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Democrats lampoon Trump’s endorsement of Romney

Before real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump even had a chance to officially endorse Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, the Democratic National Convention whipped together a video that mocked the entire ordeal. After noting that Romney ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation as governor…

Harvard Prof.: Congress will not fix Citizens United

Appearing on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” on Wednesday night, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig explained that the Supreme Court’s allowance of unlimited, unattributed political spending by corporations will require a constitutional amendment to fix, but he doesn’t believe the U.S. Congress will do it. Unfortunately, Lessig said,…

Komen founder: ‘The responses we are getting are very, very favorable’

The founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Thursday insisted that the public response to her organization’s decision to discontinue its partnership with Planned Parenthood had been “very, very favorable.” CEO Nancy G. Brinker told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell called reports that the Komen Foundation cut funds for breast…

Obama gets Biblical on Republican tax critics

President Barack Obama proved on Thursday that conservatives don’t have a monopoly on using religion to advocate for specific public policies. Speaking to a group of mostly-conservative politicians at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the president quoted scripture in a effort to get Republicans to support a fairer tax code…

Santorum to sick kid: Don’t complain about $1 million drug costs

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the mother of a child with a rare genetic disorder on Tuesday that she shouldn’t have a problem paying $1 million a year for drugs because Apple’s iPad can cost around $900. Speaking to more than 400 people at Woodland Park, Colorado, the former…

Maddow: Republicans nominating ‘Thurston Howell’ for president

On Wednesday on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney announced to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a “safety net” in our society. On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel put the remark in context…which is to say that she noted how…

Nancy G. Brinker responds to landslide of criticism aimed at Susan G. Komen charity

News that Susan G. Komen for the Cure planned to halt all grants to Planned Parenthood caused an uproar over the past two days, prompting the charity’s founder to address the issue in a video uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The Associated Press learned that nation’s leading breast-cancer charity was…

Daily Show co-creator mocks Komen charity’s Karen Handel

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, on Wednesday mocked Karen Handel of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure after the charity cut off all grants to Planned Parenthood. Nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams performed by Planned Parenthood were supported by Komen grants. “I think she said it herself…

Rep. Speier blasts Komen: They ‘want to become a political advocacy group’

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Wednesday blasted Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides more low-cost women’s health services than any organization in the country. “A fine nonprofit that I have been associated with for years, I…

Gingrich: Brad Pitt should play me in a movie

Angelina Jolie better watch out. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thinks he’s found the perfect person to play him in a movie about his life: Brad Pitt. “If Hollywood was going to do a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role?” radio host…

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