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Uygur: Did David Koch buy Paul Ryan the VP slot?

On Friday night’s edition of “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur highlighted a report by controversial Republican political operative Roger Stone. The report alleges that vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrived at his place on the ticket through the machinations of David Koch, half of the powerful billionaire…

Obama ad: We don’t need a ‘Birther-in-Chief’

The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama has released a new ad responding to Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s “birther” joke yesterday at an appearance in Michigan. The short-but-memorable ad asked viewers if they were holding out hope that Romney has a vision for the middle class, then…

Maddow and Hayes: Romney trolling liberals so racists will vote for him

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow was joined by “Up with Chris Hayes” host Chris Hayes for a discussion of the fact that in the thick of the campaign, with fewer and fewer things running in his favor, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)…

Bill Maher: Is the GOP made up of ‘magical thinkers’ who mistake ‘superstition for science’?

HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher ended this Friday night episode with a “New Rules” segment that argued that Republicans positioned issues so that they were easily understood by “children” instead of an epistemology understood by adult, critical thinkers. The grown-up answer to our massive national problems is “Identify them…

Bill Maher: ‘Republicans don’t like it when single women have sex’

On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher took Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to task. Maher’s guests predictably denounced Todd Akin’s idiotic statement that “women don’t get pregnant from legitimate rape.” But it was host Maher who made clear the link between Akin’s mouth-diarrhea and Republican…

Todd Akin holds press conference to confirm he is not dropping out of Senate race

In a brief press conference on Friday afternoon, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) confirmed that he has no intention of stepping down as the Republican candidate for senator from Missouri and made it clear that he is not involved in any negotiations to do so. “There are some people who are…

19 people shot in one night of attacks in Chicago

The south and west sides of Chicago were hit with a rash of shootings Thursday night, with 19 people hit and 13 wounded in seven separate incidents, including eight in one 30-minute period. According to The Chicago Tribune, the eight people, many of them teenagers, were shot at 79th and…

Texas man spreads gospel with his dog ‘the Prophet’

Old-timey ideas of how to worship God have officially gone to the dogs in a small town just north of Houston, Texas. According to MyFox Houston reporter Kristin Kane — the same reporter who scooped the “Pole Dancing for Jesus” ministry — a man in Spring, Texas is leaving throngs…

Romney: ‘No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came the closest yet on Friday to personally embracing the so-called birther movement’s theory that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. “I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” the former…

Ryan on abortion exceptions: Rape is just another ‘method of conception’

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that he personally believes that rape is just another “method of conception” and not an excuse to allow abortions. During an interview with WJHL this week, Ryan was asked his view about Rep. Todd Akin, who recently asserted that women could not get pregnant…

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