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Pink slip says S.C. Marine fired for being a ‘disabled veteran’

A retired Marine who served as a gunner in Iraq says that his employer in Lexington, South Carolina refused to let him keep Veterans Affairs appointments and eventually fired him, citing that he was a “disable veteran” as the cause. Lexington County court filings obtained by WIS showed that Jonathan…

Jay Smooth: Romney ‘an aurora borealis of elitist douchebaggery’

In this video, by American Bridge & the Jewish Committee for Education & Research, hip hop activist and cultural critic Jay Smooth dissects the elitist rhetoric of Republican candidate for president former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). The clip began with Romney’s surreptitiously recorded remarks from a fundraiser in May where…

‘Ten Commandments’ Judge Roy Moore: God punishing the U.S. over marriage equality and abortion

The man who is likely to be Alabama’s next chief justice is warning that God will continue to punish America until same sex marriage and abortion are outlawed. Speaking to around 100 anti-abortion supporters at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally on Saturday, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice…

Non-major party candidates mostly agree to legalize marijuana

The four third-party presidential candidates who gathered in Chicago for a debate Tuesday did find some common ground on some topics, including the legalization of marijuana. Three of the four candidates — Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein from the Green Party…

Maddow: Romney not even trying on foreign policy

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow expressed her growing dismay at former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s apparent lack of knowledge on foreign policy matters, and his apparent lack of concern about learning anything more. She kicked off the segment with a story about a fundraising trip…

Arizona’s Maricopa County tells Spanish-speaking voters to vote two days late

At least two official documents created by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office misinformed Spanish-speaking voters in Arizona of the wrong election day and activists worry that the error could suppress Latino voter turnout on Nov. 6. ABC’s Phoenix affiliate reported last week that a document distributed with voter IDs told…

‘You Don’t Own Me’ PSA hits back at GOP in song

A wide-ranging group of women that included actresses and rock stars united for a new PSA released this week criticizing Republican Party policy on women’s issues to the tune of Lesley Gore’s single “You Don’t Own Me.” “I recorded ‘You Don’t Own Me’ in 1964,” Gore said at one point…

Colbert: Romney ‘achieved plausible’ in final debate

The conservative pundits were right about Mitt Romney’s performance in the final presidential debate, Stephen Colbert argued Tuesday. “He achieved ‘plausible,’” Colbert said. “Millions of Americans looked at Mitt Romney [Monday] night and said, ‘He looks like he could sit in an oval room.’” More importantly, Colbert said, Romney was…

Jon Stewart to Romney: Get a haircut, hippie!

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night reviewed the final presidential debate, advising peacenik Mitt Romney to “get a haircut, hippie.” Stewart noted that while conservatives had attacked Obama as having a failed foreign policy, it appeared Romney’s own foreign policy was merely a copy of Obama’s. To…

Dan Rather: Romney campaign ‘gambling’ with policy changes

Veteran newsman Dan Rather said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was “gambling” by shifting his proposed policies to better reflect public opinion. “The Romney camp has obviously made the gamble that, look, we can change where we stand,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “We can make significant…

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