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Bill Maher: ‘Republicans don’t like it when single women have sex’

On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher took Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to task. Maher’s guests predictably denounced Todd Akin’s idiotic statement that “women don’t get pregnant from legitimate rape.” But it was host Maher who made clear the link between Akin’s mouth-diarrhea and Republican…

Romney: ‘No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came the closest yet on Friday to personally embracing the so-called birther movement’s theory that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. “I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” the former…

Ryan on abortion exceptions: Rape is just another ‘method of conception’

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that he personally believes that rape is just another “method of conception” and not an excuse to allow abortions. During an interview with WJHL this week, Ryan was asked his view about Rep. Todd Akin, who recently asserted that women could not get pregnant…

Fox News co-host: ‘No woman should aspire to be’ Sandra Fluke

Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros on Thursday said that “no woman should aspire to be” the women’s rights activist and former Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, who conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a slut because she had advocated that birth control be covered by health insurance plans. During…

Jennifer Garner channels Bachmann by battling heathen stripper in ‘Butter’ movie

Jennifer Garner channels former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann in a movie where an aspiring butter sculptor looks to defeat a young African-American girl who is being helped by a stripper. In the movie Butter, Garner plays Laura Pickler, an Iowa woman who “eyes what she sees as long-deserved glory,…

Paul Ryan: Chick-fil-A is ‘good chicken’ and ‘free speech’

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is embracing the fried chicken restaurant chain whose founder recently admitted funding groups that oppose LGBT rights. During a short and unconventional interview with WDBJ in Virginia, reporter Orlando Salinas asked Ryan what came to mind when he thought of Chick-fil-A. “Good chicken,” Ryan…

Maddow: Republican Convention ‘rolling out the Iraq war’ for Paul Ryan

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said the Republican Convention in Tampa was “rolling out” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as if he were former deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz, a neoconservative who served in the Bush Administration. “Do you want to know who they picked to…

Reagan-appointed judge: Deregulation advocates made a fundamental mistake

Richard Posner, a well-respected federal judge, said Thursday on Current TV that he no longer believed the financial industry should not be regulated. “I was an advocate of the deregulation movement and I made — along with other, a lot of smarter people — made a fundamental mistake, which is…

Martin Bashir blasts Republican strategist for ‘demeaning’ General Dempsey

On his show Thursday afternoon, MSNBC host Martin Bashir angrily chastised Republican strategist Trey Hardin, accusing him of demeaning top U.S. general Martin Dempsey. Hardin said that members of the military did not respect President Barack Obama and that leaders of other countries wanted Obama to win because he was…

Tony Perkins downplays ‘legitimate rape’ as a ‘Biden-ism’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkin on Thursday defended Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), saying that his assertion that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape” was the type of innocent gaffe that Vice President Joe Biden might make. Perkins told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he met with Akin in…

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