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Romney on Santorum: ‘I wonder which team he was taking it for’

Following sparring with Rick Santorum at a GOP debate on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the former Pennsylvania senator with a slightly suggestive line, wondering “which team he was taking it for.” During the CNN-sponsor debate in Arizona, Santorum had defended his support for the “No Child Left…

Lawmaker: Virginia bill requires ultrasound for miscarriages

Virginia state Del. Jennifer McClellan (D) said on Wednesday that an updated bill requiring women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound causes more problems than it solves, including requiring the unnecessary procedure for women who miscarry. In the bill’s original form, every woman seeking an abortion in Virginia would have…

Wisconsin voter ID supporter caught voting for colleague

A Wisconsin state representative who supported the state’s voter ID law is now be accused of voter fraud himself. A YouTube video titled “Proof Of Voter Fraud In The Wisconsin State Assembly” shows Republican state Rep. Joel Kleefisch getting out of his chair to electronically cast a vote for a…

Song parodies Virginia’s ‘mandatory transvaginal ultrasound’

“Song a Day” video blogger Jonathan Mann published a little tune yesterday that seems destined to go viral, keying into the state of Virginia’s debate about abortion restrictions and whether the state should be able to force women into medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, just to obtain abortion services. “Why you…

Romney: ‘Nuclear weaponry will by used’ if Obama re-elected

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday played the ultimate fear card and promised that someone would definitely use nuclear weapons if President Barack Obama is re-elected. During a CNN-sponsored debate in Mesa, Arizona, the candidate explained that reducing the price of gas was less important than preventing Iran from…

Colbert: Target knows what you’re doing in bed

On Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert (wearing the traditional “Ash Wednesday” cross on his forehead) devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to retailers and their increasing reliance on the science of “predictive analytics.” A recent New York Times article discussed how Target and other retailers are gathering…

Jon Stewart rips Republican fear-mongering over Obama: ‘You have lost your d*mn mind’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Republican politicians who demonized President Barack Obama in 2008 as a radical socialist who was weak on terrorism. He noted Obama had failed to live up to many of the campaign promises that his opponents made for him,…

GOP debate audience boos contraception

On Wednesday, contraception became the latest topic to raise the ire of conservative debate goers. During a CNN-sponsored Republican presidential debate in Arizona, the crowd booed wildly at the mention of birth control. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used the opportunity to attack the moderators as he had done in…

NOW President O’Neill: Abortion ultrasound bills are ‘ritual humiliation laws’

National Organization of Women president Terry O’Neill said Wednesday that laws requiring women to view an ultrasound before terminating their pregnancy were “ritual humiliation laws.” Lawmakers in Virginia on Wednesday approved a controversial bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound prior to an abortion. Similar legislation, which requires women to…

Feingold: Voting against the PATRIOT Act ‘one of the best things I’ve done’

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he “absolutely” did not regret being the only Senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act following the September 11 terrorist attacks. “That was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done,” he said. Civil liberties advocates have…

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