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Robert Reich: Republicans pledged to Norquist, not the American people

University of California professor Robert Reich said the election had not changed Republican’s unwillingness to let the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy Americans. “We are back to where we were before the election in some respects,” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “There is a core — and…

Rep. Randy Neugebauer: Unemployment benefits ‘incentivized people not to work’

A Republican congressman from Texas on Monday suggested that many people were too lazy to get a job because unemployment benefits had “incentivized” them not to work. “We’ve got to the point in this country where we incentivized people not to work, instead of incentivized them to work,” Rep. Randy…

‘Raising Hope’s’ Martha Plimpton: ‘No disguising’ Republican misogyny after election

Actress and activist Martha Plimpton says that “binders full of women” voted in the 2012 election because there was “no disguising” the misogyny in the Republican Party after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University student a “slut” for supporting birth control. “It was a very clear referendum…

Callista Gingrich on Petraeus: Affairs are ‘painful’ for the family

The woman who married former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after cheating with him while he was married to his second wife says that former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair is “sad” and “painful” for his family. “I think it’s personally very sad for he and his family,” Callista Gingrich…

Scarborough rips FBI for taking down ‘rising star’ Petraeus with ‘fishing expedition’

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for what he said was a “fishing expedition” to take down former CIA Director David Petraeus. Petraeus, a retired four-star general, resigned on Friday after admitting an extramarital affair that had been uncovered when the FBI…

Peter King: FBI may have been ‘derelict’ in Petraeus probe

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) criticized the FBI’s handling of the investigation of the extramarital affair that resulted in CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation. “To have someone out there in such a sensitive position who the FBI thought perhaps could have been compromised or was under the scope of an FBI…

Norquist: Obama won because voters thought Romney was a ‘poopy-head’

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says that President Barack Obama did not win re-election because of his promise to raise taxes on the wealthy, but it was because attack ads made voters thing that Mitt Romney was a “poopy-head.” During a Monday interview on CBS, Norquist suggested that Republicans had a…

Gary Johnson: Romney’s social agenda scared people

During a Sunday appearance on Fox News, former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said it wasn’t his fault that Mitt Romney lost the election. The former New Mexico governor disappointingly explained that he didn’t get enough votes to swing the election in favor of either Obama or Romney. Johnson received…

Brewer backtracks after saying immigration reform is ‘fine and dandy’

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office is walking back comments from the Republican governor, that it was “fine and dandy” to work on comprehensive immigration reform before the border was secured. In an interview with KPNX that aired on Sunday, host Brahm Resnik told Brewer that both House Speaker John Boehner…

Schumer: I’m working with Graham on immigration plan

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday he is working with a Republican counterpart, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on a four-point immigration plan they believe will bring their respective parties to a consensus on the issue. “We are resuming the talks that were broken off two years ago,” Schumer told…

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