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Krugman slams Romney advisor: Truth on Ryan’s ‘fraud’ plan is ‘anti-bipartisan’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman once again slammed Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R) budget Sunday morning, chastising Mitt Romney’s advisor Eric Fehrnstrom for firmly standing behind it. “The plan’s a fraud,” Krugman said. “The plan is a big bunch of tax cuts, some specified spending cuts, basically for poor people,…

George Will uses Bloomberg’s soda ban to blast climate change laws

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday used outrage over New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks to slam attempts to curb climate change. “That’s modern liberalism: They delight in bossing people around,” Will complained to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “What Bloomberg is saying [is] the government helps…

Romney adviser: Walker victory would mean unions can’t be ‘too greedy’

Ed Gillespie, an adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, on Sunday said that a loss for Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin’s recall election would not “factor into November,” but a win would mean that labor unions shouldn’t be “too greedy.” “I think this recall is about Wisconsin and…

Musicians rock out against Gov. Walker at get-out-the-vote rally

Thousands of people gathered at the Madison Labor Temple on Friday to participate in a get-out-the-vote rally targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker, according to The Daily Page. The rally was headlined by Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, Tim McIlrath of the punk…

Scahill: Obama has ‘murdered’ people with drone strikes

Upset over President Barack Obama’s “kill list” and continued usage of drone striking throughout his administration, The Nation‘s national security correspondent Jeremy Scahill called the commander-in-chief’s actions “murderous.” Appearing on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, Scahill argued for the justification of labeling President Obama’s decisions to authorize the strikes as…

Elizabeth Warren: I’m ‘not scared’ and I’m ready for this fight

On Saturday morning, Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Senate Elizabeth Warren addressed a breakfast meeting of labor leaders in Boston. The Harvard professor acknowledged that the Brown campaign has shown that they are willing to get “nasty,” but said that she is ready to fight for the Democratic Party and for…

Maddow blasts GOP for talking about jobs while legislating against women

In an unusually blunt and plain-spoken segment on Friday night’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow tore into Republicans for claiming that they care about jobs numbers when all they actually do on Capitol Hill is try to pass more and more laws restricting abortion, even when they know…

Maher to ‘Family Guy’ creator: Is it possible for an atheist to win an Emmy?

Friday night, “Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher subbed for Piers Morgan on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” The outspoken HBO host’s guest was “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane. Maher and MacFarlane are apparently close friends and the interview had the easy rhythm of two people who are are…

Jay Smooth decries ‘slut-shaming by association’ of Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama surprised observers this week when she answered a question from People Magazine about who she would be if she could be anyone in the world by replaying, “Beyonce.” Loop21 lit into Obama for her remark, claiming that even the comments on African-American websites found it”embarrassing,” apparently…

Jeb Bush slams Norquist’s tax pledge: Don’t ‘outsource your principles’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday suggested that Republicans were outsourcing their “principles and convictions” by signing Grover Norquist’s pledge to never raise taxes. During a House Budget Committee hearing, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) asked the former governor if he agreed with the Americans for Tax Reform…

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