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Barney Frank schools George Will, Paul Ryan on marijuana legalization

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told columnist George Will and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday that Republican opposition to marijuana legalization was “a great embarrassment to the conservatives.” During a town hall-style debate on ABC, Frank demanded a response from Will about decriminalizing marijuana. “I mean, personal liberty, if someone…

Romney admits his plan would only cut $167 for middle class

Republican presidential candidate said Sunday that his “intent in running for president is to help middle-income Americans,” but admitted that he would only give them a $167 tax cut. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Romney why his plan didn’t cut tax rates for the richest Americans from 35 percent…

Chris Hayes explains what’s wrong with the NDAA

The White House’s announcement that it has no plans to veto the National Defense Authorization Act has a great number of people up in arms. In this clip from Saturday’s Up With Chris Hayes, Hayes discusses the specific provisions which make the bill so controversial and why the changes made…

Cenk: ‘It’s time to free Bradley Manning’

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur felt Friday evening that it was time for the U.S. government to release U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning from prison. Nineteen months after being arrested, the trial for the Wikileaks information provider finally began on Friday. Manning is facing 22 charges, including “unauthorized release…

Romney: I didn’t know what Medicaid was ‘before I got into government’

Millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Friday that he wasn’t sure what Medicaid was before being elected as governor of Massachusetts at the age of 55. “Medicaid, you wonder what Medicaid is, those that are not into all this government stuff,” Romney told voters at a campaign event in…

SC Gov. Nikki Haley endorses Mitt Romney

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced Friday that she was backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “Today is the day that I’m throwing all of my support behind Mitt Romney for president,” the tea party favorite governor declared in an interview on Fox News. Haley’s endorsement comes at a…

Gingrich: Abolish ‘anti-American’ Ninth Circuit judges

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich declared Thursday that he would work to abolish federal judges if he didn’t agree with their “anti-American” or “dictatorial” rulings. At a GOP debate in Sioux City, Iowa, Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly noted that at least two conservative former attorneys general had blasted Gingrich’s…

Perry: ‘I’m the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Thursday did his best to pander to evangelical voters in Iowa with several references to Tim Tebow, an NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos who is credits God for his recent streak of wins. “I’m kind of getting where I like these debates,” Perry…

GOP Rep. Steve King tweets Dem Rep. is ‘boring’ during hearing

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) called out Rep. Steve King (R-IA) during a hearing on Internet piracy Thursday for tweeting that she was boring. “We are debating the Stop Online Piracy Act and Shiela [sic] Jackson has so bored me that I’m killing time by surfing the Internet,” King wrote…

Co-author of Ohio death penalty says law ‘should be repealed’

An Ohio Supreme Court justice is calling on lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty law — even though he helped write it. Testifying before an Ohio House of Representatives committee hearing, Justice Paul Pfeifer insisted that the state was “no longer well-served by our death penalty statute and it…

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