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Maddow calls out Romney for ‘bald-faced lie’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday accused Republican president candidate Mitt Romney to telling a “bald-faced lie” on the campaign trail. She noted that Romney’s very first ad attacking Obama, which was released before the Iowa caucuses, made it sound like the President had said, “if we keep talking about…

Former San Francisco mayor: Dept. of Justice has ‘been asleep’ on voter suppression

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said Thursday that until very recently the U.S. Department of Justice had not been paying attention to issues of voter suppression. “The Justice Department has frankly been asleep,” Brown told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “I maintain that we ought to use every element…

WATCH LIVE: Last gubernatorial debate before Wisconsin recall elections

Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, face off in the last televised debate before the June 5 recall elections. Watch live video, courtesy of WISN, below:…

Director Charles Ferguson: Politicians are afraid of Wall Street’s power

Director Charles Ferguson told Reuters TV on Thursday that criminal behavior on Wall Street is not prosecuted because politicians are scared of the financial sector’s power. Ferguson is the director of the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, which examines how banking practices, the housing boom, and deregulation led to the…

Gov. Patrick endorses Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate race

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday endorsed consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate, saying Democrats were lucky to have candidates like her. “Elizabeth Warren is my friend and I believe should be the next United States Senator from Massachusetts,” he said at Warren’s campaign headquarters. “I want to…

Romney aides feared Obama conspiracy to block Solyndra visit

Mitt Romney’s campaign aides said on Thursday that they kept the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s visit to a bankrupt company secret because they worried the White House would conspire with local officials to block the event. CNN’s Jim Acosta explained that the trip was “steeped in secrecy and mystery” until…

Maryland man denied bail after admitting to eating roommate’s brain and heart

Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Kinyua is being held without bail after confessing that he killed his roommate and ate his brain and heart, according to Baltimore’s CBS affiliate, WJZ. Authorities are waiting on the coroner’s report to make positive identification of the body, but believe that the victim is Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie,…

Axelrod to pro-Romney hecklers: ‘You can’t handle the truth!’

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod took the president’s re-election pitch to his opponent’s home turf in Boston on Thursday, but presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s supporters did their best to drown out his message. During a news conference outside the Massachusetts Statehouse, Axelrod faced relentless booing, heckling and chanting…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama welcomes former President George W. Bush

Thursday afternoon former President George W. Bush will make a rare appearance at the White House again as President Barack Obama unveils presidential portraits of the 43rd president and his wife, Laura Bush. The portrait is meant to honor Bush’s presidency. His daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, told Fox & Friends…

Tony Perkins: Gay tourism ad shows Obama’s ‘radical values and backwards priorities’

Christian think tank leader Tony Perkins is blasting President Barack Obama over an effort to market the U.S. that includes images of LGBT people. During a Thursday radio address, the Family Research Council president pointed to a recently created tourism advertisement that shows two gay men vacationing together. “A new…

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