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Officials call for review of ‘Gangnam Style’ lifeguard parody video

The 14 people fired in El Monte, California, over a popular video parody will now get an independent review to decide their fate. According to KTLA-TV, Mayor Andre Quintero called for the review after hundreds of people attended a City Council meeting Tuesday in support of the group of the…

Maddow: ’47 percent’ tape revives questions about Romney’s own tax returns

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the impact of the release of the hidden camera “47 percent” video on the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) to the presidency, as well as questions that the candidates remarks in the video raise…

Ryan: Romney ‘obviously inarticulate… but the point still stands’

Even Mitt Romney’s own running mate is panning his remarks that insult 47 percent of Americans as “dependant” on the government. During an interview with KRNV on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) did his best to spin Romney’s assertion to wealthy donors that it wasn’t his job to worry about…

Colbert delivers ‘elegant’ version of Romney’s ’47 percent’ speech

Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remarks from a May fundraising dinner were not a crisis, Stephen Colbert insisted Tuesday, but a triumph — finally, he said, a presidential candidate was willing to say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. “Lunch is $50,000 a plate,” Colbert said. The video,…

Jon Stewart: By his own logic, Romney’s dad wouldn’t vote for him

On his show Tuesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart examined the video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser earlier this year. In the video, Romney claimed there was no way he could convince the 47 percent of government-dependent “victims” in America to vote for him.…

Stewart knocks O’Reilly over Sandra Fluke: God forbid a woman speak about an issue close to her heart

Jon Stewart appeared Tuesday night on The O’Reilly Factor to promote the upcoming debate between the Fox News host and the political comedian. During his appearance, Stewart was asked what he thought about the conventions and about Sandra Fluke’s speech in particular. “I thought she was very well possessed, did…

Obama on Letterman: The president must represent the entire country

NEW YORK — Barack Obama warned Tuesday his Republican foe Mitt Romney was “writing off a big chunk of the country” following his remark that 47 percent of Americans were “victims” and therefore backed the president. Obama offered his first response to Romney’s remarks, made in a secretly recorded meeting…

Romney pushes back: Obama ‘likes redistribution’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attempted to put himself back on the offensive Tuesday by highlighting audio of President Barack Obama apparently endorsing “redistribution.” “Frankly we have two different views about America,” Romney said on Fox News. “The president’s view is one of a larger government. There is a tape…

Professor: Romney sounded ‘like a cross between Ebenezer Scrooge and Marie Antoinette’

Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University, explained Tuesday that recent video of Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser was likely to damage his image. “It just sounded completely insensitive and that is the part that is likely going to turn off voters,” she told the…

Clint Eastwood: Romney campaign ‘dumb enough’ to ask me to speak

Clint Eastwood is continuing to stand behind a bizarre speech that the gave at the Republican National Convention last month and says if that if Mitt Romney’s campaign was “dumb enough” to ask him to speak then they deserve what they got. “People loved it or hated it, and that’s…

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