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Rep. Amash claims pre-existing conditions were covered before Obamacare

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law could be repealed because “some” insurance policies already covered pre-existing conditions. CNN host Candy Crowley pointed out to Amash during a Sunday interview that some constituents had complained that Republicans lawmakers were being “purposely unhelpful”…

Carly Fiorina: Texas abortion law ‘not particularly extreme’

Former Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina says that an abortion law that is expected to close all but five of the 42 abortion clinics in Texas is “not a particularly extreme” position. During a Sunday panel discussion about how to attract more voters to the Republican Party, ABC News host…

Ray Kelly: ‘No question’ people will die if stop-and-frisk is ended

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday asserted that people would die if the city’s controversial policy of stopping and frisking suspects without a warrant was halted. In a July New York Times column, Charles Blow had connected the stop-and-frisk policy to neighborhood watch programs like the one…

Rand Paul: GOP has ‘room for people who believe in bigger govt.’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday refused to explicitly say that he disagreed with his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) offers “nothing” to Republicans — but he may have shocked some tea partiers by declaring that the party had “room for people who believe…

Tennessee Republican tells girl her father has to be deported as tea party crowd cheers

A Tennessee tea party Republican congressman told a frightened little girl at a town hall meeting on Thursday in Murfreesboro, TN that laws are laws and that her undocumented father is going to have to be deported. According to ProgressivePopulist.org, 11-year-old Josie Molina told Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R) that she…

Maddow mocks the idea of Limbaugh hosting a GOP debate: ‘Seem like a plan?’

A somewhat amused Rachel Maddow noted on Friday that the GOP’s move to ban CNN and NBC from its future presidential primary debates ran counter to its own advice from earlier this year to be more inclusive and to “stop listening to itself.” “That was the plan for the Republican…

‘Tell him to stop lying!’: Watch another GOP lawmaker get called out over Obamacare

A Florida lawmaker became the latest Republican to be loudly questioned by constituents over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. According to Think Progress, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) was booed and heckled during a town hall event on Thursday, with one attendee saying, “Tell him to stop lying” at…

Texas politician’s homophobic remarks caught on tape: ‘It’s just disgusting to even think about’

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro (D) quickly criticized one of his city council members on Friday after homophobic remarks by her came to light. Council member Elisa Chan’s statements finding homosexuality “disgusting,” Castro told KENS-TV, were “hurtful and misinformed and they don’t reflect the views of the overwhelming majority of…

Bloomberg endorses fingerprinting housing project residents for their own good

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) put forward an idea on Friday to install fingerprint scanners in the city’s Housing Authority projects. The Staten Island Advance reported that Bloomberg made the remarks during his weekly interview on WOR-AM, saying the scanners would help determine who is living in those…

Julian Assange praises Matt Drudge as ‘news media innovator’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told a group of college students Friday morning that the “only hope” for U.S. electoral politics is Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and his brand of Libertarian politics. According to the right-wing college news site CampusReform.com, the international fugitive and accused acquaintance rapist also heaped praise…

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