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Colbert defends Ryan from ‘liberal hacks’ at Fox News

Stephen Colbert started the week on The Colbert Report enraged at the “liberal hacks” at Fox News for their treatment of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday. Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice-president, had a contentious interview with Chris Wallace over the 20 percent across-the-board tax cut he and GOP…

Maddow: GOP forced to cease voter registration efforts in five of the swingiest swing states

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained why the Republican Party had halted its voter registration efforts in five major swing states. Republicans had hired Strategic Allied Consulting to run voter registration drives in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada. But RNC severed ties with Strategic…

Noam Chomsky: If I were in a swing state, I’d vote for Obama

MIT professor Noam Chomsky would vote for President Barack Obama if he lived in a swing state, but only to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan out of the White House. Chomsky explained last week on the Matthew Filipowicz Show that activists should not spend much time on the “carefully…

Beck: God put Romney behind in polls to prove it’s a miracle when he wins

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck says that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s poll numbers have fallen as a part of a plan from God to make it obvious to the American people that divine intervention was responsible when Republicans take the White House in November. “I know Mitt Romney wasn’t…

Spanish police attack journalists and anti-austerity protesters

As the Spanish government defends police response to anti-austerity protests surrounding the country’s Parliament building, Russia Times and other outlets reported instances of police violence against both media members and demonstrators. An Associated Press photographer reported seeing police “severely beat” at least one protester Saturday, who had to be hospitalized.…

Schwarzenegger bucks GOP: I performed same sex weddings as governor

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently floored veteran CBS reporter Leslie Stahl by revealing that he had rejected the Republican Party platform and performed multiple same sex weddings while still serving as the governor of California. “I always said I have nothing against people doing what they want to do,” Schwarzenegger told Stahl…

‘Meet The Press’ host caught misquoting Obama

Meet The Press host David Gregory apparently misquoted President Barack Obama while setting up a question to a guest, Think Progress reported Sunday. “The President has said as recently as May of this year that al Qaeda has not had a chance to rebuild, that al Qaeda has been defeated,”…

Chris Christie dismisses poll truthers: The polls aren’t rigged against Romney

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists that the many presidential polls showing President Barack Obama with an edge over GOP hopeful Mitt Romney aren’t rigged, no matter what so-called “poll truthers” like Karl Rove and Dick Morris say. “I don’t buy that,” Christie told ABC host George Stephanopoulos on…

Ingraham: ‘Fools’ errand’ for Romney to attempt ‘human moment’ at debate

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham is warning Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney not to even try to create a “human moment” by attempting to connect with voters during Wednesday’s debate because it would be a “fools’ errand.” During a Sunday panel on Fox News, The Chrisitian Science Monitor‘s Liz Marlantes…

McCain suggests Harry Reid ‘doesn’t care’ about US ambassador’s death

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is accusing Republicans of politicizing an attack on the U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi because he probably “doesn’t care” about the death of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday that the Obama administration…

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