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Bob Shrum schools Ron Johnson: ‘Fantasyland’ to credit Reagan for Clinton economy

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) says that former Republican President Ronald Reagan is responsible for the country’s economic success under former Democratic President Bill Clinton and the American people “don’t really understand” economic growth. Johnson told CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday that it would not be necessary to…

O’Reilly: Cardinal Dolan ‘should have done an exorcism’ on Caroline Kennedy over women’s rights

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly suspects that demonic possession may be responsible for Caroline Kennedy’s support of reproductive rights for women and that conservative Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan “should have performed an exorcism” on her when he had the chance at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) earlier this year. During…

Maddow makes the case for more stimulus

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued in favor of additional government investments in the economy, describing the federal deficit as a secondary problem. “Focusing on the debt and deficit to the exclusion of everything else is like arguing about the color you might paint your car…

Bill Nye warns fiscal cliff science cuts ‘will take the wind out of our sails’

Appearing Monday night on Current TV, “science guy” Bill Nye warned that cuts to science and research funding could harm job growth in the United States. “What makes the U.S. economy what it is is innovation — this tradition of doing new things or of ingenuity,” he told host Jennifer…

McCain calls Kerry ‘Mr. Secretary,’ Kerry responds ‘Thank you, Mr. President’

At a press conference urging the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) jokingly referred to his colleague Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as “Mr. Secretary.” “Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary,” McCain said following Kerry’s remarks on the treaty. But Kerry…

Rocker Andrew W.K: I don’t know why State Dept. nixed Bahrain trip

Rock singer and motivational speaker Andrew W.K. said Monday he was stunned by both his invitation to visit Bahrain as a cultural ambassador and the sudden cancellation of the trip last week by the U.S. State Department. “As I understood it, Bahrain was very excited about this trip,” he told…

Jan Brewer: ‘I probably don’t believe’ climate change is man made

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently lashed out at a reporter before her appearance at an energy conference, demanding to know “where in the hell” a question about climate change came from. Prior to her Saturday night speech on energy at the Western Governors’ Association, KTVK’s Dennis Welch wanted to…

Christian radio host: Marriage equality encourages gay sex with ‘the very young’

Linda Harvey, a radio host and founder of a Christian organization that opposes LGBT rights, says that”homosexual marriage is wrong because homosexuality is wrong” and it promotes gay sex with “the very young.” During her Monday “Mission America” radio broadcast on WRFD, Harvey struggled to understand last month’s marriage equality…

‘Fox & Friends’ defends gun culture: Costas’ gun control talk ‘dangerous’ after murder/suicide

In the wake of a tragic murder/suicide involving an NFL football player, the co-hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday defended gun culture while blasting NBC broadcaster Bob Costas’ call for gun control. During halftime of Sunday night’s the Kansas City Chiefs football game, Costas had read commentary by FOX…

Harris-Perry guest: ‘Underlying civil war’ will ‘break out’ among GOP in 2016

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the host “begged for forgiveness” for already beginning speculation on the 2016 GOP race for president as her roundtable of guests speculated on which Republicans would take a shot at the open seat. Harris-Perry threw out a range of possibilities, from second-timers like Rick…

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