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Scott Brown: Push to register welfare recipients to vote is ‘disturbing’

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) on Friday accused the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of favoring his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, because they complied with a 1993 bipartisan federal law that requires states to provide voter registrations to people seeking public assistance like welfare. New York-based think tank Demos in May sued Massachusetts…

RNC chairman: People asking for Romney’s tax returns are as bad as birthers

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Friday refused to explain why presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would not release his tax returns, calling the request a “distraction” that was bad as so-called “birthers” who believe that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. During an interview on…

Michigan councilman gets Secret Service visit after depicting Obama’s head on a spike

A city councilman in Sterling Heights, Michigan says he was questioned by the U.S. Secret Service after video emerged of him at a tea party rally holding signs that depicted violence against President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D). The Sterling…

Dem super PAC’s ad features ‘Allen West’ punching elderly white woman

Opponents are calling a Democratic super PAC in Florida shocking and even racist for its cartoonish depiction of Rep. Allen West (R-FL) punching an elderly white woman and laughing as he steals money from a black family. The bizarre production comes by way of the American Sunrise super PAC, financed…

Maddow on Romney’s new ads: What’s going on?

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted there had been a sudden shift in the focus of Mitt Romney’s ads. Romney’s ads in May and June were devoted to economic issues. But his most recent ads have focused on cultural issues. “August is young, but there has…

Liberal group accuses Rep. Joe Walsh of ‘stoking racial fears’

The liberal group Color Of Change blasted Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) on Thursday after he made condescending remarks about President Barack Obama, referring to him as “son.” “There’s something different on the ground, and I think it’s going to overtake us all again, think it’s going to overtake the political…

Eliot Spitzer: Why are we talking about ‘Obamaloney’ and ‘Romney Hood’?

On his show Thursday night, Current TV host Eliot Spitzer lamented that the mainstream media was focused on “Obamaloney” and “Romney Hood” while ignoring warnings about climate change. “Silliness has taken over — the capacity to raise tough issues dissipated, if not gone entirely,” he said. “Climate change appears to…

Gingrich: ‘We have no proof’ to support Romney’s welfare attack

Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) admitted “we have no proof” to support the most recent attack at by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hitting President Barack Obama for supposedly scrapping a welfare work rule. The ad is blatantly false; a fabrication critics say…

Coulter: Obama’s base is ‘stupid single women’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama was campaigning with women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke because his base was “stupid single women.” At a campaign event in Denver with the former Georgetown University Law School student who Rush Limbaugh called a slut in March, Obama warned…

NASA scientist warns of mass extinction from global warming

James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, warned Wednesday that human-made climate change could lead to the deaths of millions of species. “If we continue with business as usual this century, we will drive to extinction 20 to 50 percent of the species on the planet,” he…

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