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Rep. Gohmert: ‘Slavery was a blot’ but U.S. is worse off now

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says “slavery was a blot” on the United States but the country is actually a lot worse off now because people are “openly rebelling” against God. During a Tuesday conference call supporting Vision America Pastor Rick Scarborough’s plan for 40 days of prayer asking God…

Crowley refuses to backtrack as Romney surrogate says fact check ‘not your place’

CNN host Candy Crowley on Wednesday stood her ground and refused to backtrack as a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insisted that she had been “wrong” to fact check the GOP hopeful’s claim that President Barack Obama had not referred to the attacks in Libya as “acts of…

Saints superfan sues NFL for $5 million after string of losses

Stinging from his favorite football team’s mostly awful season so far, New Orleans Saints superfan David Mancina decided to take matters into his own hands. In NOLA-speak, he’s gone and sued dat. In a class action lawsuit filed this week, first spotted by The Times-Picayune, Mancina calls for other Saints…

Soledad O’Brien asks for ‘vodka tonic’ after Sununu calls her an Obama ‘groupie’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien found herself needing a drink on Wednesday after former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu told her that she worked for the Obama “groupie channel” because she refused to back down on CNN’s fact check of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the prior night’s debate. Sununu,…

Colbert asks viewers to ‘save’ Paul Ryan with ‘the photo ops he desperately needs’

Unlike his Daily Show counterpart Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert insisted there was “nothing to see” Tuesday regarding Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Ohio soup kitchen dust-up. “Ryan’s town hall ran a little late, so he missed homeless breakfast,” Colbert said. “What’s he supposed to do — charity on the needy’s schedule?”…

Romney stunned by debate moderator’s fact check on Libya attacks

GOP hopeful Mitt Romney found himself backtracking during the second presidential debate after moderator Candy Crowley challenged his assertion that President Barack Obama had not referred to recent attacks on Americans in Libya as terrorism. “The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told…

Obama: Romney ‘has gone to a more extreme place’ than Bush

A question during Tuesday’s presidential debate over the difference between current Republican candidate Mitt Romney and the last Republican president, George W. Bush, touched on both economic and social policy. Romney said his party “has been focused on big business for too long,” and said he wanted to keep taxes…

Romney: I had ‘binders full of women’ as governor

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded to a question about job disparity between men and women in Tuesday’s debate by pointing to his hiring record during his tenure as governor of Massachusetts. As he assembled his cabinet, he said, he observed that all of the early applications his staff brought…

Romney and Obama clash over domestic oil production

During the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney had a tense exchange over the production of oil on federal lands and waters. Romney asserted that the President had cut permits and licenses for oil production on federal land and waters in…

Romney reveals tax plan details at debate: ‘I’ll pick a number’

After months of refusing to explain how he would implement his tax plan, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday told a debate audience that he would just “pick a number” to determine how many deductions Americans could take. “You’re absolutely right about part of that, which is I want…

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