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Santorum: My home-schooled kids ‘will out-reason Bill Maher’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that even his home-schooled 12-year-old could “out-reason” HBO comedian Bill Maher. During his Friday “New Rules” segment, Maher had called out Santorum’s stance against public education. “The Taliban may want to live in the eighth century but the Christian right wants to go back…

Journalist Ethan Casey: Afghans not convinced U.S. sees them as human beings

International journalist Ethan Casey appeared Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the damage wrought by a rogue soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, mostly women and children. “Our credibility at this point is severely damaged and our tenability certainly is as well,” he said. “I don’t say that…

Santorum co-chair: Romney should ‘renounce his racist Mormon religion’

An African-American pastor affiliated with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is demanding that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “renounce his racist Mormon religion.” At a press conference on Monday, Rev. O’Neal Dozier, who is an honorary chairman of Santorum’s Florida campaign, said that he was speaking out to “foster and…

Santorum: Endangered Species Act puts ‘critters above people’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the federal government has gone too far in trying to protect endangered species by putting “critters above people.” At the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi on Monday, the candidate was asked how he would balance the need for environmental protection with the…

Romney: ‘If I’m a weak frontrunner then what does that make Newt Gingrich?’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a response to rival Newt Gingrich’s claim that he’s a weak frontrunner: I know I am but what are you? On Sunday, Gingrich told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the former Massachusetts governor had one of the most anemic campaigns in the last…

Former Mossad chief: Pre-emptive attack on Iran would be stupid

In an unprecedented interview, the former head of Israel’s spy service told 60 Minutes this week that Iran is nowhere near developing a nuclear weapon, and warned that if Israel attacks its neighbor, it would trigger a “rain of missiles” upon the Jewish state. Meir Dagan, who ran Mossad for…

Fmr. McCain aide on ‘Game Change’: Palin presidency ‘frightens me’

A former senior strategist for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign says that the depiction of Sarah Palin by actress Julianne Moore in HBO’s film “Game Change” was “very accurate.” “I think for all of us that were in the campaign it really rang true,” Steve Schmidt told MSNBC’s…

Reid: Keystone ‘won’t lower the price of oil’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that Republican claims that the Keystone XL pipeline will create tens of thousands of jobs and lower the price of oil just aren’t true. “This is something Republicans have raised as an issue to lower the price of oil,” Reid told CNN’s Candy…

Mary Matalin: Romney has ‘heart and soul’ of an average American

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have a net worth of a quarter of a billion dollars, but he has the “heart and soul” of an average American, according to GOP strategist Mary Matalin. ABC host George Stephanopolous on Sunday asked Matalin how serious a problem Romney’s immense wealth would…

Santorum: ‘I’d like everybody to get out’ of race

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a foolproof plan to win the GOP nomination: He wants everybody else to just quit. On Sunday, NBC host David Gregory asked the candidate if he would like to see former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drop out if he loses upcoming primaries in Alabama…

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