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Justice Scalia: It really enrages me to hear criticism of ‘politicized court’

Justice Antonin Scalia insisted Monday that the Supreme Court had not succumb to partisan politics. “Look, some people in recent months have criticized the court as being a politicized court because all the Republican appointees vote one way and all the Democrat appointees vote the other way — and that…

Former Justice Souter: ‘Pervasive civic ignorance’ in U.S. could bring dictatorship

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter thinks the decline of civic education is putting the United States in danger. During a question and answer session last week at University of New Hampshire School of Law, Souter described “pervasive civic ignorance” as one of the biggest problems in the…

Akin’s wife says pressure to quit over ‘legitimate rape’ comment is also like getting raped

The wife of Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) is comparing Republicans who are trying to force her husband out of the Missouri Senate race over his “legitimate rape” comment to British soldiers who raped the daughters and wives of American colonists in 1776. In a recently published profile, Lulli Akin told…

Don Lemon: Romney throws around ‘patriot’ but lies about Libya attacks

CNN host Don Lemon is calling out Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for “lying” to cover up his initial reaction to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya, that President Barack Obama had “sympathized” with the attackers. “A rush to judgment, and then lying to cover it up,” Lemon…

Fox News host aborts bizarre interview with ‘former Obama supporter’

Update (below): Fox’s ‘former Obama supporter’ actually an aspiring comedian who joked about raping children Second update (below): Max Rice tells Raw Story he wanted to prove that ‘Fox News is a fake news organization’ Fox News host Gretchen Carlson cut an interview short on Monday morning after her guest,…

Paul Ryan: Congress will handle the details of Romney’s tax plan

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that President Mitt Romney would be leading from behind and letting Congress fill in the details of his tax plan. During a recent interview with the Christian Broadcast Network, Ryan refused to say which specific tax loopholes would have to be closed to…

Soledad O’Brien calls out Peter King over Obama ‘apology tour’ myth

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) found himself being grilled by CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday about the claim President Barack Obama had gone on an “apology tour” — and the congressman was unable to name a single instance in which the president had apologized for the United States. After the…

Libyan president contradicts U.S.: ‘No doubt’ embassy attack was preplanned

The president of Libya said this weekend that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi was carefully planned for months, contradicting a U.S. official’s assurance that there was no prior knowledge of the plot. “The way these perpetrators acted and moved, and their choosing the specific date…

George Will: Romney could not have prevented embassy attacks

The Romney campaign wants voters to believe that if Mitt Romney were president, U.S. embassies across the Middle East would not have come under attack last week. Asked if that’s correct on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, conservative political columnist George Will had a simple answer: “No.” In admitting as…

McCain: Muslim protesters ‘taking appropriate action’ against Americans

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Sunday during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Muslim protesters across the Middle East are “taking appropriate action” against Americans in the widespread protests that swept the Arab world last week. Asked by host Bob Schieffer if he believes the Obama administration is…

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