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Romney: JPMorgan’s $3 billion loss is ‘the way America works’

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended a shocking $3 billion loss on derivatives by JPMorgan Chase & Co. by saying it was just “the way America works.” “I would not rush to pass new legislation or new regulation,” Romney said during a Wednesday interview with Hot Air…

Anti-LGBT Virginia lawmaker: ‘Sodomy not a civil right’

A Virginia lawmaker who recently led the fight to block an openly gay man from becoming a judge General District Court judge in Richmond insisted on Thursday that the move had nothing to do with nominee’s sexual orientation, but he was concerned about “bias” in cases between “a homosexual and…

Colorado Republican rep. apologizes after saying Obama ‘not an American’

A Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado insisted he misspoke on Wednesday after telling supporters that he wasn’t sure where President Barack Obama was born but the president was “not an American.” Speaking to donors at the Elbert County Fairgrounds on May 12, Rep. Mike Coffman…

Maddow: Democrats could keep Senate thanks to extreme GOP candidates

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Wednesday night that the Democratic Party could benefit from the ouster of moderate Republican candidates. “Republicans were really, really, really confident heading into the last election cycle in 2010,” she said. “They knew they were going to win big all across the country.” While Republicans…

Former Fox News co-host: Obama ‘bigoted’ for suggesting his name makes winning harder

Fox News contributor Monica Crowley on Wednesday called the president of the United States “bigoted” for his suggestion that a name like “Barack Hussein Obama” made winning elections more challenging. In an interview that aired on Tuesday, The View co-host Sherri Shepherd asked Obama how close his re-election would be.…

Will Smith: My son asked Obama about ‘the aliens’

Actor Will Smith says he recently found himself in a “not cool” situation when his 13-year-old son, Jaden, asked President Barack Obama about the existence of extraterrestrial aliens. “I was at the White House with my family and we were getting a tour and, you know, Barack and Michelle and…

Romney refuses to mention Bush’s name after endorsement

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is refusing to even utter George W. Bush’s name after the former president endorsed him in an elevator on Tuesday. “I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush had blurted out to ABC News on Tuesday as the doors of the elevator closed on him in Washington,…

Maddow blasts Fox News for accusing Obama of ‘political terrorism’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night slammed Fox News over their “hyped up” coverage of Romney campaign national finance committee co-chair Frank VanderSloot. “What they are doing this time is that they are trying to take us on a new national trip, like they’ve done before, but their new…

Journalist Jon Ralston: Ron Paul supporters ‘want to stay inside the tent’

Tuesday on PBS’ Newshour, Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun and Brian Doherty of Reason.com explained the role of Ron Paul in the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul announced on Monday that he would no longer be campaigning in states that have not yet held primary…

Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’

The Young Turks host Ana Kasparian explained Tuesday how Louisiana sheriffs had an incentive to keep the inmate population high. “None violent drug offenders end up in these prisons for very, very long sentences just because these sheriff’s departments profit from it,” she said. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is the highest…

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