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NSA chief: Hackers causing ‘the greatest transfer of wealth in history’

Computer hackers are on the bleeding edge of the class war, and they’re finally cutting deep enough that the leader of the National Security Agency (NSA) is making an active push for some major congressional action. That’s why NSA chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, told the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute on…

Romney town hall crowd applauds death penalty

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday asserted that the death penalty prevented “the most heinous crimes.” During a town hall event in Grand Junction, Colorado, a man who identified himself a “the local D.A.” asked Romney to respond to a recent Supreme Court ruling that banned mandatory life…

Former GOP Rep.: Republicans should stop climate change ‘denial’

A former Republican congressman from South Carolina is calling on conservatives to take measures to combat climate change instead of “retreating in denial.” George Mason University announced on Tuesday that former Rep. Bob Inglis would be leading a nationwide public engagement campaign on behalf of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative’s…

Ron Paul delegate: Romney Republicans changed the rules to keep me out

Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday night, Ron Paul supporter and former Massachusetts Republican Party delegate Evan Kenney explained how the party’s “elite power brokers” actually made their own rules up on the spot in order to keep him and other Paul supporters out of the Republican…

Obama adviser: Wealthy people want to ‘purchase the White House for Mr. Romney’

White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Tuesday explained that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had raised massive amounts of money in June because rich people were “trying to purchase the White House.” During an interview on ABC, host George Stephanopoulos asked Plouffe if President Barack Obama was on…

Maine gov. on ‘Gestapo’ Obamacare: ‘Be goddamn mad at the federal government’

Maine’s Republican governor says that anyone who is upset because he said that President Barack Obama’s health care reforms would turn the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into Nazi secret police should “be goddamn mad at the federal government.” During a weekly radio address on Saturday, Gov. Paul LePage complained that…

Maddow befuddled by snooty Romney donors: These must be leftist protesters

Noting that Romney’s donors at recent fundraiser in New York seemed more like fictional caricatures of the rich and affluent, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow wondered if the Republican presidential candidate had been “punked.” “There are only two possibilities here at this point,” she said Monday night. “Either this is brilliant…

Former right-wing teen star: Some conservatives have been vicious

Former conservative teen star and author Jonathan Krohn on Monday said the right-wing movement had “not responded nicely” to his changing political views. Krohn was eagerly embraced by conservatives after giving a speech at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Committee when he was only 13-years-old. But after becoming enchanted by…

Ari Berman: Voter ID laws ‘could throw the election’

Ari Berman, who covers voting rights for The Nation and Rolling Stone magazines, said Monday that voter ID laws in Texas and other states could help Republicans win the presidency in 2012. “It could throw the election,” he told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. “As you mentioned earlier in your…

Court orders anti-LGBT preacher to pay Maddow’s legal bills

A Washington, D.C. judge has ordered an anti-LGBT preacher to pay MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s attorney’s fees after he filed a $50 million lawsuit for allegedly defaming him. Over the weekend, the blog Bradlee Dean Info first reported that Dean and his You Can Run International ministry had 30 days…

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