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Maddow tells voters stuck in long lines, ‘Your country needs you to stick it out’

In a special commentary at the conclusion of a special Sunday night episode, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had a message for voters in states where their road to the polls has been obstructed by Republican forces: don’t give up. “If you are one of those people being forced to stand…

Activists spend millions on new ads slamming Romney’s climate change denial

Two new election ads have attacked Mitt Romney for making jokes about sea-level rise, as campaigners move to tap concern about climate change after Sandy. In the final days before the vote, two groups are running television ads based on Romney’s dismissive remarks about climate change. Activists are following the candidate on the campaign…

Harris-Perry: Tea party group aims to tie up election results

Citing a report from one of her “Nerds,” MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said the real goal of the allegedly non-partisan voter observation group True The Vote is to tie up this year’s elections in the court system. In a first-hand account of poll watcher training posted on the show’s blog…

SNL’s ‘Fox & Friends’ spoof blames Obama for Hurricane Sandy

In a sketch broadcast Saturday night, NBC’s generation-old variety show “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the notoriously anti-Obama morning talk show “Fox & Friends,” depicting the conservative network’s hosts blaming the president for failing to stop Hurricane Sandy. “We’re on day seven of the recovery after Hurricane Sandy, the…

Extended early voting hours in Miami marked by long lines, office shutdown

Extended voting hours at the Miami-Dade County Elections Office in Florida led to angry voters when the office temporarily shut down an hour into the four-hour voting window for absentee ballots. According to The Miami Herald, elections officials closed the office, citing a lack of staffers and printing materials, leaving…

Herman Cain to Republicans: ‘Get over it,’ vote for Romney

Pizza tycoon and former presidential candidate Herman Cain offered a final, tepid endorsement of Mitt Romney, urging Republican voters to turn out on Tuesday even if they, like he, wish someone else was taking on President Obama. In a web video, Cain outlined voting groups and explained what each bloc…

Conservative columnist to CNN: Flip flop on killing FEMA is ‘the Etch-A-Sketch Romney’

Debra Saunders, a conservative columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, on Sunday said Mitt Romney’s decision to flip flop on his call to “absolutely” abolish federal disaster aid after Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast was an example of the “the Etch-A-Sketch Romney.” Speaking to CNN’s Howard Kurtz on Sunday,…

Top Romney adviser praises Obama administration’s hurricane response

Senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday had nothing but good things to say about the way President Barack Obama’s administration handled the response to Hurricane Sandy. During an interview on the Sunday before the 2012 presidential election, ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked Gillespie if he had “any quarrel” with…

Haley Barbour: ‘The hurricane is what broke Romney’s momentum’

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) says that the presidential election is now trending towards President Barack Obama because of Hurricane Sandy. During a Sunday panel segment on State of the Union, CNN’s Candy Crowley noted that the president had gotten a boost after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg…

Romney political director blames ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’ on New York Times

Mitt Romney’s political director, Rich Beeson, on Sunday suggested that The New York Times — and not the Republican presidential nominee — was responsible for an op-ed calling for the U.S. auto industry to “go bankrupt.” During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Beeson why the Romney…

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