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Maddow: Romney’s primary Bain defense has crumbled

One of the key political defenses former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) has turned to throughout the years — that he left Bain, the equity firm he founded, in 1999 and therefore should not be held accountable for what the company did thereafter — has crumbled into dust thanks to…

Maddow: Pro-lifers hope partial abortion bans will overturn Roe v. Wade

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night explained that some pro-life activists believe laws that criminalize virtually all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy are their best chance of overturning Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court’s 1973′s ruling in Roe v. Wade upheld a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy…

Bloomberg columnist: Libor scandal couldn’t be worse from Wall Street’s perspective

Bloomberg View columnist William Cohan said Thursday that the Libor rate-fixing scandal could lead to stricter regulations on Wall Street. “The timing couldn’t be worse from Wall Street’s perspective because, as you know, the Dodd-Frank law and the Volcker Rule are still being hashed out in Washington,” he told Current…

Roland Martin accuses Romney of using ‘coded language’

CNN contributor Roland Martin on Thursday accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of using “coded language” when talking about African Americans. Romney on Wednesday said those at the NAACP convention who booed him should “vote for the other guy” if they wanted government handouts. “When I mentioned I am going…

Rep. Gowdy on leaks: Reporters aspire to go to jail, so give em what they want

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Wednesday that the government should give reporters “what they want” by imprisoning them for refusing to reveal their sources. His comments came during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on whether reporters could be prosecuted for leaking sensitive national-security information. “One way to have fewer leaks…

Daily Caller reporter: Democrats reduced women ‘to a sexual being’

A reporter from Tucker Carlson’s conservative website The Daily Caller said on Wednesday that by fighting for birth control and reproductive rights, Democrats had “reduced the American woman to a sexual being.” During a segment praising Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC for accusing President Barack Obama of waging a…

NAACP official: Romney ‘rigged crowd’ by having blacks ‘flown in’

The director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau revealed on Thursday that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had conservative African Americans “flown in” to the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to make it appear that he had more support than he really did. During an…

Romney to NAACP: ‘Vote for the other guy’ if you want free stuff

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported that Mitt Romney had responded to being booed by the NAACP by telling them to vote for President Barack Obama if they wanted handouts. “Remind them of this: If they want more stuff from government, tell them to go vote…

Sen. Leahy: Time running out on Violence Against Women Act

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Wednesday warned that the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act could die in the U.S. House of Representatives. The VAWA, originally passed in 1994 and reauthorized twice since, provides funding to local communities to improve their response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.…

Limbaugh: NAACP booed ‘simply because Romney’s white’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested that that the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had booed GOP hopeful Mitt Romney just because he was a white man. Limbaugh blasted President Barack Obama for skipping this year’s convention and instead sending…

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