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Texas GOP reacts to Obama visit with ‘papers please’ cartoon

With President Barack Obama making a campaign stop in Austin on Tuesday, the Texas Republican Party just couldn’t help but say something snarky. Unfortunately for them, the snark didn’t come out quite right: instead of a snappy comeback or witty retort, they produced an odd little cartoon which seems to suggest…

Pawlenty: Sununu ‘walked back’ charge Obama didn’t know ‘how to be an American’

The co-chair for Mitt Romney’s national campaign on Tuesday said that campaign surrogate John Sununu had “issued a clarification” after saying that President Barack Obama should “learn how to be an American.” “Gov. Sununu made those comments earlier today,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “He then…

Boy Scouts’ two-year review finds LGBT ban is ‘absolutely the best policy’

The Boy Scouts of America said on Tuesday that it had conducted a two-year review and would continue its policy of excluding gay men and lesbians. Deron Smith, a spokesperson for the organization, told The Associated Press that a special 11-member committee “came to the conclusion that this policy is…

Romney surrogate claims green energy investments making the U.S. into the Soviet Union

A top surrogate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday said the United States was turning into the Soviet Union because the government had backed green energy technologies. During an interview on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that various fact-checking organizations had debunked Romney’s…

Erin Burnett on Romney’s tax returns: He appears ‘shady’ or ‘stupid’

Even CNN’s Erin Burnett, a former Goldman Sachs financial analyst, says it’s time for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. Burnett opened her Monday night show with a personal message to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “It’s time, Mitt, time to put them on the table,” she said, dismissing…

Obamas caught on ‘Kiss-Cam’ during basketball game

Members of the first family were in the spotlight for a brief moment while watching the U.S. Olympic mens’ basketball squad Monday night, as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were caught in the “kiss-cam.” According to MSNBC, the Obamas, who attended the U.S. exhibition against Brazil with…

Maddow: Billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adelson could face prosecution

In a lengthy explainer on Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow illustrated how a risky bet and some seemingly shady dealings in China helped earn casino mogul Sheldon Adelson tens of billions of dollars, and possibly even some criminal charges. Thanks to some internal documents from Adelson’s company that have…

Stephen Colbert: Romney’s singing ‘outsourced most of those notes to India’

Stephen Colbert opened up Monday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” by chiding Barack Obama for “running scared” from his presumptive challenger Mitt Romney’s business record as head of Bain Capital. “It’s like he is hellbent on making the word Bain synonymous with ‘a source of harm or ruin,’” Colbert said,…

Carville: Romney can’t be president with Swiss bank accounts

Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday wondered why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thought he could “get away” with having offshore investments. “If you wanna be president, get rid of the Swiss bank accounts,” Carville told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. Romney, who earned a fortune through his equity firm…

Reid accuses Republicans of trying to protect a handful of billionaires

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday questioned why Republicans in Congress believed wealthy individuals should be able to hide their political donations to campaign groups. “Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘The end of democracy will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations,’” he…

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