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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…

Bill Maher on Mourdock and ‘rape is God’s will’: ‘You cannot separate religion from just sheer idiocy’

During Friday night’s panel discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher, guests Eliot Spitzer, Chrystia Freeland and Michael Steele weighed in the Republican Party’s little “rape is God’s will” problem. Earlier this week, Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock stunned many Americans when he professed that “…life begins at conception. The…

Ann Coulter defends ‘retard’ comment, downplays Roe v. Wade on Piers Morgan

Ann Coulter appeared on Piers Morgan on October 26 and discussed, much to her apparent chagrin, a tweet she sent out after the third presidential debate which called the president a “retard.” She said she used the word “because it’s a synonym for loser.” When Morgan tried to argue that…

Sen. Reid released from hospital hours after crash

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was released from the hospital just a few hours after a car crash this afternoon left him with rib and hip contusions, reported the Associated Press. He was able to walk into the hospital himself and was taken by his security staff as a…

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