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Romney blimp goes limp

An airship promoting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Florida drew attention for other reasons Sunday when it was forced to make an emergency landing just north of Miami. According to WSVN-TV, the blimp, bearing the banner, “America Needs Romney,” was caught in high winds on its way back to a…

Rep. Steve King: ‘Hyperventilators’ turned ‘compliment’ comparing immigrants to dogs into insult

During an hour-long interview with an Iowa local television station on Sunday, Rep. Steve King (R) articulated a number of right-wing conspiracy theories, including saying he couldn’t say for sure where the president was born and that he believed a State Department aide had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. When WHO TV’s John…

Romney, staff challenge press corps to a beach football game

Taking a break from Monday’s debate preparations, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, his staff and advisers joined several members of the press (in yellow mesh tank-tops) for a touch football game in Delray Beach, Florida. According to New York Times reporter Ashley Parker, who participated in the game, Romney’s team…

Jennifer Rubin falsely claims Obama never mentioned Benghazi in paragraph with ‘terror’

Conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin, who has a reputation for reflexively defending Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, falsely claimed on Sunday that President Barack Obama had not mentioned the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans in the same paragraph with the phrase “acts of terror.” During last…

Rubio defends Romney: Lilly Ledbetter Act ‘nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers’

Tea party-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday defended Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s refusal to say whether he would sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by suggesting that the law was not really about equal pay. Romney was widely mocked last week after he told a questionable story…

Durbin: Issa endangered Libyans with document dump to get ‘toehold’ for Romney

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Sunday ripped House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa (R-IL) for exposing the identities of Libyans who were working with the U.S. government in an effort to politicize the recent deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and get a foreign policy “toehold” for Republican…

Akin: McCaskill ‘like one of those dogs: fetch’

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (MO) on Saturday accused of his opponent, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, of creating big government policies and fetching them back to Missouri “like a dog.” “She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch,’” Akin said at a fundraiser,…

Lindsey Graham on Iran: ‘The time for talking is over’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama’s administration for agreeing to discussions with Iran about the county’s nuclear program because ‘the time for talking is over.” The New York Times reported on Sunday that Obama administration officials had said the White House had agreed in principle to…

Harris-Perry: ‘Disgusting’ voter-suppression tactics still spreading

On her show Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry addressed some of the newer, more subtle voter-suppression tactics being reported not only in several states, but now in different languages. Besides billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin threatening enormous fines and prison sentences for “voter fraud,” Harris-Perry noted the appearance of a Spanish-language billboard…

Maddow: Romney campaign aiming big misinformation push at women

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), never a model of honesty and forthrightness, is now mounting an all-out putsch to scrub portions of its record before the election.  Maddow said that they’re working particularly hard…

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