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Jon Stewart picks apart Romney’s Olympic gaffe

Dubbing it “London Galling,” Jon Stewart reviewed Mitt Romney’s awkward weekend in London on The Daily Show Monday, starting with Romney’s infamous interview with NBC’s Brian Williams where he said some things were “disconcerting” about the city’s preparations for the Olympic Games. “This is no time to display your sophisticated…

Richard Muller: Get rid of coal power to halt global warming

Richard Muller, a physics professor at University of California-Berkeley, said Monday that the only way to prevent global warming was to stop using coal for power. “I think there are two key things that we can do,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “One of them is a global effort…

U.S. drug czar: It is a mistake to call drug policies a ‘war’

Gil Kerlikowske, head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, said Monday that it was a mistake to refer to anti-drug policies as a “war on drugs.” “I think what I’ve always mentioned is that it’s a mistake to call it a ‘war on drugs’ because it lends…

Limbaugh: Don’t tell ‘people on welfare when the election is’

Rush Limbaugh is calling on his listeners to keep the election date a secret from the poorest Americans. “Ninety-nine days, folks,” the conservative radio host announced on Monday. “Ninety-nine days before the election. If you are a welfare recipient, that’s just a little more than three checks.” “Maybe we shouldn’t…

Romney: I paid ‘substantial’ taxes ‘so far as I can recall’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday said he wasn’t sure if he had ever paid an effective tax rate lower than 13.9 percent, and insisted that he wouldn’t even be qualified to be president if he paid “more than are legally due.” During an interview in Israel, ABC’s…

Researchers trace Obama’s family back to first U.S. slave

Researchers at Ancestry.com say President Barack Obama is the 11th great-grandson of the first African man to be declared a slave in America, according to CBS News. The findings were released Monday after researchers spent two years tracing the family tree of Obama’s late mother, Ann Dunham, who was born…

McCain defends Palin pick: Cheney was wrong on torture too

Sen. John McCain on Monday linked former Vice President Dick Cheney’s assertion that picking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for vice president was a “mistake” to his support for torture. During an interview that aired on Sunday, Cheney had told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that it was important for presumptive Republican…

Robert Gibbs: Romney’s London trip was ‘embarrassing for our country’

A senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Sunday lamented that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had “embarrassed” the U.S. by insulting Britain as they kicked off the Olympic games last week. Robert Gibbs told ABC’s Matthew Dowd that Romney had disgraced himself “in front of our…

Republican strategist to Fox News: Romney ‘aloof and not understanding’

A Republican strategist who managed former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign says that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s recent gaffes during a trip to London reinforced the appearance that he is “aloof and not always understanding the situation.” Chip Saltsman on Sunday told Fox News host Chris Wallace that Romney had…

Scalia suggests women have no right to contraception

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says that the pivotal decision which reversed a law that prohibited women from using contraception is not supported under his interpretation of the Constitution. During an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Scalia why he believed that it is a “lie”…

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