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Chuck Todd: Romney ‘outrageous’ and ‘irresponsible’ for politicizing U.S. deaths in Libya

MSNBC hosts Chuck Todd and Lawrence O’Donnell say that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney miscalculated badly when he decided to attack President Barack Obama for “sympathizing” with the enemy after the deaths of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and at least three members of his staff. In the hours…

Maddow: New voter ID laws ensure only the famous have the right to vote

“What exactly does ‘legally entitled to vote’ mean in Pennsylvania now, anyway?” Rachel Maddow wondered on her show Tuesday night. For one thing, she said, it can mean being well-known enough to gain authorities’ sympathy when dealing with the state’s restrictive voter identification laws, as in the case of CNBC’s…

Reporter Kurt Eichenwald blasts Ari Fleischer over 9/11 ‘truther’ accusation

Tuesday on CNN, reporter Kurt Eichenwald confronted Ari Fleischer after the former White House Press Secretary accused him of believing that George W. Bush was behind the September 11 terror attacks. “Now, I am kind of angry at Ari today, because the first thing he did was send out a…

Chris Matthews: Republicans would have blamed Obama for 9/11

On his show Tuesday night, MSBNC host Chris Matthews said Republicans would have blamed the September 11 terror attacks on President Barack Obama if he were in office at the time. The liberal TV host began by calling on Republicans to stop blaming Obama for failing to clean up the…

Watch: Historical montage of presidential attack ads

The Atlantic has created a montage of 22 presidential attack ads, beginning with Eisenhower in 1952 and ending with Obama in 2012. The montage was created using ads from the Museum of the Moving Image, which has compiled a huge collection of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to 2008. Watch…

Fox News falsely claims unemployment nearly doubled under Obama

The Fox News show Fox & Friends used two separate measurements of unemployment to falsely claim that the unemployment rate had nearly doubled under President Barack Obama. “When you look at the numbers, the numbers are damning,” co-host Steve Doocy said. “These are not good for the President. Jay Carney…

Gloria Steinem: Chicago teachers ‘taking it on the chin for 25 years’

Gloria Steinem, feminist author, activist and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, said Monday during an interview with progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann that she’s rooting for Chicago’s teachers, who this week embarked on their first major strike in 25 years. “I have no role in this strike,” she…

ACLU security expert: post-9/11 security measures show ‘we took a wrong turn’

A security expert with the American Civil Liberties Union told MSNBC’s Alex Morgan Tuesday that the U.S. “took a wrong turn” in handling civil liberties since the 9-11 attacks. “We have to acknowledge and grapple with the fact that, in the post-9/11 era, we took a wrong turn in this…

Florida sheriff offers to prove pistol prowess by ‘shooting at’ female opponent

The 69-year-old sheriff of Leon County, Florida is offering to prove that he is still a good shot by using his political opponents as target practice. On Tuesday, Think Progress published audio of Sheriff Larry Campbell talking about the importance of “pistol proficiency” during a recent public forum. “I’ve been…

Florida streaker vaults two fences to getaway car and eludes police

We at Raw Story are prepared to give this young Floridian who went streaking at a high school football game the benefit of the doubt and assume he meant this prank as a paean to the lofty ideals of creativity and free expression by way of a masked tribute to…

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