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Geithner: Romney’s women jobs lost numbers ‘ridiculous’

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner criticized likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney several times Sunday morning, calling his numbers attacking of President Obama on women’s job losses “ridiculous.” Geithner made his sharpest hitback at Romney on ABC’s This Week before repeating the criticism of the former Massachusetts governor on NBC’s Meet…

RNC chair: ‘I don’t think’ GOP wrong on Buffett Rule

Although a majority of Americans support a rule that would tax millionaires as much the middle class, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said on Sunday that his party was not wrong for opposing the policy. In an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley pointed to a recent…

Romney aide denies cutting federal funds is ‘defunding’ Planned Parenthood

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s senior adviser insisted on Sunday that it was “not fair to say” that his boss wanted to defund Planned Parenthood just because he intends to strip the organization of all federal funding. “Anyone who saw the controversy with the Komen Foundation knows that Planned…

Romney to welfare mothers: ‘You need to go to work’

Republicans have spent the last week attacking President Barack Obama after a Democratic CNN contributor said that Ann Romney, who is the mother of five, had “never worked,” but it turns out that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has also said mothers on welfare “need to go to work.”…

Sheep gives birth to seven lambs

In arguably a contender for “the most adorable animal video of the weekend” award, a rare event took place at a farm in Snoqualine, Washington, where a female sheep named Trina gave birth to seven lambs. Trina’s owner Colleen Peck expressed her glee while describing the unusual event, mentioning how…

Hayes: CNN ‘could do a lot better’ to represent ‘the left’ than Rosen

MSNBC weekend host Chris Hayes chastised cable rival CNN Saturday for their selection of Hilary Rosen representing “the left” in a regular “left vs right” debate. Rosen has received attention this week for attacking Ann Romney on Anderson Cooper 360 by saying that “she hasn’t worked a day in her…

Obama: ‘I don’t mind debate’ but no to legalizing drugs

President Barack Obama continued his opposition towards legalizing drugs, including marijuana, this weekend ahead of the Summit of Americans in Colombia. In an interview with Univision’s Enrique Acevedo for Al Punto, Obama said that although he was open to discussing the issue, he still would keep his current stance. “I…

Reporter: Florida’s Stand Your Ground law ‘was an NRA effort from start to finish’

According to Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, the role played by Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the shooting of African-American teen Trayvon Martin should be seen as an example of the outsized influence that the National Rifle Association wields in both state and national politics. “This was an NRA…

‘Texts from Hillary’ creator: Always loved ‘the idea of powerful women texting each other’

Stacy Lamb and Adam Smith told Jennifer Granholm on Current’s the War Room Friday about how the genesis of their wildly popular Texts from Hillary meme was thought up at the bar. Lamb told Granholm that they knew they had a hit when Buzzfeed called it the best meme of…

Cow spared after running away from slaughterhouse

A 700-pound cow has been spared and sent to the farm after escaping from the slaughterhouse and running down New Jersey highways. The cow was hit twice by police vehicles during its escape run, then was finally caught after police shot it twice with tranquilizers. The cow is now healthy…

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