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Obama slams ‘casual’ GOP talk of war with Iran

President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized the Republican presidential candidates who have openly advocated military action against Iran if they refused to dismantle their nuclear program. He said there was still time to work on resolving the issue diplomatically, and that the new stricter sanctions placed on the country would…

Rep. Yarmuth: Limbaugh’s remark ‘part of GOP assault on women’s health’

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said Tuesday on the House floor that the Republican Party needed to halt its attacks on women’s reproductive rights, associating their legislative agenda with the recent firestorm surrounding conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “Rush Limbaugh’s appalling attack on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke is no…

Obama: ‘Decent folks’ don’t call women sluts

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about a Georgetown University law student “don’t have any place in the public discourse.” Limbaugh recently apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about the need for contraception coverage…

Limbaugh blasts ‘overeducated’ young single white women

Following “sincerely” apologizing for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday complained about “overeducated” single white women. “What is it with all these young, single, white women? Overeducated doesn’t mean intelligent,” he ranted, going on to talk about journalist Tracie McMillian’s book. Only…

Romney to AIPAC: I recognize ‘the zealot refrain of dominion’ in Iran

Republican presidential presidential candidate Mitt Romney is warning a pro-Israel lobbying group that President Barack Obama has “dawdled” while “the only thing respected by thugs and tyrants” in the Middle East was military power. On Tuesday, attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) repeatedly cheered loudly for the…

Ann Romney: ‘I don’t even consider myself wealthy’

The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that even though she is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, she doesn’t consider herself to be wealthy. In an interview on Monday, Ann Romney told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that her struggle with multiple sclerosis has changed her view…

Cenk bets $10,000 that Rush cannot prove massive audience size

Current TV host Cenk Uygur said Monday night that he would pay Republican radio talker Rush Limbaugh $10,000 in a “Mitt Romney-like wager” if he can prove his show’s frequent claim that they get up to 20 million listeners a week. “You know why the advertisers are leaving?” he asked.…

Ed Schultz denies comparison with Rush Limbaugh over ‘slut’ remark

On his show Monday night, MSNBC host Ed Schultz said that his own sexist remarks were not equal to those of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “When I made an inappropriate comment last year on my radio show, I took it to a much higher platform,” he said. “I went…

Romney: No need to raise the minimum wage

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was against raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. The Republican presidential candidate had previously said that he supported automatic increases in the federal minimum wage based on inflation. “A lot of conservatives led by the Wall…

Bachmann to Piers Morgan: ‘Rude’ to say I am judgmental

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday that it was rude to describe her as judgmental because of her public opinions about homosexuality. “I am not here as anybody’s judge,” she said. “Well, you’ve been pretty judgmental in the past,” Morgan responded. “Me?” a surprised Bachmann said.…

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