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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.…

Jail superintendent: Compassion needs to be brought into the system

Richard Van Wickler, the Superintendent of the Department of Corrections in Cheshire Country, NH and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, said in an interview that drug addicts should be shown compassion rather than jailed. He said he had seen numerous examples of people who were damaged or completely destroyed…

Sen. Franken pushes for Student Non-Discrimination Act

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has released an online video that urges people to tell their representatives to support legislation to protect public school students from a “wave” of bullying targeting lesbian, gay, bixsexual or transgender teens. “Nine out of ten LGBT kids are harassed or bullied in school,” he said.…

Romney: ‘I like being able to fire people’

President Barack Obama’s campaign got a huge political gift on Monday when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared that he liked “to be able to fire people.” During a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Nashua, New Hampshire, the former Massachusetts governor touted the idea of Americans buying their own insurance…

Pelosi: Obama ‘should run against this do-nothing Congress’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday advised President Barack Obama to make his re-election campaign a referendum on how little Republicans have accomplished since taking control of the House of Representatives. Last week, Obama responded to Republicans who had criticized him for appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard…

Ron Paul: ‘Entitlements are not rights’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul claimed on Sunday that Americans don’t have a right to entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. During a debate hosted by NBC, WHDH’s Andy Hiller asked Paul: “In your opinion, what services are Americans entitled to expect to get from government?” “Entitlements are not rights,”…

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