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Gingrich: Elections rigged in favor of the wealthy

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that the current campaign finance system catered to wealthy candidates. “I think the elections laws ought to be reformed, but I’m going to surprise you,” he said on MSNBC’s Politics Nation. “I think they ought to be reformed by saying that any American…

Reid blasts GOP over ‘wall of blind obstruction’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) agrees with former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s criticism of the modern-day Republican Party. On Monday, Bush said Ronald Reagan and his father would be too moderate for the current GOP, which has “an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement.” Reid said Tuesday that…

Gingrich admits cutting the deficit means fewer teachers

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday acknowledged that budget cuts would lead to the United States have less teachers. “I think we have to come to grips with how big the challenge is, and does that mean there will be fewer teachers?” he told CNN’s John King. “The honest…

Hayes: Romney prefers tattooing the unemployment rate ‘on his forehead’ to saying anything

MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes explicitly explained Tuesday afternoon how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would prefer if he could to remain quiet and say nothing all the way to the November election. On Now with Alex Wagner, Hayes was responding to Romney’s latest flip-flop, in which he denied earlier in the…

Hartmann: Republicans ‘helping to destroy all life on Earth’

In a segment broadcast Monday night, progressive talk host Thom Hartmann doubled down on the true threat of climate change, explaining the oceanic biology that underpins all life on planet Earth, then highlighting how Republicans at nearly every level of government are leading the charge to crush it. The situation…

Gay priest defies Pope: Catholics should vote ‘no’ on Minnesota marriage ban

An openly gay priest on Sunday urged Catholics to go against the Pope’s wishes and vote “no” a November ballot measure that would enshrine Minnesota’s same sex marriage ban in the state’s Constitution. Father Bob Pierson argued that Paragraph 1782 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church allows Catholics to…

Sec. Clinton delivers message for LGBT pride month

In honor of Pride month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recorded a video message about the ways in which the United States is working to ensure the rights of LGBT people both here at home and in the nation’s policies abroad. The former First Lady and U.S. Senator (D-NY)…

Rick Scott on purge: We found 50 non-citizen voters so ‘debate is over’

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday declared that the debate about his state’s effort to purge thousands of voters “is over” because over 50 non-citizen voters were proof that that the process needed to go forward. During an interview on CNN, host Christine Romans asked Scott why Florida was…

Ingraham: Principal who banned ‘God Bless the USA’ is part of ‘angry left’

Conservative fireband Laura Ingraham labeled controversial black principal Greta Hawkins, who barred “God Bless the USA” from her school’s kindergarden graduation in Brooklyn, New York, as a member of the “angry left” Tuesday morning. “Look, this principal represents the angry left in the United States,” Ingraham said. “She was out…

Romney: ‘Completely absurd’ to say I want to cut teachers and firefighters

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday said the notion that he wanted to cut government jobs like teachers and firefighters was “completely absurd.” During an interview with Romney on Fox News, co-host Brian Kilmeade noted that the Obama campaign had been hammering the GOP hopeful for saying that…

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