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Soledad O’Brien grills RNC official for not including rape exception in platform

The Republican Party’s communications director is explaining the abortion ban in his party’s platform by saying it doesn’t include an exception for rape — but it also doesn’t NOT include an exception. RNC communication director Sean Spicer worked hard not to pinned down on Thursday as he found himself in…

Coulter: Republicans should nuke ‘selfish swine’ Todd Akin

The fallout from Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) comments on “legitimate rape” is so severe that right-wing author Ann Coulter thinks conservatives have no choice but to drop an electoral “nuclear bomb” on him in the form of a write-in campaign. “This is a problem,” Coulter said during an appearance on…

Maddow: Politicians running from their records say hilariously stupid things

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the problems that politicians run into when they try to run from their record rather than running on their record. Oftentimes this results in situations where candidates are left blinking and staring like stunned bunnies in the headlights…

Jerry Springer: Obama is running against Paul Ryan

Television host Jerry Springer said Wednesday night that President Barack Obama was actually running against Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). “This election is between Barack Obama and Paul Ryan,” he said on CNN. “Romney is almost irrelevant to it, because Paul Ryan is the budget that this…

Maddow: Libertarians could kick Romney off the Washington ballot

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how the Libertarian Party might get presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney removed from the ballot in Washington State. Earlier this month, the Libertarian Party of Washington State filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent Romney’s name from being printed on…

Robert Reich: Ryan budget worse than Bush’s economic plan

University of California professor Robert Reich blasted Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposed budget plan, saying it would help the rich while hurting the poor. “It’s much worse than what we tried under George W. Bush,” he said on Current TV. “The tax cuts that Ryan wants to provide to the…

LGBT activist Dan Savage debates NOM president Brian Brown

On August 15, LGBT activist and columnist Dan Savage squared off against National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown. The two men, starkly opposed on the issue of LGBT rights, met at Savage’s home in Seattle for dinner and a hour-long debate over same sex marriage and the Bible. The…

Twisted Sister singer rips Ryan for using their song

The leader of metal group Twisted Sister blasted Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan for using their signature song at a campaign appearance earlier this week. “I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my band Twisted Sister’s song, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ in any capacity,” singer Dee Snider told Rolling…

Rove’s SuperPAC leader tells Soledad Akin’s ‘undone his own candidacy’

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien continued her recent strong reporting streak Wednesday when she spoke to the CEO of a Republican Super PAC that pulled its ads in Missouri in the wake of Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) “legitimate rape” statement. Steven Law, president of American Crossroads, which was co-founded by Fox News…

Republican judge in Texas warns of ‘civil war’ if Obama reelected

A Republican judge in Lubbock, Texas told a reporter on Tuesday that he and other officials are making plans for the possibility of “civil war” if President Barack Obama is reelected, warning that should the president cede control of the country to the United Nations, he’d prevent troops from entering…

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