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Rape victims speak out against Republicans on eve of Ryan’s speech

In advance of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan taking the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, rape survivors released a video calling for Republicans to “[stand] up for the dignity of women who have been raped.” The video, released by the group UltraViolet, which works to fight…

Santorum: FDR ‘stopped creativity’ and ‘drove businessmen away’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday suggested that President Franklin Roosevelt actually made the Great Depression worse with “class warfare politics” that “stopped creativity” and “drove businessmen away.” The former Pennsylvania senator delivered red meat to attendees of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in a speech where…

Letterman: Christie’s RNC speech pitched ‘A Butter Future’

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knows well by this point, fat jokes tend to follow him. And while it does get old, late night talk show host David Letterman still does it better than anyone else. “Chris Christie will be giving a 45 minute speech [to the RNC],”…

Juan Williams stuns Fox News panel: Ann Romney just a ‘corporate wife’

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams shocked his fellow panelists during Tuesday night’s Republican National Convention when he went off script and said that Ann Romney was just a “corporate wife” whose husband takes care of her. Following Ann Romney’s convention speech, the conservative panelists all offered praise for the…

Nebraska school district wants deaf child to change how he signs his name

A deaf Nebraska boy was in the middle of a dispute between his school and his parents after the school threatened to make him change the way he signs his name. According to KOLN-TV, 3-year-old Hunter Spanjer had been asked to make the change because his local school district, Grand…

Colbert does the talking for Todd Akin

Stephen Colbert took on what he called “the other storm” swirling around the Republican Party on The Colbert Report Tuesday night – Missouri senatorial candidate Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” debacle from last week – by donning the congressman’s face in order to expand on Akin’s position. “All he’s saying…

Ann Romney: Mitt ‘makes me laugh’

Republicans crowned Mitt Romney their presidential nominee as his wife Ann sold their wholesome family and sweetheart love story to US voters in a prime-time convention speech. Romney took to the stage at the packed convention center in Tampa, Florida to proffer a polite thank you kiss as part of…

Jon Stewart: ‘We built this’ RNC theme a tribute to union workers

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart joked that the theme for the Republican National Convention — “We Built This” — was a tribute to the union workers who built the state-funded Tampa Bay Times Forum. He also lampooned the media’s histrionic fear of Tropical Storm…

Janine Turner at RNC: Men can take away your rights

Former model and actress Janine Turner at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night warned that men could take away your rights. “God gives us our rights, not government. If man gives us our rights, then man can take them away,” she said near the end of her speech, putting…

Herman Cain: Democrats trying to deceive by talking about race

Herman Cain enthusiastically told Mother Jones on Tuesday that several advertisements by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were free of any racial undertones. “There are no racial implications,” he told reporter Tim Murphy in Tampa. “This is fabricated on the part of the Democrats. Man, I’m just sick of all…

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