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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…

Linda McMahon supports non-existent federal law protecting marriage equality

A Republican Senate candidate from Connecticut on Sunday declared her support for “America’s law” protecting equal marriage rights for LGBT people, even though no such federal law exists. “I absolutely support America’s law for same-sex marriage,” Linda MacMahon said during a debate with Democratic opponent Chris Murphy. “And I wouldn’t…

Soledad O’Brien grills Romney adviser over ‘completely contradictory’ foreign policy

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday held Romney senior campaign adviser Tara Wall’s feet to the fire on the former Massachusetts governor “completely contradictory” positions about whether Israel and the Palestinians could live in peace. In a secretly recorded video published by Mother Jones last month, Romney had told a…

O’Reilly post-debate: ‘I’m not going to name’ political assassins

Appearing Sunday morning on ABC News, Republican talk show host Bill O’Reilly refused to name people he referred to as “political assassins” during a Saturday night debate with comedian Jon Stewart. RELATED: Watch: Jon Stewart debates ‘mayor of Bullshit Mountain’ Bill O’Reilly “That’s kinda dangerous territory for anyone in political…

Third-party candidates press on with their own debates

Despite being dismissed by at least one of the country’s two major political parties, third-party presidential candidates engaged in their own debates this week. Saturday, the National Public Radio program All Things Considered hosted a discussion between Green Party candidate Jill Stein and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who…

Gingrich slams Romney’s debate honesty: ‘It’s clear he changed’ on tax cuts

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday admitted that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had “changed” positions during last week’s debate when he claimed that he had not proposed a $5 trillion tax cut. “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut,” Romney had insisted on Wednesday. “I don’t have…

Matalin rages at Krugman: You ‘lied’ about Ryan proposing vouchers for Medicare

Republican strategist Mary Matalin on Sunday attempted to lecture Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, saying he had “lied” by claiming Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s wanted to turn Medicare into a voucher system. During panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan asserted that Republican…

Gibbs: Romney will ‘battle Sesame Street’ and ‘let Wall Street run hog wild’

Obama senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs says that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s debate performance was “theatrical” but only proved that the Republican nominee would take “the battle straight to Sesame Street and let Wall Street run hog wild.” “Gov. Romney had a masterful, theatrical performance just this last week, but…

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