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Maddow explains how CNN bent over backwards to let Perry debate

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how CNN bent its own guidelines to let Texas Gov. Rick Perry appear in the final debate before the South Carolina primary. “Will Rick Perry be allowed into that debate? On the surface it appears he does not quality,” she…

Cenk Uygur rips New York Times over ‘truth vigilante’ column

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane on Thursday for his column which questioned when reporters should challenge statements made by politicians. “When should you challenge it? How about every freaking time! What do you think your job is? Do you think you’re…

Vicious DNC attack ad recycle Republicans’ criticism of Romney

Given the candidate’s increasing momentum in the Republican primaries, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) would probably be going hard at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney right about now were it not for his fellow Republicans basically doing their job for them. It’s now grown to such an extent that the…

Romney: ‘Anytime a job is lost, it’s a tragedy’

Speaking to reporters at Cherokee Trikes & More in Greer, South Carolina Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissed criticism over his lack of transparency about the number of jobs that were created while he worked at Bain Capital. “Staples, Bright Horizons Children’s Centers, the Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics —…

Palin slams Romney’s jobs record: ‘Is there proof?’

Failed Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Wednesday urged current GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to release his tax records and prove that he had created more than 100,000 jobs as the head of Bain Capital. In an interview on Fox & Friends earlier this month, Romney said that he…

Maddow: Newt’s best weapon against Romney is… Romney

According to Rachel Maddow, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are both under tremendous pressure from the “Republican establishment” not to attack Mitt Romney on his “vulture capitalist” business background at the investment group Bain Capital. If Gingrich and Perry “cave like spineless twerps,” she asks, and agree to those terms,…

Watch: Devastating anti-Romney film surfaces

“When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” a film about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s time as CEO of Bain Capital, is without a doubt the most serious attack on the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign. Produced by a former top Romney strategist, the film focuses on people turned out of their…

Shuster slams National Review for cover-up of Romney’s Bain bailout

Countdown guest host David Shuster on Wednesday night chided the National Review, a leading conservative publication, for claiming Mitt Romney’s firm Bain Capital invested in struggling businesses and “never asked for a bailout.” But the firm received a federal bailout of $10 million. “All news publishers, even [the National Review],…

Sirota: Paul may be better pick for GOP than Romney

Radio show host and commentator David Sirota said Republicans may be wise to pick Ron Paul over Mitt Romney because of the former’s strong support from independents and first-time Republican voters. “I think Ron Paul could make a strong case, looking at the polling data, that he is a better…

Gingrich warns of a ‘speech dictatorship in this country against Christianity’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday doubled down on his assertion that “anti-Christian bigotry” was on the rise in the United States. During a debate in New Hampshire on Saturday, the former House Speaker had blasted debate moderators for being unfair to Christians after they asked several questions about…

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