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Pelosi pushes for DISCLOSE Act: Colbert must be stopped

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) released a satirical video on Thursday that urges Americans to support the DISCLOSE Act by attacking comedian Stephen Colbert and his super PAC. “Stephen Colbert used to be my friend,” she says in the video. “I even signed the poor baby’s cast when he hurt…

McConnell: Obama unleashing ‘liberal thugs’ on Fox News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday painted conservatives as victims of President Barack Obama and other “liberal thugs.” Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), McConnell said he always loved the event “because conservatives are just simply more fun” than liberals. “There’s a reason for that, by…

Santorum: Obama leading Christians to the ‘guillotine’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum warned on Wednesday that President Barack Obama and other liberals are leading people of faith down a path that ends at the guillotine. During a campaign event in Plano, Texas, the candidate charged Obama had an “overt hostility to faith.” “When you look and see…

DNC chair on super PACs: We ‘play by the rules that exist right now’

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee appeared on CNN’s Starting Point Thursday morning to defend President Obama’s decision to accept super PAC money as part of his reelection campaign. Critics have accused the president of “flip-flopping” on the issue in that he has spoken out against the Supreme…

Cenk gets an ‘elbow from the sky’ for blowing Santorum prediction

Some weeks ago, after the Florida primary, The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur predicted that Rick Santorum would drop out of the race on the night of February 7 after getting pummeled in the midwestern caucuses. On Wednesday night’s episode, Cenk demonstrated his willingness to own up to a wrong…

Hayes: Media, conservatives don’t get that U.S. has changed

On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel and Chris Hayes of MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes took on the recent outcry in Washington over, of all things, birth control. Conservatives claim that it’s unfair that a provision of the Affordable Health Care Act mandates insurance coverage for contraceptives, a…

Robert Reich and Ari Melber argue over Obama’s new embrace of super PACs

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and The Nation’s Ari Melber argued Wednesday on MSNBC about whether President Barack Obama should have embraced super PACs. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in January 2010 gave rise to super PACs, officially known as independent-expenditure only committees. The groups can raise an unlimited…

Cenk: ‘There’s no reason to believe’ Obama will end super PACs

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said Tuesday evening that President Barack Obama would not change the current state of unlimited money financing American politics. Uguyr discussed Obama’s decision to embrace the super PACs, with guests Ian Millhiser, editor of Think Progress, and Bob Edgar, president of the progressive advocacy…

Santorum: The Ninth Circuit thinks I’m a bigot

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for going against “four thousand years of human history” to strike down California’s ban on same sex marriage. Speaking to religious conservatives at a church in McKinney, Texas, the candidate asserted that the…

Rick Santorum: ‘Conservatives beginning to get it’

After sweeping GOP contests Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says conservative voters are finally beginning to understand that he is the strongest candidate to take on President Barack Obama. “I believe conservatives are beginning to get it, that we provide the best opportunity to…

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