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Ben Stein jokes that Fox News might kill him for telling them taxes are ‘too low’

Conservative economist Ben Stein on Thursday seemed to know that he had wandered off message when he joked that the hosts of Fox & Friends might murder him for saying that it was not possible to balance the budget without raising taxes. “I hate to say this on Fox —…

Tucker Carlson: Crowley’s fact check was like Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson says that Candy Crowley’s real-time fact check of Mitt Romney during Tuesday night presidential debate was so devastating that it can be compared to John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. During Tuesday night’s second 2012 presidential debate, Crowley’s instant fact check…

Obama, Romney trade new blows in contested territory

President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney stoked the embers of their smoldering debate as they campaigned through fiercely contested territory less than three weeks before the election. Hitting the campaign trail on Wednesday — a day after one of the most contentious presidential face-offs in history — the two…

Maddow: The right has an ‘irresistible impulse’ for conspiracies

Noting the right-wing conspiracies about President Barack Obama and his administration, liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Mitt Romney’s performance at the second presidential debate revealed he had succumb to conspiratorial thinking as well. “That impulse on the right now to not just downplay or distract from or try and…

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki: Drug war fuels industrialized mass incarceration

Appearing Tuesday night on The Daily Show, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki explained how the “failed” war on drugs was fueled by corporate-interests. “It has to do with business,” he told Jon Stewart. “This country is finding, everywhere we look, we are seeing places where the extraordinary power of corporations in this…

Green Party candidate Jill Stein blasts Democrat and Republican duopoly

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke out against the deeply-entrenched two party system in the United States “The distinction between them [Democrats and Republicans] are far too small,” she said. “They want to debate the minutia of the tax code, rather than the…

Megyn Kelly scolds ‘focus group’ member who refused to bash Candy Crowley

Fox News host Megyn Kelly became agitated on Wednesday after a member of her “focus group” noted that the panel had only been assembled to criticize debate moderator Candy Crowley because of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s poor performance. During Tuesday night’s second 2012 presidential debate, Crowley’s instant fact check…

Mike Huckabee’s wife: ‘Women are really on fire for Todd Akin’

The wife of Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) says that “women are really on fire” for the Missouri Republican Senate candidate who said that sexual assault victims could not get pregnant through “legitimate rape.” During a radio interview with Janet Mefferd, whose show is sponsored…

Green Party candidate: Police handcuffed me to a chair for eight hours

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein said Wednesday police handcuffed her to a chair during her eight-hour imprisonment following her arrest outside the second presidential debate. “For most of the time it was just [running mate] Cheri Honkala and myself,” Stein told Democracy Now anchor Amy Goodman. “Yet they…

Rep. Gohmert: ‘Slavery was a blot’ but U.S. is worse off now

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says “slavery was a blot” on the United States but the country is actually a lot worse off now because people are “openly rebelling” against God. During a Tuesday conference call supporting Vision America Pastor Rick Scarborough’s plan for 40 days of prayer asking God…

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