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Big Bird says Mitt Romney made him famous

Though he’s been a mainstay on Sesame Street for decades, Big Bird said getting name-dropped by Mitt Romney this past week made him feel like he’s famous. “I was walking down the street and I felt like everybody recognized me,” he said during a rare nighttime sojourn, an appearance on…

Chris Wallace falsely claims it’s ‘not true’ Romney proposed $5 trillion tax cut

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday agreed with GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s claim during last week’s presidential debate that the Republican nominee had not proposed a $5 trillion tax cut. “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut,” Romney had said on Wednesday. “I don’t have a tax cut…

Seven dead as meningitis outbreak reaches nine states

Seven people have died in a meningitis outbreak that has affected 64 people in nine states, The Associated Press reported Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its website Saturday to confirm that there have been cases connected to the outbreak reported in Minnesota and Ohio, joining…

Republican congressman Paul Broun dismisses evolution and other theories

A Republican who sits on the House of Representatives science committee has dismissed evolution and other theories as “lies straight from the pit of hell” A Republican congressman who sits on the science committee of the House of Representatives has dismissed evolution, the Big Bang theory and embryology as “lies…

Melissa Harris-Perry calls George Will out

Melissa Harris-Perry took conservative pundit George Will to task on her show Saturday morning for saying President Barack Obama still had good job approval numbers because he is black. “the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake in…

Bill Maher rips Republican strategist Frank Luntz in interview

Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher interviewed Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz, author of Words that Work: It’s Not what You Say, but What People Hear, a book that details how winning in politics increasingly depends upon how your frame your argument and…

Maddow: Right wing copying Iranian mullas by creating their own reality

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow compared so-called conservative “poll-truthers” to the mullahs and theocrats of Iran, who would rather construct an artificial, sanitized Internet than risk having their fellow Iranians access the wider internet and be exposed to new information. Iran, Maddow began, is about…

Joseph Stiglitz tells jobs ‘truthers’ the idea of a conspiracy is ‘literally absurd’

Appearing on Saturday morning’s edition of Up with Chris Hayes , Joseph Stiglitz took on jobs “truthers.” The Columbia University professor and Nobel Laureate in Economics explained the absurdity of former GE CEO Jack Welch’s assertion that the Obama administration cooked the books on yesterday’s jobs numbers in order to…

Pink says she is an ‘honorary lesbian’

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Maher: Anniversary sex left Obama ‘spent’ for debate

Wednesday’s first presidential debate, Bill Maher said Friday, was a marked contrast: while Republican Mitt Romney showed what he looked like “all charged up,” President Barack Obama, Maher said, looked like he’d spent Maher’s million-dollar donation on weed. Maher also cracked that the timing of the debate — it was…

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