape exception in platform

The Republican Party’s communications director is explaining the abortion ban in his party’s platform by saying it doesn’t include an exception for rape — but it also doesn’t NOT include an exception. RNC communication director Sean Spicer worked hard not to pinned down on Thursday as he found himself in…

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