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Michelle Obama tired of being portrayed as an ‘angry black woman’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday denied accusations that she had not gotten along with her husband’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor’s new book “The Obamas” charges that the first lady believed the president’s advisers were “insular, disorganized” and “not careful planners.” “Rahm…

Buchanan: ‘Van Jones’ and ‘militant’ gays are out to get me

Pat Buchanan on Tuesday blamed “militant gay rights groups” and former Obama administration official Van Jones for a campaign to oust him from his commentator gig at MSNBC. MSNBC President Phil Griffin suggested last week that the former Republican presidential candidate had been indefinitely suspended from MSNBC after the publication…

Nick Gillespie explains why conservatives should cut defense spending

In a video released on Tuesday, Reason.TV’s Nick Gillespie gave three reasons why conservatives should support reducing U.S. defense spending. “Conservative Republicans are happy to talk about cutting spending on the poor, education, and cowboy poetry readings, but they insist that spending on defense and homeland security be increased,” he…

NC panel: Victims of forced sterilization should get $50,0000

A panel in North Carolina has recommended that victims of the state’s eugenics program should receive a one-time payment of $50,000. The state estimates that 7,600 people were sterilized as a part of the program between 1929 and 1974, many by force or coercion. As of 2010, there were as…

Heckler askes Romney: ‘Are you going to fire the baby?’

A day after his ‘I like being able to fire people’ line exploded, Mitt Romney was placed in an awkward moment Tuesday morning in New Hampshire. As the GOP frontrunner held up a baby, one individual was inspired to ask him a question. “Are you going to fire the baby?”…

Perry calls Romney, Bain Capital ‘vultures’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry asserted on Tuesday that both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the firm he founded, were “vultures” for preying on distressed companies. During a town hall event in Fort Mill, S.C, the Texas governor amplified an attack on Romney that’s being made by…

Maddow forced to literally chase GOP candidates for birth control answers

In a segment Monday night, liberal MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow found herself literally chasing down Republican candidates in New Hampshire, but making little headway — except, that is, with Rick Santorum. Maddow was able to catch up with the former Senator from Pennsylvania in her hotel, while he participated…

Carpentier: Attack on Romney’s Bain record too early to help Obama

A film being released by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC that attacks Mitt Romney’s record of destroying jobs could actually end up also hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election chances, according to Raw Story’s executive editor. Megan Carpentier told Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that the film “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,”…

Eric Boehlert calls out media for failing to cover SOPA

Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert appeared Monday on The Young Turks to discuss the fact that the highly controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was absent from mainstream television news coverage. Major media outlets, including ABC, CBS, Comcast/NBC, Viacom, News Corporation and Time Warner, support the legislation. It would allow authorities…

Romney dodges multiple marijuana questions

The group Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has sent dozens of its members to New Hampshire to question the Republican presidential candidates about their views on medical marijuana and other drug laws, but they have so far failed to get much of a response from former Massachusetts Gov.…

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