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Reince Priebus whines that Soledad O’Brien too ‘passionate’ about grilling Romney

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus became frustrated on Thursday and accused CNN host Soledad O’Brien of not being “passionate” about taking on President Barack Obama after she questioned Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “completely contradictory” positions on abortion. In an interview with the Des Moines Register on Tuesday,…

Mark Hamill: Romney looks presidential, ‘but I cannot believe a word he says’

Actor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, on Wednesday explained how he had suddenly found himself pulled into the political arena. The reclusive star opened a Twitter account at the urging of his daughter. Hamill had been sending out innocuous tweets…

Rand Paul rebukes Romney over ‘throwing more money at the military’

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Wednesday criticized Mitt Romney’s push for aggressive actions in the Middle East. The Republican presidential candidate has called for the U.S. provide weapons to the Syrian rebels, using the conflict as a proxy war with Iran. Romney has also called for increased defense…

Law enforcement agents back marijuana legalization in new Washington ads

New Approach Washington unveiled new advertisements Wednesday that show former law enforcement officials supporting Initiative 502. The ballot initiative would legalize the production and sale of marijuana in Washington state through state-licensed stores, if approved by voters in November. Under the proposed law, the Washington State Liquor Control Board would…

Romney: ‘I will look at’ indefinite detention legislation

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney refused to comment on a controversial provision in last year’s defense spending bill, which allowed terrorism suspects to be detained on U.S. soil without charge or trial. “I’ll look at that particular piece of legislation,” he said at a town hall event in Mount Vernon,…

Kucinich: Stop overthrowing governments to end attacks on U.S. embassies

At a House hearing regarding security failures in Benghazi, Rep. Dennis Kucinnich (D-OH) on Wednesday railed against U.S. military intervention in Libya and around the world. “The security threats in Libya, including the unchecked extremist groups who are armed to the teeth, exist because our nation spurred on a civil…

Westboro Baptist: Same sex marriage legalization is ‘a fait accompli’

Jonathan Phelps, a member of the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, said Wednesday that the legalization of same sex marriage in the United States was inevitable. He explained on The David Pakman Show that marriage equality was a “fait accompli” because the Supreme Court was going to “mandate” it soon.…

Duckworth rips Walsh over ‘dress’ attack: Mostly I’ve worn one color – camouflage

In a debate stunt gone wrong on Tuesday night, incumbent Congressman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) attacked his Democratic challenger, Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, by showing a photo of Duckworth choosing her dress for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which she neatly turned around by calling attention to her military…

Republican official to MSNBC host: Voter suppression accusation is ‘extremely insulting’

Republican National Committee Communications Manager Sean Spicer on Tuesday insisted that MSNBC host Thomas Roberts had insulted him after he was asked if Republicans “had put too much stock in voter suppression.” “I actually find it extremely insulting to say that there was any effort by anyone to suppress the…

Chris Jansing teases ‘Sesame Street’ character Elmo about being a bigamist

A tongue-in-cheek MSNBC interview with popular Sesame Street character Elmo had an awkward moment when Jansing and Co. host Chris Jansing suggested the “decidedly apolitical” red monster might be a bigamist. When Jansing asked Elmo if he would have a first lady as part of “Elmo: The Musical,” his upcoming…

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