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Rove: Obama ‘ripped us apart’ by sympathizing with Trayvon’s parents

Republican strategist Karl Rove on Sunday accused President Barack Obama of tearing the country apart by sympathizing with the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin. During a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Rove to respond to the possibility that the Justice Department could pursue civil…

Rick Perry insists ‘justice system is color blind’ after Zimmerman verdict

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday praised a Florida jury’s decision to find former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, and insisted that the case had not been influenced by race because “the justice system is color blind.” “A very thoughtful case was made by…

King: ‘I don’t remember’ 2012 debate on immigration so reform is a ‘mistake’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asserted on Sunday that Republicans should not support immigration reform because he couldn’t remember President Barack Obama and former Republican nominee Mitt Romney debating the topic during the 2012 election. In an interview on Fox News, King told host Chris Wallace that it was “a mistake…

Cornel West: I love Obama and pray for his safety. But he is a war criminal.

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” panel member Dr. Cornel West opened up about the difficulty of being an Obama supporter who opposes drone warfare, and in an at times heated discussion, revealed that you can in fact support a politician but not embrace all of their policies.…

Irish lawmaker pulls female MP onto his lap during abortion debate

An Irish politician has apologized after he was seen pulling a female colleague onto his lap during an abortion debate that ran into the early hours of Wednesday morning. As the Republic of Ireland’s upper house was debating a landmark bill that for the first time granted abortion rights in…

Zimmerman lawyer closes by showing jury shirtless Trayvon photo

Mark O’Mara, an attorney for former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, concluded his defense on Friday by showing a photo of a shirtless Trayvon Martin. In his closing remarks, O’Mara presented the mostly-white, all-female jury with a life-sized silhouette to demonstrate Martin’s height over Zimmerman, which he noted included a hoodie…

Doocy: Forcing Walmart to pay living wage could be ‘the death of free enterprise’

Fox News host Steve Doocy suggested on Friday that it could be “the death of free enterprise as we know it” if a bill requiring Walmart to pay a living wage was approved by the mayor of Washington, D.C. In a Washington Post op-ed earlier this week, Walmart regional general…

Geraldo Rivera: Jury would have shot Trayvon ‘a lot sooner than George Zimmerman’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday asserted that prosecutors in Florida had been pressured by MSNBC host Al Sharpton and “race politics” to bring a weak case against former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. As the the defense was preparing to present its…

Former Republican strategist: GOP needs to ‘de-kookify’ itself to be taken seriously

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the Republican Party’s bizarre intransigence when it comes to embracing the kookier elements within itself, including birthers, conspiracy theorists and zealots of all persuasions. She welcomed former campaign strategist from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s 2008 presidential run, Steve Schmidt,…

Tempers flare as Republicans boo Rep. Corrine Brown for shaming them over food stamp cuts

Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday threatened to strike a Democratic representative’s words from the record and then booed her after she shamed them for cutting food stamp funding from the farm bill. “The Bible says, to whom much is given, much is required,” Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)…

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