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Andrew Sullivan: Romney ‘like an alien that ripped off his mask’ at debate

GOP strategist Nicole Wallace on Sunday said that it was not a problem that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was “like an alien that ripped off his mask” when he seemed to change positions during the presidential debates because “we liked him better.” During an ABC News panel on Sunday, The…

Hume blasts media for Benghazi coverage: Fox News did ‘all the heavy lifting’

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume on Sunday lashed out at mainstream media organizations for not spending as much time as Fox News trying to determine what mistakes the Obama administration made before and after the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. “One of the problems we’re having here…

Ex-ACORN CEO: Voter suppression a response to ‘browning’ of America

The former CEO of the activist group ACORN called the Republican party’s ongoing voter-suppression efforts a response to what she called the “browning” of America Sunday. “This is about demographics,” Bertha Lewis said on Up With Chris Hayes. “Their base just swallows this whole. Who is that base? That is…

Priebus on Sununu: Accusing Powell of racism is a ‘small brush fire’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday insisted that “small brush fires” like former Gov. John Sununu’s suggestion that former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama because he’s black were just distractions. Speaking to CNN last week, Sununu wondered whether Powell’s endorsement was “based on issues,…

Gingrich on Mourdock’s rape comments: Stephanie Cutter should ‘get over it’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who is now a surrogate for Mitt Romney, on Sunday told President Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter to “get over it” and stop talking about Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s assertion that pregnancy from rape “is something that God intended to…

Sen. Ron Johnson: Abortion ‘not even an issue’ in Wisconsin

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says that voters in his state are going to vote for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney because they are not “at all” concerned about preserving reproductive rights for women. On Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Johnson why women should vote for Romney after he…

Former Powell Chief of Staff: ‘My party is full of racists’

Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Friday that the Republican Party is “full of racists,” and that the main reason most Republicans want President Barack Obama to lose the election to former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in…

Harris-Perry to Mourdock: Assaults on choice are assaults on women

Saturday on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Harris-Perry directed an open letter to Indiana candidate for U.S. Senate Richard Mourdock, the latest Republican candidate to go on the record saying that there should not be an exception in abortion laws for victims of rape and incest, but rather that women should…

Maddow: Is the Romney campaign hiding Paul Ryan?

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” in a segment called “Where’s Pauldo?” host Rachel Maddow wondered why vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been all but sidelined by the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) to the presidency. While Romney has been on the ground…

Maher: Romney thinks a blow job is how the Pep Boys clean out a carburetor

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher took the discussion of “first time” voting as a sexual analogy a step further in his weekly “New Rules” segment. A vote for Mitt Romney, he said, is a vote for every right wing extremist he’s ever…

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