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Schultz and Maddow pound Scott Walker on Paul Ryan’s auto-plant lie

In this slow-burner of a clip from Wednesday night’s MSNBC coverage of the Republican National Convention, Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker (R) found himself caught in the crossfire between two of the sharpest political commentators on television, “Ed Show” host Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show.”…

Chuck Todd: ‘Democrats wish they had the diversity’ of Republicans

NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd on Thursday suggested that Democrats “wish they had the diversity” that the GOP was showcasing at this year’s Republican National Convention. During a discussion on MSNBC about vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s Wednesday night speech, host Joe Scarborough noted that far fewer Republicans…

Romney adviser: Ryan ‘didn’t talk about Obama closing the plant’

Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, is denying that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan suggested that President Barack Obama was to blame for a GM plant that was shut down while President George W. Bush was still in office. Ryan’s Wednesday night convention speech has been blasted by…

Bachmann: Vote for Romney because Obama is ‘extremely wealthy’

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is encouraging voters to support Mitt Romney because President Barack Obama is “extremely wealthy” and can’t relate to the “common man.” USA Today caught up with Bachmann at the Republican National Convention earlier this week and asked her how someone with “vast wealth” like…

Condoleezza Rice gives hawkish speech in Tampa

Condoleezza Rice, who served as the Secretary of State in the Bush administration, on Wednesday night delivered a hawkish speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Rice began her speech by recalling the September 11 terrorist attacks, which lead to the invasion of Afghanistan. “This young century has been…

Krugman: Ryan ‘mythical conservative’ in media, GOP’s dreams

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman questioned the budget math of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in an appearance on Current TV Wednesday, saying he had duped conservatives and members of the media into thinking he has a serious budget plan when he really doesn’t. Krugman noted, as he often has…

Self-described ‘prophet’: Prayers help me uncover terrorist plots

Cindy Jacobs, who claims to be a twenty-first century “respected prophet” and who co-founded a group that seeks to intercede on God’s behalf to, “[reform] the nations of the world back to a biblical worldview,” said in an appearance on a Christian TV show that she and her followers have…

Sen. Rand Paul: Obamacare is still unconstitutional

At the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday night, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) insisted that the health care reform law was unconstitutional, regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling. “When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, the first words out of my mouth were: I still think it is unconstitutional,”…

Fox News predicts surprise ‘hologram of Ronald Reagan’ at RNC

Fans of former president Ronald Reagan have been trying to revive him for years in the form of zombies, dreams and ghosts — and on Thursday, they may finally get their wish, according to Fox News. A revised Republican National Committee schedule released Monday showed a mystery “To Be Announced”…

Romney party yacht ‘Cracker Bay’ flies Cayman Islands flag in Tampa

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign on Wednesday partied with wealthy donors on a 150-foot yacht that flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, according to an ABC News report. Members of the Romney Victory Council, who have each raised more than $1 million for the candidate, mingled with Romney’s…

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