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Rep. Walsh: Country voted for Obama because he’s black

Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois, a tea party Republican, said at a town hall event over the weekend that President Barack Obama was an “accidental president” who was only elected because of his race. “Again, lets not overlook the fact, guys and gals, he was a historic figure,” he said.…

Methodists in Tampa rally against private prison industry

The United Methodist Task Force on Immigration held a rally in Tampa over the weekend to protest against the growing private prison system in the United States. “Is this an immigration rally or is this a prison rally? It is a justice rally,” Bishop Minerva Carcano said. More than 500…

Perino: Equal pay issue is a ‘distraction’ for just ’48 hours’

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino felt on Fox and Friends Monday morning that the discussion around the Paycheck Fairness Act for equal pay for women is a “distraction” for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to discuss. The legislation, which Senate Democrats will soon bring up for a…

Radio host: Contraception mandate like Muslims forcing you to ‘kill your family’

Conservative radio host Matt Barber say that the federal government’s requirement that all health insurance cover contraception for women is comparable to Muslim terrorists forcing you to “kill your family.” During a Monday segment on Liberty Counsel’s Faith and Freedom radio program, Barber hailed Catholic bishops for taking on President…

Jay Smooth: Trayvon’s parents show us how to ‘push’ for justice

Renowned hip-hop radio host Jay Smooth roundly commended the decorum of Trayvon Martin’s parents in his latest video commentary about the aftermath from the murdered teenager’s story. “What’s been remarkable to me is the amount of optimism that’s been at the root of these protests,” Smooth said. “Because Trayvon Martin’s…

Paul Ryan loves Catfish noodling: ‘Crazy but exhilarating’

It seems that cutting Medicare and programs for the poor isn’t Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) only favorite pastime. In an interview published by The New York Times on Sunday, the chairman of the House Budget Committee declared his love for Catfish noodling. In many Southern states, Catfish “noodlers” use their…

Doocy: Dan Savage ‘bullying’ Christians by calling Bible ‘bullsh*t’

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday suggested that sex columnist Dan Savage was “bullying” Christian journalism students with a speech where he said that Bible passages about homosexuality were “bullshit.” Savage, who created the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” project, became a target for conservative websites like Fox News and…

Activist decries CISPA as ‘a Patriot Act for the Internet’

According to Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which passed the House of Representatives this week, is even worse than the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that was sidelined by a public outcry last winter. Swartz told Russia Today that whereas SOPA was…

‘La Bamba’ actor expects Romney ‘in a photo op outside a taco stand’

A actor and activist who is famous for his role in the 1987 film “La Bamba” on Sunday said that Mitt Romney has begun pandering to Hispanic voters now that he has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “We call that Hispandering,” Esai Morales told CBS News’ John Dickerson in…

Robert Gibbs: Romney’s slogan is Obama ‘didn’t clean up our mess fast enough’

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday dismissed the Republican claim that women would vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney because they were being hurt by President Barack Obama’s economic policies. “I think sometimes you listen to the Romney campaign and they do think a lot people in…

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