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Romney: There are a number of things I like in Obamacare

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted on Sunday that there were some good provisions in the health reform law pushed by President Barack Obama. “I’d say we’re going to replace Obamacare and I’m replacing it with my own plan, and you know, even in Massachusetts, where I was governor, our…

Romney: Ryan made ‘big mistake’ by supporting military cuts

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is blasting a decision made by his own vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), to support cuts to defense spending. “I want to maintain defense spending at the current level of the GDP,” Romney told NBC’s David Gregory in an interview that aired on…

Ann Romney flip-flops: ‘We have not had a financial struggle in our lives’

During her Republican National Convention speech last month, Ann Romney suggested that she and her husband had once been so poor that they “ate a lot of pasta and Tuna fish” and their “dining room table was a fold down ironing board.” In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC,…

Romney praises Clinton speech in pre-taped ‘Meet the Press’ interview

Republican White House presidential hopeful Mitt Romney embraced Bill Clinton, saying the Democratic former president helped “elevate” his party’s gathering this week. Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday ridiculed the policy proposals of Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan as setting the pace for a…

Harris-Perry: I was told ‘actual poor people live in the Third World’

Melissa Harris-Perry returned to the topic of poverty on her show Saturday morning, not only to discuss its absence from both major parties’ political conventions, but the fallout from her impassioned explanation of what it’s like to actually be poor in America. Among the hate mail she got, Harris-Perry told…

Pat Robertson joins Romney at Virginia campaign stop

As Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Saturday, sitting in the front row, very quietly, was televangelist Pat Robertson. Robertson did not appear at last month’s Republican National Convention, but WAVY-TV’s account of Romney’s speech suggests the GOP presidential nominee’s remarks were tailored to reach out…

Alleged deadbeat dad Rep. Joe Walsh thinks Sandra Fluke should ‘get a job’

Tea Party-affiliated congressman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) has taken exception to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke’s remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and said that he thinks the women’s health advocate should “get a job.”  According to Talking Points Memo, Walsh made the remarks at a campaign stop in…

Maddow: How a man you’ve never heard of could cost Romney the election

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Rachel Maddow discussed how a little-known third party candidate could scuttle Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s electoral chances in the state of Virginia and thereby cost him the presidency. At the outset of the segment, Maddow pointed out that according to some polls, the…

VP candidate Paul Ryan: States should decide medical marijuana laws for themselves

In a pre-taped interview based on questions submitted by viewers of KRDO in Colorado Springs, Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) endorsed the view that states — like Colorado — should be able to decide their own laws on medical marijuana. Anchor Eric Singer asked Ryan, “In Colorado…

Christine O’Donnell claims on Bill Maher that she ‘didn’t approve’ the witch ad

Two years ago, Bill Maher stood in front of his audience and dared a former guest — Christine O’Donnell, then the upstart, tea-party-backed candidate for Senator in Delaware — to come back on his show. And, if she didn’t, he promised to release a clip a week of her appearances.…

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