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Rachel Maddow: Republicans pushing erosion of abortion rights despite the fact it’s hurting them

Polls show that the ongoing Republican ‘war on women’ is threatening Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the state of Virginia –and, therefore, the Presidency– in the upcoming November election. But, as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Friday night, that hasn’t stopped conservative lawmakers from finding creative new ways…

Ann Romney worries about Mitt’s ‘mental well-being’ if he wins election

Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, told a Nevada television station her main concern if her husband wins the upcoming election would be over his state of mind. “I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being,” she told KTVN-TV Thursday. “I…

Anti-Islam filmmaker reveals a new name in court

The man accused of producing the 14-minute anti-Islam video responsible for sparking violence around the Middle East told a judge he had actually been using another name since 2002. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the man known to federal authorities as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula had legally changed his…

Bill Moyers: ALEC ‘is still everywhere’

The influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has not diminished despite recent corporate defections, Bill Moyers said Friday, or attempts to curb it with legislation like the ALEC Accountability Act. The bill, Moyers said in a report on Moyers and Company, “has gone nowhere. ALEC, on the other…

Sen. McCaskill: Akin ‘makes Michelle Bachmann look like a hippie’

Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) principal election opponent went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday and claimed he’s “somebody who kind of makes Michelle Bachmann look like a hippie.” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) was responding to Akin’s comment that she wasn’t very “ladylike” during their recent debate. “I’m at a loss,” she…

Ron Reagan: Poll truthers smoking ‘giant crack pipe’ in Fox News green room

Ron Reagan, the liberal son of former President Ronald Reagan, on Thursday said that the so-called ‘poll truthers’ at Fox News like Karl Rove and Dick Morris who deny any poll that says President Barack Obama is ahead were so out of touch that they must be smoking a crack…

Gingrich: Obama only has to be ‘believable’ in debates to be re-elected

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is setting a low bar for President Barack Obama’s debate performance, saying that he only needs to be “believable” to be re-elected. The former House Speaker on Friday told MSNBC that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney would need a “very strong debate” to even have…

Tricia Rose: Obama can’t talk about race ‘too much’

President Barack Obama has to walk more gingerly around the topic of race than even a white progressive, The Young Turks contributor Tricia Rose said on the show Thursday night. Rose was responding to recent criticism by Congressional Black Caucus chairperson Emanuel Cleaver, who said the president has not been…

Maine mayor to immigrants: ‘Why are you over here?’

The Mayor of a Maine city is standing by critical remarks against Somali immigrants, despite his views garnering more attention after his appearance in a documentary film. According to The Huffington Post, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald’s (R) anti-immigrant viewpoint gained a larger platform when he recently appeared in a British…

Netanyahu draws actual red line on cartoon bomb during UN speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels so strongly about imposing a “red line” on Iran’s nuclear program that he demonstrated by using a magic marker to draw an actual red line on a bomb diagram during his speech to the United Nations on Thursday. “There’s only one way to peacefully…

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