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Sen. Bernie Sanders: GOP lost in ‘super committee’ failure

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Monday that the American people were the winners and the Republicans were the losers in the failure of the “super committee.” The 12-member congressional panel announced Monday that they were unable to create a federal budget to cut U.S. deficits by at least $1.2 trillion…

Sen. Kerry: Grover Norquist was 13th member of ‘super committee’

Sen. John Kerry on Monday said Republicans prevented the debt “super committee” from reaching a deal in time because of their unwillingness to raise taxes. The 12-member congressional panel announced Monday that they were unable to create a federal budget to cut U.S. deficits by at least $1.2 trillion over…

Ron Paul gets ‘mic checked’ by New Hampshire protesters

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received a “mic check” from protesters affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement at town hall event in Keene, New Hampshire on Monday. “We are the 99 percent,” they shouted. “We will be heard. There are criminals on Wall Street who walk free. There are…

Romney admits destroying government records to thwart ‘opposition research team’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Monday that he and his team had destroyed official government records for purely political reasons. WCVB-TV reported Friday that as Romney’s term as governor Massachusetts was ending, all of his administration’s emails were wiped from the servers. At the same time, eleven of his…

Romney: Cut health care for the poor, not defense spending

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested using drastic cuts to health care for the poorest Americans to fund the Department of Defense. Speaking to employees of BAE Systems, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, the candidate said that President Barack Obama and members of the “super committee”…

Norquist: GOP won’t be ‘fooled’ into raising taxes

As a Congressional “super committee” tasked with cutting the deficit on the verge of failure, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist insisted in a series of interviews Monday that it wasn’t his fault. Norquist told CNN’s Carol Costello that Republicans were willing to “compromise” with Democrats as long as additional tax revenues…

Professor: Gingrich is ‘a disgusting person’

MSNBC’s Morning Joe crew weren’t too enthralled with Newt Gingrich telling ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters to “Go get a job after you take a bath” over the weekend. Co-host Mika Brzezinski and Columbia economics professor Jeffrey Sachs slammed the former House speaker Monday morning, questioning his continued lack of sensitivity…

Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR event

When First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, appeared at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday in support of a charity that works to obtain employment for military veterans, they were met with a round of boos from the audience. As described by Gawker,…

Ron Paul: ‘Flawed’ U.S. foreign policy led to 9/11

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) once again felt that U.S. foreign policy moves contributed to the events of 9/11 Sunday morning on CBS’ Face the Nation. “I think there’s an influence,” Paul said. “That’s exactly what, you know, the 9/11 Commission said. That’s what the DOD (Department of Defense) has said.…

Chris Wallace: Americans ‘fed up’ with Occupy Wall Street

Fox News host Chris Wallace claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street movement is no longer a plus for politicians who support it because Americans are “fed up” with the protesters. “If you look at the polls, it’s two-thirds of the American people think there should be higher taxes on…

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