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Adviser: Romney will tell Obama to ‘man up’ at debate

An adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that part of the former Massachusetts governor’s debate strategy on Tuesday night will be to ask President Barack Obama to “man up” and “accept his responsibility” for the terrorist attacks in Libya. “There should be an effort to get transparency from…

CNN host boots Bryan Fischer: Your ‘hate speech’ proves anti-LGBT ‘agenda’

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization who is opposing anti-bullying efforts found himself on the defensive on Tuesday after a CNN host pointed out that his “hate speech” revealed an anti-LGBT agenda. During a phone interview on CNN, host Carol Costello asked the American Family…

Anderson Cooper calls out Romney for claiming ‘blog posts’ are tax plan studies

CNN host Anderson Cooper on Monday became the latest journalist to question so-called “studies” cited by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, to prove that their proposal could cut taxes without raising the deficit. In his “Keeping Them Honest” segment, Cooper observed that Romney…

Peter King to O’Brien: Administration is covering up Libya attack details

In a Tuesday interview with Soledad O’Brien, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accused President Barack Obama’s administration of covering up the facts behind last month’s attack on a U.S. consulate building in Benghazi, Libya. When O’Brien suggested that King wasn’t going as far as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani…

Maddow: How would Ryan and the GOP punish rape victims who get abortions?

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” asked how exactly Republicans plan to punish women who get abortions if abortions are made illegal, and whether or not they intend to prosecute the victims of rape or incest if no exceptions are made for those unwanted pregnancies.…

Anti-abortion extremist’s racist poem video attacks Samuel L. Jackson and Obama

Anti-abortion crusader Randall Terry has released a video mocking Samuel L. Jackson as the “New Uncle Tom” for his complicity in so-called “black genocide” by supporting President Barack Obama. Wearing a thick gold chain and speaking with a stereotypical urban accent, Terry performs his poem as “Sir Reginald Bling” to…

Matt Taibbi: The Romney-Ryan tax plan should be laughed at

Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi said Monday on Current TV that it was appropriate for Vice President Joe Biden to laugh at his Republican challenger Paul Ryan during last week’s debate. “I think what he did — and he got heavily criticized for laughing and bringing this mocking tone…

Jesuit priest on abortion: Not all moral law should be civil law

Father Thomas Reese, a Catholic Jesuit professor, told CNN on Monday that religious belief should not be used as the sole basis for laws, noting that the philosophically-inclined saints Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas actually believed prostitution should be legal, though they morally opposed it. “Faith has motivated people…

Howard Kurtz: How can Romney face Putin if he’s afraid of Whoopi?

After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign announced on Monday that the candidate had canceled his Thursday appearance on ABC’s The View, media critic Howard Kurtz wondered how the former Massachusetts governor could stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin if he couldn’t even take questions from Whoopi Goldberg. “Governor…

Rosie Perez: Romney would have a better shot as ‘a gay Latina’

The first release from a new “comedy super PAC” features actress Rosie Perez blasting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his joke saying that he’d “have a better shot” at winning the election if he were Latino. “Hispanics represent 17 percent of the population and account for less than 2…

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