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Obama on Letterman: The president must represent the entire country

NEW YORK — Barack Obama warned Tuesday his Republican foe Mitt Romney was “writing off a big chunk of the country” following his remark that 47 percent of Americans were “victims” and therefore backed the president. Obama offered his first response to Romney’s remarks, made in a secretly recorded meeting…

Romney pushes back: Obama ‘likes redistribution’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attempted to put himself back on the offensive Tuesday by highlighting audio of President Barack Obama apparently endorsing “redistribution.” “Frankly we have two different views about America,” Romney said on Fox News. “The president’s view is one of a larger government. There is a tape…

Professor: Romney sounded ‘like a cross between Ebenezer Scrooge and Marie Antoinette’

Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University, explained Tuesday that recent video of Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser was likely to damage his image. “It just sounded completely insensitive and that is the part that is likely going to turn off voters,” she told the…

Clint Eastwood: Romney campaign ‘dumb enough’ to ask me to speak

Clint Eastwood is continuing to stand behind a bizarre speech that the gave at the Republican National Convention last month and says if that if Mitt Romney’s campaign was “dumb enough” to ask him to speak then they deserve what they got. “People loved it or hated it, and that’s…

Romney’s full ’47 percent’ speech goes public

Mother Jones magazine said Tuesday that it is “happy to oblige” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s request that they release the full video of his remarks to a small group of wealthy supporters, in which Romney disparages “47 percent” of the electorate for living off the wealthy. Snippets of the…

Sununu blasts Jimmy Carter’s grandson for Romney’s ’47 percent’ trouble

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu on Tuesday responded to leaked tapes of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney insulting “47 percent” of the country by channeling the assorted villains on the late 1960s cartoon Scooby Doo who said that they “would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for…

Supporter complains to Ryan: ‘Educated people’ are ‘telling me what to do’

A woman who said she had graduated from Harvard began crying on Tuesday as she told Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan that “educated people” were “telling me what to do.” At a town hall event in Dover, New Hampshire, the woman, who said she was a first-generation American with…

NAACP leader backs Maryland marriage equality

A top NAACP official in Maryland is expressing support for marriage equality in the state just days before prominent African-American clergy are expected to announce that they also back same sex marriage. Marylanders for Marriage Equality on Tuesday released a video of Bob Ross, president of the NAACP’s Prince George’s…

Maddow and Corn discuss ’47 percent’ video and Romney donor sex parties

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow was joined by Mother Jones writer David Corn, who broke the story Monday of Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s controversial remarks that have come to be known as the “47 percent” tape. In the leaked video, which…

Video shows Libyans rescuing U.S. ambassador after consulate attack

A video has surfaced showing a group of Libyans pulling U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens out from the wreckage of the Sept. 11 consulate attack that killed him and three other Americans. “I was filming the video, and I thought it was an American,” freelance videographer Fahed al-Bakush told CNN. “But…

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