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Moulitsas: Democrats ‘incredibly stupid’ for still backing SOPA

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas on Wednesday blasted the Democrats who continue to support the House’s Stop Online Piracy and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. Although a number of Republican lawmakers dropped their support of the anti-piracy bills after the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, some prominent Democrats…

Gingrich: I would call Palin for advice

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested he would ask former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be member of his Cabinet if he was elected President of the United States. “I don’t want to suggest anything,” he said. “We haven’t talked about anything at all.…

Wikipedia founder slams SOPA/PIPA: ‘Not the right bill’

Jimmy Wales, founder of the user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia, said on CNN last night that he commends efforts to stop online piracy, but cautioned that the measures in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) simply go too far. “I’m a big believer that we…

Maddow: Wednesday ‘going to be a very different day’ because of blackout

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Wednesday would be a strange day for people who spend a lot of time browsing the Internet. In an unprecedented move, an estimated 7,000 websites plan to shut down for the day in protest of the House’s Stop Online Privacy Act and the Senate’s…

DNC lampoons Romney’s 24-hour flip flops

The Democratic National Convention released a video on Tuesday that mocks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for dodging questions and flip flopping within a 24-hour timespan. The video juxtaposes clips of Romney from Monday night’s Republican debate with clips from a Tuesday morning press conference in Florence, South Carolina. During…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Gingrich on Obama: ‘I want to knock him out,’ not just ‘bloody his nose’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich used a violent metaphor on Tuesday to refer to the nation’s first black president. During a town hall event in Florence, South Carolina, a supporter complimented the former House Speaker for having “fire in the belly.” “We’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose,” the man said.…

Romney admits his effective tax rate is ‘closer to 15 percent’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have finally revealed the reason he has refused to release his tax returns: Because he pays the federal government a much lower rate than many middle-class Americans. Speaking to reporters in Florence, South Carolina on Tuesday, the multimillionaire candidate explained that he pays an…

Santorum goes nuclear: Romney ‘deliberately lies’ to win

In the Republican political race, there’s only two top dogs: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and someone else. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum desperately wants to be that someone else, and he’s pulling out all the stops to transform into the Republicans’ anti-Romney candidate of choice. Appearing at a media…

On MLK day, O’Reilly declares himself ‘a brother’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday said that he knew the difference between black musicians because he’s a “brother.” During a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day segment criticizing a New York Times columnist for pointing out that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be more popular among racists than…

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