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Mitch Daniels: Romney doesn’t need strategy for women, Latinos

Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is dismissing the idea that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs a specific plan to win over women and Latino voters. During a Sunday interview, Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that President Barack Obama had a significant lead among women, Hispanics and low-income…

Lieberman: Hold Obama ‘accountable’ for Secret Service scandal

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama and the White House should be held accountable for a sex scandal within the Secret Service and for lavish spending at the General Services Administration (GSA). “It would be unfair to hold President Obama responsible for this outrageous…

U.S. authorities crackdown on medical marijuana spots

The federal crackdown on state legalized medical marijuana facilities has grown to become a rising issue across the United States, as a new report from Al Jazeera documents. California is an epicenter for the law enforcement crackdown despite being one of the dozen states to legalize medical marijuana, including a…

MSNBC guest: BP oil spill ‘an ongoing tragedy’

MSNBC host Chris Hayes interviewed journalist Antonia Juhasz Saturday morning about the damaging results two years after the BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Juhasz, who wrote the book Black Tide based on the many problems after the spill, highlighted key elements that have been overlooked by media…

Montreal police use tear gas on student protesters

Student protesters in the Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec encountered major pushback from city police Friday afternoon in their ongoing protests against tuition hikers. Police disperse tear gas on the students, who were on 68th day of boycotting classes to protest tuition fee hikes, in what is considered the strongest…

RNC chair holds back on Romney endorsement ‘out of respect’

Current Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus appeared on CNN’s “John King USA” on Friday night, but withheld his endorsement of presumptive Republican 2012 nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA). CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin asked Priebus whether he shouldn’t, as party chair, endorse the obvious front-runner and stave…

Iowa Republican: ‘Buffett rule’ proof Obama doesn’t ‘love this country’

And now, Gentle Readers, it’s time for another edition of Tea Party Republicans Say the Darnedest Things. On Thursday, April 19 at a Tea Party rally in Lamoni, Iowa, Think Progress reports that Republican Congressional candidate Dan Dolan declared that President Obama’s support of the so-called “Buffett Rule” is proof…

Writer Eric Alterman tells Moyers liberals need to regain ‘fighting spirit’

Writer and historian Eric Alterman appeared on the April 20 edition of “Moyers and Company” to discuss his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. In a wide-ranging and thoughtful discussion, Alterman makes the case to Bill Moyers that while social liberalism…

Maher: Republicans have declared war on common sense

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher took aim at the tendency of conservatives to reflexively object to anything that liberals advocate, no matter how middle of the road or sensible those positions may be. Take for example, he said, “pink slime,” the gunk…

Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself at 4:20 on 4/20

Country singer Willie Nelson unveiled an eight-foot statue of himself in front of the Austin City Limits Sutdio in Austin, TX on Friday. Organizers of the event insisted that they hadn’t chosen the date deliberately to commemorate Nelson’s long-time advocacy of marijuana legalization, but once it was brought to their…

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