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Megan Carpentier on Democracy Now: Ann Romney’s ‘soft’ appeal is ‘insulting’

In an interview with Democracy Now, Raw Story’s Executive Editor Megan Carpentier and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson talked about the Republican Party’s ever-shifting position to the right on women’s issues, despite Ann Romney’s “soft” appeal to women voters. Anderson said he used to view Romney as someone more…

Fox News predicts surprise ‘hologram of Ronald Reagan’ at RNC

Fans of former president Ronald Reagan have been trying to revive him for years in the form of zombies, dreams and ghosts — and on Thursday, they may finally get their wish, according to Fox News. A revised Republican National Committee schedule released Monday showed a mystery “To Be Announced”…

Romney party yacht ‘Cracker Bay’ flies Cayman Islands flag in Tampa

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign on Wednesday partied with wealthy donors on a 150-foot yacht that flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, according to an ABC News report. Members of the Romney Victory Council, who have each raised more than $1 million for the candidate, mingled with Romney’s…

Republican governor acknowledges Romney welfare attack is a lie

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has acknowledged that the presidential campaign of Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s  current main line of attack against President Barack Obama, that he gutted welfare reform’s work requirement, is based on a falsehood.  Brownback made the admission in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, host of…

Wild koala surprises canoeists by hitching a ride

Members of the Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club were shocked last week after a wild koala decided to join them for a boat ride. The group was paddling down a Tallebudgera Creek on Australia’s Gold Coast when the animal spotted them from the bank and hopped in the water. After…

Rape victims speak out against Republicans on eve of Ryan’s speech

In advance of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan taking the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, rape survivors released a video calling for Republicans to “[stand] up for the dignity of women who have been raped.” The video, released by the group UltraViolet, which works to fight…

Santorum: FDR ‘stopped creativity’ and ‘drove businessmen away’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday suggested that President Franklin Roosevelt actually made the Great Depression worse with “class warfare politics” that “stopped creativity” and “drove businessmen away.” The former Pennsylvania senator delivered red meat to attendees of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in a speech where…

Letterman: Christie’s RNC speech pitched ‘A Butter Future’

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knows well by this point, fat jokes tend to follow him. And while it does get old, late night talk show host David Letterman still does it better than anyone else. “Chris Christie will be giving a 45 minute speech [to the RNC],”…

Juan Williams stuns Fox News panel: Ann Romney just a ‘corporate wife’

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams shocked his fellow panelists during Tuesday night’s Republican National Convention when he went off script and said that Ann Romney was just a “corporate wife” whose husband takes care of her. Following Ann Romney’s convention speech, the conservative panelists all offered praise for the…

Nebraska school district wants deaf child to change how he signs his name

A deaf Nebraska boy was in the middle of a dispute between his school and his parents after the school threatened to make him change the way he signs his name. According to KOLN-TV, 3-year-old Hunter Spanjer had been asked to make the change because his local school district, Grand…

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