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Pat Robertson joins Romney at Virginia campaign stop

As Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Saturday, sitting in the front row, very quietly, was televangelist Pat Robertson. Robertson did not appear at last month’s Republican National Convention, but WAVY-TV’s account of Romney’s speech suggests the GOP presidential nominee’s remarks were tailored to reach out…

Alleged deadbeat dad Rep. Joe Walsh thinks Sandra Fluke should ‘get a job’

Tea Party-affiliated congressman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) has taken exception to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke’s remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and said that he thinks the women’s health advocate should “get a job.”  According to Talking Points Memo, Walsh made the remarks at a campaign stop in…

Maddow: How a man you’ve never heard of could cost Romney the election

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Rachel Maddow discussed how a little-known third party candidate could scuttle Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s electoral chances in the state of Virginia and thereby cost him the presidency. At the outset of the segment, Maddow pointed out that according to some polls, the…

VP candidate Paul Ryan: States should decide medical marijuana laws for themselves

In a pre-taped interview based on questions submitted by viewers of KRDO in Colorado Springs, Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) endorsed the view that states — like Colorado — should be able to decide their own laws on medical marijuana. Anchor Eric Singer asked Ryan, “In Colorado…

Christine O’Donnell claims on Bill Maher that she ‘didn’t approve’ the witch ad

Two years ago, Bill Maher stood in front of his audience and dared a former guest — Christine O’Donnell, then the upstart, tea-party-backed candidate for Senator in Delaware — to come back on his show. And, if she didn’t, he promised to release a clip a week of her appearances.…

Ann Romney: Marriage rights, birth control aren’t economic issues for women

David Nelson, an anchor with KWQC in Davenport, Iowa had a chance to interview Ann Romney today, and he decided to focus on the meat behind her convention speech comment, “I love women.” But Ann Romney had other ideas. Less than two minutes into the interview, after she gave her…

Actual socialist Bernie Sanders: No, Obama is not a socialist

Speaking to talk show host Bill Moyers this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who self-identifies as a Democratic socialist, explained that no matter how many times Republicans say it, President Barack Obama is not a socialist as well. Democratic socialism (PDF), he explained, “means that health care should be a…

Romney: Afghan war not ‘important’ enough for convention speech

Speaking to Fox News on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he did not mention the war in Afghanistan during his convention speech because he doesn’t think it’s important, even though more than 2,100 American soldiers have fought and died there. Oddly enough, Romney didn’t make that startling admission…

Republican Congressman apologizes for linking student loans to the Holocaust

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) said this week that he’s very sorry for telling his constituents that the federal student loan program is a step down a “slippery slope” to Nazi Germany’s Holocaust. The 86-year-old congressman used the analogy on Wednesday night, speaking to a constituent who asked if he believes…

Former GOP candidate fears Obama may ‘take control of the radio, TV and Internet’

If he’s feeling desperate come November, President Barack Obama just might create a pretext to launch a war with Iran, then seize control of radio, television and Internet signals to ensure his reelection. Or, at least, that’s what former Republican congressional candidate Bill Federer said Friday during a radio interview.…

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