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Bill Clinton: Romney had a ‘sterling business career’

Former President Bill Clinton has become the latest high-profile Democrat to undermine the Obama campaign’s message that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be bad for the economy because he had a record of killing jobs as the CEO of Bain Capital. “I don’t think that we ought to…

Geraldo defends Obama on drones: ‘A dead terrorist is a good terrorist’

Someone on Fox News is finally standing up for President Barack Obama. Appearing Friday morning on the Republican opinion show Fox & Friends, network host Geraldo Rivera appeared to endorse President Obama’s use of a “kill list” to target and systematically eradicate suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. After…

Barrett to Walker: ‘You should be ashamed’ of ‘dead baby’ commercial

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett (D) on Thursday blasted current Gov. Scott Walker (R) for using “Willie Horton” style tactics by running a commercial that includes pictures of a dead toddler. “He’s running a commercial right now that shows a dead baby,” Barrett charged during the final debate before voters…

Colbert: My book is outselling O’Reilly’s

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a moment to bask in the glory that comes from having a book sitting in the number one spot on two bestseller lists.  Colbert’s children’s book I am a Pole and So Can You is currently the New York Times‘s…

Jon Stewart mocks Bloomberg’s proposed super-sized soda ban

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night lampooned a proposal by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to limit super-sized drinks. Under Bloomberg’s proposal, restaurants and places of public entertainment like stadiums would not be allowed to sell of cups of sugary drinks that are over 16 ounces.…

Maddow calls out Romney for ‘bald-faced lie’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday accused Republican president candidate Mitt Romney to telling a “bald-faced lie” on the campaign trail. She noted that Romney’s very first ad attacking Obama, which was released before the Iowa caucuses, made it sound like the President had said, “if we keep talking about…

Former San Francisco mayor: Dept. of Justice has ‘been asleep’ on voter suppression

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said Thursday that until very recently the U.S. Department of Justice had not been paying attention to issues of voter suppression. “The Justice Department has frankly been asleep,” Brown told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “I maintain that we ought to use every element…

WATCH LIVE: Last gubernatorial debate before Wisconsin recall elections

Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, face off in the last televised debate before the June 5 recall elections. Watch live video, courtesy of WISN, below:…

Director Charles Ferguson: Politicians are afraid of Wall Street’s power

Director Charles Ferguson told Reuters TV on Thursday that criminal behavior on Wall Street is not prosecuted because politicians are scared of the financial sector’s power. Ferguson is the director of the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, which examines how banking practices, the housing boom, and deregulation led to the…

Gov. Patrick endorses Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate race

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday endorsed consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate, saying Democrats were lucky to have candidates like her. “Elizabeth Warren is my friend and I believe should be the next United States Senator from Massachusetts,” he said at Warren’s campaign headquarters. “I want to…

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