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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…

Maddow: ’47 percent’ tape revives questions about Romney’s own tax returns

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the impact of the release of the hidden camera “47 percent” video on the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) to the presidency, as well as questions that the candidates remarks in the video raise…

Ryan: Romney ‘obviously inarticulate… but the point still stands’

Even Mitt Romney’s own running mate is panning his remarks that insult 47 percent of Americans as “dependant” on the government. During an interview with KRNV on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) did his best to spin Romney’s assertion to wealthy donors that it wasn’t his job to worry about…

Obama on Letterman: The president must represent the entire country

NEW YORK — Barack Obama warned Tuesday his Republican foe Mitt Romney was “writing off a big chunk of the country” following his remark that 47 percent of Americans were “victims” and therefore backed the president. Obama offered his first response to Romney’s remarks, made in a secretly recorded meeting…

Romney pushes back: Obama ‘likes redistribution’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attempted to put himself back on the offensive Tuesday by highlighting audio of President Barack Obama apparently endorsing “redistribution.” “Frankly we have two different views about America,” Romney said on Fox News. “The president’s view is one of a larger government. There is a tape…

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