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Chris Hayes: GOP now ‘smoking what they’re dealing’ on Romney poll numbers

Saturday on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes likened Republican “poll truthers” to crackheads, saying that the GOP is “smoking what they’re dealing.” He invoked the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls)’s “Crack Commandment” Number 4 to prove his point. On the posthumously-released 1997 album “Life After…

Rachel Maddow: Republicans pushing erosion of abortion rights despite the fact it’s hurting them

Polls show that the ongoing Republican ‘war on women’ is threatening Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the state of Virginia –and, therefore, the Presidency– in the upcoming November election. But, as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Friday night, that hasn’t stopped conservative lawmakers from finding creative new ways…

Ann Romney worries about Mitt’s ‘mental well-being’ if he wins election

Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, told a Nevada television station her main concern if her husband wins the upcoming election would be over his state of mind. “I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being,” she told KTVN-TV Thursday. “I…

Bloomberg on racial bias complaint: ‘Life isn’t always fair’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took issue with a racial bias complaint filed Thursday against eight local high schools, telling WNBC-TV, “Life isn’t always fair.” The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint against the city saying the admissions test used for eight specialized high schools in the area…

Anti-Islam filmmaker reveals a new name in court

The man accused of producing the 14-minute anti-Islam video responsible for sparking violence around the Middle East told a judge he had actually been using another name since 2002. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the man known to federal authorities as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula had legally changed his…

Bill Moyers: ALEC ‘is still everywhere’

The influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has not diminished despite recent corporate defections, Bill Moyers said Friday, or attempts to curb it with legislation like the ALEC Accountability Act. The bill, Moyers said in a report on Moyers and Company, “has gone nowhere. ALEC, on the other…

Virginia man kills family and himself over fear Obama would be re-elected

A Virginia man allegedly killed himself and his family earlier this week in part because he was upset by the thought of President Barack Obama being re-elected. “He felt that our God-given rights were being taken away,” a family friend identified as “Maggie L.” told The Daily Mail. “He didn’t…

Bizarre ‘Resident Evil 6′ promotion features meat woman and edible body parts

The “Resident Evil” line of game are, even fans of the series must admit, kinda bizarre, what with its emphasis on superhuman mutant dogs and bizarre zombie-plant people with all sorts of tentacles and the like. And yet somehow this new promotional event Capcom is throwing for “Resident Evil 6″…

Jay Smooth: Why do all stories about Romney make him sound like such a dick?

On an edition of “Ill Doctrine,” released Friday, September 28, hip hop philosopher and social critic Jay Smooth asked exactly how much longer we’re all supposed to pretend that the Republican presidential candidate, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is anything other than an overbearing jerk. “I have a question,” said…

Mass workplace shooting in Minneapolis leaves five dead

Update: The Associated Press confirms that the identity of the shooter is 36-year-old Andrew J. Engeldinger. Police say he had 10,000 rounds of ammo in his his home and he had been fired hours before the shooting. Authorities say a gunman killed at least four people and then took his own…

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