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Chris Matthews hits ‘pusillanimous’ Obama for ‘thinking small’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday accused President Barack Obama of being too timid in his rhetoric and political agenda. “I don’t understand why he thinks small,” Matthews, who is generally supportive of the President, said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Why doesn’t he say, ‘Look, we brought back the auto…

Berkeley mayor proposes ban on sidewalk sitting

The mayor of Berkeley, California is on a mission to stop the scourge of sidewalk sitters in his town. Mayor Tom Bates has proposed a ballot measure that would outlaw sitting on sidewalks because he believes the young people loitering along Telegraph Avenue are bad for business. “Sometimes, there are…

Fox News host suggests Holder ‘inciting racism’ to ‘boost minority turnout’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday suggested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was “inciting racism” in a effort to get more minorities to vote for President Barack Obama. Kilmeade noted on Monday that the state of Florida had vowed to defy a Justice Department order to halt a…

Voter ID advocate fails to name single instance of voter fraud

Appearing on MSNBC on Monday morning, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Brian Darling tried to advocate on behalf of Republicans’ efforts in several to purge allegedly fraudulent voters from the rolls ahead of the 2012 presidential election. However, under questioning Darling was unable to cite a single verified instance of actual…

CNN contributor: ‘You’re an idiot’ to vote only for who lets you ‘roll up a blunt’

A left-leaning CNN contributor on Monday said that Americans who voted solely based on who let them “roll up a blunt” were foolish and shouldn’t bother voting at all. CNN’s Carol Costello asked contributor LZ Granderson to respond to any of the Colorado voters who might be less likely to…

Congressional scholars: Republican Party ‘has veered off the tracks’

Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein have a new book out that flies in the face of the conventional media narrative by blaming the Republicans for the lion’s share of Washington gridlock and blasting what they call “asymmetrical polarization.” The book describes the Republican Party as “an…

CBS host to RNC chair: Romney ‘silly and petty’ for Solyndra stunt

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday called an Obama campaign event in Boston a “political stunt,” but said the same wasn’t true of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s surprise press conference in front of Solyndra, a bankrupt solar energy company. During an interview on CBS, host…

Sen. Warner knocks ‘wacky’ tea party candidate Mourdock

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) described Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, a tea party favorite, as having “wacky” ideas on bipartisanship. Mourdock, who recently defeated six term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) in a primary race, said in May that he wanted bipartisanship to mean Democrats going along with Republicans. “I…

Barrett: Walker campaigning to be ‘poster boy’ for the tea party

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) on Sunday ripped his opponent, Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, for campaigning to be “the rockstar of the far right.” In an interview on CNN, Barrett told host Candy Crowley that he expected to defeat Walker in Tuesday’s recall election. “People [are] saying to me…

Romney adviser dismisses women’s issues as ‘shiny objects’

Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters. David Plouffe, one of President Barack Obama’s top aides, last week told New York Magazine that Democrats needed…

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