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NASA scientist: Candidates cowed by fossil fuel industry cash

Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies said Wednesday that climate change was not discussed in the 2012 presidential campaign because both parties were intimidated by the fossil fuel industry. “Neither party wants to offend the fossil fuel industry,” he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. “They…

Gov. Christie: ‘I cannot thank the President enough’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican once touted as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney, on Wednesday continued to praise President Barack Obama for the federal government’s disaster relief efforts. “Our challenge now is to get back to normalcy,” Christie said during a joint press conference with the…

Chris Matthews calls climate change deniers ‘pigs’

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” said that Hurricane Sandy is proof that climate change is real and called its deniers “pigs” in a highly charged segment on Tuesday. President Clinton, Matthews said, was the first major public figure to call attention to Romney’s stance on climate change in the…

Pastor: Mormonism is a cult, but Obama is like Hitler so vote Romney

A Texas pastor who believes Mitt Romney’s religion of Mormonism is a cult says that re-electing President Barack Obama is like allowing Adolf Hitler to come to power in the 1930s. First Baptist Church of Dallas Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress told religious leaders at WTBN Ninth Annual Pastors Appreciation Lunch…

RNC spokesperson can’t name FEMA problems under Obama

Republican National Committee spokesperson Sean Spicer stumbled over his words briefly Wednesday morning when MSNBC host Chris Jansing asked him to name federal disaster relief screw-ups under President Barack Obama. “I don’t, uh, not that I …” Spicer began to say, before saying an earlier Jansing & Co. guest, USA…

4-year-old weeps for ‘Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney’ election to end

A 4-year-old Texas girl is so exhausted by the 2012 presidential election that it moved her to tears on Tuesday. Elizabeth Evans told KUSA that she had been driving to the grocery store and listening to election coverage on NPR with her daughter, Abigael, when the girl began to cry.…

Obama advisor Axelrod makes mustache bet with Scarborough

President Barack Obama’s senior campaign advisor put four decades’ worth of facial hair on the line against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough Wednesday morning. After discussing the president’s re-election prospects in Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, David Axelrod vowed to shave off his mustache if Obama lost any of those states to…

‘Heckuva job Brownie’: Obama could have ‘gotten more mileage’ by delaying disaster relief

The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the bungled Hurricane Katrina recovery says that President Barack Obama should have delayed providing disaster relief assistance to the states hit by Hurricane Sandy because it could have benefited him politically. On Monday, Michael Brown, who now co-hosts a…

Steve King: Don’t spend Sandy relief on ‘Gucci bags and massage parlors’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) insisted on strict guidelines for any federal relief packages for victims of superstorm Sandy during a debate Tuesday night. “I am going to ask them to lay this out,” King said, according to The Des Moines Register. “Don’t just throw a dart at the dartboard and…

Cenk Uygur calls New York media out for ignoring climate change

Current TV host Cenk Uygur said Tuesday he hoped the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy shook the New York-based national media out of its complacency regarding climate change. “If tornadoes hit you in the Midwest, well, they didn’t see it,” Uygur said on The Young Turks. “If hurricanes hit you…

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