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Rove mocks Palin: I may be a ‘balding fat guy,’ but ‘I wouldn’t leave office midterm’

Conservative strategist Karl Rove on Sunday lashed out at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) after she used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to blast his super PAC for “vetting our candidates.” Following major losses in the 2012 elections, Rove launched the Conservative Victory Project to…

CPAC attendees condemn Sen. Portman’s endorsement of marriage equality

While some people may have been eager to heap praise on Republican Sen. Rob Portman (OH) for his endorsement of marriage equality this week, many conservatives, including several attendees of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference were not so supportive. Portman gave a press conference on Thursday of last week…

Palin takes jab at Karl Rove in CPAC speech

In her speech on Saturday at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took jabs at the Republican establishment, gun control advocates, and President Barack Obama. She also singled out former GOP kingmaker Karl Rove, suggesting he return to Texas and run for office himself. The…

Young Turks: Religion is dying in America

Friday night on Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur looked at new surveys of U.S. public opinion and posited that this country is following the countries of Europe in an increasing trend toward secularism. “There’s a new poll out on religion,” Uygur said, “and it is fascinating.” A…

Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher: proposed Ryan budget is ‘laughable’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined Bill Maher on Real Time Friday night to discuss the two conflicting budgets released by Republicans and Democrats earlier this week. Maddow and Maher both took issue with Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “laughable” budget proposal, saying he’s offering the same measures he and Mitt Romney introduced…

Defeated Romney: I’m not pessimistic about America

In his first major speech since his US presidential defeat, Mitt Romney urged fellow Republicans Friday to buck up and set course for the White House, as he sought to uplift conservatives. Despite sharing a bill with a parade of charismatic potential 2016 Republican candidates, the man who lost last…

CPAC attendee defends slavery because slave owners provided ‘food and shelter’

A white attendee at the Conservative Political Action Committee defended slavery by saying that slave owners provided food and shelter for African-Americans on Friday, Think Progress reported. An attendee, 30-year-old Scott Terry of North Carolina asked the panelist that Republicans were reaching out to southern minority voters “at the expense…

Gov. Chris Christie calls African-American man ‘boy’ during town hall meeting

BlueJersey.com reported Friday that during a town hall meeting at a church this week in Paterson, NJ, Governor Chris Christie let a racial slur slip when he called an African-American man a “boy,” a term closely related to the more severe “N” word. Christie has, in the past, touted a…

Accused Steubenville rapist’s text: Victim was like ‘dead body’ that night

A blizzard of text messages sent and received by Steubenville, Ohio rape suspect and football player and his friends paint a harrowing and horrifying portrait of the night of the alleged gang rape. Yahoo! Sports reported that for more than two hours on Tuesday, forensic specialist JoAnn Gibb read selections…

LaPierre: ‘A violent rapist deserves to face a good woman with a gun’

National Rifle Association (NRA) chief Wayne LaPierre says that a “good woman with a gun” is the best way to deal with violent rapists. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, the NRA CEO lashed out at the Obama administration for releasing thousands of undocumented immigrants —…

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