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Shuster slams Fox News debate moderators for ‘inane questions’

Current TV guest host David Shuster Sunday ripped the Fox News hosts who moderated last week’s Republican presidential debate. Shuster, who formerly worked for Fox News and MSNBC, told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier did ask a few tough questions, “but there were also…

Hannity offers to ‘make peace’ between Susteren and Carlson

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday offered to help make peace in a ongoing debate between Greta Van Susteren and Tucker Carlson. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” on her blog after his website published a report on Sarah Palin’s alleged affair with NBA star Glen Rice. That later degenerated into…

Only five GOP presidential hopefuls to debate on Fox News

WASHINGTON — Republican White House hopefuls were set Thursday to hold their kick-off debate of the 2012 race, but most of the high-profile candidates likely rivals sitting out the event. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin? Absent. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney? Not there. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee? Nope.…

Maryland same-sex marriage law dies in the House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maryland’s same sex marriage proposal was shelved on Friday, in a setback for gay rights supporters who expected this legislative session to be their best chance to date for passage. After two hours of debate by the full House of Delegates, the Civil Marriage Protection Act was…

Rand Paul ‘head stomper’ charged with misdemeanor assault

A volunteer for Rand Paul’s Senate campaign has been charged with misdemeanor assault after being filmed stomping on a progressive activist’s head during a debate, Kentucky news sources report. Timothy Profitt of Bourbon County, Kentucky, has admitted to being the person seen stomping on MoveOn activist Lauren Valle’s head and…

Swiss minister’s giggling fit an online hit

Swiss minister spices up parliamentary debate with giggling fit over cured meat rules. Switzerland’s finance minister has sparked hilarity in the Alpine nation by collapsing into giggles while answering a parliamentary question about imports of cured meats. The video showing Hans-Rudolf Merz convulsing with laughter at the unintelligible bureaucratic language…

GOP candidate’s campaign ad: ‘We speak English. Learn it.’

In a move sure to strike a match under an already embittered immigration debate, an Alabama Republican gubernatorial candidate has released an ad focused exclusively on the supremacy of the English language. “Why do our politicians make us give driver’s licenses in twelve languages?” GOP candidate Tim James asks, accompanied…

Federal Reserve to face fierce policy debate

The US Federal Reserve’s policy makers are expected to maintain benchmark interest rates at virtually zero percent at their meeting this week amid intense debate on how soon the central bank should tighten monetary policy. More than a year after the central bank slashed the federal funds rate to an…

Clinton-era aides watch health care debate in horror

WASHINGTON — Shock and awe. That’s what survivors of the Clinton-era health care collapse are feeling as President Barack Obama’s overhaul legislation wobbles in Congress. Aides who shaped Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 1990s plan to cover all Americans, then labored in vain to pass it into law, are adamant…

Obama spars with GOP in no-holds-barred debate

UPDATE AT BOTTOM: Fox News cut live feed of Obama debate half-way through; GOP aides say allowing cameras was a ‘mistake’ A combative President Obama sparred back and forth with Republicans at a House GOP retreat in Baltimore Friday, telling House members they had backed themselves into a corner by…

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