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Maddow reviews accomplishments of Obama’s ‘historic presidency’

On the eve of Election Day, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reviewed the many accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s first term. Obama’s list of accomplishments included an equal pay law, expanding hate crimes laws, health care reform, revamping student loans, increasing national service programs, the “cash for clunkers” program, preventing a…

WATCH: Sherrod Brown sort of dances to Jay-Z

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) danced along during a Jay-Z performance at a campaign rally on Monday, the penultimate day of the 2012 elections, in a move that will likely have no impact on the outcome of Brown’s reelection race but that will leave many people amused nonetheless. In a…

Bernie Sanders: GOP wants ‘austerity for the middle class’

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday night that Republicans in Congress were likely to continue pushing for tax cuts after Election Day, despite the upcoming fiscal cliff. “It is very clear that virtually all of the Republicans are going to fight not only to extend Bush’s tax breaks…

Grayson: Cutting early voting ‘an insult to working America’

Democratic candidate Alan Grayson on Monday night slammed Florida Republicans for cutting back on early voting in the state. “We have to expand the Voting Rights Act to make sure that the right to vote is effective,” Grayson told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. The Democratic candidate noted that the…

Lou Dobbs: Christie ‘literally slobbered over’ Obama

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs says Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew exactly what he was doing when he “literally slobbered over” President Barack Obama in appreciation for the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Fox News host Megyn Kelly told Dobbs on Tuesday that Christie had put himself in…

OH Sen. Turner: Husted is ‘the secretary of suppression’

Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) excoriated Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in an interview Monday, accusing him of “arrogance” over his role in cutting voting opportunities for the state and calling him the “secretary of suppression.” “Let us not forget that he is the secretary of state in this state…

Bachmann doubles down on anti-Muslim accusations in debate

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MI) said she stood by five letters alleging that Muslim extremists had infiltrated the U.S. government in a debate Sunday against Democratic challenger Jim Graves. “I certainly do stand by those letters, because what we know is that terrorism continues to remain a very real threat in…

Heckler with aborted fetuses sign dragged from Obama event

A man holding an upside sign that appeared to depict aborted fetuses was forcibly removed from an event where Barack Obama was speaking on Sunday night. Soon after the president began his speech at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena, the man began shouting from the balcony while holding…

Scarborough repeatedly shouts ‘Benghazi!’ to block voter suppression talk

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday attempted to shut down any talk of voter suppression by shouting “Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!” over and over again to change the subject to the September attacks on Americans in Libya, a topic that Republicans believe hurts President Barack Obama. During a discussion about…

GOP strategist: Voter fraud part of Republican ‘mythology’

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt admitted Monday that allegations of voter fraud have been invented by his party. While both the GOP and the Democratic party want to maximize the ranks of eligible voters, said Schmidt, who helped coordinate Rep. John McCain’s (R-AZ) failed bid for the presidency four years ago,…

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