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Gary Johnson: Citizens can’t take on corporate polluters

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson believes the government shouldn’t intervene in the marketplace, but accepts the need to regulate certain aspects of the economy to protect Americans. “The government does have a role to protect us against individuals, groups, corporations that would do us harm,” he told Current TV host…

Bachmann does not deny she is being vetted

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Monday refused to say whether or not she was being considered as a running mate for Mitt Romney. “One thing I know about Mitt Romney, he’s made excellent decisions in the past when it comes to running organizations and I have no doubt, whoever it…

Bill Burton: Romney a ‘clown’ who can only beat Obama with money

Bill Burton, the head of the pro-Obama Super PAC called Priorities USA, on Monday blasted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying he won elections by drowning his opponents in money. “I think Mitt Romney counts on the fact that he can win elections by vastly outspending his opponents,” Burton said…

Allen West: Every American should be mandated to buy a Glock 9mm pistol

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) says that if the government is going to mandate that people purchase health care coverage then they should also require that everyone buy a Glock 9mm handgun. During a campaign rally in Florida on Sunday, West told supporters that it was “unconscionable” that the Supreme Court…

Bill Nye to CNN: ‘The two sides aren’t equal’ on climate change

Science educator Bill Nye on Monday told CNN that they weren’t doing the public any favors by giving climate change deniers equal airtime because “the two sides aren’t equal.” “There are a couple of things that you can’t really dispute,” Nye explained to CNN’s Carol Costello. “Sixteen of the last…

NC governor vetoes bill legalizing fracking

North Carolina Gov. Bev. Perdue (D) on Sunday announced that she had vetoed a controversial bill that would have legalized fracking in the state. Senate Bill 820, which was championed by Republican lawmakers, would have legalized the method of releasing natural gas by injecting water, sand and chemicals into the…

Mullen: 18 veterans kill themselves every day in the U.S.

Navy Admiral Mike Mullen (ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience in Aspen this weekend that military has “18 vets a day who are killing themselves in the United States” due to the incomprehensible stresses of military life, which he said are compounded by a…

Trump: Roberts upheld health law because he ‘wanted to be loved’

Real estate mogul Donald Trump says Chief Justice John Roberts became the swing vote and upheld Barack Obama’s health care reform law because he “wanted to be loved” by liberals and the Washington establishment. “It’s a disaster,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News on Monday. “Obviously it would…

Montana’s Governor Sweitzer blasts Supreme Court for overturning Corrupt Practices Act

In an uproarious appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer had nothing good to say about the Supreme Court decision that overturned his state’s hundred year old Corrupt Practices Act. The act had been upheld by the Montana courts on the grounds that the U.S.…

Chris Hayes to AZ immigration law architect: convince me this isn’t about racism

On “Up With Chris Hayes” Sunday, the show’s titular host challenged one of the architects of Arizona’s tough immigration law to convince him and his viewers that the law is not, as critics contend, steeped in racism. “You need to convince me and convince folks on the other side that…

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