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Michigan Senate Minority Leader ‘embarrassed’ by attack on stem cell research

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D) blasted Republican lawmakers on Thursday for threatening to cut funds for the University of Michigan because of its embryonic stem cell research. “Today for the second time in six months, I rise because I am actually embarrassed by what I see happening here today,”…

Franken cries during VAWA speech recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken recalled his friends, former Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Sheila Wellstone, who died…

Biden: Obama ‘has a big stick, I promise’

In a major speech on Wednesday touting current administration’s foreign policy accomplishments, Vice President Joe Biden drew a contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and bragged about President Barack Obama’s “big stick.” Speaking to an audience at New York University, Biden recalled that Obama had “made one of…

McCain: Dems ‘conjured up imaginary war’ on women

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday accused Democrats of inventing an “imaginary” war on women to score political points in an election year. During a Senate speech outlining why he supported reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), something that many Republicans oppose, McCain blasted Democrats for “dividing the country…

Michelle Malkin: Democratic ‘lynch mobs’ are attacking ALEC

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin is accusing Democratic “lynch mobs” of attacking the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Republican donors in an effort to distract voters from the nation’s economic problems. “They’ve got gimmicks like the Buffett rule, they’re attacking ‘evil oil companies,’ ‘evil Republicans’ that want dirty air an…

McCain rips Schumer for being on TV too much

Media darling Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for spending too much time in front of the television cameras. In a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, the Arizona senator accused Schumer of holding hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration law just to get…

Salon’s Steve Kornacki: Romney can’t ‘etch-a-sketch’ away from immigration laws

Steve Kornacki, senior writer for Salon, on Wednesday night told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that former Massachessuts Gov. Mitt Romney was going to have a hard time “etch-a-sketching” away from his support for controversial immigration laws. Romney has previously called Arizona’s immigration policies “a model” for the country and had appointed…

Rep. Israel slams the tea party: ‘The House is in range’ for Democrats

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Wednesday said that Democrats had a chance to take back the U.S. House because voters’ opinion of the tea party movement had soured. “Here is why we lost in 2010,” he told CBS News political director John Dickerson.…

Christian think tank leader: Obama birth certificate ‘a legitimate issue’

The leader of a Christian think tank is blasting the media for not investigating President Barack Obama’s citizenship. During a Tuesday segment on American Family Association’s AFA Today radio program, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law Center —…

Dick Morris: Media ‘ruined’ Bush because Iraq war coverage was ‘too harsh’

Conservative Fox News contributor Dick Morris is asserting that the news media “ruined” President George W. Bush’s presidency because coverage of the Iraq war was “too harsh.” During a Wednesday morning segment with Morris, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy pointed out that Arthur Brisbane, ombudsman for The New York…

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