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SNL debuts with actual African-American ‘Obama,’ whose secret election weapon is Mitt Romney

The 38th season of Saturday Night Live premiered this week with an opening segment featuring new cast member Jay Pharoah portraying President Barack Obama. “Obama” had been previously impersonated by white guy Fred Armisen. During the segment, Pharoah’s “Obama” expressed confidence in re-election, using a clueless, gaffe-prone “Mitt Romney” and…

Clint Eastwood, citing old age, defends bizarre RNC performance

Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, who stole the show on the final night of the Republican convention by debating an empty chair meant to signify President Obama, is now defending his performance by saying that in old age, “you don’t have to edit yourself.” In an interview with CNN, Eastwood said…

Obama ad: Romney tax plan would send 800,000 jobs overseas

In a new ad released on Saturday by the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, Deputy Campaign Director Stephanie Cutter attempted to debunk recent assertions by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s campaign regarding President Obama, China and the economy. At the outset of the video, Cutter quoted Romney campaign staffer…

Maddow: Ryan spoke at fringe conference Friday alongside ‘former terrorist’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the strange decision by vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to speak at a right wing fringe conference on Friday alongside a man who bills himself as a “former terrorist.” Friday was a solemn day that…

Bill Maher: Fox ‘pretended Christianity was under attack to get old people hard’

During Friday night’s “New Rules” segment, Real Time host Bill Maher criticized Republicans for criticizing the Democrats for leaving the word “God” out of their convention platform …”Perhaps because it’s a platform and not a spell,” Maher said. Maher launched into a rant about his perception that what Americans really…

Maher: ‘This is the week Mitt Romney lost the election’

Because of his reaction to the crisis in the Middle East, Bill Maher said Friday, “I think this is the week Mitt Romney lost the election.” Romney’s much-derided remarks falsely criticizing the Obama administration made the GOP presidential candidate look “small,” Maher said, in much the same way Rep. John…

Cenk Uygur: anti-Islam movie ‘weirdest movie scam of all time’

On Friday’s episode of The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur explained that the anti-Islamic film “the Innocence of Muslims” was initially advertised toward Muslims as part of a scam. The film was originally called “The Innocence of bin Laden,” Uygur said, referring to the Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 attack organizer…

Bill Moyers: Rove is ‘the undisputed maestro of the politics of plutocracy’

On his Friday show, Bill Moyers examined the resurgence of Karl Rove, who went from being damaged goods during George W. Bush’s presidency to an unparalleled bagman for the Republican party. “Bush’s Brain has become Boss Rove, virtuoso of what BusinessWeek calls ‘partisan money management,’” Moyers said, before calling him…

Watch live: Obama attends to transfer of remains of those killed in Libya

President Obama attends a dignified transfer of the remains of four Americans killed in Libya. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Sept. 14. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Republican Rep. calls Planned Parenthood ‘racist’ baby murderers

A Republican Representative from Kansas on Friday told the Values Voter Summit that Planned Parenthood was a “racist organization” that targeted unborn minority children to be murdered. “The biggest war against our liberties is the war that is being waged against those that are not here today: the unborn,” Rep.…

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