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Ron Paul: I take Social Security checks but will eliminate it for others

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday admitted that he got a monthly Social Security check, a program that he eventually wants to eliminate. During an interview on MSNBC, Paul insisted that he would preserve Social Security longer than some of the others in his party. “I want young people…

Jeneane Garofalo: ‘We are not a post-racial society’

In a discussion with Joy Behar and blogger Craig Crawford on Tuesday night, comedian Jeneane Garofalo let fly with some unvarnished criticism of the current state of race relations in this country. Behar is currently doing “One Week Only (Until the Fall),” a week of programming ahead of the debut…

RNC ad ignores immigration but blames Obama for Hispanics’ suffering

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an online video that suggests President Barack Obama is responsible for problems affecting the Hispanic community. The ad, which ignores the issue of immigration, uses audio clips of various news reports to paint a picture of hard economic times for Hispanics. A…

Colbert unexpectedly endorses John Kerry for president in 2012

Tuesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert opened by reminding us (as if we could forget) that the 2012 presidential election is just around the corner, and that this election is going to come down to a clash of ideas. “Do we want bigger government, gay marriage and…

Stewart: Republicans huge hypocrites on immigration

Tuesday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took on the overwhelmingly negative reaction on the part of Republicans to President Barack Obama’s Friday immigration reform announcement. Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), omnipresent Sunday talk show guest Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) chided…

Maddow: What is going on with Sen. Scott Brown?

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night expressed her confusion at the campaign antics of Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Maddow first noted that Brown once claimed she was running against him in Massachusetts and used the her fake candidacy to raise money. “I was never running against Scott…

John Avlon says Romney lying about vetting Rubio for VP

CNN contributor and Newsweek columnist John Avlon on Tuesday accused Mitt Romney of lying about vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to be his running mate. Sources close to the Romney campaign told ABC News on Monday that Rubio was not being vetted, suggesting Romney had no interested in picking him…

Sen. Paul: Scottie Pippen, Larry Flynt, and David Rockefeller shouldn’t get farm subsidies

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the agriculture bill that would prohibit those with an income greater than $250,000 from receiving any federal farm payment. “Nine percent of farmers earn more than $250,000 worth of gross income,” he said on the Senate floor. “This would limit…

Ron Paul on endorsing Romney: ‘No way!’

Although his son Rand has endorsed Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said Tuesday that he has no plans of doing so himself. “Well, it looks like he has the delegates, yes,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “But he doesn’t have the control of the hearts and minds of the…

Ohio Dems attack Romney for not being ‘Buckeyes’ fan

Democrats in Ohio want residents of the state to know that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not a Buckeyes fan. “It’s no surprise that when it comes to making a tough call, Mitt Romney fumbles,” Ohio State College Democrats President Mallory Kimble said Tuesday. “From his plan to ‘let…

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