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Granholm rips Romney in DNC speech, credits Obama with saving auto industry

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm tore into Mitt Romney in her speech at the Democratic convention Thursday, saying President Obama had saved her state’s vital auto industry at a time when Romney was pushing for that industry to go bankrupt. From the outset of her speech, Granholm pulled no punches, opening with…

Giffords leads Pledge of Allegiance at Democratic National Convention

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Giffords, who was shot in the head last year, was walked onto the stage by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and received lively applause before reciting the pledge. Her appearance brought many…

Rep. John Lewis links election to civil rights struggle: ‘I don’t want to go back’

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) gave a forceful plea during his speech at the Democratic convention for voters to reelect President Obama, equating Republican-sponsored voter ID laws to Jim Crow-era voting restrictions and urging voters to, “march to the polls like never before.” “Brothers and sisters, do you want to…

Fischer brags: Republicans going ‘back to the dawn of creation’ on women’s health

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer confirmed Democrats’ worst fears on Wednesday, insisting that standing for equal rights is so evil that America risks “God’s judgement” if it doesn’t join Republicans in their push for a return “to the dawn of creation” when it comes to women’s health care.…

Ex-employee of Bain-managed firm: ‘Personal experience’ tells me Romney likes to fire people

As America enters the final throes of the 2012 presidential election, rife with it’s own unique set of problems and platitudes, the Obama campaign appears determined to party like it’s 1994 by resurrecting a powerful jobs-based platform that crushed Mitt Romney’s first election bid for national office. That’s why former…

Limbaugh: Obama ‘doesn’t have slave blood’ and isn’t ‘authentically black’

Republican radio host Rush Limbaugh just couldn’t resist going there on Wednesday. Apparently tweaked by First Lady Michelle Obama’s enormously popular speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Limbaugh told his listening audience that she’s lying about having to struggle and take on debt. “Obama did not…

Krauthammer on Clinton’s DNC speech: ‘A giant swing and a miss’

Even many Republican had to admit on Wednesday that former President Bill Clinton knocked it out the park with his rousing endorsement of Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, but conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer clearly wasn’t feeling the love. “I think it was a giant swing and a miss,”…

Bill Clinton warns Romney will ‘double-down on trickle down’

At the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, former President Bill Clinton touted the benefits of political cooperation over partisanship and made the case for Barack Obama’s re-election. Clinton framed Obama as master of inclusion, noting that the President had appointed Republicans to his administration and selected a Vice President…

Elizabeth Warren: No, Romney, corporations are not people

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren struck a strong populist tone in her prime time speech at the Democratic convention Wednesday night, saying that the political system is rigged in favor of powerful interests, but that she and President Obama would work tirelessly to change that. In a rousing stemwinder that…

Fluke tells Soledad O’Brien GOP policies make women feel ‘under attack’

Womens’ rights activist Sandra Fluke, who became a lightning rod in the debate over contraception rights this year, said Wednesday that the phrase “War on Women” isn’t just a disagreement regarding policy on reproductive issues or a way to frame the discussion over them. “To me, the frame is less…

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