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Jon Stewart: Santorum is the guy Romney is pretending to be

Last night’s last night’s The Daily Show featured a two-part recap of the results of the Iowa caucuses. It explored the anachronistic thrill of watching people stuff handwritten ballots into boxes, weighed the value of winning the presidency versus the pleasure of little dogs in sunglasses, and then arrived at…

Dan Savage: Santorum has an ‘anti-straight agenda too’

Gay activist and sex columnist Dan Savage noted on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that Republican candidate Rick Santorum has said that states have the right to ban birth control. “An overwhelming amount of Americans, including Catholic Americans, use birth control,” he said Wednesday. “One of the constant things I’m reminding…

New York City calls on Congress to overturn Citizens United ruling

John Bonifaz, the co-founder and director of Free Speech For People, said a New York City Council resolution calling for legislation to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was a “great victory for democracy.” New York City Council voted Wednesday to call on Congress to pass a constitutional…

Ron Paul denies knowing of tweet mocking Huntsman

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) said he was not aware that the official Twitter account of his 2012 campaign sent out a sarcastic message that mocked his rival Jon Huntsman on Tuesday night. “@JonHuntsan we found your one Iowa voter, he’s in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call…

Gingrich: Founding fathers would have ‘violent’ reaction to pot growers

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that the founders of the United States would have dealt violently with marijuana growers, despite the fact that they grew the plant for commercial purposes themselves. He said at an town hall event in New Hampshire that decriminalizing drugs like marijuana would increase the rate of…

Teen mom kills intruder after 911 tells her to ‘do what you have to’

An 18-year-old Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder on New Year’s Eve after a 911 dispatcher told her to “do what you have to do to protect your baby.” Sarah McKinley told ABC News that she was home alone with her 3-month-old baby when two men tried to break…

Dallas teenager found after being mistakenly deported to Colombia

In a truly incredible story, a Dallas woman has located her 15-year-old granddaughter after she was mistakenly deported to the country of Colombia. According to WFAA-TV, Lorene Turner had been searching for her granddaughter Jakadrien since 2010 before finding her on Facebook. The adolescent was 14 when she ran away…

Arson attack on NY mosque caught on tape

Video has emerged of the arson attack on a mosque in Queens, New York earlier this week. The mosque was one of four buildings attacked, which is being viewed as a hate crime on Muslims. Starbucks Frappuccino bottles filled with burning liquid were the items used on all incidents. Police…

Judge rules black church is landlord of KKK store

A store in South Carolina that sells Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia isn’t backing down after the pastor of an African American church that owns the building promised the business would “come to an end.” The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a judge found the New Beginnings Baptist Church to be…

Romney’s lawyer insists candidate ‘is never wrong’

The lawyer for Mitt Romney’s campaign may be leery on appearing on MSNBC in the future after an uncomfortable interview Tuesday evening. Pressured by Chris Matthews to explain if his candidate had any conversations on ads with the Super PACs endorsing him, attorney Ben Ginsberg provided a strong, yet dubious,…

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