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Romney says Obama is like a Roman emperor: ‘Nero is fiddling’

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney asserted in a recent interview that President Barack Obama was like the Roman emperor, Nero, who was “fiddling” while Rome burned. “It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done,” Romney told Fox…

Ann Romney: ‘I’m happy to blame the media’ for election loss

Ann Romney says that she blames the media for her husband’s loss in the 2012 presidential election because the “universally felt opinion” is that reporters wanted President Barack Obama to be re-elected. “I’m happy to blame the media,” Ann Romney told Fox News host Chris Wallace in an interview that…

Touré rips Scalia’s remarks on Voting Rights Act: ‘Completely racist’

Friday night on MSNBC’s “Martin Bashir” show, host Martin Bashir welcomed Touré, co-host of “The Cycle,” who discussed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s remarks characterizing 1965′s Voting Rights Act as “racial entitlement.” Touré called the sitting justice’s statements “completely racist” and wondered that in the face of so much evidence…

Maher on conservatives spurning Chris Christie: ‘Do they have a death wish?’

During a discussion on his show Friday, HBO host Bill Maher and his guests raked the organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the coals for not inviting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to appear. “Do they have a death wish?” Maher asked GOP strategist Steve Schmidt.…

Paul Krugman: Sequester ‘was designed to be stupid’

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman used some of President Barack Obama’s language on Friday in describing the spending cuts the president signed into effect. While the federal sequester isn’t as bad as the “fiscal cliff” debate that tied up Congress and the White House at the end of 2012, Krugman…

‘Troublemaker of the Year’ tells Moyers science studies needed to ‘ensure the survival of the human race’

The 19-year-old activist who was named “Troublemaker of the Year” by … told Bill Moyers on Friday that teaching children humanity’s origins will help the species survive. Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-GA) infamous speech calling evolution and other scientific theories “lies from the pits of hell,” education advocate Zack Kopplin told…

Former tea party candidate’s sewage rant gets him booted from school board meeting

Carl Paladino was the 2010 Republican candidate for governor of New York, but now the tea party activist is not even welcome at a Buffalo School Board meeting. On Wednesday, the former candidate found himself being escorted from a school board meeting by security guards after he began ranting about…

NRA president: Gun owners will do ‘whatever’s necessary’ to ‘get rid of’ anti-gun lawmakers

National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene on Thursday promised that gun owners would do “whatever’s necessary” to “get rid of those in public office” that they viewed as working to erode the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Speaking at a rally of about 7,000 people protesting New York…

Injured ‘Sheriff Joe’ releases hospital bed videos

After falling and breaking his arm while walking through downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Sheriff Joe Arpaio released a pair of videos of himself in a hospital bed, talking about his determination to return to work. According to Talking Points Memo, the 80-year-old sheriff spoke to a woman off camera about…

Sean Hannity suggests Keith Ellison is the ‘equivalent’ of the KKK

Sean Hannity on Thursday responded to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI)’s accusation that he was a “shill” for the Republican Party by linking the Muslim Congressman to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who he called “a racist and an anti-Semite.” On Tuesday, Ellison had appeared on Hannity’s show and blasted…

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