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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…

Former TARP regulator tells Moyers: Another banking crash is ‘inevitable’

Neil Barofsky, the former regulator tasked with policing banker bailouts in the Bush administration’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), told talk show host Bill Moyers this week that another major banking crash is now “inevitable” because neither of the political parties have the stomach to end “too big to fail.”…

Conservatives condemn Obama for ad similar to famed Reagan line

The conservative media sphere seethed with anger on Friday over actress Lena Dunham’s suggestive new ad (embedded below) for President Barack Obama that implies a similarity between voting and having sex — seemingly forgetting that the Republican Party’s greatest icon, President Ronald Reagan, personally employed the very same analogy in…

Quoting Obama, CNN anchor says ‘bullsh*t’ during live broadcast

Speaking on a live broadcast Friday morning, CNN anchor Carol Costello quoted from a recent interview the president gave to Rolling Stone and said the word “bullshit” without any attempt to self censor. Discussing the outpouring of Republican consternation over the ad, CNN host Carol Costello invited contributor LZ Granderson…

Fischer: Wedding ring conspiracy means Obama may be a ‘closeted Muslim’

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization, on Thursday speculated that designs on President Barack Obama’s wedding ring meant that “he may in fact be a closeted Muslim.” Earlier this month, World Net Daily’s resident birther Jerome Corsi put forth a conspiracy theory that…

Giuliani: If contraception is covered, ‘it’s only fair’ to provide Viagra

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says that if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is going to force insurance companies to cover contraception then “it’s only fair” that men are provided with pills to treat erectile dysfunction. Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce earlier this week,…

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