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Maddow hypothesis: Boehner is ‘bad at his job’

Rachel Maddow steps up: “Nobody has said it so I feel like I have to…I think that John Boehner is really bad at his job.” This video is from MSNBC, uploaded on February 15, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Coulter: Liberals don’t care about blacks, women or gays

Ann Coulter appears on Fox News and says this about liberals: “Liberals have been using one special interest group after another for their attacks on the family . . . liberals don’t care about blacks, they don’t care about women, they don’t care about gays – they care about destroying…

Just 41% of Americans favor cuts to defense spending, poll finds

With all the talk about spending cuts, it may come as a shock that less Americans favor cuts now than in 1980. In fact, a recent Harris poll found that in only one category had cuts become more popular: defense spending. The survey measured Americans’ tolerance for spending cuts in…

Uncovered: Fox News deceptively used old CPAC footage to smear Ron Paul

Update: Fox News claims airing deceptive footage was just a ‘mistake’ Fox News’ Senior Vice President of News Michael Clemente told Mediate that the network simply made a “mistake” when it aired old footage of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) being booed. “We made a mistake with some of the video…

Obama budget would launch ‘massive job-creation engine’: report

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2012 would create millions of new jobs by boosting investments in infrastructure and transportation projects, according to an estimate. The proposal would set aside $336 billion for highways and infrastructure programs and $53 billion for a new high-speed rail system, aimed…

Feingold returns: ‘Progressives United’ PAC to fight corporate influence

Former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) was defeated in 2010 amid a tea party wave that thumped Democrats’ majority in Congress, but did not topple it completely. As one of the Senate’s top progressive voices, many on the left saw the Wisconsin vote as a great loss to their cause. But…

Sheen: Crack OK if you can manage it socially

Charlie Sheen is off work from “Two and a Half Men” but still making jokes, including about when his top-rated sitcom might resume production. This video is from The Associated Press, uploaded Feb. 15, 2011…

Tucker Carlson: Michelle Obama will raise your kids ‘at gunpoint’

Responding to Sean Hannity’s complaints about a “nanny caretaker state,” Tucker Carlson worried that First Lady Michelle Obama would raise Americans’ kids “at gun point.” This video is from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast Feb. 15, 2011.…

Majority oppose cutting funding for health care reform

A Republican plan to cut off funding for the Affordable Care Act isn’t very popular with the American people. A recent CBS News poll found that 55 percent disapproved of the idea, and only 35 percent approved. The results were split along party lines. In all, 57 percent of Republicans…

Rick Santorum owns up to his long running ‘Google problem’

Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) has a problem: he’s eying a run for president, but his name recognition is weak. And Google, as it turns out, isn’t really helping his brand image. Enter “Rick Santorum” into a Google search and you should get over half a million results. But…

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