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Ryan mocked in media for inability to defend his own budget plan

Media figures spent Wednesday morning mocking vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s inability to defend his budget plan or provide any specific numbers in what should have been a softball interview with Fox News’s Brit Hume. Media Matters reports that Ryan, who is widely lauded as a “budget guru”…

Maher calls Obama a ‘dismal failure and a liar’ over drug policy

HBO’s Bill Maher on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama over his administration’s decision to ramp up prosecutions of medical marijuana dispensaries. “This is one place where Obama has been such a dismal failure and a liar,” Maher said during an interview with The Huffington Post’s new HuffPost Live video streaming…

Deferred deportation program already drawing thousands of applicants

More than a million young undocumented immigrants are eligible as of today for the two-year deferred deportation program enacted by the Obama administration in June, and reports suggest many are already seizing that opportunity. In Chicago, WLS-TV reported that people began lining up Tuesday night to turn in their applications.…

Ann Romney: ‘No more tax releases’ but ‘there’s nothing we’re hiding’

Ann Romney, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, recently said that there will be “no more tax releases given” by the wealthy couple, but she also insisted that “there’s nothing we’re hiding.” During an interview that’s scheduled to air on Thursday, NBC’s Natalie Morales noted that people…

Pawlenty suggests that Soledad O’Brien doesn’t understand English

Romney surrogates going up against CNN host Soledad O’Brien clearly haven’t learned their lesson. A day after former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu angrily told O’Brien to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney’s national campaign co-chair, suggested that the CNN host…

Romney accidentally tells Cuban exiles he loves vagina

GOP hopeful Mitt Romney on Monday mistakenly told Cuban exiles that he loved vaginas. During a campaign stop at a Miami juice shop owned by convicted cocaine trafficker Reinaldo Bermudez, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke with the hosts of Radio Mambí, a station run by Cuban exiles. “They’re waiting…

Colbert: ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ just like a real war…with jet skis!

Tuesday night, on the second night of Stephen Colbert’s “StePhest Colbcella – Rocktaugustfest ’012,” host Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” took on the new reality series “Stars Earn Stripes,” in which a motley crew of mostly has-been stars (including former “First Dude” of Alaska, Todd Palin) compete in military…

Jon Stewart: Romney merely the delivery system for Paul Ryan

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night mocked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for claiming to be a fiscal conservative while voting in favor of two wars, TARP, tax cuts for the rich and Medicare Part D. Noting that many Republicans considered Ryan to be an intellectual leader of…

Maddow: Paul Ryan an Ayn Rand follower, not a fiscal conservative

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow disputed the idea that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was fiscally conservative. Maddow noted that Ryan — Mitt Romney’s new running mate — had “voted for all of the things in the George W. Bush era that cost a lot of money…

Democratic strategist: Romney-Ryan ticket ‘doesn’t make sense’

Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis on Tuesday compared Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to Sarah Palin, saying the new vice presidential candidate was likely to appeal to conservatives but not independent voters. “This ticket doesn’t make sense,” he said on Current TV. “It doesn’t makes sense politically… In terms of battleground [states],…

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