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RNC chair to fix GOP with ‘hackathons,’ marketing ‘year round’ — but no policy changes

The chairman of the Republican Party on Sunday explained that he had a plan to turn around his party’s recent losing streak by having less debates, earlier conventions, “hackathons” and more “marketing” — cosmetic changes that give candidates fewer chances to damage themselves without any serious policy changes. In an…

CNN grieves that guilty verdict ruined ‘promising’ lives of Steubenville rapists

CNN broke the news on Sunday of a guilty verdict in a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio by lamenting that the “promising” lives of the rapists had been ruined, but spent very little time focusing on how the 16-year-old victim would have to live with what was done to her.…

Colorado sheriff downplays domestic violence to defend gun ownership

A Colorado sheriff this week attacked legislation to ban domestic abusers from having guns by suggesting the crime could be committed by merely breaking a framed photograph. At a town hall meeting on Thursday, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa blasted new gun laws that are expected to be signed…

Boehner: ‘I can’t imagine’ supporting a gay son’s marriage

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman recently reversed on his opposition to same sex marriage after his son came out as gay, but House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says that he would never support equal marriage rights for an LGBT child. During an interview with ABC that aired on Sunday, host…

Rep. Tom Cotton: Iraq ‘was a just and noble war’

A Republican congressman who served in Iraq and Afghanistan on Sunday looked back at the Iraq war and declared that it was a “just and noble war.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) for his views on the war 10 years after the…

Rove mocks Palin: I may be a ‘balding fat guy,’ but ‘I wouldn’t leave office midterm’

Conservative strategist Karl Rove on Sunday lashed out at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) after she used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to blast his super PAC for “vetting our candidates.” Following major losses in the 2012 elections, Rove launched the Conservative Victory Project to…

Accuser in Steubenville case testifies: ‘I didn’t remember anything and it freaked me out’

The 16-year-old girl allegedly raped by two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, testified on Saturday that she woke up the morning after the alleged assault not knowing what had happened, NBC News reported. “I didn’t know what to think,” the accuser said. “I didn’t remember anything and it…

CPAC attendees condemn Sen. Portman’s endorsement of marriage equality

While some people may have been eager to heap praise on Republican Sen. Rob Portman (OH) for his endorsement of marriage equality this week, many conservatives, including several attendees of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference were not so supportive. Portman gave a press conference on Thursday of last week…

Palin takes jab at Karl Rove in CPAC speech

In her speech on Saturday at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took jabs at the Republican establishment, gun control advocates, and President Barack Obama. She also singled out former GOP kingmaker Karl Rove, suggesting he return to Texas and run for office himself. The…

Young Turks: Religion is dying in America

Friday night on Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur looked at new surveys of U.S. public opinion and posited that this country is following the countries of Europe in an increasing trend toward secularism. “There’s a new poll out on religion,” Uygur said, “and it is fascinating.” A…

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