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Mary Matalin: Republicans will defeat Akin with write-in candidate

GOP operative Mary Matalin on Sunday said that the Republican Party would mount a third-party or write-in campaign to defeat Rep. Todd Akin (R), whose bid to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is in danger after he suggested women could not get pregnant by “legitimate rape.” Matalin told ABC’s George…

Bill Nye: Please don’t teach your kids creationism, because it is crazy

Bill Nye, host of the popular nineties children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, is warning parents to not teach their children creationism because, he says, it does them a disservice by undermining their scientific understanding and development. In a short video for Big Think, Nye says that despite being…

Maryland governor: Romney sending ‘coded messages’ with birther joke

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Sunday asserted that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was sending “coded messages” and pandering to white voters by making jokes suggesting that President Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen. Speaking to a large crowd of supporters in Michigan on Friday, Romney had…

Jeb Bush: GOP has to make better effort to attract ‘broader audience’

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush offered a broad critique of the current Republican party on Meet the Press Sunday, saying that for the party to stay relevant in future years, members must do a better job of reaching out to and attracting more diverse voters. “Long-term, conservative principles, if they’re…

Romney: Not going to ‘manipulate my life’ by closing Swiss bank account

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insists that he didn’t shut down his tax shelters in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Switzerland because it would “avoid the truth” and he wasn’t going to “manipulate my life” just to become president. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Romney in an interview…

RNC chairman defends Romney’s ‘birther’ joke as ‘levity’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said he supported presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s joke about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate because the race needs “levity.” Speaking to a large crowd of supporters in Michigan on Friday, Romney had come the closest yet to personally embracing the…

Romney: Women should support me because of ‘Romneycare’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that women should support him because of a health insurance law he passed as the governor of Massachusetts — even though he has promised to repeal a similar law passed by President Barack Obama. During an interview that aired on Sunday, Fox News…

Uygur: Did David Koch buy Paul Ryan the VP slot?

On Friday night’s edition of “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur highlighted a report by controversial Republican political operative Roger Stone. The report alleges that vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrived at his place on the ticket through the machinations of David Koch, half of the powerful billionaire…

Obama ad: We don’t need a ‘Birther-in-Chief’

The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama has released a new ad responding to Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s “birther” joke yesterday at an appearance in Michigan. The short-but-memorable ad asked viewers if they were holding out hope that Romney has a vision for the middle class, then…

Maddow and Hayes: Romney trolling liberals so racists will vote for him

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow was joined by “Up with Chris Hayes” host Chris Hayes for a discussion of the fact that in the thick of the campaign, with fewer and fewer things running in his favor, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)…

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