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Santorum: Contraception ‘a grievous moral wrong’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says an amendment put forward by Senate Republicans that would have allowed any business to exclude contraceptives from health care plans was not really about birth control. “The Blunt amendment was broader than that,” Santorum told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday. “It was…

Maddow: Limbaugh, Republicans don’t know what birth control is or how it works

On Friday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel examined the recent controversy swirling around Rush Limbaugh and his vicious personal attacks on Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke. Fluke was the witness called by Democrats to testify before Rep. Darryl Issa’s Congressional committee on insurance coverage for women’s contraceptive medication.…

Fluke: Obama told me my parents should be proud

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke on Friday choked up as she recalled an encouraging phone call from President Barack Obama after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh smeared her as a “slut.” “You were in our green room getting ready to come on and the White House tells us that…

Santorum: ‘People 20 years ago couldn’t conceive of a cell phone’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that 20 years ago people couldn’t even imagine cell phones, but now they are commonplace because Americans “recognize the rights God has given every person.” Speaking to supporters in Chillicothe, Ohio on Friday, the former Pennsylvania senator explained that the U.S. had “transformed the…

Gingrich: You can’t put a dead deer on a Volt

After denying it earlier, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich admitted on Friday that a gun rack could be installed in Chevrolet’s electric Volt, but he insisted there would be no place to put a dead deer. At a campaign event in Savannah, Georgia, the former House Speaker told a crowd…

Romney: ‘I am big believer in getting money’ from Washington

In a 2002 video recently uncovered by ABC News, then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney bragged about being able to get taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C., despite his current attacks on federal subsidies. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney said in an address to the…

Sandra Fluke on Limbaugh: I was stunned, then outraged

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke responded Thursday to being called a “slut” by conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh. “I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names,” Fluke said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Initially you’re stunned but then,…

Rep. Huelskamp speaks out against new child labor regulations for farms

Re. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on Thursday described new child labor regulation proposed by the Department of Labor as “a very dumb and dangerous idea.” “We are still pushing on the Department of Labor to back off on what is a silly and I think dangerous regulation,” he said during a…

Romney to NASCAR fans: I wear ‘garbage bags’ too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to win over racing fans may have backfired after he referred to their rain ponchos as “garbage bags.” While attending the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Romney told The Associated Press that he didn’t follow the sport closely as some fans “but I have…

Romney: Obama mandated contraception so he might take your guns too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned voters on Wednesday that President Barack Obama might eventually curb the rights of gun owners since he is also requiring all health insurers to cover contraception for women. A man at an event in Fargo, North Dakota asked the candidate how he would “protect…

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