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Sen. Carl Levin ‘worried’ by influx of dark money

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) said Monday that he was anxious about the influence of secret money in the 2012 elections. “The thing that worries me frankly the most is the huge amount of hidden money which is going to get into — it already is in — the Romney campaign,”…

Harvard professor on American society: Everything is up for sale

Harvard University professor Michael Sandel on Monday lamented that almost every aspect of life in the United States was being “sold off to the highest bidder.” “A market economy is a tool, a valuable and effective tool, for organizing productive activity,” he said on PBS Newshour. “But a market society…

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi thanks ACLU for Social Responsibility in Media Award

The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi on Friday thanked the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for giving him the 2012 Social Responsibility in Media Award. He received the award “[f]or his work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, satirizing and offering commentary on Islamic, Middle Eastern and South…

Tony Perkins slams LGBT Pride by proposing ‘Adultery Pride Month’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins recently compared celebrating LGBT Pride to dedicating a month to rejoice in drunkenness or adultery. “The month of June is Gay Pride Month,” Perkins told a caller named J.R. in radio interview obtained by Right Wing Watch on Monday. “Now, I have not yet…

Campaign chairman defends Romney’s ‘wisdom’: ‘You need fewer teachers’

The chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s national steering committee on Monday defended the candidate’s “wisdom” that state and local government needed to “cut back” on teachers, firefighters and police. “Let me respond as a taxpayer, not as a representative of the Romney campaign,” former New Hampshire Gov.…

Romney adviser: Obama to blame for public sector job losses

An adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday said that President Barack Obama’s policies were at fault for jobs cuts in the public sector — even though the GOP hopeful recently blasted the president for wanting to hire more firefighters, police and teachers. “He’s the president of…

Krugman: Obama ‘screwed up’ the ‘private sector is fine’ line

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calmly criticized President Barack Obama Monday morning for his much discussed “Private sector is doing fine” quote. “That was an unfortunate line,” Krugman said. “The president bungled the line. The truth is, the private sector is doing better than the public sector, which is…

Trumka: Walker only won the chance to finish his term

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka poured some cold water on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s recall election victory Sunday morning, mentioning all the stops the Republican had to do to keep his job. “It’s true that the people in Wisconsin didn’t recall Governor Walker, but he spent over $50 million on this,”…

Van Jones slams Huckabee: The average teacher doesn’t make $100,000

Former Obama administration green czar Van Jones criticized Republicans’ latest attack on public workers and their unwillingness to pass legislation that would help the country’s economy recover Sunday morning. Appearing on ABC’s This Week panel, Jones hit back at former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s usual attack on public employees, including…

Shuster rips WaPo blogger: Obama’s pot smoking not like Romney’s gay bullying

Current TV correspondent David Shuster on Sunday schooled a conservative Washington Post blogger for suggesting that President Barack Obama’s use of marijuana as a kid should be covered by the media like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s alleged bullying of a gay student in 1965. During an appearance on…

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