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Allen West: Nugent has no ‘ill will’ toward Obama

Tea Party darling Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday defended conservative rocker Ted Nugent after he got the Secret Service’s attention by saying that members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) should defeat President Barack Obama and other Democrats and “chop their heads off in November.” During an interview on…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin: Wisconsin regretted the 2010 election

Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on Wednesday night told Current TV’s Jennifer Granholm that the people of Wisconsin were frustrated. “Right now there is huge frustration, but also huge participation in the state of Wisconsin,” she said. “We’re famous right now for all these elections we have queued up,…

Rep. Jared Polis fails to kill House GOP’s ‘zombie earmarks’

During debate over legislation to extend federal highway funding, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) accused House Republicans of bringing wasteful earmarks back from the dead. “Usually when something is killed, it stays dead,” he said. “But just like a zombie movie some earmarks refuse to die and return to life as…

Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy

At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming,…

Secret Service to interview Ted Nugent Thursday

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent has confirmed that he will meet with the Secret Service on Thursday to determine if remarks he made were a threat to President Barack Obama’s life. “We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty,” Nugent told radio host Glenn Beck on…

Maddow: Tea Party backlash could hurt GOP in November

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow brought up what could be an important factor in the 2012 election, a topic that has not thus far been discussed a great deal. The fact is that the repercussions from the last major election cycle in 2010…

Palin: ‘Frack, baby, frack’ a ‘very important’ policy

Half-term Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama as “ignorant” on energy policy, saying he wasn’t doing enough to support “drill, baby, drill” and “frack, baby, frack.” During a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Palin avoided praising Obama’s efforts to crack down on oil speculators, while…

NH GOP-er: Equal pay is really about workers ‘suing their employers unnecessarily’

A top figure for the New Hampshire Republicans felt Tuesday that the push for equal pay for female employees is actually just a Democratic plot to help lawyers make money. New Hampshire GOP spokesperson Tory Mazzola told WBIN-TV dismissed the thought of any legislation, such as the Lilly Ledbetter Act,…

Ted Nugent defends remarks: ‘I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday defended his violent remarks against Democrats and President Barack Obama that have gotten the attention of the Secret Service and prompted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman to call on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak out. “This is the Saul Alinsky ‘Rules…

Rep. Allen West: Thin line between communism and progressivism

Rep. Allen West, a tea party Republican from Florida, said Tuesday that he did not regret describing the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus as communists. At a forum, he called on journalists to study the political spectrum of ideologies and claimed that in the early 1900s, American communists called…

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