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Sen. Levin on Susan Rice: One of the most unfair attacks I’ve ever seen

Democratic Sen. Carl Levin (MI) on Sunday defended UN Ambassador Susan Rice from her Republican critics. Shortly after the deadly ­attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, Rice said the siege was part of a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States. It later was…

Rep. Tom Price: ‘Balanced approach’ means no tax increases

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) says that Republicans are willing to compromise on a deal to reduce the deficit, but a “balanced approach” would include no increases in tax rates. “A real solution includes both revenue increases and spending reductions,” Price told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday, adding that higher taxes…

Lieberman on McCain, Graham: ‘My two amigos’ wrong on Benghazi hearings

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is known for backing Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on hawkish national security policies but on Sunday said that “my two amigos” were wrong to call for a Watergate-style investigation into September attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi. During an interview on…

Pawlenty: Voters picked Obama for ‘leadership,’ not ‘gifts’

Speaking to C-SPAN on Friday, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) contradicted failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s assessment of why he lost to President Barack Obama, saying that voters picked Obama for “leadership considerations,” not for the “gifts” he’d supposedly given them. “I think President Obama, first of all,…

Harris-Perry: Jindal doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about Louisianans

Melissa Harris-Perry said on her Nov. 17 show that she wanted to send a letter to her governor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Earlier this week, the state’s secretary of health sent a letter to the Obama administration declining to set up health insurance exchanges. Then New Orleans’ mayor wrote to…

Maher to GOP: Prove you’re sane by dropping Benghazi conspiracies

Comedian Bill Maher said Friday night that conservatives could prove their sanity by convincing the Republican Party to stop treating the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya as a conspiracy. “The one way I really think [moderate Republicans could have a voice] is to get off this Benghazi thing,”…

Maddow: Republicans beginning to purge ‘the crazy’

On her show Friday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that the Republican Party appeared to be in the process of purging some of its more kooky members. “In trying to figure out who the Republican Party is going to be next, how they are going to bounce back from…

Anderson Cooper rips Rohrabacher on Benghazi: You’re factually not correct

On his show Friday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper question why Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA) believed the Obama administration deliberately misled Americans about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Rohrabacher, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, alleged that President…

Watch: Cerebral debate on the merits of drug legalization

Supporters of drug legalization on Wednesday faced their opponents in a thoughtful debate hosted by Intelligence Squared. Nick Gillespie, the editor in chief of the libertarian Reason magazine and Professor Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor, argued in favor of legalizing marijuana and other recreational drugs. Asa Hutchinson, former administrator…

Franklin Graham: Obama won because ‘we’ve turned our back on God’

Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, says that President Barack Obama’s re-election is just further evidence that “we’ve turned our back on God.” In an interview that aired Friday on the ABC Family Channel, CBN’s David Brody asked Franklin Graham where the country is going now that a…

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