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Pennsylvania gov. to women: Just ‘close your eyes’ during forced ultrasound

Gov. Tom Corbett (R) says he supports forcing women to have an ultrasound before an abortion because they can just close their eyes. Guttmacher Institute policy analyst Elizabeth Nash told Raw Story last month that Pennsylvania’s proposed measure is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills that she had ever…

Gingrich: Opponents ‘can’t comprehend’ my big ideas

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says his ideas are so big that the news media can’t cover them and his opponents can’t comprehend them. Speaking at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, the former House Speaker explained that he was staying in the race…

Colbert: GOP primary like 2008 minus women and black people

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday said that he was thrilled that the Republican presidential primary had been extended after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney failed to win Alabama and Mississippi. “Long, slow and painful!” Colbert exclaimed. “Thank you, Jesus!” “The Democrats had the same situation last time when…

Craig Crawford: Gingrich should get out while he has some dignity left

Political blogger Craig Crawford said Wednesday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race because he appears to be running out of money and has fallen behind Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. After failing to win the Mississippi and Alabama primaries on Tuesday, some conservatives…

Ann Coulter: GOP has a ‘problem with charlatans’ like Sarah Palin

Conservative author Ann Coulter on Monday night lamented that “charlatans” like Sarah Palin managed to remain prominent voices within the conservative movement, according to The Shark Tank. At a Lincoln Day Dinner event in Florida, she was asked about the possibility of a brokered Republican convention. “One of the ones…

Limbaugh: Judging Miss America proves I’m not anti-woman

Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh says the fact that he judged the Miss America pageant proves that he’s not sexist as his critics have claimed. Limbaugh has been at the center of a controversy over women’s rights after he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute”…

Fox News host suggests Democrats are ‘for voter fraud’

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson says she can’t understand why Democrats would be against discriminatory voter ID laws unless they are “for voter fraud.” Earlier this week, the Department of Justice blocked a law requiring Texas voters to show identification on the grounds that it could disenfranchise Latino voters. Similar…

Jon Stewart challenges Grover Norquist on ‘absolutist’ anti-tax pledge

Daily Show host Jon Stewart debated Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on Monday night, questioning whether his influential pledge was realistic. Nearly every Republican in Congress has signed Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, vowing to oppose any and all tax increases. Only 14 Republican members of 112th Congress have…

Ron Paul: GOP going to be the John McCain party in 2012

Texas Rep. Ron Paul warned his fellow Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday that they risked losing to President Barack Obama if they did not reconsider their foreign policy. “They want more war than Obama,” he said on CNBC. “I think Obama wants way too much. He’s ready to go into…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Partisan bickering tainted future of NASA

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared Tuesday on The David Pakman Show to explain the politics of NASA and why private industries could not lead the frontier of space exploration. “NASA has always been political,” he said. “The difference is it is now partisan. That’s an important distinction. NASA was created…

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