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Romney: My Medicare plan is ‘the same if not identical’ to Ryan’s

After some initial confusion, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making it clear that his plan for Medicare is “the same if not identical” to a proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) that Democrats say would end the program as it exists today. After Romney announced on Saturday that…

Fox News host Eric Bolling: ‘Obamacare literally may kill you’

Fox News co-host Eric Bolling on Wednesday asserted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law could “literally” kill people. During a segment about Medicare on Fox News’ The Five, co-host Dana Perino asked Bolling if Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan should do more interviews to explain that GOP…

Eric Boehlert: Fox News completely barren of actual journalism

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters on Wednesday praised Fox News’ Brit Hume for his interview with Mitt Romney’s new running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). “I give Brit Hume credit,” Boehlert told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “I thought it was a good interview. I thought it was a much…

Chuck Todd smacks down Romney surrogate over false welfare claim

MSNBC host Chuck Todd and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) butted heads on Wednesday after Branstad accused President Barack Obama of undermining welfare reform. “The biggest problem I think a lot of people have is the massive expansion of the food stamp program,” Branstad said. “We have more people on…

Ryan mocked in media for inability to defend his own budget plan

Media figures spent Wednesday morning mocking vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s inability to defend his budget plan or provide any specific numbers in what should have been a softball interview with Fox News’s Brit Hume. Media Matters reports that Ryan, who is widely lauded as a “budget guru”…

Maher calls Obama a ‘dismal failure and a liar’ over drug policy

HBO’s Bill Maher on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama over his administration’s decision to ramp up prosecutions of medical marijuana dispensaries. “This is one place where Obama has been such a dismal failure and a liar,” Maher said during an interview with The Huffington Post’s new HuffPost Live video streaming…

Deferred deportation program already drawing thousands of applicants

More than a million young undocumented immigrants are eligible as of today for the two-year deferred deportation program enacted by the Obama administration in June, and reports suggest many are already seizing that opportunity. In Chicago, WLS-TV reported that people began lining up Tuesday night to turn in their applications.…

Ann Romney: ‘No more tax releases’ but ‘there’s nothing we’re hiding’

Ann Romney, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, recently said that there will be “no more tax releases given” by the wealthy couple, but she also insisted that “there’s nothing we’re hiding.” During an interview that’s scheduled to air on Thursday, NBC’s Natalie Morales noted that people…

Pawlenty suggests that Soledad O’Brien doesn’t understand English

Romney surrogates going up against CNN host Soledad O’Brien clearly haven’t learned their lesson. A day after former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu angrily told O’Brien to “put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney’s national campaign co-chair, suggested that the CNN host…

Romney accidentally tells Cuban exiles he loves vagina

GOP hopeful Mitt Romney on Monday mistakenly told Cuban exiles that he loved vaginas. During a campaign stop at a Miami juice shop owned by convicted cocaine trafficker Reinaldo Bermudez, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke with the hosts of Radio Mambí, a station run by Cuban exiles. “They’re waiting…

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