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Rubio defends Romney: Lilly Ledbetter Act ‘nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers’

Tea party-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday defended Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s refusal to say whether he would sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by suggesting that the law was not really about equal pay. Romney was widely mocked last week after he told a questionable story…

Durbin: Issa endangered Libyans with document dump to get ‘toehold’ for Romney

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Sunday ripped House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa (R-IL) for exposing the identities of Libyans who were working with the U.S. government in an effort to politicize the recent deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and get a foreign policy “toehold” for Republican…

Pro-life protesters: Abortion worse than Hitler and Obama a ‘Communist Nazi’

Pro-life protesters in Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Saturday said that abortion was “worse than Hitler” and that President Barack Obama was a “Communist Nazi.” “What children’s rights? They want to abort them before they can even become anything,” one protester told independent YouTube reporter DogStar7. “It is worse than Hitler.…

Akin: McCaskill ‘like one of those dogs: fetch’

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (MO) on Saturday accused of his opponent, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, of creating big government policies and fetching them back to Missouri “like a dog.” “She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch,’” Akin said at a fundraiser,…

SNL: Romney vows to legalize mass bird killing at presidential debate

Continuing his anti-bird policies, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney vowed to allow the mass killing of birds to lower gas prices in Saturday Night Live‘s version of the second presidential debate. During the debate, Romney and Obama nearly came to blows on multiple occasions — and Romney’s oldest son, Tagg,…

Lindsey Graham on Iran: ‘The time for talking is over’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama’s administration for agreeing to discussions with Iran about the county’s nuclear program because ‘the time for talking is over.” The New York Times reported on Sunday that Obama administration officials had said the White House had agreed in principle to…

Malala Yousafzai can make smooth recovery, doctors say

Taliban bullet grazed Pakistani girl’s brain but doctors say she is writing, has memory and has expressed gratitude for support By Caroline Davies, The Guardian Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl flown to Britain for treatment after being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan, has the potential to…

Watch: San Diego Zoo panda cub crawling, ‘making progress’

The San Diego Zoo’s 11-week-old panda cub is “making progress” and has started crawling, according to a video update released Thursday. “Certainly the front legs wanna get up and go,” said Senior Veterinarian PK Robbins. “The back legs sort of got a litle bit left behind, but he’s definitely learning.…

Harris-Perry: ‘Disgusting’ voter-suppression tactics still spreading

On her show Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry addressed some of the newer, more subtle voter-suppression tactics being reported not only in several states, but now in different languages. Besides billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin threatening enormous fines and prison sentences for “voter fraud,” Harris-Perry noted the appearance of a Spanish-language billboard…

Missouri pastor’s anti-LGBT tirade has surprise ending

Earlier this year, Rev. Dr. Phil Snyder Brentwood Christian Church appeared before the Springfield, Missouri city council to discuss his views on whether the council should add sexual orientation to the classes of people protected under the city’s non-discrimination clause.  According to the Springfield News-Leader, nearly 200 residents showed up…

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