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Voter watchdogs: Republicans are the real election frauds

Election watchdogs on Tuesday accused Republicans — who have been adamant about the need to fight voter fraud — of being the real frauds after a former Republican governor’s aide was found guilty of voter suppression. Paul E. Schurick was convicted of trying to suppress black voters during Maryland’s 2006…

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Kleefisch attacks collective bargaining in new ad

Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) released a video advertisement on Tuesday attacking collective bargaining rights for public employees. Kleefisch and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are facing the possibility of a recall for their controversial “budget repair bill,” which stripped nearly all collective bargaining rights from public employees. “Here is…

Santorum: ‘Almost everything’ undocumented immigrants do is illegal

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told supporters in Spencer, Iowa Tuesday that a young woman who was brought to the U.S. as an undocumented 6-year-old was “repeatedly breaking the law” by staying in the country. “She came when she was probably young and she didn’t consciously break the law,” the…

8-year-old to Bachmann: ‘My mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared stunned Sunday after an 8-year-old South Carolina boy told her that his gay mother didn’t “need any fixing.” The candidate was signing her memoir Core of Conviction for a scant few supporters at a Myrtle Beach Books-A-Million when 8-year-old Elijah stepped forward with a…

White criminals four times more likely to receive presidential pardon

ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer appeared Monday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss her findings regarding racial bias in presidential pardons. According to her report, white criminals were four times more likely to receive a pardon than minorities over the last decade. “Forgiveness is really what a pardon is…

Robert Reich: Obama finally calling out GOP’s hypocrisy on tax cuts

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Monday said President Barack Obama was “finally stepping up to the plate” and boldly calling out Republican’s hypocrisy regarding tax cuts. Republicans this year fought to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, but have opposed…

New ad paints Elizabeth Warren as tough political outsider

Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren released her second video advertisement on Monday, which portrays her as a “gutsy” political outsider with “fresh ideas.” “I have not been a politician for the last 21 years,” she says at an event in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston in the two-minute YouTube…

Buddy Roemer highlights Romney’s flip-flop on campaign finance reform

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer released a video on Sunday comparing the Mitt Romney of 1994 to the Mitt Romney of 2011. The video shows Romney lamenting the influence of money in politics and calling for campaign spending limits during his 1994 bid for the U.S. Senate. The one…

Ron Paul promises ‘big cuts’ in new ad

The Ron Paul presidential campaign released an energetic new TV advertisement on Monday, which touts the Texas congressman as the only Republican candidate serious about cutting the federal debt. “What’s up with these sorry politicians?” the 30-second ad says. “Lots of bark, but when it’s show time, whimpering like little…

Gingrich: ‘File charges’ against Pelosi if she releases dirt on me

Update: Gingrich ethics files are actually public information Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich sounds a little worried that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi might follow through with her threat to divulge details of his past transgressions. “If she’s suggesting that she’s going to use materials that she developed when she was…

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