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Maddow and Corn discuss ’47 percent’ video and Romney donor sex parties

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow was joined by Mother Jones writer David Corn, who broke the story Monday of Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s controversial remarks that have come to be known as the “47 percent” tape. In the leaked video, which…

Video shows Libyans rescuing U.S. ambassador after consulate attack

A video has surfaced showing a group of Libyans pulling U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens out from the wreckage of the Sept. 11 consulate attack that killed him and three other Americans. “I was filming the video, and I thought it was an American,” freelance videographer Fahed al-Bakush told CNN. “But…

Stewart to debate O’Reilly in charity pay-per-view showdown

Comedy Central host Jon Stewart and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly will square off, mano-a-mano, in a pay-per-view debate next month, with half the proceeds going to unspecified charities. O’Reilly announced the debate on his Monday night show, warning that his longtime liberal rival “is going to be taking some…

Soledad O’Brien grills Romney aide: Your campaign is ‘just a hot mess’

Romney adviser Bay Buchanan on Tuesday declared that the release of leaked campaign videos showing the Republican presidential nominee writing off 47 percent of the country as “dependant” and “entitled” was just a “bump in the road.” In an edited video published by Mother Jones on Monday, Mitt Romney had…

Trump filmed unaired ‘you’re fired’ video with Obama impersonator for RNC

Real estate mogul Donald Trump was planning a “big surprise” for the Republican National Convention in Tampa this year, but it was called off at the last minute and blamed on Hurricane Isaac. Appearing on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday, the reality show host and scorned potential Romney running mate confirmed…

Romney: My comments at fundraiser were ‘not elegantly stated’

During a press conference on Monday night, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney admitted remarks he made in a recently published video were “not elegantly stated.” Romney said he was just talking “off the cuff” when he described President Barack Obama’s supporters as people “who believe that they are victims, who…

Justice Scalia: It really enrages me to hear criticism of ‘politicized court’

Justice Antonin Scalia insisted Monday that the Supreme Court had not succumb to partisan politics. “Look, some people in recent months have criticized the court as being a politicized court because all the Republican appointees vote one way and all the Democrat appointees vote the other way — and that…

Former Justice Souter: ‘Pervasive civic ignorance’ in U.S. could bring dictatorship

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter thinks the decline of civic education is putting the United States in danger. During a question and answer session last week at University of New Hampshire School of Law, Souter described “pervasive civic ignorance” as one of the biggest problems in the…

Akin’s wife says pressure to quit over ‘legitimate rape’ comment is also like getting raped

The wife of Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) is comparing Republicans who are trying to force her husband out of the Missouri Senate race over his “legitimate rape” comment to British soldiers who raped the daughters and wives of American colonists in 1776. In a recently published profile, Lulli Akin told…

Don Lemon: Romney throws around ‘patriot’ but lies about Libya attacks

CNN host Don Lemon is calling out Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for “lying” to cover up his initial reaction to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya, that President Barack Obama had “sympathized” with the attackers. “A rush to judgment, and then lying to cover it up,” Lemon…

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