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Virginia gubernatorial candidate slammed for linking slavery and abortion in speech

Virginia Attorney General and presumptive gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) was soundly criticized by both state Democrats and reproductive health advocates following the release of a 2012 speech in which he compared the fight to abolish slavery with anti-abortion policies. Mother Jones reported on Wednesday that in the June 2012…

Rand Paul aborts his own pro-life views live on CNN

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on CNN’s “Situation Room” Tuesday evening to discuss the Life at Conception Act, but he ended up surprising the political world by floating a seemingly pro-choice argument. Insisting that “there are thousands of exceptions” to his latest proposal to extend the rights of personhood to…

‘Morning Joe’ sorry for editing Pelosi to falsely claim she wanted Iraq invasion

The hosts MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday apologized after selectively editing a clip of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to suggest that she had wanted President George W. Bush to invade Iraq. To mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the MSNBC morning show had on…

Priebus: Obama won women because Republicans lost the ‘emotional’ vote

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday continued his effort to reach out to minorities and women voters by suggesting that his party had failed to win over “cultural” and “emotional” voters in 2012. During an interview on MSNBC, guest host Luke Russert gave Priebus an opportunity to explain…

Maddow to Rumsfeld: Talk about reflux, gardening, boils, anything but Iraq

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how, ten years after the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. and the media are still struggling to come to terms with exactly how the nation was led to war on such flimsy evidence and who to blame…

Fox News guest: Gun background checks for mental illness will include abortions

A Fox News guest on Tuesday warned that a Democratic plan to expand gun background checks would allow the Ku Klux Klan to control black people and keep firearms out of the hands of women who had an abortion. Conservative columnist Star Parker told Fox News host Sean Hannity that…

Ed Schultz calls Politico ‘nothing but a bunch of freaking whores’

Finally freed from his weekday job at MSNBC, progressive radio host Ed Schultz brandished a particular bitterness toward Washington D.C. insider website Politico on Tuesday, calling them “nothing but a bunch of freaking whores” over a report claiming his split from the network was not voluntary. Vowing he’s going to…

Former political candidate disrupts Kansas City mayor’s speech

A former Missouri state political candidate crashed the stage during a speech by Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James (I) Tuesday night, prompting questions about security for future mayoral events. KCTV-TV reported that James was in the middle of his “State of the City” address when 31-year-old Derron Black appeared…

Michele Bachmann repeatedly dodges questions after being chased down by CNN reporter

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota on Tuesday refused to answer questions about a recent speech she gave at a conservative conference. Bachmann claimed at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Saturday that Obama was living in opulence at the White House. She alleged the President was enjoying an excess…

Democrat mocks John Boehner for ‘epiphany’ about debt ‘charade’

Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington poked fun at House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday after the Republican from Ohio admitted there was no imminent debt crisis. “Our debt is so bad, we’re told, that we have to take food out of the mouths of children through the nutrition program…

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