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David Gregory: Romney’s core is essentially Mormon

NBC host David Gregory said Thursday night that nominating Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be a major achievement for the United States. “This is a significant moment,” he told late night host Jay Leno. “I mean, we have the first Mormon Republican nominee, if everything gets formalized, in the…

Drug Policy Alliance head: Feds trying to intimidate medical marijuana industry

Ethan Nadelmann, president of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Wednesday that federal authorities were trying to suppress the booming medical marijuana industry by raiding Oaksterdam University. The California school, which trained people to work in the medical marijuana industry, was unexpectedly raided by federal agents on Monday as part of…

Obama: Women should be admitted to Augusta golf club

President Barack Obama says that it’s past time for the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, to admit women. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the president told him “women should be admitted” to the all-male club. “I happened to have a…

RNC chair: GOP ‘war on women’ fictional like ‘war on caterpillars’

The chairman of the Republican National Committee is denying that his party is waging a war on women, saying it’s as fictional as the “war on caterpillars.” In a interview that will air on Saturday, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it…

Romney Won’t Make Babies with Paul Ryan

Just because Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney thinks that Paul Ryan is a “leading Republican light,” that doesn’t mean Romney wants to conceive children with him. Ryan may be a “bold” and “brilliant visionary” whose socially Darwinist budget proposal Romney believes is an “excellent piece of work,” but that doesn’t…

Scott Walker: My kids were ‘targeted’ on Facebook

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that his family has been “targeted” on Facebook and “yelled at” during trips to the grocery story over his efforts to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. Walker, who is facing a recall election, recently complained to Christian Broadcast Network’s (CBN)…

Rove: Obama a ‘political thug’ for Supreme Court remarks

President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor on Tuesday said that President Barack Obama was “some kind of political thug” because he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care reform law. During his show on Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou…

Maddow relays censored memo on CIA ‘war crimes’ during Bush Administration

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night explained a legal memo that advised the Bush Administration that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were torture and therefore illegal. Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman obtained the memo, written by State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, through a Freedom on Information Act request. Bush told NBC’s…

Mark Ruffalo: Fracking is a public health concern

Actor Mark Ruffalo appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss his campaign against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, a controversial method of natural gas extraction. “Everywhere we’ve done it there has been contamination,” he said. “You have to ask yourself: ‘If we could do it safely, why aren’t we doing…

Rep. Steve King: LGBT individuals can hide orientation from employers

Rep. Steve King (R-OH) on Wednesday said that LGBT individuals could hide their sexual orientation from employers to prevent being unjustly terminated. “How do you know someone’s sexual orientation?” he said in response to a question by Think Progress reporter Scott Keyes. “I don’t know how you discriminate against someone…

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