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Clint Eastwood, citing old age, defends bizarre RNC performance

Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, who stole the show on the final night of the Republican convention by debating an empty chair meant to signify President Obama, is now defending his performance by saying that in old age, “you don’t have to edit yourself.” In an interview with CNN, Eastwood said…

Obama ad: Romney tax plan would send 800,000 jobs overseas

In a new ad released on Saturday by the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, Deputy Campaign Director Stephanie Cutter attempted to debunk recent assertions by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s campaign regarding President Obama, China and the economy. At the outset of the video, Cutter quoted Romney campaign staffer…

Maddow: Ryan spoke at fringe conference Friday alongside ‘former terrorist’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the strange decision by vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to speak at a right wing fringe conference on Friday alongside a man who bills himself as a “former terrorist.” Friday was a solemn day that…

Maher: ‘This is the week Mitt Romney lost the election’

Because of his reaction to the crisis in the Middle East, Bill Maher said Friday, “I think this is the week Mitt Romney lost the election.” Romney’s much-derided remarks falsely criticizing the Obama administration made the GOP presidential candidate look “small,” Maher said, in much the same way Rep. John…

Cenk Uygur: anti-Islam movie ‘weirdest movie scam of all time’

On Friday’s episode of The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur explained that the anti-Islamic film “the Innocence of Muslims” was initially advertised toward Muslims as part of a scam. The film was originally called “The Innocence of bin Laden,” Uygur said, referring to the Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 attack organizer…

Bill Moyers: Rove is ‘the undisputed maestro of the politics of plutocracy’

On his Friday show, Bill Moyers examined the resurgence of Karl Rove, who went from being damaged goods during George W. Bush’s presidency to an unparalleled bagman for the Republican party. “Bush’s Brain has become Boss Rove, virtuoso of what BusinessWeek calls ‘partisan money management,’” Moyers said, before calling him…

Republican Rep. calls Planned Parenthood ‘racist’ baby murderers

A Republican Representative from Kansas on Friday told the Values Voter Summit that Planned Parenthood was a “racist organization” that targeted unborn minority children to be murdered. “The biggest war against our liberties is the war that is being waged against those that are not here today: the unborn,” Rep.…

Hecklers dragged from Ryan speech: ‘Corporations are not people!’

Protesters on Friday interrupted vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech to the Values Voter Summit and were dragged from the building by security personnel. “Corporations are not people!” one woman screamed as Ryan began his remarks. “Thank you so much,” Ryan quipped. “I appreciate your support. Thank you so much.…

Bachmann: Libya attack was effort to impose Sharia law on the U.S.

Former Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann on Friday asserted that the recent attacks on American embassies in Libya and Egypt were part of a plan to bring Sharia law to the United States. “The violence has come to us, the United States,” the Minnesota congresswoman warned in a speech at…

Romney: Obama ‘tends to say things that aren’t true’

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the upcoming debates will be tough because President Barack Obama has a tendency to “say things that aren’t true.” “I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate,” Romney told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired on Friday.…

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