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Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’

President Barack Obama on Friday carefully weighed in on the case of a 17-year-old unarmed African American boy who was gunned down in February by a neighborhood watch leader. At a White House event announcing the nomination of Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, NBC’s…

Maddow: Romney campaign and Rove play fast and loose with the truth

Rachel Maddow ran a report on Wednesday’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show about the unprecedented level of dishonesty coming out of the Romney campaign. On Thursday’s program she took on more examples of ways in which Romney, former Bush administration official Karl Rove, and the Republican party are relying…

Rev. Gaddy: Santorum said ‘some of the scariest things’ about religious freedom

Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, blasted religious leaders and politicians who told their followers that Christianity was persecuted in the United States. “They’re trying to scare them,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, “because they know that if you get people scared, they’re going to say,…

Piers Morgan explains De Niro’s joke to Gingrich

CNN host Piers Morgan on Thursday explained actor Robert De Niro’s joke about “a white first lady” to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and asked if Gingrich was being “overly pious.” “This is the whole point,” he told the presidential candidate. “The whole point of De Niro’s comment, his joke, was…

Sanford police chief steps aside over Martin slaying

The police chief of Sanford, Florida on Thursday said that he would temporarily step aside because he had become a distraction in the case of an unarmed teen that was killed by a neighborhood watch leader. Speaking to reporters at a news conference, Police Chief Bill Lee insisted that he…

Etch A Sketch sales up over 1,500% after Romney campaign gaffe

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may not be president yet but his campaign is already helping to improve the economic outlook for one company. Ohio Art told Raw Story on Thursday that the company welcomed a spike in share prices and toy sales after a Romney staffer’s gaffe that compared…

GOP senator defends Planned Parenthood: ‘Provide those services, absolutely’

A conservative Republican senator is speaking out in defense of Planned Parenthood and calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to make sure the organization gets funded. During an interview on Thursday, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) if Perry was wrong to block state funding for…

Michelle Malkin: Pelosi invoking founding fathers makes me gag

Conservative commentator and founder of Twitchy.com Michelle Malkin appeared on Thursday morning’s edition of Fox and Friends to attack President Obama’s green energy policies and to rail against Nancy Pelosi’s invocation of the Founding Fathers with regards to the Affordable Care Act. The In Defense of Internment author and Fox…

Coulter: Maybe time to ‘go after the Obama children’

Ann Coulter, a controversial backer of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, suggests that conservatives should begin attacking President Barack Obama’s two young daughters. On Wednesday, Fox News host Sean Hannity told Coulter that liberals had been “feigning outrage” over radio host Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown University law student a “slut”…

Maddow chronicles the lies of ‘sketchy’ Mitt Romney

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night blasted former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accusing the Republican presidential candidate of being a serial liar. “This is hard to talk about in the day to day news context, because there are such low expectations for politicians being truthful and because the word…

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