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WATCH LIVE: President Obama welcomes former President George W. Bush

Thursday afternoon former President George W. Bush will make a rare appearance at the White House again as President Barack Obama unveils presidential portraits of the 43rd president and his wife, Laura Bush. The portrait is meant to honor Bush’s presidency. His daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, told Fox & Friends…

Tony Perkins: Gay tourism ad shows Obama’s ‘radical values and backwards priorities’

Christian think tank leader Tony Perkins is blasting President Barack Obama over an effort to market the U.S. that includes images of LGBT people. During a Thursday radio address, the Family Research Council president pointed to a recently created tourism advertisement that shows two gay men vacationing together. “A new…

Maddow: Romney campaign ‘playing along’ with birthers

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow examined the role of Donald Trump in the campaign of former Massachusetts governor and Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney. On a day that saw the release of Romney’s embarrassing iPhone app and a badly-written gun policy memo which assured…

Axelrod: Handful of plutocrats trying to buy this government

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said Wednesday that billionaires were trying to buy the United States government in the November elections. “There was a report this morning that the Republican Super PACs, apart from Romney and apart from his own super PAC, intend to spend a billion dollars in this…

Rep. Barbara Lee calls PRENDA ‘shock and awe’ in ‘war on women’

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) blasted the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) on Wednesday, comparing it to the “shock and awe” military strategy used at the beginning of the Iraq war. “Supporters of this bill claim that the legislation would combat sex-selective abortions,” she said on the House floor. “Here we go…

Senate candidate: My proposed federal birther office ‘not about Obama’

Republican Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra on Wednesday denied that his proposed federal so-called “birther” office had anything to do with President Barack Obama. He recently told a Michigan tea party group that there should be an office established in Washington, D.C. that ensures presidential candidates meet the minimum qualifications to…

Kucinich: Citizens United ruling would have staggered our Founding Fathers

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Wednesday that the Founding Fathers of the United States would not have supported the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United. “Money is destroying our politics and our political system,” he said in a video uploaded to YouTube. “Our electoral system has become such…

Fox & Friends airs its own four-minute anti-Obama attack ad

Update (below): Fox News pulls video, claims it was ‘unauthorized’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning unveiled a four-minute advertisement that attacked President Barack Obama, which was created by Fox News associate producer Chris White. “Lets talk a little bit about what the campaign slogan used to be for Obama,…

Author of controversial ‘ex-gay’ study: ‘I apologize’ to LGBT community

Earlier this month, psychiatrist Dr. Robert Spitzer fully recanted a controversial 2003 non-peer reviewed study that he published in the journal The Archives of Sexual Behavior, a study in which he posited that “highly motivated” LGBT people could reach their so-called “heterosexual potential” through counseling and prayer. In a piece…

Romney surrogate: CNN ‘should be embarrassed’ for covering birther story

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, who is now a surrogate for Mitt Romney, on Wednesday blasted CNN host Soledad O’Brien for reporting on the presumptive Republican nominee’s link to birthers like billionaire Donald Trump. Following a week of ranting by Trump about President Barack Obama’s citizenship, O’Brien asked Sununu…

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