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Colbert: Romney supporters beginning to cycle through ’5 stages of grief’

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the steadily worsening prospects of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s bid for the presidency. A new poll in the National Journal shows that President Barack Obama leads Romney in the polls by 7 points, garnering 50 percent of…

Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy: He appears to be getting dumber

On his show Tuesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart said President Barack Obama was the luckiest man on the planet because he was running against Mitt Romney. The political comedian chronicled the latest contradictory and hypocritical statements of the Republican presidential nominee, claiming that “the closer we get to…

Maddow blasts ‘race-based campaign’ of Sen. Scott Brown

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow slammed Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts for criticizing his opponent’s racial heritage. She noted that at their first televised debate, Brown accused Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren of lying about being a Native American because she didn’t look like “a person…

Robert Reich: Romney is the avatar of the upper-class

University of California professor Robert Reich on Tuesday disputed Republican claims that the wealthy were job creators. “We have not had this degree of income inequality in America for 80 years and by some measures 100 years,” he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. “Go back to the Gilded Age…

Protester defaces anti-Palestinian ad in New York City subway

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy was arrested on Tuesday after defacing an anti-Palestinian advertisement in a New York City subway station. During the incident, which was caught on video by the New York Post, photographer Pamela Hall attempted to protect the ad from Eltahawy. As Eltahawy tried to spray the ad…

Romney suggests teachers unions should be prohibited from campaign donations

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared at a multi-day “Education Nation” event co-hosted by NBC News in New York City at the infamous public library to say that he favored school choice, controversial merit-based teacher pay and even went so far as to suggest that teachers unions should not be allowed…

Conservative radio host: Obama ‘leading in the food stamp voters poll’

Conservative radio host Lars Larson on Tuesday dismissed President Barack Obama’s growing lead in the polls but insisted that he was sure the president “was leading in the food stamp voters poll.” After weeks of bad polling numbers indicating that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s chances of winning were slipping…

Tesla promises free solar-powered travel with new ‘Supercharger’ tech

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors announced Monday that it will roll out a network of solar-powered charging stations across the United States over the next two years, enabling owners of the company’s all-electric “Model S” vehicles to “travel for free, forever, on pure sunlight.” Appearing at an unveiling event Monday…

Ryan and Walker call for return of union NFL refs

Update (below): Walker insists he’s not anti-union A blown call in a National Football League game prompted both Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to demand the return of the league’s unionized referees, despite both lawmakers’ past anti-union efforts. In video from a campaign appearance uploaded…

Ryan suggests marriage equality not an ‘American’ or ‘human’ value

Paul Ryan on Tuesday suggested that equal marriage rights for LGBT people was not part of “American values” — or even “universal human values.” At a town hall-style campaign event in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Latina woman who said she was “fully Republican” asked the vice presidential nominee how the GOP…

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