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Ryan and Walker call for return of union NFL refs

Update (below): Walker insists he’s not anti-union A blown call in a National Football League game prompted both Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to demand the return of the league’s unionized referees, despite both lawmakers’ past anti-union efforts. In video from a campaign appearance uploaded…

Ryan suggests marriage equality not an ‘American’ or ‘human’ value

Paul Ryan on Tuesday suggested that equal marriage rights for LGBT people was not part of “American values” — or even “universal human values.” At a town hall-style campaign event in Cincinnati, Ohio, a Latina woman who said she was “fully Republican” asked the vice presidential nominee how the GOP…

Conservative New York politician calls Lady Gaga a ‘slut’ for smoking weed

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says that pop star Lady Gaga is a “slut” who is influencing children by publicly using marijuana. During a Monday event to promote the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse Initiative program, the Conservative Party of New York politician lashed out at Lady Gaga for recently…

Coulter: It was ‘paradise’ after O.J. got off because ‘white guilt’ was over

Ann Coulter on Monday suggested that “we had paradise for a dozen years” after O.J. Simpson was acquitted for murder because African Americans stopped making white people feel guilty for racial unfairness. During an interview on Fox News, Coulter told host Sean Hannity that her new book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery…

Scott Brown staffers caught on video mocking Warren with ‘Tomahawk Chop’

Members of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-MA) staff were seen on a video posted on YouTube Tuesday where Brown’s supporters did a sports chant, presumably mocking senatorial challenger Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage. WCVB-TV confirmed that Brown’s Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard can…

Giuliani: ‘Military strike’ are the ‘magic words’ to stop Iran

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is taking on the White House for not explicitly threatening a “military strike” on Iran, which he called “magic words” that would prevent the country from obtaining military weapons. Speaking at the United Nations on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that containment…

Clinton: ‘It’s gonna be a different world’ in Washington once Obama reelected

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that “it’s gonna be a different world” in Washington, D.C. once President Barack Obama wins a second term. Appearing on “CBS This Morning” just before convening another session of The Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, the former president and longtime Democrat said…

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad tells CNN’s Piers Morgan that backing homosexuality is for ‘capitalists’

Supporting homosexuality is the stuff of hardline capitalists who do not care about real human values, Iran’s president said. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview on CNN that homosexuality is a “very ugly behavior” that he said was banned by “all prophets and all religions and all faiths.” In…

Ben and Jerry’s co-founder explains ‘monetary jiu jitsu’ to get money out of politics

During an appearance on Current TV’s Viewpoint, Ben and Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen explained the rationale behind his Stamp Stampede campaign. “I think that over two-thirds of all Americans — that’s Republicans, Democrats, Independents — all agree that money in politics is destroying our democracy,” he said. “Neither party has…

Voter asks Ryan why he’s better than ‘Vermin Supreme’

During a town hall event in Lima, Ohio on Monday a voter asked Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) why Mitt Romney was a better choice than Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) or anarchist Vermin Supreme. “Do you want Barack Obama to be reelected?” Ryan responded. “Then don’t vote…

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