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Republican Mandel refuses to comment on Mourdock’s ‘gift from God’ rape remark

Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel refused to comment Wednesday night on controversial statements by Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that abortion should not even be legal in cases of rape. When confronted by blogger Marc Kovac of the Ohio Capital Blog and asked if he…

Powell: I’m still a Republican but will ‘stick with’ Obama in 2012

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama for the second time. “Well, you know I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I’ll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month,” the retired…

Rev. Jesse Jackson arrested over ‘Bainport’ protest against ‘economic terrorism’

Rev. Jesse Jackson and 13 other employees of Sensata Technologies in Freeport, Maine were arrested Wednesday evening after stepping onto company property, in an act of civil disobedience Jackson said he hopes will get Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to rethink its…

Obama: Mourdock shows why you don’t want politicians making women’s health decisions

During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Barack Obama chastised Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock over recent comments. The GOP Senate candidate has found himself in hot water after saying that a pregnancy resulting from rape is “something God intended.” “I don’t know how these guys…

Maddow: Richard Mourdock was his own October surprise

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was not isolated in his view that victims of rape should be forced to give birth if they become pregnant. The Republican candidate created an uproar on Tuesday night after he said that a…

Economist: Obama and Romney afraid of offending the big banks

Nobel award-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said Wednesday that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had failed to mention the housing market recovery because both were afraid of upsetting big banks, who are major campaign contributors. Stiglitz told Reuters TV it was “shocking” that the housing issue hadn’t…

Beck: God ‘guided’ Romney to lose final debate

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck says that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the final debate because he was “being guided” by God to be “less contentious” and agree with President Barack Obama. Although Obama was aggressive throughout the Monday’s debate, Romney used a softer strategy, repeatedly endorsing the…

Romney campaign on Mourdock’s rape comments: We ‘still support him’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign said on Wednesday that they disagreed with Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s statement that pregnancy from rape “is something that God intended to happen,” but the former Massachusetts governor still supports him. Mourdock said during a debate Tuesday night that he did not…

Trump’s ‘bombshell’ Obama disclosure turns out to be literally nothing

When Donald Trump teased Fox News viewers with a “gigantic” bombshell of a disclosure about President Barack Obama that could potentially alter the course of the election, the media was expecting at least something. Anything, really. And on Wednesday, they got absolutely, literally nothing at all. Speculation about Trump’s “bombshell”…

Jay Smooth: Romney ‘an aurora borealis of elitist douchebaggery’

In this video, by American Bridge & the Jewish Committee for Education & Research, hip hop activist and cultural critic Jay Smooth dissects the elitist rhetoric of Republican candidate for president former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). The clip began with Romney’s surreptitiously recorded remarks from a fundraiser in May where…

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