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McConnell: Any employer should be able to deny birth control

In the wake of a controversy over a requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive coverage, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) now supports a bill that gives any employer the right to exclude any type health service that they find objectionable. Speaking to CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday, McConnell…

Santorum: ‘I would overturn’ any Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriage legal

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday morning he would try to overturn any Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage if he became president. Santorum was asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional and whether he…

Palin calls HBO movie ‘The Sarah Palin Employment Act’

Failed Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says that she has created more jobs for impersonators than President Barack Obama has created in total during his entire presidency. Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Palin how she rated Julianne Moore’s impersonation of her in HBO’s upcoming film “Game…

Thom Hartmann takes on NOM’s Maggie Gallagher: Your work causes others misery

Thom Hartmann of Russia Today interviewed Maggie Gallagher, founder and former head of the National Organization for Marriage, after a federal court upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in California. NOM was formed to support Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same sex marriage. The group is…

SNL parodies Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad

Saturday Night Live chose to get in on the fun surrounding the conversation on Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad featuring Clint Eastwood in its latest episode. The NBC comedy show made three ads in response to whether the original commercial was a political nod to President Barack Obama or not. “I…

Santorum suggests Romney ‘rigged’ CPAC straw poll

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday dismissed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s win in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll by insinuating the vote had been rigged. On the third an final day of the conference, CPAC announced Romney had beaten Santorum, 38 percent to 31 percent.…

Ryan calls contraception coverage an ‘accounting gimmick’

House Budget Committee Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday said that the Obama’s administration move to accommodate the Catholic Church’s concerns about covering contraception for women was just an “accounting trick.” The White House said last week that it would change proposed rules requiring religious hospitals and universities to cover birth…

Palin not sure Romney will ‘instinctively turn right’

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin isn’t convinced that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the best presidential candidate because she’s not sure he will “err on the side of conservatism.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Palin if Romney was an “instinctive conservative.” “I trust that…

Andrew Breitbart loses control at ‘Occupy’ protesters

Controversial right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart lashed out at “Occupy” protesters Friday evening outside the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). According to Campus Progress, Breitbart began yelling “Behave yourself!” repeatedly to protesters, then called them “freaks and animals.” He was ushered out of the area by hotel security a few moments…

Markos: Obama ‘hit a home run’ on contraceptive compromise

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas expressed his pleasure Friday evening on Countdown over the White House’s “compromise” on access to contraceptive services. “We’ve been so conditioned the last couple of years to expect cave-in after cave-in from the Obama administration,” he said. “So it’s actually quite refreshing to see an…

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