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Salon’s Traister: Republican policies reflect ‘profound lack of thought’ about women

Salon senior writer Rebecca Traister said Saturday Republican policy and rhetoric this election season speaks to a “profound lack of thought” about women’s lives. Traister linked a recent ad that painted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as being a moderate on reproductive issues while seeking to minimize them with the…

‘Million Puppet March’ hits back at Romney’s PBS threat

Several hundred supporters of US public broadcasting marched on Capitol Hill Saturday in a “Million Puppet March” in favor of ongoing federal funding for non-commercial programming. The good-humored protest was prompted by Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s threat, in a televised debate with President Barack Obama a month ago, to halt…

Virginians report receiving letters threatening to expose them as non-voters

A new voter intimidation tactic surfaced in central Virginia this week, where registered voters reported receiving letters threatening to expose them to their neighbors if they didn’t show up at the polls this year. Similar letters emerged last week in North Carolina, another swing state, and both recipient lists appear…

Report: Akin arrested eight times for anti-abortion protests

Findings from a new report double the number of times Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has been arrested in anti-abortion protests, as video surfaced of him comparing criticism of his infamous “legitimate rape” remarks to beheadings carried out by extreme Islamic groups. The National Journal reported Saturday that, according to records…

Maddow on Republicans burying tax report: ‘Don’t like the data? Get rid of the data’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the Republicans on Capitol Hill’s attempt to bury a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that thoroughly debunked one of the Republican Party’s most sacred tenets, that tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs and are…

Cher on GOP’s war on women: ‘This is sick stuff’

Oscar-winning actress and singer Cher and comic Kathy Griffin have teamed up to film an ad for the pro-Obama Super PAC, the Jewish Council for Education & Research titled “Don’t Let Mitt Turn Back Time on Women.” “There’s a lot at stake in this election,” Cher said, “for women and…

Virginia voter fraud probe into GOP firm may include up to 40 voter registration employees

Virginia state officials are expanding an investigation to probe the Republican consulting firm Strategic Allied Consulting after canceling a grand jury hearing scheduled for Tuesday for Colin Small, who faces 13 counts of voter fraud for throwing voter registration forms in the recycling bin. Two sources told the Washington Post…

Maher: If ‘shameless weather vane’ Romney wins, ‘comedy wins’

Bill Maher began his Nov. 2 show — the last before the presidential race ends — by noting that Mitt Romney only had enough time for “five more reincarnations” before the election. “By Tuesday, he’ll be insisting he’s always a staunchly pro-gay Unitarian who hates corporations, is proud of his…

Stossel: Government has no ‘obligation’ to help disaster-torn cities like New Orleans

Stossel: Government has no ‘obligation’ to help disaster-torn cities like New Orleans On The O’Reilly Factor on Nov. 1, John Stossel, former correspondent for ABC’s 20/20 and current host of the Fox Business Network show Stossel, said that “the government should stop insuring areas” prone to disaster. “What if nobody…

‘Fox & Friends’: Delay NBC hurricane telethon because it might help Obama

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday suggested that NBC should postpone a Hurricane Sandy telethon until after the election because making sure that the event did not benefit President Barack Obama was more important than helping storm victims. NBC announced earlier this week that Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon…

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