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Joe the Plumber calls to ‘start shooting’ immigrants at the border

At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.” Wurzelbacher first made the remarks during a campaign rally for Arizona Republican state Rep. Lori Klein on Friday, according to video published…

Protesters interrupt Ryan in Iowa: ‘Stop the war on the middle class!’

Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.” During an stump speech at the Iowa State…

Romney’s constitutional amendment disqualifies Ryan for no business experience

A constitutional amendment suggested by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have barred Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) from serving as his running mate. Speaking to supporters in Las Vegas last May, Romney told the story of a man who said the Constitution should be amended to require three years…

Obama tells NASA: ‘I thought about getting a mohawk myself’

During a Monday call to congratulate NASA for successfully landing the Curiosity rover on Mars, President Barack Obama acknowledged the “special mohawk guy” in the control room who had taken the Internet by storm. As the world watched the rover landing last week, NASA flight engineer Bobak Ferdowsi became an…

Doocy defends Ryan: ‘What’s the matter with being an ideologue?’

Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Monday attempted spin Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s “ideologue” label as an advantage to Mitt Romney’s campaign. During a series of interviews on Sunday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod blasted Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system while skewing tax cuts…

Cheney on Ryan: ‘I can’t think of a better choice’ for VP

The man who selected himself to be former President George W. Bush’s running mate says that he “can’t think of a better choice” than Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to share the Republican ticket with Mitt Romney. “I’m a big fan of Paul’s,” former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News…

Top Romney adviser: He ‘would have signed’ Ryan’s budget

As Mitt Romney’s campaign was trying to distance itself from his running mate’s proposed budget on Sunday, senior adviser Ed Gillespie admitted that the candidate “would have signed” Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial plan. After the Republican presidential hopeful on Saturday announced that he had selected Ryan as the vice…

Axelrod: Ryan plan is a ‘prescription for economic catastrophe’

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod on Sunday warned that the budget plan authored by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), was a “prescription for economic catastrophe.” During an interview on NBC, host David Gregory predicted that Romney and his VP pick would claim…

Pawlenty: I gave Romney a ‘bunch’ of tax returns for VP vetting

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) says he gave Mitt Romney’s campaign a “bunch” of tax returns during the vice presidential vetting process, but claimed he didn’t remember exactly how many years were covered by the disclosure. Romney senior adviser Beth Meyers on Saturday said that potential vice presidential candidates…

Priebus: Obama has ‘blood on his hands’ for destroying Medicare

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said that presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s plan would “preserve Medicare,” and insisted that President Barack Obama was the one with “blood on his hands” for stealing money from the program. NBC host David Gregory reminded Priebus that Ryan had…

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