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Granholm: GOP only pro-life on one side of the cervical wall

Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Monday said that while the Republican Party considered itself “pro-life,” they were more concerned with the unborn than the recently born. “Republicans are definitely pro-birth,” she said. “They will do everything they can to make sure the baby comes out, regardless of how it…

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien confronts director of Citizens United’s anti-Obama film

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday questioned Steve Bannon of Breitbart.com over falsehoods in his new movie The Hope and The Change. The film, a project of the conservative group Citizens United, highlights 40 Democrats and Independents who voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but no longer support him.…

Gingrich: Obama ‘the most aggressively pro-abortion president in history’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday accused President Barack Obama of being “I think the difference between Romney and Ryan and Obama and Biden is extraordinary, he told Democracy Now’s Deena Guzder and Amy Littlefield. “Obama is the most aggressively pro-abortion president in history. His position as a state…

Occupy activists clash with Westboro Baptist church protestors outside the Republican convention

While delegates and newsmakers more or less took the day off while waiting for Issac (and waiting out tornado warnings in the area), the March on the RNC went forward as initially planned. But when the official march reached its end point, a few of the participants decided they weren’t…

Anti-LGBT Catholic bishop who created Prop 8 busted for DUI

A Catholic bishop who was instrumental in creating California’s Proposition 8 same sex marriage ban was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend — just one after the church insulted LGBT activists by naming him the Archbishop of San Francisco. According to KGO, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was arrested…

Will.i.am song will be broadcast on Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover

Pop star Will.i.am was writing a song to endorse Barack Obama at the conventions four years ago, but this election cycle he’s decided to back a nerdier candidate: NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover. Will.i.am released a new single called “Reach For The Stars,” which NASA plans to broadcast from the rover…

Pat Robertson’s CBN suggests God moved hurricane to protect Republicans

The religious lifestyle show hosted by televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that Christians in Florida had convinced God to move soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac away from Tampa, Florida to protect Republicans. During a segment about how Isaac forced the first day of Republican National Convention to be cancelled, Christian Broadcasting…

Conservative ‘historian’ claims amendment guaranteeing right to trial criminalizes abortion

Self-styled conservative “historian” David Barton has never had an easy ride with things like facts, but his latest theory might strike even his supporters as a bit more than odd. In short, Barton believes that America’s founders banned abortion when they guaranteed the right to trial by jury in the…

Robertson: Raise retirement age to 72 because ‘people really like to work’

Evangelist Pat Robertson weighed in the issue of Social Security’s long-term feasibility on The 700 Club Monday, advocating for the mandatory retirement age to be raised past 65 years of age, citing extended lifespans and advances in medicine. “Consequently [people] should be working longer and they should not begin retirement…

Moyers: Obama ‘should know better’ than to ignore poverty

Journalist Bill Moyers expressed concern in a video essay published Friday over President Barack Obama, a former community organizer, and his lack of devotion to poverty since he’s entered the Oval Office. “It’s just astonishing to us how long this campaign has gone on with no discussion of what’s happening…

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