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Soledad O’Brien presses Romney surrogate who voted to cut embassy funding but blames Obama for attacks

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday challenged a Romney surrogate who is blaming President Barack Obama’s administration for the attacks in Libya even though he pressured the State Department to reduce security personnel when he voted to cut embassy funding. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has spent the week appearing on…

Sen. Sanders ‘surprised’ if Biden doesn’t ‘decimate’ Ryan in debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) thinks Vice President Joe Biden will be able to dominate the debate on Thursday because of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial budget plan. “These are devastating cuts [to Medicare and Medicaid,]” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “What kind of moral outlook throws children, poor…

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer presses Romney to explain ’47 percent’ comments

On Tuesday night, CNN host Wolf Blitzer questioned Mitt Romney about controversial statements the Republican presidential nominee made at a fundraiser earlier this year. Blitzer asked Romney why he described “47 percent” of Americans as government-dependent “victims” who paid no income taxes and were therefore going to vote for President…

Santelli goes berserk when asked to defend jobs report conspiracy theory

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage on Tuesday after he was asked to defend his apparent suggestion that the most recent jobs report had been doctored to help President Barack Obama get re-elected. Former GE CEO…

Romney adviser to LGBT conservatives: Some decisions ‘are going to offend you’

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney on Monday assured a group of LGBT conservatives that the Republican presidential nominee would be successful at winning the White House in November. Speaking at GOProud’s “Unity” event, Bay Buchanan avoided any mention of LGBT issues but warned the audience that some of Romney’s…

Australian PM’s epic speech calls out opposition leader for ‘misogyny and sexism’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard fearlessly scolded Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on Tuesday as he sat just six feet away over his record of “misogynistic and sexist” attacks on her. Though Abbott pushed to have House Speaker Peter Slipper resign…

Breitbart movie’s director blames Congressional Black Caucus for ‘R’ rating

The director of a film promoting the late conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart said that his movie’s anticipated release date has been pushed back after the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an “R” rating for vulgar language. Oddly enough, he’s blaming the Congressional Black Caucus. The film was…

Maddow shows why the NRA is just a ‘Republican interest group’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused the National Rifle Association of being far more interested in electing Republicans than defending Second Amendment rights. Last week, the NRA endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and has now launched ads against President Barack Obama. “The NRA is not…

Paul Ryan ends interview after being pressed on guns and taxes

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Monday ended an interview with ABC12 in Michigan after being questioned about how he would prevent gun violence in the United States. During the interview, Ryan denied the U.S. had a “gun problem.” He said the country only had a “crime problem.” “If…

Megachurch pastor uses sermon to ‘endorse Jesus’ but encourages voting for Romney

A megachurch pastor in San Diego became one of up to 2,000 clergy around the country to defy IRS rules and announce their support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday. “Some came to here to hear an endorsement,” Skyline Church Pastor Jim Garlow told his congregation, according to…

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