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Scarborough on Akin: ‘This Republican party does not want to win’

Conservative MSNBC host Scarborough on Monday lamented that a recent assertion by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin about “legitimate” rape showed that the Republican Party was continually “shooting themselves in the foot” by nominating the most extreme candidates. During an interview with a local TV station over the weekend, Akin…

McCaskill: Rape remarks are a ‘window into Todd Akin’s mind’

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Monday said that it was “jaw dropping and stunning” for her Republican opponent for Senate to claim that women who are victims of “legitimate” would not get pregnant. “This statement is kind of window into Todd Akin’s mind,” McCaskill explained to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. “If…

Shuster: Sununu seems like he ‘hasn’t taken his medication’

Current TV correspondent David Shuster on Sunday joked that John Sununu “hasn’t taken his medication” because the former New Hampshire governor told a CNN host to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead.” During an interview on CNN last week, Sununu, who chairs presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s…

Giuliani: ‘Serious questions’ about Biden’s ‘mental capacity’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is doubling down on the charge that Vice President Joe Biden might not have the “mental capacity” and “balance” to take over the presidency if he needed to. Speaking to CNBC last week, Giuliani said that a series of gaffes showed that Biden…

Goolsbee: Republicans ‘would classify Mitt Romney’s horse a small business’

Former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee asserted on Sunday that Republicans “would classify Mitt Romney’s horse as a small business” if they thought it would help them convince Americans that taxes shouldn’t be raised on the wealthy. During an ABC News discussion about the federal deficit, The Wall Street Journal‘s…

Julian Assange: U.S. must renounce WikiLeaks witch hunt

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday made his first public appearance in two months, urging President Barack Obama “to do the right thing.” The head of the anti-secrecy website has fought for two years against his extradition to Sweden, where he’s wanted for questioning in relation to allegations of sexual…

Santorum claims that saying ‘y’all’ is divisive

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama are “dividing this country” by playing the race card and using words like “y’all.” CNN host Jim Acosta on Sunday asked if it was fair for Romney to complain about the tone of the…

Gibbs blasts Romney for using ‘right-wing nut jobs’ like Trump

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said on Sunday that he would not be “lectured” about running a negative campaign while GOP hopeful Mitt Romney continued to use a “right-wing nut job” like so-called birther Donald Trump. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted that Romney had…

Maddow: Romney’s history shows he’s willing to lie about his taxes

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said that presumptive Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) has, if precedent is any guide, given us no reason to take his word on the subject of his refusal to disclose his tax returns. In fact, he has given voters…

Bill Maher: RNC’s ‘He Tried’ ad has subtle racist message

Friday night, on the season premiere of Bill Maher’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and his panel of guests argued over whether a new ad by the RNC entitled “He Tried, You Tried,” is subtly pushing a racist message to viewers. The ad, which Maher rolled at…

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