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Ron Paul: I take Social Security checks but will eliminate it for others

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday admitted that he got a monthly Social Security check, a program that he eventually wants to eliminate. During an interview on MSNBC, Paul insisted that he would preserve Social Security longer than some of the others in his party. “I want young people…

Jeneane Garofalo: ‘We are not a post-racial society’

In a discussion with Joy Behar and blogger Craig Crawford on Tuesday night, comedian Jeneane Garofalo let fly with some unvarnished criticism of the current state of race relations in this country. Behar is currently doing “One Week Only (Until the Fall),” a week of programming ahead of the debut…

RNC ad ignores immigration but blames Obama for Hispanics’ suffering

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an online video that suggests President Barack Obama is responsible for problems affecting the Hispanic community. The ad, which ignores the issue of immigration, uses audio clips of various news reports to paint a picture of hard economic times for Hispanics. A…

Maddow: What is going on with Sen. Scott Brown?

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night expressed her confusion at the campaign antics of Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Maddow first noted that Brown once claimed she was running against him in Massachusetts and used the her fake candidacy to raise money. “I was never running against Scott…

John Avlon says Romney lying about vetting Rubio for VP

CNN contributor and Newsweek columnist John Avlon on Tuesday accused Mitt Romney of lying about vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to be his running mate. Sources close to the Romney campaign told ABC News on Monday that Rubio was not being vetted, suggesting Romney had no interested in picking him…

Sen. Paul: Scottie Pippen, Larry Flynt, and David Rockefeller shouldn’t get farm subsidies

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the agriculture bill that would prohibit those with an income greater than $250,000 from receiving any federal farm payment. “Nine percent of farmers earn more than $250,000 worth of gross income,” he said on the Senate floor. “This would limit…

Ron Paul on endorsing Romney: ‘No way!’

Although his son Rand has endorsed Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said Tuesday that he has no plans of doing so himself. “Well, it looks like he has the delegates, yes,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “But he doesn’t have the control of the hearts and minds of the…

Arizona radio host voted for ‘the white guy’ because Obama is a ‘monkey’

Conservative Arizona radio personality Barbara Espinosa is standing by her statement that President Barack Obama is a “monkey” and that she voted for “the white guy.” “I call him a monkey,” Espinosa recently told a guest on her KNFX radio show. “I don’t call him a guy with rabbit ears,…

‘Joe the Plumber’ claims gun control caused the Holocaust

Republican Ohio congressional candidate Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher released a campaign video on Tuesday, in which he warns that “gun control” led to the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. “In 1911, Turkey established gun control,” Wurzelbacher points out as he places several shells in a 12-gauge shotgun. “From 1915…

McConnell: Tax code benefits the poor and needs to be changed

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that the U.S. tax system is unfair to the wealthiest Americans. “I understand full well that our friends on the other side live to every day to raise taxes,” McConnell told CBS host Charlie Rose on Tuesday. “Almost 70 percent of the federal…

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