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Tea party hero Rick Santelli predicts lower unemployment under Obama

CNBC analyst Rick Santelli’s Wall Street friends didn’t sound very happy Friday morning when he predicted that America’s jobs outlook would only improve between now and the election. But that’s what he said, and it sounded like he’s sticking to it. “Hey, I want to make a prediction for the…

‘Fox and Friends’ hosts compare Granholm speech to ‘Dean scream’

Friday on the Fox News morning show “Fox and Friends,” hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson asserted to viewers that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s Democratic National Convention speech was the same sort of career-harpooning moment as the infamous “Dean scream” from the 2004 Democratic primary. After Kilmeade…

Cardinal Dolan uses DNC closing prayer to attack LGBT community

Even though the Democratic Party took a major step forward this week by supporting marriage equality in their official platform for the first time ever, Cardinal Timothy Dolan could not resist taking a shot at equal rights for the LGBT community during his closing prayer at the party’s convention after…

Colbert: ‘Human weather balloon’ Limbaugh thinks Obama controls the weather

Thursday on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the Democratic National Convention’s decision to move President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination indoors because of the threat of severe weather. “Folks, tonight is the last night of the ‘Democratic National Stroke-Fest,’” joked Colbert. “The highlight tonight, of…

Jon Stewart tears apart RNC with comparison to Clinton’s math-filled speech

On his show Thursday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show praised former President Bill Clinton for delivering a speech to the Democratic National Convention that contained math. After lampooning Clinton’s long speech, which had “more false endings than a James Brown concert,” Stewart quipped that Clinton said more about…

Joe Biden: We have no intention of downsizing the American Dream

At the last night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden praised President Barack Obama’s response to the financial crisis that occurred shortly before he took office. “Day after day, night after night, I sat beside him, as he made one gutsy decision after another–to stop…

John Kerry lampoons Romney as flip flopper, knocks his foreign policy cred

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry praised President Obama’s foreign policy accomplishments during his speech at the Democratic convention Thursday night and, in a bit of self-deprecating humor, labeled Mitt Romney a flip flopper using the same phrases Kerry’s opponents used against him eight years ago. “It isn’t fair to say Mitt…

Granholm rips Romney in DNC speech, credits Obama with saving auto industry

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm tore into Mitt Romney in her speech at the Democratic convention Thursday, saying President Obama had saved her state’s vital auto industry at a time when Romney was pushing for that industry to go bankrupt. From the outset of her speech, Granholm pulled no punches, opening with…

Giffords leads Pledge of Allegiance at Democratic National Convention

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Giffords, who was shot in the head last year, was walked onto the stage by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and received lively applause before reciting the pledge. Her appearance brought many…

Rep. John Lewis links election to civil rights struggle: ‘I don’t want to go back’

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) gave a forceful plea during his speech at the Democratic convention for voters to reelect President Obama, equating Republican-sponsored voter ID laws to Jim Crow-era voting restrictions and urging voters to, “march to the polls like never before.” “Brothers and sisters, do you want to…

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