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Lindsey Graham: ‘Stupid’ to let tax cuts for wealthy expire

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday said President Barack Obama’s plan to let tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire was “stupid.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Graham if he would be willing to raise taxes on the middle class if Democrats refused to…

Axelrod calls out Wallace over false claim about blocking military voters

Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday called out Fox News host Chris Wallace after he repeated a claim made by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that President Barack Obama was trying to block military voters in Ohio. In a statement last week, Romney accused Obama of launching…

New Obama ad hits Romney on reproductive rights

The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama released a new ad this morning attacking presumptive Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s record on issues pertaining to women’s reproductive health. The 30 second TV and web ad features women discussing their concern that Romney, a devout Mormon who has firmly…

Maddow: Romney demanded opponents’ tax returns and lied about residency in 2002

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow waded in to the escalating political battle between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and presumptive Republican nominee for president, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). On Thursday, Romney did something which he rarely does, which is to take…

Voter ID critics: Politicians are manipulating the system for their own benefit

It is becoming clear that the wave of new voter ID laws set to take effect in this year’s elections will disproportionately disenfranchise the old and the young, the poor and minorities. It has also been widely alleged that these laws are intended to do precisely that in order to…

Maddow takes a hard look at Romney’s dressage dodge

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow asked some probing questions about Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s relationship with his wife Ann’s Olympic dressage horse, Rafalca. The Republican presidential candidate has played an interesting shell game with his knowledge of the event that the horse is competing in,…

Coulter: Romney shouldn’t release taxes because John Kerry a ‘gigolo’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter says she is just “stating facts” by saying that it doesn’t matter that John Kerry released 20 years worth of returns by the time he ran for president in 2004 because he was just a “gigolo” who who was supported by his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.…

Arizona exec fired for pro-LGBT rant at Chick-fil-A drive-thru

An Arizona man has been fired as the as the chief financial officer and treasurer of a medical equipment manufacturer in Tucson after he posted video of himself telling a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee that she worked a “horrible company.” In a statement released on Thursday, Vante said that it respected…

ACLU lawyer: GOP wants companies to decide privacy rights

Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that Senate Republicans killed the Cybersecurity Act because it provided too many online privacy protections. The ACLU had originally opposed the bill, warning that it would give federal agencies easy access to private online communications and other personal Internet data.…

Cain: Chick-fil-A founder is ‘man enough’ to oppose LGBT rights

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain praising Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy for being “man enough” to admit that his company funded organizations that oppose equal rights for LGBT people. Cathy recently told the Baptist Press that his company was “guilty as charged” of working to prevent marriage equality. On Wednesday,…

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