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Watch live: New Orleans mayor holds presser on Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu holds a news conference on Isaac, which has officially been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane status, on Tuesday. President Barack Obama already declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on Tuesday morning and New Orleans is bracing for Isaac. Update (8/24/12 at 12:25 p.m.…

Bachmann: GOP is ‘a party of women’ because I won straw poll

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) dismissed the idea of a Republican war on women Tuesday morning because she won the Iowa straw poll during her failed presidential campaign. Bachmann appeared on Fox & Friends to fire back at the accusations against her party’s policies regarding reproductive rights, saying they have come…

Rove counting on ‘white Democrats’ to vote for Romney

Republican strategist Karl Rove says that part of Mitt Romney’s plan to win the White House has to include getting “white Democrats” not to vote for President Barack Obama. During a discussion with Politico’s Mike Allen on Monday, Rove made it clear that politics had actually become more racialized since…

Maddow: Tea Party group will use whites to question black voters

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the group True the Vote, and how that group is planning on posting white operatives in black voting precincts on election day to challenge those voters’ authenticity. The fact that the Republican Party is using suppression of…

David Letterman presents ‘Ann and Mitt Romney Lies’

Monday night on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” host David Letterman premiered a new segment called “Ann and Mitt Romney Lies.” “Ann,” he said, “The lovely Ann Romney, married to, uh…MITCH Romney.” Letterman then rolled a clip of a Fox News interview with presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney…

Granholm: GOP only pro-life on one side of the cervical wall

Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Monday said that while the Republican Party considered itself “pro-life,” they were more concerned with the unborn than the recently born. “Republicans are definitely pro-birth,” she said. “They will do everything they can to make sure the baby comes out, regardless of how it…

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien confronts director of Citizens United’s anti-Obama film

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday questioned Steve Bannon of Breitbart.com over falsehoods in his new movie The Hope and The Change. The film, a project of the conservative group Citizens United, highlights 40 Democrats and Independents who voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but no longer support him.…

Gingrich: Obama ‘the most aggressively pro-abortion president in history’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday accused President Barack Obama of being “I think the difference between Romney and Ryan and Obama and Biden is extraordinary, he told Democracy Now’s Deena Guzder and Amy Littlefield. “Obama is the most aggressively pro-abortion president in history. His position as a state…

Occupy activists clash with Westboro Baptist church protestors outside the Republican convention

While delegates and newsmakers more or less took the day off while waiting for Issac (and waiting out tornado warnings in the area), the March on the RNC went forward as initially planned. But when the official march reached its end point, a few of the participants decided they weren’t…

Anti-LGBT Catholic bishop who created Prop 8 busted for DUI

A Catholic bishop who was instrumental in creating California’s Proposition 8 same sex marriage ban was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend — just one after the church insulted LGBT activists by naming him the Archbishop of San Francisco. According to KGO, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was arrested…

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