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Feingold: Voting against the PATRIOT Act ‘one of the best things I’ve done’

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he “absolutely” did not regret being the only Senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act following the September 11 terrorist attacks. “That was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done,” he said. Civil liberties advocates have…

Romney: Obama ‘gave’ car companies to UAW

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted that President Barack Obama made a mistake by saving the U.S. auto industry because “the president gave those companies” to the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union. During a CNN debate in Mesa, Arizona, the former Massachusetts governor admitted that he had…

Alan Simpson: The GOP ‘won’t have a prayer’ with ‘homophobic’ Santorum

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson (R) expressed his disgust with Rick Santorum Wednesday afternoon, strongly dismissing any chance at the former Pennsylvania Senator defeating President Barack Obama in the general election and labeling him “homophobic.” Simpson sat down with CBS’ Face the Nation Bob Scheiffer in an online interview, describing…

CNN host to Franklin Graham: ‘You’re a Republican in preachers clothing’

Evangelist Franklin Graham is still refusing to say whether he believes President Barack Obama is a Christian. The son of Rev. Bill Graham ignited a controversy on MSNBC Tuesday with comments that suggested he had some doubt about the president’s faith. When questioned directly about the issue by CNN’s Kyra…

Christie: Santorum Satan remarks are ‘by definition relevant’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie says that Rick Santorum’s warning that Satan is targeting the U.S. should be a relevant topic in the U.S. presidential race. “This is a spiritual war,” Santorum said during a speech as Ave Maria University in 2008. “And the Father of Lies has his sights…

Feingold: Citizens United opened floodgates of corruption

Appearing on Tuesday night’s episode of The Daily Show, former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said that the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Citizens United” case has brought about the worst corruption since the guilded age at the turn of last century. Worse yet: Feingold, who collaborated with Sen. John McCain…

Leno to O’Reilly: ‘This anti-gay thing, it doesn’t make any sense’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly told NBC’s Jay Leno on Tuesday that people should cut Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum some slack for his “dopey comments” on social issues. “I have no idea what Rick Santorum stands for,” Leno admitted to O’Reilly. “All I know is, he doesn’t like condoms,…

Law professor: Supreme Court could send affirmative action to the ashbin

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Tuesday night that the U.S. Supreme Court probably has enough votes to rule against racial preference in college admissions. On Countdown with Keith Olbermann, he noted that Justice Anthony Kennedy, who very often determines contentious cases, had previously voted against affirmative action.…

Romney reverses course, praises ‘important role’ of labor unions

Hoping to make up lost ground in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday reversed course and praised labor unions. At a town hall campaign event in Shelby Township, the candidate told supporters that “labor unions play an important role in our society.” “There are some like the carpenters…

GOP pollster: ‘Run, Barack, Run’ sticker belongs on front bumper

Fox News contributor Frank Luntz on Monday made a suggestion about running over the nation’s first black president with his car. Appearing at an event with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in West Michigan, the GOP pollster warmed up the audience with a few jokes. Video of the event was…

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