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Chris Hayes: Why Republicans hate Clint Eastwood’s commercial

Dirty Harry has turned against the GOP. That’s basically the message in last night’s episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, during which guest host Chris Hayes examined the popular Chrysler Super Bowl ad featuring Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. His conclusion: Eastwood’s sideways endorsement of the auto bailouts punches conservatives where…

Romney: Komen ‘wrong’ to fund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that it’s “wrong” for organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings for poor women. During an interview with conservative radio host Scott Hennen on Monday, Romney said he disagreed with the Komen Foundation reversing their earlier…

Tammy Duckworth: Rep. Walsh just ‘a megaphone for the tea party’

Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth said Monday that the residents of Illinois’ 8th congressional district had “buyers remorse” because they didn’t realize Republican Rep. Joe Walsh was going to be a “cheerleader for the tea party.” “They thought they were voting for someone who would go and represent them, which is…

Scott Rasmussen: Obama very likely to be reelected if trends continue

Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports predicted on Monday that President Barack Obama would win the 2012 election if the economy continued to improve. The latest Rasmussen poll showed Obama with a 7 point lead over the Republican frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “The trends are moving in President Obama’s…

Gingrich calls Egyptian trial ‘the Obama hostage crisis’

At a campaign event in Golden, Colorado on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich likened the planned trial of 19 Americans in Egypt to the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran, calling it “the Obama hostage crisis.” “This reminds me exactly of Jimmy Carter and the Iranian hostages. You now have…

Rove: I’m ‘offended’ by Eastwood’s inspiring Super Bowl commercial

Republican strategist Karl Rove says the he was personally “offended” by an inspiring Chrysler advertisement starring Clint Eastwood that aired during halftime of Super Bowl XLVI. In the ad, Eastwood talks about how the the auto companies in Detroit — and Americans in general — are rebounding after the 2008…

Santorum: Romney and Obama both created ‘death panels’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday asserted that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was “uniquely unqualified” for the GOP nomination because of the similarities between health care laws in Massachusetts and President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, including the repeatedly debunked claim that “death panels” would ration care to…

‘Fox & Friends’ invents conspiracy: Labor Dept. ‘cooking the books’

While many have been encouraged by the job figures released last Friday, the crew at Fox & Friends aren’t among them — and on Monday morning, they seemed to think the numbers were a little hard to believe. “Are they playing around with the numbers?” fill-in host Eric Bolling asked.…

Trump takes credit for Romney’s Nevada win

Business mogul and self-promoter Donald Trump on Monday said that he would “always accept credit” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decisive win in Nevada on Saturday. “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than…

Watch: Rick Santorum tours Bemidji sweater vest factory

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum toured the Bemidji, Minnesota factory that manufactures his signature sweater vest on Sunday, and newspaper columnists had a field day with the event. “On Sunday, sweater vest-loving GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be like a kid in a candy store,” the Fox News affiliate…

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