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Shuster: ‘The Republican Party works for Fox News’

Current TV correspondent David Shuster says that it should not be a surprise to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum or anyone else that Fox News is “shilling” for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Last week, Santorum complained to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade that the conservative news network was in…

U.S. judge on Strauss-Kahn case: just another trial

NEW YORK — For some, the New York civil case in which a hotel maid is suing ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn alleging sexual assault will be a blockbuster trial with global repercussions. But for veteran Judge Douglas McKeon, who will preside, it’s just a typical civil trial. The lawsuit by…

McCain: GOP campaign ‘the nastiest’ ever

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has seen some dirty campaigns in career, but on Sunday he said the 2012 Republican primary was “nastiest” one ever. During the 2000 Republican presidential primary, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s top strategist, Karl Rove, put forward the idea that McCain had “fathered an illegitimate black…

Republicans heap blame on Obama for Afghan crisis

WASHINGTON — A crisis in Washington’s relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai sparked attacks Sunday on President Barack Obama, as Republican presidential candidates heaped blame on him for the troubles in the US exit strategy. Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum assailed the president on separate…

Santorum: Obama ‘exposing children’ to risk from porn

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday defended his promise to “vigorously” fight a war on pornography by accusing President Barack Obama’s administration of “exposing children” to risk by not enforcing existing laws. In an undated statement on his official website, the former Pennsylvania senator asserted that “America is suffering…

Rep. Baldwin: Obama ‘moving in right direction’ on same sex marriage

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of Congress, would welcome support from President Barack Obama on the issue of same sex marriage, even if it was purely a electoral calculation. “Look, he is moving in the right direction on this issue,” she told the New York Times.…

Santorum: Romney’s dog an ‘issue of character’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says it’s fair to criticize former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for putting his dog on top of his car because because it speaks to his character. According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the Massachusetts Republican, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he…

Romney: ‘No question’ Obama wanted higher gas prices

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that there was “no question” President Barack Obama had a plan to raise gas prices when he took office. “When he ran for office, he said he wanted to see gas prices go up,” the candidate told Fox News host Bret Baier.…

NYPD officers allegedly smash ‘medic’s’ head into glass window during OWS protest

During a night of clashes between police and “occupy wall street” protesters marking the six-month anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, citizen journalists captured an intense scuffle between police and a man who was identified as a “medic.” From the video, it appears that the police smashed…

NYPD officers arrest peaceful protesters on OWS anniversary

[This story was updated at 3:39 am] New York police arrested protesters celebrating the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by massing on a square near the stock exchange over the weekend. Chaotic scenes unfolded at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan’s financial district overnight Saturday-Sunday when officers broke up the peaceful…

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