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Romney: Obama didn’t ‘get the message of Wisconsin’ about cutting teachers, firefighters

Update: Obama campaign goes after Romney for remarks. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday said that President Barack Obama’s call to hire more police, firefighters and teachers proved that he didn’t “get the message” from Republican wins in the recent Wisconsin recall elections. During a press conference earlier…

Oliver Stone: ‘This drug war is insane’

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has a new film coming out that encapsulates one of his closest-held political convictions, which he summarized during an appearance on Current TV this week with a single phrase. “This drug war is insane,” Stone explained. The film is called “Savages,” and depicts several young Americans going…

Cavuto: Cut union pensions because they don’t need ‘Chateaubriand’ steak every night

Fox News host Neil Cavuto says that it’s time for state and local governments to begin cutting union pensions because people don’t need to have expensive Chateaubriand steaks “every night.” After voters in San Jose on Tuesday approved steep cuts to public worker pensions, police officers and firefighters in the…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks on state of world economy

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on the state of the world economy and the European debt crisis Friday morning. Watch live, broadcast via the White House and scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Eastern. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Maddow calls out Romney for failing to correct lies

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday blasted Mitt Romney for refusing to incorrect statements that he made about President Barack Obama. She noted that recently Rep. Jeff Landry (R-LA) falsely claimed that the Obama Administration was providing waivers to Muslims so they could avoid going through TSA screenings at airports.…

New Hampshire lawmaker: We’re in a civil war

New Hampshire Rep. Jacqueline Cali-Pitts (D) on Thursday lamented the partisanship in the state’s legislature. “In New Hampshire I believe we are in a civil war,” she told PBS Newshour. “And we are all brothers, and we are fighting each other needlessly. It never used to be this way and…

Schakowsky re-introduces International Violence Against Women Act

Rep. Jan Schakowsky and dozens of House colleagues re-introduced legislation on Thursday to combat violence against women overseas, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). The legislation “will make ending violence against women and girls a foreign policy priority of the United States,” Schakowsky said at a press conference. “It…

Romney pledges not to be ‘president of deception’ like Obama

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday suggested that Barack Obama had been governing as a “president of doubt and deception.” At a campaign event in Saint Louis, the former Massachusetts governor blasted Obama for not understanding the “free enterprise system.” “Sadly, it’s become clear that this president simply doesn’t…

Romney: Obama ‘knowingly’ slowed down recovery to pass ‘Obamacare’

On Wednesday, at a campaign appearance in San Antonio, Texas, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) asserted that President Barack Obama deliberately allowed the economic recovery to falter, according to Talking Points Memo‘s Live Wire blog. The Republican nominee claimed that the president knew that passing his signature piece of domestic legislation,…

Jeb Bush: George W. Bush deserves ‘tip of the hat’ for Obama’s foreign policy

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Thursday said that President Barack Obama owed a debt of gratitude to his brother, George W. Bush, because he seemed to have adopted foreign policies similar to ones the former president put in place. During an interview on CBS, host Charlie Rose noted…

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