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Santorum: Iranian nukes would threaten Missouri

During a campaign speech delivered in Missouri on Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum did his best to make his audience shake in their boots with the specter of an Iranian nuclear attack. “Once they have a nuclear weapon, let me assure you, you will not be safe, even here…

Orrin Hatch: Obama thinks he’s Jesus Christ

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is offended that President Barack Obama quoted scripture to make the case for a fairer tax policy. Speaking to a group of mostly-conservative politicians at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, the president proved that conservatives do not have a monopoly on using religion to…

Romney: I ‘misspoke’ about the poor

A day after insisting that the media had taken his comments about not being concerned for the poor out of context, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shifted positions on Thursday, claiming he simply “misspoke.” On Monday, Romney had told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he wasn’t running for president to help…

‘Gasland’ filmmaker accuses House panel of ‘thuggery’

Josh Fox, the director of the Oscar nominated film Gasland, blasted the House Science Committee on Thursday after being arrested for trying to film a hearing. He had tried to record a subcommittee hearing regarding groundwater contamination in Wyoming caused by fracking. “This access used to be granted quite regularly…

Democrats lampoon Trump’s endorsement of Romney

Before real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump even had a chance to officially endorse Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, the Democratic National Convention whipped together a video that mocked the entire ordeal. After noting that Romney ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation as governor…

Harvard Prof.: Congress will not fix Citizens United

Appearing on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” on Wednesday night, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig explained that the Supreme Court’s allowance of unlimited, unattributed political spending by corporations will require a constitutional amendment to fix, but he doesn’t believe the U.S. Congress will do it. Unfortunately, Lessig said,…

Komen founder: ‘The responses we are getting are very, very favorable’

The founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Thursday insisted that the public response to her organization’s decision to discontinue its partnership with Planned Parenthood had been “very, very favorable.” CEO Nancy G. Brinker told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell called reports that the Komen Foundation cut funds for breast…

Obama gets Biblical on Republican tax critics

President Barack Obama proved on Thursday that conservatives don’t have a monopoly on using religion to advocate for specific public policies. Speaking to a group of mostly-conservative politicians at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the president quoted scripture in a effort to get Republicans to support a fairer tax code…

Santorum to sick kid: Don’t complain about $1 million drug costs

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the mother of a child with a rare genetic disorder on Tuesday that she shouldn’t have a problem paying $1 million a year for drugs because Apple’s iPad can cost around $900. Speaking to more than 400 people at Woodland Park, Colorado, the former…

Maddow: Republicans nominating ‘Thurston Howell’ for president

On Wednesday on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney announced to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a “safety net” in our society. On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel put the remark in context…which is to say that she noted how…

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