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Paul Ryan: It’s ‘amazing’ that Romney is tied with Obama

Even Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is surprised that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney is doing so well against President Barack Obama. During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Ryan why the Republican message wasn’t “convincing half of the American public” who support Obama. “It’s…

Colbert: Romney may tie his horse onto the roof of his car like his dog

Stephen Colbert analyzed a story going under the radar Tuesday evening, in which a horse co-owned by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife Ann is could be going to the Olympics after placing third in the national trials. “Though one will imagine it will be a long drive to London…

MSNBC host hammers Catholic church over ‘masturbation’ statement

During a segment broadcast Tuesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell repeated the word “masturbation” over and over again during a lengthy condemnation of the Catholic church’s antiquated views on human sexuality. Coming to the defense of Sister Margaret Farley’s 2006 book “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” O’Donnell…

WATCH LIVE: Jamie Dimon testifies before Congress

The beleaguered JPMorgan chief will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Wednesday, answering questions about the company’s staggering $2 billion trading loss last month. Dimon managed to keep his job in a shareholder vote in May, but the company has faced federal investigations from all…

Toddler falls out of SUV during Texas police chase

An 18-month-old girl was treated for minor injuries after she was thrown from an SUV during a police chase in Lubbock, Texas. Police said that they were notified by a 19-year-old victim Saturday night after the toddler’s 17-year-old father and three other teenagers allegedly stole her purse. Authorities were pursuing…

Stewart calls out ‘Mr. Clean impersonator’ Rick Scott for voter purging

Jon Stewart delighted in poking fun at Florida Governor Rick Scott’s controversial voter purging campaign Tuesday evening, calling him a “Mr. Clean impersonator” and the former lead singer of the Australian rock group Midnight Oil. Scott’s voter purge was meant to take non-citizens off the voting roll, but revealed that…

Sen. Sanders on GOP mindset: If it’s good for America, we can’t do it

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday night said Republicans in Congress refused to pass the transportation funding bill because it would make the President look good. The Senate in March passed legislation reauthorizing transportation funding for two years with bipartisan support. The $109-billion bill is estimated to create 1.8 million…

Rep. Ellison: Drone strikes make enemies for America

At the recent Netroots Nation conference in Rhode Island, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that Congress should be very concerned with the use of drones. The Obama administration publicly acknowledged in May that it was using aerial drones to strike suspected terrorists in Yemen and Pakistan. The New York Times…

Gingrich: Elections rigged in favor of the wealthy

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that the current campaign finance system catered to wealthy candidates. “I think the elections laws ought to be reformed, but I’m going to surprise you,” he said on MSNBC’s Politics Nation. “I think they ought to be reformed by saying that any American…

Reid blasts GOP over ‘wall of blind obstruction’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) agrees with former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s criticism of the modern-day Republican Party. On Monday, Bush said Ronald Reagan and his father would be too moderate for the current GOP, which has “an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement.” Reid said Tuesday that…

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