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Olbermann: Romney now running against Chief Justice John Roberts

Keith Olbermann says that by upholding President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, the Supreme Court has presented presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with two “insurmountable problems.” “Gov. Romney is now not only running against a program very similar — and everybody would have to admit, at least, very…

Boehner: Health reform law must be ‘ripped out by its roots’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday admitted that some parts of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms were beneficial, but insisted that the entire law must be “ripped out by its roots.” “There’s always going to be parts of it that are good,” Boehner told CBS Chief White House…

Paul Ryan: Repeal health law because rights come from God

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is arguing that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be repealed because rights come from “nature and God,” not the government. During an interview on ABC, former Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow, Victoria Kennedy, told host George Stephanopoulos that the Supreme Court had made…

McConnell: Uninsured people are ‘not the issue’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday pledged to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reforms and said that the 30 million Americans that the law is likely to cover were “not the issue” for Republicans. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked McConnell how Republicans…

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Shamir Dies

Yitzhak Shamir, former two-time Prime Minister of Israel, died Saturday after a long illness, according to MSNBC. He was 96. “Yitzhak Shamir belongs to a generation of giants, who founded the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people in its land,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Governors: No Obamacare for Florida and Louisiana

In separate interviews, the governors of Florida and Louisiana said they would defy this week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. “We’re not going to implement Obamacare in Florida,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said Friday, according to The Tampa Bay Times. “We’re not going to expand Medicaid because…

Moyers to Americans: Read the Declaration of Independence this July 4

This week on “Moyers and Company,” host Bill Moyers reminded us that July 4 is approaching and asked Americans to take the time this year to read one of our nation’s founding documents. The moment Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, messengers on horseback were dispatched to all 13 colonies…

Bill Maher defends racism charge from Allen West

On Friday night’s episode of “Real Time,” host Bill Maher –and a panel that included Amy Goodman, Lizz Winstead, Fareed Zakaria and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome– discussed backlash from a column Maher wrote recently that compared the modern-day Republican Party to “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”…

House Republican: We could have Attorney General Holder arrested

Appearing on a Friday afternoon Fox News broadcast, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) suggested that House Republicans may direct the House Sergeant at Arms to arrest Attorney General Eric Holder, provided they exhaust all other options for obtaining Justice Department documents that are now protected under executive privilege. “If you actually look…

Michael Savage: Epilepsy medication to blame for Roberts’s health care ruling

Conservative radio host Michael Savage believes he knows why Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care reform law: “cognitive problems” due to epilepsy medication. “Let’s talk about Roberts,” Savage said on his Thursday evening radio program. “I’m going to tell you something…

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