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Obama praised ‘competition’ and markets in full video of ‘redistribution’ talk

A 14-year-old video of President Barack Obama promoted by the Romney campaign this week over a comment about “redistribution” also features the president pushing for marketplace “competition” and market-driven “innovation,” according to a complete record of his speech obtained by NBC News. The president’s spokespeople have since explained that the…

Romney tells DREAMers he won’t round up ‘illegal aliens’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used the slur “illegal aliens” on Wednesday while telling a Hispanic audience that he would not “round up” undocumented immigrants if he is elected in November. During a Univision candidate forum on Wednesday, the former governor, who has promised to veto the DREAM Act, said…

Maddow: Romney hurt GOP candidates by calling Americans ‘lazy moocher bums’

On her show Wednesday night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney could hurt other Republican candidates if his image does not improve before November. “As Mr. Romney has been dropping in the polls, so have been Republican Senate candidates,” she noted. Romney’s campaign has faced…

CNN contributor: Federal watchdogs for Super PACs are toothless

CNN contributor John Avlon said Wednesday that the Federal Elections Commission, which oversees election spending in the United States, had essentially become useless thanks to partisan politics. “There is this gold rush going on in the Super PAC economy but it really is like the wild west, people are pushing…

Reporter: Audio of Obama endorsing ‘redistribution’ not a ‘gotcha’

Molly Ball, political correspondent for The Atlantic, said Wednesday that recently unearthed audio of President Barack Obama endorsing the concept of redistributing government resources was not likely to harm his re-election campaign. “I don’t think [redistribution] is a popular concept with the public, but this is also not a shocking…

Romney: I’m proud of Romneycare

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he was proud of the health care law he implemented while governor of Massachusetts, which was used as a blueprint for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “First of all, I would repeal all of Obamacare and replace it with the kinds…

Harry Reid: The 47 percent aren’t ‘using Cayman Islands tax shelters’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that leaked tapes insulting the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income taxes as “dependant” on the government have given the world a “rare look at the real Mitt Romney.” Earlier this year, Reid had suggested that the Republican presidential nominee refused…

NC state senator says Romney-Ryan win would mean ‘real men in the White House’

A North Carolina state senator told supporters that electing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ticket this November would stop violent protests in the Middle East because it would put “real men in the White House.” Sen. David Rouzer (R) made the remarks at a Tea Party Express rally on Sunday,…

Ann Romney: Mitt ‘obviously doesn’t need’ president’s job for the money

In an interview with Denver, Colorado’s KDVR Fox 31, Ann Romney, wife of Republican candidate for president, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), said that her husband does not “disdain the poor,” and that voters should believe in his integrity because Mitt Romney “obviously doesn’t need to do this for a…

Pat Buchanan: Obama is a ‘drug dealer of welfare’

Conservative author Pat Buchanan on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama as a “drug dealer of welfare” and praised Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for starting a “great debate” with his comments about the 47 percent of Americans who he said were “dependent” on government services. “This is what this campaign…

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