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Villaraigosa: Republicans running on ‘platform of 1812′

After a week of watching the Republican National Convention, the Democratic convention chair has decided that the GOP 2012 platform looks more like the “platform of 1812.” “If you look at their platform, the 2012 platform, it looks like it’s from another century — maybe even two,” Los Angeles Mayor…

Chris Wallace falsely claims Obama had filibuster-proof majority for 2 years

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday made the false claim that the Democratic Party had a 60-vote majority for two years after President Barack Obama took office. During an interview with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Wallace pointed out that Obama had not accomplished “major entitlement reform” in his…

Chris Hayes notes Romney’s silence on Afghanistan

One interesting thing about Clint Eastwood’s bizarre appearance at the Republican National Convention, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Up With Chris Hayes Saturday, was that Eastwood explicitly mentioned the U.S. war in Afghanistan, something the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, didn’t discuss at all. Eastwood stumbled his way through criticizing…

Criticism mounts around violent MN arrest caught on video

Black community leaders in St. Paul, Minnesota, are criticizing local police after the violent arrest of a stalking suspect surfaced on YouTube. Authorities charged 30-year-old Eric R. Hightower on Thursday with aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and property damage against his ex-girlfriend following his arrest on Tuesday, during which an officer…

California one step closer to self-driving cars

The California state legislature passed a bill Friday that could eventually help self-driving cars become a reality on the state’s highways. According to WebProNews, the bill, which has yet to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown, would require the California Highway Patrol to adopt safety and performance standards for “autonomous…

Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘What is riskier than living poor in America?’

A discussion on the racialized political rhetoric surrounding welfare took a turn close to home for Melissa Harris-Perry on her show Saturday morning, as she offered author and BusinessWeek columnist Monica Mehta a glimpse at the kind of places in which people who need of social-assistance programs often live. Harris-Perry’s…

Maddow: Eastwood’s RNC ‘meltdown’ was a ‘political disaster’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow broke down just what it was that made Thursday night’s prime-time adress by actor Clint Eastwood to the Republican National Convention so strangely jarring.  She also discussed the fact that its placement in the convention line-up was a particularly poor…

In a Friday night special, Jon Stewart celebrates Clint Eastwood’s ‘fistful of awesome’

In a special Friday night Republican National Convention edition of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took on Clint Eastwood and the now-infamous empty chair. As they say in the circus, just watch: —– Video above originally uploaded by Mediate on August 31, 2012.…

Dinesh D’Souza tells Bill Maher: Obama has sublimated ‘Charles Bronson’ rage

On the circuit pimping his new documentary The Roots of Obama’s Rage –because, as we all know, African-Americans are full of rage– conservative commentator and wingnut welfare recipient Dinesh D’Souza appeared as the leading guest on this week’s episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. During the interview, Maher…

Romney misspeaks, calls the United States a ‘company’

Although Mitt Romney’s determination to campaign for president on his record as a businessman has led both his supporters and his detractors to suggest that if elected, he would attempt to run the country like a business, Romney’s own understanding of the presidential role has never been entirely clear, He…

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