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Maddow: Billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson could face prosecution

In a lengthy explainer on Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow illustrated how a risky bet and some seemingly shady dealings in China helped earn casino mogul Sheldon Adelson tens of billions of dollars, and possibly even some criminal charges. Thanks to some internal documents from Adelson’s company that have…

Stephen Colbert: Romney’s singing ‘outsourced most of those notes to India’

Stephen Colbert opened up Monday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” by chiding Barack Obama for “running scared” from his presumptive challenger Mitt Romney’s business record as head of Bain Capital. “It’s like he is hellbent on making the word Bain synonymous with ‘a source of harm or ruin,’” Colbert said,…

Carville: Romney can’t be president with Swiss bank accounts

Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday wondered why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thought he could “get away” with having offshore investments. “If you wanna be president, get rid of the Swiss bank accounts,” Carville told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. Romney, who earned a fortune through his equity firm…

Reid accuses Republicans of trying to protect a handful of billionaires

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday questioned why Republicans in Congress believed wealthy individuals should be able to hide their political donations to campaign groups. “Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘The end of democracy will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations,’” he…

Florida lt. governor: ‘Usually black women that look like me’ aren’t lesbians

Florida’s Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll tried to deflect questions about an alleged same sex relationship with a staffer by saying women who look like her “don’t engage in relationships like that.” Ex-office aide, Carletha Cole said that she was fired shortly after she witnessed Carroll and a female staffer in…

Female Marine calls women in combat an ‘unnecessary risk’

A female Marine who advocates against allowing women to be officially allowed to fight in the infantry appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday morning, saying allowing women in combat is an “unnecessary risk.” Capt. Katie Petronio acknowledged that there “there’s really no front lines anymore” and that women are…

Anti-LGBT radio host links Penn State pedophilia to ‘homosexual recruitment’

A radio host from the American Family Association, a group opposing LGBT rights, recently connected the Penn State child abuse scandal to “homosexual recruitment,” claiming that it was similar to pedophilia within the Catholic church. “I think that the point I want to make with this is this sounds stunning,…

Romney: John Kerry’s wife didn’t release her tax returns either

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday insisted that he would not release more than the two years of tax returns he had already promised because they could be damaging to his White House ambitions. Over the weekend, conservative Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol had said that Romney would…

Romney adviser: NASA ‘outsourced’ to Russia by Obama ‘management eunuchs’

Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu on Monday attempted to defend GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s links to jobs that Bain Capital helped send overseas by claiming that President Barack Obama “outsourced” NASA’s Shuttle program to Russia — something actually orchestrated by former President George W. Bush. Over the weekend, Senate…

First Lady Michelle Obama: ‘Hope is still there’

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose for an interview broadcast on Monday morning in which he talked about “breaking the fever in Washington,” but ultimately said the American people needed to decide if they want a “sharply ideological shift by the Republicans.”…

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