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Romney on drones: ‘Use any and all means necessary to take out’ enemies

During the third 2012 presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney praised President Barack Obama for his use of unmanned aerial drones to fight terrorism. “I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the…

Moderator Schieffer slips up, calls bin Laden ‘Obama’

The single letter separating the president’s name from that of America’s former enemy number one has led to many verbal miscues, the latest of which took place during the final presidential debate Monday night. Moderator Bob Schieffer, setting up a question about Pakistan’s loyalty to the U.S., accidentally referred to…

Obama rips Romney on military size: ‘The question is not a game of battleship’

President Barack Obama laughed off Mitt Romney’s argument that he had weakened the military through downsizing by joking that it was only natural for advancements in technology to make obsolete older weapons—such as those from the Civil War. In a discussion about the size of the military, Romney went after…

Press-credentialed man sneakily gives finger to live Fox News broadcast

Fox News inadvertently aired a middle finger salute during their pre-debate coverage when an unidentified man with press credentials crept into the network’s shot and flipped a subtle middle finger to the camera. While host Shepard Smith interviewed Obama surrogate General Wesley Clark at Lynn University prior to Monday’s final…

Rep. Peter King: ‘I think they’re hiding’ even though CIA backs Obama on Libya

President Barack Obama said plainly on Sept. 12 that the attack on America’s embassy in Libya was an act of terrorism, but he refrained from using that word again for about two weeks while the investigation was ongoing — a gap that’s got many Republicans absolutely obsessed. Count Rep. Peter…

‘Copwatch,’ or: How activists are changing police behaviors in New York City

In a unique activism short film, the Waging Nonviolence blog explored how activists in New York City are working to change police behaviors there by organizing “copwatch” patrols that diligently film police encounters. The tactic of copwatching was started in the ’70s by Black Panther activists in San Diego, but…

‘F*ck you, Ohio,’ for hogging presidential race

Satirist Andy Cobb has a message to the one state that seems to suck the most time and attention during presidential races: ‘Fuck you, Ohio.” “Many things divide Americans, but we can unite behind a common enemy — a force making us irrational, weak and stupid,” Cobb says in a…

Trump: ‘Fox & Friends’ deserves ‘as much’ credit as Obama for killing bin Laden

Billionaire Donald Trump on Monday told the hosts of Fox & Friends that they deserved “as much” credit for the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden as did President Barack Obama. Going into Monday’s presidential debate on foreign policy, Trump recommended that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney “be very,…

Soledad O’Brien scolds Giuliani: ‘Stop putting words in my mouth!’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani found himself getting an attitude adjustment from CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday after he suggested that she was blaming former President George W. Bush for recent attacks that left four Americans dead in Libya. In contrast to claims made by Republican presidential…

Romney blimp goes limp

An airship promoting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Florida drew attention for other reasons Sunday when it was forced to make an emergency landing just north of Miami. According to WSVN-TV, the blimp, bearing the banner, “America Needs Romney,” was caught in high winds on its way back to a…

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