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RNC chairman Reince Priebus: ‘We’ve got specifics coming out our eyeballs’

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus claimed on Sunday that his party had a “good week” after video surfaced of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney insulting 47 percent of Americans, and said that the presidential candidate didn’t need to offer more details about his policies because “we’ve got specifics coming out…

Bill Kristol: ‘Obama team turned around’ Bush’s financial meltdown

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol says that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to have a tough time winning if the election is a referendum on President Barack Obama’s first term. “They need to focus on the next four years,” the conservative columnist told Fox News host Chris Wallace…

Harris-Perry: Pennsylvania law ‘a tax’ on women voters

Pennsylvania’s married or divorced women voters will have a harder time making it to the polls, Melissa Harris-Perry said on her show Saturday. According to the state’s controversial voter identification law, women who have changed their last name must present two forms of identification — the state voter ID issued…

Romney denies need for a campaign turnaround

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said his campaign does not need a turnaround in an interview scheduled to air on 60 Minutes Sunday. CBS News released a portion of the interview Saturday in which CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley noted Romney’s performance slumping after the release of his “47…

Robert Reich: Romney released tax returns as distraction from 47% comments

In an appearance on Jennifer Granholm’s Current TV show, The War Room, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said Mitt Romney’s campaign only released the candidate’s tax returns Friday to distract people from Romney’s damaging remarks about lower-income Americans. “It’s interesting. Not only do they wait until Friday afternoon to do…

Maddow: Romney deliberately, retroactively inflated taxes to avoid hypocrisy

Rachel Maddow, puzzling Friday night over the unexpected news dump of Mitt Romney’s 2011 tax returns, pointed out that by Romney’s own standard, his tax returns disqualify him from the presidency. That revelation is not because Romney paid too little in taxes, but oddly enough because he paid too much,…

Chris Matthews tells Bill Maher panel: Mitt Romney is running a ‘racist’ campaign

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, panelist Chris Matthews renewed his accusations against Republicans of racist campaigning, in a confrontation with right-wing radio host Roger Hedgecock “There’s a gentleman’s agreement out there about covering up this racist game that your side has been playing this whole…

Ed Schultz: Akin’s debate performance shows campaign trouble for Republicans

Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) performance during a Missouri senatorial debate Friday, Ed Schultz said on The Ed Show that evening, was part of a wave of problems more Republican candidates are encountering in the wake of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” video. While Akin did his best…

Montana gubernatorial candidate compares getting an abortion to taking aspirin

The Republican candidate in the Montana governor’s race likened the decision to get an abortion to taking an aspirin during the state’s first gubernatorial debate earlier this week. “You can’t give a child an aspirin in school, but you can refer people to have an abortion without parental consent, and…

Former FEC chair tells Moyers superPACs are ‘shadow party committees’

The man who told Stephen Colbert how to set up his own super PAC told Bill Moyers this week that regardless of judicial intent, fundraising groups of that type are not independent of their candidates of choice. “When the courts midwifed these things, they said, ‘They can’t corrupt because they’re…

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