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Romney aide denies cutting federal funds is ‘defunding’ Planned Parenthood

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s senior adviser insisted on Sunday that it was “not fair to say” that his boss wanted to defund Planned Parenthood just because he intends to strip the organization of all federal funding. “Anyone who saw the controversy with the Komen Foundation knows that Planned…

Romney to welfare mothers: ‘You need to go to work’

Republicans have spent the last week attacking President Barack Obama after a Democratic CNN contributor said that Ann Romney, who is the mother of five, had “never worked,” but it turns out that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has also said mothers on welfare “need to go to work.”…

Reporter: Florida’s Stand Your Ground law ‘was an NRA effort from start to finish’

According to Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, the role played by Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the shooting of African-American teen Trayvon Martin should be seen as an example of the outsized influence that the National Rifle Association wields in both state and national politics. “This was an NRA…

‘Texts from Hillary’ creator: Always loved ‘the idea of powerful women texting each other’

Stacy Lamb and Adam Smith told Jennifer Granholm on Current’s the War Room Friday about how the genesis of their wildly popular Texts from Hillary meme was thought up at the bar. Lamb told Granholm that they knew they had a hit when Buzzfeed called it the best meme of…

Low-budget super PAC goes after ‘Obamacare’ with horror movie videos

A health insurance brokier and unsuccessful congressional candidate has founded a super PAC called “Occupy Obamacare” and begun producing videos that use bizarre, horror-movie imagery to attack the Affordable Care Act. “I’m going to run a whole campaign around this one law because I know I have a better solution,”…

Palin: Hilary Rosen ‘awakened mama grizzlies across the nation’

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says that comments made by a CNN Democratic pundit about Ann Romney will inspire “mama grizzlies” to stand up against “the divisiveness that is President Obama.” During an interview with Fox New host Sean Hannity on Thursday, Palin declared that Hillary Rosen’s claim…

Scarborough: Is Romney going to apologize for West’s ‘Communist’ remarks?

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday said there was “inconsistency” because President Barack Obama has been forced to renounce a Democratic cable pundit’s comments about Ann Romney but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has not apologized after Rep. Allen West (R-FL) accused 81 House Democrats of belonging to the…

Biden: The ‘war on women’ is real

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night said the Republican-led “war on women” was real, claiming their view on birth control would take the United States back to the 1950s. “I think the war on women is real,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “And look, I’ll tell you when…

Harvard law professor predicts George Zimmerman will be acquitted

Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz on Thursday said that George Zimmerman, who was recently arrested second degree murder, would probably be acquitted of the crime because of a lack of evidence. “Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin,” he said on MSNBC. “This is so thin that it…

N.C. Gov. Perdue warns marriage amendment could invalidate domestic violence laws

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue warned on Thursday that Amendment One, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, could remove protections against domestic violence for unmarried women. “It would ban the state from recognizing civil unions, strip away domestic partner benefits and it actually could eliminate legal…

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