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Pat Robertson: Don’t adopt sexually abused children that could grow up ‘weird’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday cautioned his viewers to think twice before adopting disadvantaged children that had been sexually abused or deprived of food because they could grow up “weird.” During Thursday’s edition of The 700 Club co-host Kristi Watts read a letter from a woman who wanted to know…

Stephen Baldwin says politics too nasty and then accuses Obama of ‘pimping’

Conservative actor Stephen Baldwin on Thursday complained that politics had become too divisive and extreme, but then accused President Barack Obama “pimping” to pass health care reform. During an interview on CNN, Baldwin reflected on a recent shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters and called for “common-sense, regular-Joe philosophy.”…

Romney scolds ‘small minded’ people asking for his tax returns

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday insisted that he had paid more than 13 percent of his income in taxes — or more if donations to the Mormon church are included — over the last 10 years, and accused the people who want to see his returns of…

Romney: My Medicare plan is ‘the same if not identical’ to Ryan’s

After some initial confusion, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making it clear that his plan for Medicare is “the same if not identical” to a proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) that Democrats say would end the program as it exists today. After Romney announced on Saturday that…

Fox News host Eric Bolling: ‘Obamacare literally may kill you’

Fox News co-host Eric Bolling on Wednesday asserted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law could “literally” kill people. During a segment about Medicare on Fox News’ The Five, co-host Dana Perino asked Bolling if Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan should do more interviews to explain that GOP…

Eric Boehlert: Fox News completely barren of actual journalism

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters on Wednesday praised Fox News’ Brit Hume for his interview with Mitt Romney’s new running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). “I give Brit Hume credit,” Boehlert told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “I thought it was a good interview. I thought it was a much…

Chuck Todd smacks down Romney surrogate over false welfare claim

MSNBC host Chuck Todd and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) butted heads on Wednesday after Branstad accused President Barack Obama of undermining welfare reform. “The biggest problem I think a lot of people have is the massive expansion of the food stamp program,” Branstad said. “We have more people on…

Ryan mocked in media for inability to defend his own budget plan

Media figures spent Wednesday morning mocking vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s inability to defend his budget plan or provide any specific numbers in what should have been a softball interview with Fox News’s Brit Hume. Media Matters reports that Ryan, who is widely lauded as a “budget guru”…

Maher calls Obama a ‘dismal failure and a liar’ over drug policy

HBO’s Bill Maher on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama over his administration’s decision to ramp up prosecutions of medical marijuana dispensaries. “This is one place where Obama has been such a dismal failure and a liar,” Maher said during an interview with The Huffington Post’s new HuffPost Live video streaming…

Deferred deportation program already drawing thousands of applicants

More than a million young undocumented immigrants are eligible as of today for the two-year deferred deportation program enacted by the Obama administration in June, and reports suggest many are already seizing that opportunity. In Chicago, WLS-TV reported that people began lining up Tuesday night to turn in their applications.…

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