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Romney adviser dismisses women’s issues as ‘shiny objects’

Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters. David Plouffe, one of President Barack Obama’s top aides, last week told New York Magazine that Democrats needed…

Krugman slams Romney advisor: Truth on Ryan’s ‘fraud’ plan is ‘anti-bipartisan’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman once again slammed Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R) budget Sunday morning, chastising Mitt Romney’s advisor Eric Fehrnstrom for firmly standing behind it. “The plan’s a fraud,” Krugman said. “The plan is a big bunch of tax cuts, some specified spending cuts, basically for poor people,…

George Will uses Bloomberg’s soda ban to blast climate change laws

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday used outrage over New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks to slam attempts to curb climate change. “That’s modern liberalism: They delight in bossing people around,” Will complained to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “What Bloomberg is saying [is] the government helps…

Romney adviser: Walker victory would mean unions can’t be ‘too greedy’

Ed Gillespie, an adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, on Sunday said that a loss for Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin’s recall election would not “factor into November,” but a win would mean that labor unions shouldn’t be “too greedy.” “I think this recall is about Wisconsin and…

Elizabeth Warren: I’m ‘not scared’ and I’m ready for this fight

On Saturday morning, Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Senate Elizabeth Warren addressed a breakfast meeting of labor leaders in Boston. The Harvard professor acknowledged that the Brown campaign has shown that they are willing to get “nasty,” but said that she is ready to fight for the Democratic Party and for…

Maddow blasts GOP for talking about jobs while legislating against women

In an unusually blunt and plain-spoken segment on Friday night’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow tore into Republicans for claiming that they care about jobs numbers when all they actually do on Capitol Hill is try to pass more and more laws restricting abortion, even when they know…

Maher to ‘Family Guy’ creator: Is it possible for an atheist to win an Emmy?

Friday night, “Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher subbed for Piers Morgan on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” The outspoken HBO host’s guest was “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane. Maher and MacFarlane are apparently close friends and the interview had the easy rhythm of two people who are are…

Jeb Bush slams Norquist’s tax pledge: Don’t ‘outsource your principles’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday suggested that Republicans were outsourcing their “principles and convictions” by signing Grover Norquist’s pledge to never raise taxes. During a House Budget Committee hearing, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) asked the former governor if he agreed with the Americans for Tax Reform…

Conservative editor: Young Americans ‘so frickin’ stupid’ they shouldn’t get to vote

Appearing in a video published online on Thursday, Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for the neoconservative National Review Online website, explains that he believes letting 18-year-old Americans vote is a big mistake that should be taken back. Advocating that conservatives should “literally” beat young people into political submission, Goldberg said that young…

Bill Clinton: Romney had a ‘sterling business career’

Former President Bill Clinton has become the latest high-profile Democrat to undermine the Obama campaign’s message that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be bad for the economy because he had a record of killing jobs as the CEO of Bain Capital. “I don’t think that we ought to…

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