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Chris Wallace falsely claims Obama had filibuster-proof majority for 2 years

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday made the false claim that the Democratic Party had a 60-vote majority for two years after President Barack Obama took office. During an interview with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Wallace pointed out that Obama had not accomplished “major entitlement reform” in his…

Chris Hayes notes Romney’s silence on Afghanistan

One interesting thing about Clint Eastwood’s bizarre appearance at the Republican National Convention, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Up With Chris Hayes Saturday, was that Eastwood explicitly mentioned the U.S. war in Afghanistan, something the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, didn’t discuss at all. Eastwood stumbled his way through criticizing…

Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘What is riskier than living poor in America?’

A discussion on the racialized political rhetoric surrounding welfare took a turn close to home for Melissa Harris-Perry on her show Saturday morning, as she offered author and BusinessWeek columnist Monica Mehta a glimpse at the kind of places in which people who need of social-assistance programs often live. Harris-Perry’s…

Maddow: Eastwood’s RNC ‘meltdown’ was a ‘political disaster’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow broke down just what it was that made Thursday night’s prime-time adress by actor Clint Eastwood to the Republican National Convention so strangely jarring.  She also discussed the fact that its placement in the convention line-up was a particularly poor…

Romney misspeaks, calls the United States a ‘company’

Although Mitt Romney’s determination to campaign for president on his record as a businessman has led both his supporters and his detractors to suggest that if elected, he would attempt to run the country like a business, Romney’s own understanding of the presidential role has never been entirely clear, He…

Soledad O’Brien corrects Christine O’Donnell’s definition of ‘communism’

Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is usually unashamed about flagrantly misusing the words Marxist, communist and socialist. At times, it can seem as if she uses them interchangeably to describe just about anything the Obama administration does. But not around CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. Not anymore, anyway. O’Donnell sat across…

Immigration and LGBT activists attacked at Romney/Ryan event

When protesters from immigration and LGBT rights groups spoke up at a rally for the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan presidential campaign Friday, video showed them quickly getting shouted down and shoved away from the event by Romney supporters. The demonstration, organized by the DRM Capitol Group, Presente.org and the Get Equal…

‘Bain Capital’ offers Romney endorsement

Not long before Mitt Romney accepted the Republican party presidential nomination, he received one more endorsement in New York – from his old “partner in crime.” A 13-foot liquid latex puppet calling itself “Bain Capital,” after Romney’s former company, but modeled on the DC Comics supervillain Bane, spoke up on…

Biden blasts Romney’s Bain bailout

The day after the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging at inaccuracies in a speech given by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and calling Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to account for pressuring the government to bail out help his former private equity…

Human wall stops journalist from interviewing David Koch

Democracy Now reporter Amy Goodman found herself up against a human wall when she tried to ask millionaire Republican booster David Koch one question: Does concentration of wealth undermine democracy? In an encounter she aired Friday morning, Goodman recounted her experience trying to speak to Koch Thursday evening, who she…

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