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Arlen Specter: Mitt Romney changes positions more than a porn star

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (D) on Wednesday compared Mitt Romney to an actress in pornographic films because he had shifted position so often throughout his political career. “The Republican Party has moved so far to the right, you can’t recognize Mitt Romney,” Specter told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. “What Mitt…

Sen. Rand Paul blocks Iran sanctions bill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday blocked legislation that would impose a new sanctions on Iran. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had hoped to quickly pass the bill by unanimous consent. But Paul objected and introduced an amendment stating that any use of military force against Iran must be…

Fox News reporter: Temperature ‘hasn’t changed much since the Ice Age’

Fox Business reporter Tracy Byrnes says that climate change is overblown because the temperature of the Earth “basically hasn’t changed much since the Ice Age.” During his Tuesday show on the Fox Business Network, habitual climate-change denier Stuart Varney pointed to an op-ed by Princeton Professor William Happer as evidence…

CNN analyst: Health reform mandate ‘looks like it’s going to be struck down’

In an afternoon update from the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN senior legal analyst and New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin said that justices appeared to be highly skeptical of the law’s “individual mandate,” which would require every American to purchase some form of private health insurance. “This law…

Piers Morgan asks Ron Paul why he is still in the race

CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday night asked Texas Rep. Ron Paul why he was still in the Republican presidential race when his situation seemed “terminal.” He noted that Paul had obtained only 71 delegates, far behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. But Paul…

Professor notes similarities between Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi cases

Brown University professor Tricia Rose said Monday that there were important similarities between the cases of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi. “There are some really important similarities,” she told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. “There are college campuses where young Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and African Americans are joining…

Romney: Government workers just look for ‘places they can interfere’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested that most government workers were a waste of taxpayer dollars because they spend their days looking for “places they can interfere.” At a campaign event in San Diego, California, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a “class of individuals”…

Protesters chant ‘health care is a right’ to Santorum at Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took his campaign to the nation’s highest court on Monday to speak out against health care reform, but he found efforts frustrated by another group who were also exercising their free rights on the Supreme Court’s steps. “This is a very, very important day for…

Romney’s cousin: Mormonism is a ‘fraud’

Mitt Romney’s second cousin, Park Romney, once was once a Mormon high priest, but he is now denouncing the religion as a cult. Park told BBC recently that he left the church because “I became convinced that it’s a fraud.” “There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and…

Herman Cain kills a bunny in new ad

When the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the creation of super PACs, they could never have seen this one coming. Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has launched a new advertisement showing a man catapaulting a bunny rabbit and blasting it into bloody chunks, as a little…

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