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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.”…

Bill Maher spars with Ann Coulter on ‘real racism’

Bill Maher welcomed right-wing pundit Ann Coulter to his show Real Time Friday to discuss her latest book, which contends that “real racism” ended after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “Who would know better about that than a blonde girl from Connecticut?” Maher asked, rhetorically. In her book, Coulter…

Watch live: Romney & Ryan rally in Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running-mate Paul Ryan hold a campaign rally in Lancaster, Ohio. Watch live coverage below, via NBC News. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Soledad slams Red State editor’s moderator critique: ‘You have lost your mind’

CNN contributor and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson finally got a taste of journalistic pushback on Friday morning, in the form of a smiling Soledad O’Brien. The CNN morning host confronted the conservative talker over a Twitter post he wrote Thursday night, attacking Martha Raddatz, moderator of Thursday’s vice presidential debate,…

Akin: Evolution is not ‘a matter of science’

The Missouri Republican Senate candidate who asserted that women could not get pregnant through “legitimate rape” shared some more wisdom with a tea party group on Thursday, telling them that evolution was not “a matter of science” because “all of the different things that have to be lined up” to…

Huckabee: Biden was like ‘an obnoxious drunk’ at debate

Add Fox News host Mike Huckabee to the list conservatives who are feigning astonishment at Joe Biden’s aggressive demeanor during Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. “I thought that Joe Biden came across as a guy that you meet at a cocktail party or some political event, an obnoxious drunk who…

Officer intervenes as U.S. congressmen nearly come to blows at debate

A uniformed officer was forced to separate two members of the U.S. House of Representatives who became physical during a debate in California on Thursday night. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) were debating for the San Fernando Valley congressional district seat when an…

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