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Mark Sanford: Obama will ‘throw a lot of spears’ at next debate

The disgraced former Republican governor of South Carolina on Sunday used a racially-coded term in his prediction that the nation’s first African-American president would go on attack and “throw a lot of spears” at Tuesday’s town hall debate. Former Gov. Mark Sanford — now a Fox News contributor — told…

Colbert: Satire is parody with a point

During an appearance on Meet the Press, comedian Stephen Colbert explained the philosophy behind The Colbert Report. “I’m a satirist,” he told David Gregory. “All satirists make points. Satire is parody with a point. So if I was doing satire and didn’t have a point of view, then that would…

Bay Buchanan: ‘I haven’t talked to a woman’ who didn’t hate Biden at debate

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney on Sunday said that every woman she had talked to was turned off by Vice President Joe Biden’s debate performance because it was “awful and obnoxious.” During a panel segment on Face the Nation, Bay Buchanan extended a recent conservative line of attack that…

Issa Ties Obama to Bush: Libya response is a ‘mission accomplished moment’

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) says that President Barack Obama’s response to the attacks in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador is like former President George W. Bush’s widely-mocked 2003 “mission accomplished” speech which suggested that the U.S had won war in Iraq even though violence was only…

Chris Hayes: Software firm CEO asked employees to vote for Romney

A Florida software firm CEO emailed his employees suggesting their jobs would be more secure if they voted for Mitt Romney for president, Chris Hayes reported on Up With Chris Hayes Sunday. According to Hayes, Arthur L. Allen, head of ASG Software Solutions, emailed his company’s employees Sept. 30 saying…

Sen. Rob Portman: Romney can ‘win the presidency without Ohio’

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a surrogate for Mitt Romney, claimed on Sunday that the Republican presidential nominee could win the White House without carrying Ohio in November — even though no GOP candidate had ever won without the “Buckeye State.” During an interview on ABC News, senior White House correspondent…

Ed Gillespie: Romney has been ‘completely consistent’ on abortion

Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is insisting that the former Massachusetts governor has not recently tried to soften his positions — particularly on abortion — to appeal to independent voters. CNN’s Candy Crowley pointed out on Sunday that former President Bill Clinton had declared…

Bill Nye: GOPers disbelieving evolution ‘betrays the best use of our brains’

Bill Nye, he of the popular 90s science education TV show, continued Saturday to question the logic of several prominent Republican lawmakers who’ve publicly doubted evolution, saying that such a disbelief is profoundly, unreasonably wrong. Appearing on MSNBC, Nye said it made no sense why anyone would argue with evolution…

Harris-Perry to Clarence Thomas: ‘You’ve got it all wrong’ on affirmative action

On Saturday morning’s edition of MSNBC’s show, “Melissa Harris-Perry,” the host directed an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on the subject of affirmative action, telling him “You’ve got it all wrong,” and explaining why she feels the program is important for the whole country, not just minority…

Chris Hayes: ‘Small government’ argument is for suckers

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed “Up with Chris Hayes” host Chris Hayes for a discussion about the unraveling of the hype surrounding vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), as well as the conservative “small government” myth, which Hayes called an argument for “suckers.”…

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