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Conservative columnist to CNN: Flip flop on killing FEMA is ‘the Etch-A-Sketch Romney’

Debra Saunders, a conservative columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, on Sunday said Mitt Romney’s decision to flip flop on his call to “absolutely” abolish federal disaster aid after Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast was an example of the “the Etch-A-Sketch Romney.” Speaking to CNN’s Howard Kurtz on Sunday,…

Top Romney adviser praises Obama administration’s hurricane response

Senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday had nothing but good things to say about the way President Barack Obama’s administration handled the response to Hurricane Sandy. During an interview on the Sunday before the 2012 presidential election, ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked Gillespie if he had “any quarrel” with…

Haley Barbour: ‘The hurricane is what broke Romney’s momentum’

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) says that the presidential election is now trending towards President Barack Obama because of Hurricane Sandy. During a Sunday panel segment on State of the Union, CNN’s Candy Crowley noted that the president had gotten a boost after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg…

Romney political director blames ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’ on New York Times

Mitt Romney’s political director, Rich Beeson, on Sunday suggested that The New York Times — and not the Republican presidential nominee — was responsible for an op-ed calling for the U.S. auto industry to “go bankrupt.” During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Beeson why the Romney…

Brit Hume: Polls showing Romney losing are ‘puzzling’

On the Sunday before the 2012 presidential election, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume is saying that it’s “puzzling” that national polls indicate GOP hopeful Mitt Romney is tied with President Barack Obama while swing state polls suggest that Democrats are going to win enough electoral votes for to…

Salon’s Traister: Republican policies reflect ‘profound lack of thought’ about women

Salon senior writer Rebecca Traister said Saturday Republican policy and rhetoric this election season speaks to a “profound lack of thought” about women’s lives. Traister linked a recent ad that painted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as being a moderate on reproductive issues while seeking to minimize them with the…

‘Million Puppet March’ hits back at Romney’s PBS threat

Several hundred supporters of US public broadcasting marched on Capitol Hill Saturday in a “Million Puppet March” in favor of ongoing federal funding for non-commercial programming. The good-humored protest was prompted by Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s threat, in a televised debate with President Barack Obama a month ago, to halt…

Virginians report receiving letters threatening to expose them as non-voters

A new voter intimidation tactic surfaced in central Virginia this week, where registered voters reported receiving letters threatening to expose them to their neighbors if they didn’t show up at the polls this year. Similar letters emerged last week in North Carolina, another swing state, and both recipient lists appear…

Report: Akin arrested eight times for anti-abortion protests

Findings from a new report double the number of times Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has been arrested in anti-abortion protests, as video surfaced of him comparing criticism of his infamous “legitimate rape” remarks to beheadings carried out by extreme Islamic groups. The National Journal reported Saturday that, according to records…

Maddow on Republicans burying tax report: ‘Don’t like the data? Get rid of the data’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the Republicans on Capitol Hill’s attempt to bury a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that thoroughly debunked one of the Republican Party’s most sacred tenets, that tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs and are…

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