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Top Obama advisor: Romney campaign built on ‘tripod of lies’

White House  senior advisor David Plouffe struck at the Romney campaign’s honesty during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, saying that the campaign was based on an unprecedented foundation of falsehoods. “Right now their campaign is built on a tripod of lies,” he said. “A welfare attack that is…

Senior Romney adviser: It wasn’t necessary to thank troops at convention

Senior Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on Sunday defended his boss for not thanking U.S. troops or even mentioning the war in Afghanistan while accepting the Republican presidential nomination during the GOP convention on Thursday. During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Fehrnstrom if Mitt Romney snubbed the…

Fmr. Bush strategist calls out Paul Ryan over convention speech lies

Matthew Dowd, President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist, on Sunday said that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan “so stretched the truth” during his convention speech by suggesting that President Barack Obama was responsible for a GM plant that closed before he took office. During a panel segment on…

Maher’s new rule for Republicans: admit Bush presidency happened

According to Bill Maher, Republicans have found a new thing they’re eager to deny ever existed: the presidency of George W. Bush. On his show Friday, Maher said that Republicans, in addition to denying such concepts as evolution and global warming, are now trying to pretend that there was no…

Villaraigosa: Republicans running on ‘platform of 1812′

After a week of watching the Republican National Convention, the Democratic convention chair has decided that the GOP 2012 platform looks more like the “platform of 1812.” “If you look at their platform, the 2012 platform, it looks like it’s from another century — maybe even two,” Los Angeles Mayor…

Chris Wallace falsely claims Obama had filibuster-proof majority for 2 years

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday made the false claim that the Democratic Party had a 60-vote majority for two years after President Barack Obama took office. During an interview with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Wallace pointed out that Obama had not accomplished “major entitlement reform” in his…

Chris Hayes notes Romney’s silence on Afghanistan

One interesting thing about Clint Eastwood’s bizarre appearance at the Republican National Convention, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Up With Chris Hayes Saturday, was that Eastwood explicitly mentioned the U.S. war in Afghanistan, something the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, didn’t discuss at all. Eastwood stumbled his way through criticizing…

Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘What is riskier than living poor in America?’

A discussion on the racialized political rhetoric surrounding welfare took a turn close to home for Melissa Harris-Perry on her show Saturday morning, as she offered author and BusinessWeek columnist Monica Mehta a glimpse at the kind of places in which people who need of social-assistance programs often live. Harris-Perry’s…

Maddow: Eastwood’s RNC ‘meltdown’ was a ‘political disaster’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow broke down just what it was that made Thursday night’s prime-time adress by actor Clint Eastwood to the Republican National Convention so strangely jarring.  She also discussed the fact that its placement in the convention line-up was a particularly poor…

Romney misspeaks, calls the United States a ‘company’

Although Mitt Romney’s determination to campaign for president on his record as a businessman has led both his supporters and his detractors to suggest that if elected, he would attempt to run the country like a business, Romney’s own understanding of the presidential role has never been entirely clear, He…

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