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Former cop: Time for Obama to lead on marijuana legalization

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, former Baltimore police officer Neill Franklin called on President Barack Obama to push for drug policy reform. Franklin, the director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, told Maddow that the recently approved marijuana legalization referenda in Colorado and Washington state were a win…

Bill Maher: Racist troglodytes dragging back the GOP

During an appearance on Current TV’s Viewpoint, comedian Bill Maher said Tuesday that Republicans could probably shift their policies on immigration and taxes, but would still have racists within their ranks. “The racial stuff, that is going to be harder for them,” he said. “I saw right after the election,…

CNN host rips Rep. Chaffetz: You don’t represent Grover Norquist

CNN host Christine Romans chided Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday for refusing to raise tax rates on the rich to reduce the federal deficit, telling him that his job was not to represent anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. During a discussion about the so-called fiscal cliff, CNN host Soledad O’Brien…

Stewart confronts Huckabee over Fox News anti-minority bias

Monday night on The Daily Show, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee argued with Jon Stewart over the way Fox News portrayed African Americans and single women. Huckabee acknowledged that Republicans needed to reach out to minorities with policies that addressed their concerns rather than trying to win them over with…

Fox News revives Swift Boat ad to attack Kerry over defense secretary rumors

Fox News on Tuesday aired a discredited “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” ad in response to reports that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) was being considered as the next secretary of defense. “This would be a remarkable brute insult to the men and women in uniform,” Fox News strategic analyst Ralph…

Limbaugh: ‘I am the primary reason’ Mitt Romney lost

Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that he accepts responsibility for Mitt Romney’s loss in the 2012 presidential election. “Just as I predicted, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “This election was lost because of your host, Rush Limbaugh. I am the primary reason.” While that’s not exactly correct, Limbaugh…

Robertson absolves Petraeus: Broadwell was ‘throwing herself at him… he’s a man’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that former CIA Director David Petraeus, who recently resigned over an affair with his biographer, was the victim in the scandal because there was “a good-looking lady throwing herself at him” and “he’s a man.” “I don’t think he is a devious human being,”…

Bryan Fischer: ‘Clamp down’ on ‘socialist’ Hispanics who voted for Obama

While many Republicans are calling on their party to be more inclusive after stinging losses in the 2012 election, the director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization says that it’s time to “clamp down” on immigrants because Hispanics voted for President Barack Obama. “Hispanics are not Democrats,…

Paul Ryan: Obama won because of ‘urban’ turnout

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says that his party lost the White House in 2012 because so many “urban” voters went to the polls, not because Americans rejected his Medicare and other budget policies. “We were surprised with the outcome,” the Wisconsin Republican told WISC-TV’s Jessica Arp. “We…

Maddow previews opportunities of Obama’s second term

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow speculated on some of the likely courses of action for Democrats now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected. The liberal MSNBC host noted that Obama would almost certainly fight to prevent the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans from…

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