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Protests mark Mexican Independence Day celebrations

The discontent around Mexico’s presidential election results continued late Saturday night, as protests sprang up at the country’s Independence Day festivities in the nation’s capital and various other cities. In Mexico City, outgoing President Felipe Calderón’s delivery of the traditional Grito de la Independencia, demonstrators shined laser pointers toward him…

Pelosi: ‘Everybody knows’ Romney won’t be president

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that it’s now obvious that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney will lose in November because “everybody knows” he will never be president. During an interview that aired on Sunday, CNN host Candy Crowley asked the former House Speaker if there would continue to be…

Fox News analyst: Romney ‘correct’ that Obama ‘sympathizing’ with embassy attackers

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume on Sunday praised Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for using the death of the top U.S. diplomat in Libya for political gain by claiming President Barack Obama was “sympathizing” with America’s enemies. “I think what he said was correct, but it was clumsy,”…

Netanyahu: Opponents of Iran strike ‘set a new standard for human stupidity’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is insisting that a strategy of containment would not work to stop Iran’s nuclear program and is calling for the United States to impose “red lines” that could lead to military action. “Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism,” the prime minister…

Clint Eastwood, citing old age, defends bizarre RNC performance

Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, who stole the show on the final night of the Republican convention by debating an empty chair meant to signify President Obama, is now defending his performance by saying that in old age, “you don’t have to edit yourself.” In an interview with CNN, Eastwood said…

Obama ad: Romney tax plan would send 800,000 jobs overseas

In a new ad released on Saturday by the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, Deputy Campaign Director Stephanie Cutter attempted to debunk recent assertions by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s campaign regarding President Obama, China and the economy. At the outset of the video, Cutter quoted Romney campaign staffer…

Maddow: Ryan spoke at fringe conference Friday alongside ‘former terrorist’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the strange decision by vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to speak at a right wing fringe conference on Friday alongside a man who bills himself as a “former terrorist.” Friday was a solemn day that…

Maher: ‘This is the week Mitt Romney lost the election’

Because of his reaction to the crisis in the Middle East, Bill Maher said Friday, “I think this is the week Mitt Romney lost the election.” Romney’s much-derided remarks falsely criticizing the Obama administration made the GOP presidential candidate look “small,” Maher said, in much the same way Rep. John…

Cenk Uygur: anti-Islam movie ‘weirdest movie scam of all time’

On Friday’s episode of The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur explained that the anti-Islamic film “the Innocence of Muslims” was initially advertised toward Muslims as part of a scam. The film was originally called “The Innocence of bin Laden,” Uygur said, referring to the Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 attack organizer…

Bill Moyers: Rove is ‘the undisputed maestro of the politics of plutocracy’

On his Friday show, Bill Moyers examined the resurgence of Karl Rove, who went from being damaged goods during George W. Bush’s presidency to an unparalleled bagman for the Republican party. “Bush’s Brain has become Boss Rove, virtuoso of what BusinessWeek calls ‘partisan money management,’” Moyers said, before calling him…

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