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George Will: Loss of public jobs is a ‘good’ thing

In the mind of government critic George Will, a decline in the number of public jobs is actually a positive thing for the American economy. At his usual position on ABC’s This Week panel discussion Sunday morning, the hardline conservative again displayed a lack of remorse to government employees losing…

Haley Barbour: Cain scandal has ‘smell of Clarence Thomas’

Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour played the race card on Sunday while defending Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges. “I do think you have the smell here of [conservative Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas,” Barbour told NBC’s David Gregory. “Of where people thought he was clearly just…

SNL spoofs Perry’s bizarre New Hampshire speech

NBC’s Saturday Night Live decided Saturday night to poke fun at Rick Perry’s memorably bizarre speech in New Hampshire a week ago. In Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, the fake Perry appeared to set the record straight. “Right before the speech, Herman Cain shows up with a Godfather’s Pizza,” he…

Cain gets stumped badly by question at Cain-Gingrich debate

During the Herman Cain-Newt Gingrich debate Saturday evening, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza had another not-so-presidential moment in a rocky week for him. When asked by Americans for Prosperity Texas chairman Ben Streusand on whether he would favor either a “defined benefit plan” or “premium support” for Medicare, Cain’s…

GOP lawmaker: I didn’t agree to marry Grover Norquist forever

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) is one of 40 House Republicans who say that increased revenues must be part of the Super Committee deal to reduce the nation’s debt. Those Republicans joined 60 House Democrats in signing a letter calling on the Super Committee to “go big” and cut $4 trillion…

‘Occupy DC’ protesters hit by driver who police let go

The progressive news site Crooks and Liars have obtained video of “Occupy DC” protesters being run over by a driver, only for police not to arrest the person behind the vehicle. According to C&L writer Tina Dupuy, “a silver Lexus sedan hit three protesters in the street.” As protesters voiced…

WATCH LIVE: Gingrich and Cain debate Lincoln-Douglas style

Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain will go head to head tonight in a debate styled after the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. The 90-minute debate will have a time keeper, but no moderator. It will be divided into three parts: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The sexual harassment…

Shuster slams Michigan Republicans for making school bullying easier

On Countdown Friday evening, guest host David Shuster took Michigan Republicans lawmakers to task for moving forward on a bill that would help school bullies avoid punishment for their actions. As Shuster describes, Michigan lawmakers added a dangerous loophole to the “Matt’s Law” bill, saying schools’ anti-bullying policies can’t “prohibit…

‘Occupy Philly’ storms Romney fundraising event

As developments with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland have garnered the most headlines from the 99 percent protests of late, Occupy Philadelphia demonstrators made sure to create their own newsworthy event Friday afternoon. Over 100 people made their voices heard when they arrived to protest a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate…

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