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Barrett to Walker: ‘You should be ashamed’ of ‘dead baby’ commercial

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett (D) on Thursday blasted current Gov. Scott Walker (R) for using “Willie Horton” style tactics by running a commercial that includes pictures of a dead toddler. “He’s running a commercial right now that shows a dead baby,” Barrett charged during the final debate before voters…

Maddow calls out Romney for ‘bald-faced lie’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday accused Republican president candidate Mitt Romney to telling a “bald-faced lie” on the campaign trail. She noted that Romney’s very first ad attacking Obama, which was released before the Iowa caucuses, made it sound like the President had said, “if we keep talking about…

Former San Francisco mayor: Dept. of Justice has ‘been asleep’ on voter suppression

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said Thursday that until very recently the U.S. Department of Justice had not been paying attention to issues of voter suppression. “The Justice Department has frankly been asleep,” Brown told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “I maintain that we ought to use every element…

Director Charles Ferguson: Politicians are afraid of Wall Street’s power

Director Charles Ferguson told Reuters TV on Thursday that criminal behavior on Wall Street is not prosecuted because politicians are scared of the financial sector’s power. Ferguson is the director of the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, which examines how banking practices, the housing boom, and deregulation led to the…

Gov. Patrick endorses Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate race

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday endorsed consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate, saying Democrats were lucky to have candidates like her. “Elizabeth Warren is my friend and I believe should be the next United States Senator from Massachusetts,” he said at Warren’s campaign headquarters. “I want to…

Romney aides feared Obama conspiracy to block Solyndra visit

Mitt Romney’s campaign aides said on Thursday that they kept the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s visit to a bankrupt company secret because they worried the White House would conspire with local officials to block the event. CNN’s Jim Acosta explained that the trip was “steeped in secrecy and mystery” until…

Axelrod to pro-Romney hecklers: ‘You can’t handle the truth!’

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod took the president’s re-election pitch to his opponent’s home turf in Boston on Thursday, but presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s supporters did their best to drown out his message. During a news conference outside the Massachusetts Statehouse, Axelrod faced relentless booing, heckling and chanting…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama welcomes former President George W. Bush

Thursday afternoon former President George W. Bush will make a rare appearance at the White House again as President Barack Obama unveils presidential portraits of the 43rd president and his wife, Laura Bush. The portrait is meant to honor Bush’s presidency. His daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, told Fox & Friends…

Tony Perkins: Gay tourism ad shows Obama’s ‘radical values and backwards priorities’

Christian think tank leader Tony Perkins is blasting President Barack Obama over an effort to market the U.S. that includes images of LGBT people. During a Thursday radio address, the Family Research Council president pointed to a recently created tourism advertisement that shows two gay men vacationing together. “A new…

Maddow: Romney campaign ‘playing along’ with birthers

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow examined the role of Donald Trump in the campaign of former Massachusetts governor and Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney. On a day that saw the release of Romney’s embarrassing iPhone app and a badly-written gun policy memo which assured…

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