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Romney reverses course, praises ‘important role’ of labor unions

Hoping to make up lost ground in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday reversed course and praised labor unions. At a town hall campaign event in Shelby Township, the candidate told supporters that “labor unions play an important role in our society.” “There are some like the carpenters…

GOP pollster: ‘Run, Barack, Run’ sticker belongs on front bumper

Fox News contributor Frank Luntz on Monday made a suggestion about running over the nation’s first black president with his car. Appearing at an event with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in West Michigan, the GOP pollster warmed up the audience with a few jokes. Video of the event was…

Oops: BBC weatherman predicts ‘bucket loads of c*nt’

A slip of the tongue by one BBC meteorologist may have left viewers wondering exactly how to dress for the weather he was predicting. “It is simply a lovely winter’s day tomorrow, buckets loads of cunt, er, sunshine across central and eastern ares,” weatherman Alex Deakin informed British viewers on…

Santorum: Obama is a ‘Jeremiah Wright’ Christian

In continuing to insist that he wasn’t questioning President Barack Obama’s faith this past weekend, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum brought up Obama’s former pastor Monday evening. “Look, he went to Reverend [Jeremiah] Wright’s church for 20 years,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I mean, now you can question…

GOP lawmaker: ‘Radicalized’ Girl Scouts ‘sexualizing’ recruits

A Republican lawmaker has become only member of the Indiana House to refuse to honor the Girl Scouts 100th birthday because he said they have become a “radicalized organization” that promotes the “homosexual lifestyle.” Republican state Rep. Bob Morris on Saturday sent a letter (PDF) to his fellow House Republicans…

Gingrich: Defeating Obama a ‘duty of national security’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a group of students on Tuesday that it was their patriotic duty to defeat President Barack Obama because he refused to protect the nation from “radical Islamists.” Speaking at Oral Roberts University, the former House Speaker declared that “Barack Obama is the most dangerous…

Maddow: PolitiFact has to go away

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that the website PolitiFact needed to “go away” or stop using the word fact in its name. She railed against the fact-checking site for rating a comment by her colleague as “mostly false.” In a promotional spot for his MSNBC…

Sheriff Babeu: Government shouldn’t tell churches who can get married

Republican Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday that the government should not be telling churches who can and can’t get married. Babeu, an emerging Republican figure and strong border defense sheriff, resigned from his position as Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Saturday afternoon…

Gov. Christie: Vetoing same sex marriage bill ‘the right thing to do’

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, which will air Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his decision to veto legislation that would have granted same sex couples all the marriage rights afforded to heterosexual couples. The bill, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, was approved by the New…

Student: Anti-marriage push is like being told ‘f*gs die’

A student at North Carolina State University encouraged county commissioners on Monday not to support a resolution calling for voters to ban same sex marriage because it was basically the same as saying “fags die.” Numerous citizens came to the Wake County Board of Commissioners to speak out against Republican…

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