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Rove: Attacking Obama with Rev. Wright is ‘stupid’

President George W. Bush’s former adviser Karl Rove says that using Rev. Jeremiah Wright to attack President Barack Obama is a “stupid” idea. The New York Times revealed last week that a super PAC supporting presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was considering an ad campaign linking Obama to Wright.…

Paul Ryan claims his budget ‘preempts austerity’

House Budget Commitee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) says that his plan to slash government spending on programs for the poor while increasing defense spending and giving tax cuts to the wealthy would actually “prevent austerity.” NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday pointed out that the debate over whether slashing budgets would…

Pelosi challenges Boehner to vote on middle-class tax cuts

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday challenged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to bring middle-class tax credits up for an immediate vote to prove they wouldn’t be “held hostage” to tax cuts for the rich. “I challenge the Speaker right now to bring the middle income tax cuts…

Boehner on regulation: JPMorgan ‘held accountable by the market’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday dismissed financial regulations that could have stemmed $3 billion or more in losses on derivatives by JPMorgan Chase & Co. because the company “should be help accountable by the market.” “There’s no law against stupidity, no law against stupid trades,” Boehner told ABC’s…

Marco Rubio: Obama most ‘divisive’ political figure in U.S. history

Potential Republican vice presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Saturday blasted President Barack Obama, claiming he was the most “divisive” political figure in modern American history. “They get frustrated,” he Rubio said at a Republican fundraising dinner in South Carolina. “They can’t win on their record. And so they have chosen…

Krugman tells austerity advocate Burnett: The debt is ‘not an urgent crisis’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman once again pushed back on the notion that America needs to engage in massive suspending cuts now to deal with the country’s debt Friday evening. Appearing on CNN’s Up Front With Erin Burnett,  Krugman rejected Burnett’s premise of advocating for austerity measures to tackle…

Dan Rather to Maher: Corporate media consolidation is politicizing and trivializing journalism

Friday night, on “Real Time with Real Maher,” host Bill Maher welcomed veteran newsman Dan Rather, long-time anchor of “The CBS Evening News.” Rather is the author of a new book, called Rather Outspoken. Rather’s career as a news anchor was brought to an abrupt and ignominious end in 2004…

Cenk Uygur: America is ‘sick in the head with guns’

Friday night on Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur charged that there’s one party in the Trayvon Martin slaying that is truly, undeniably guilty, but it isn’t a person. “Guns are the real problem,” he said. Rolling recently released store camera video of 17-year-old Martin buying a pack…

Same sex binational spouses could still face deportation while DOMA lives

On April 2, 2012, the immigration rights organization Immigration Equality filed Blesch v. Holder on behalf of five married same sex couples who faced forcible separation by the government of the United States under the Defense of Marriage Act because one spouse is not an American citizen. Because DOMA prohibits…

Chris Wallace: ‘McCain was crazy’ not to attack Obama with Rev. Wright

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Friday suggested that it would be “legitimate” for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to attack President Barack Obama for his association with Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. “As far as Rev. Wright is concerned, I think it had a lot of relevance and…

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