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Romney aide denies cutting federal funds is ‘defunding’ Planned Parenthood

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s senior adviser insisted on Sunday that it was “not fair to say” that his boss wanted to defund Planned Parenthood just because he intends to strip the organization of all federal funding. “Anyone who saw the controversy with the Komen Foundation knows that Planned…

Romney to welfare mothers: ‘You need to go to work’

Republicans have spent the last week attacking President Barack Obama after a Democratic CNN contributor said that Ann Romney, who is the mother of five, had “never worked,” but it turns out that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has also said mothers on welfare “need to go to work.”…

In pivot to Obama, Romney’s real work begins

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has shrugged off b-list contenders to position himself as the Republican nominee, but now he has a tougher challenge: outmaneuvering a well-organized, better-funded US President Barack Obama. The task at hand, Romney policy director Lanhee Chen said, is “crystallizing for the American people that choice” between…

Romney Panders to Gun Owners; Gingrich Wants to Arm the Planet

Today is pander to the National Rifle Association day, as both Romney and Gingrich (who, for some reason, has not quit the race yet) gave speeches to the gun-toting defenders of the Second Amendment.  The “severely conversative” Romney tried to distance himself from “1990s moderate Romney” because Moderate Romney quite…

WATCH LIVE: Romney and Gingrich speak at NRA convention

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich speak at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis on Friday. The event was scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast April 4, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about…

Obama and Biden release tax returns to challenge Romney

US President Barack Obama released his tax return Friday, showing he earned nearly $800,000 last year, leveraging the annual rite to launch a new attack on his wealthy Republican foe Mitt Romney. Cranking up their campaign for a second term ahead of November’s election, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden…

Scandalizing fact: Ann Romney was a stay-at-home mom

Ann Romney, wife of presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is not an expert on economic issues facing women. That’s not to say she couldn’t have been, isn’t smart enough to be, or couldn’t be in the future. It’s not to say she’s a stay-at-home sloth who gorged herself on Bon Bons…

Republicans again accuse Obama of ‘class warfare’

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s Republicans charged President Barack Obama with “class warfare” Thursday in what is shaping up as a brutal battle for the White House, as both sides race to lasso votes of middle-class Americans. The White House thrust back, accusing Romney of being “out of step with American…

Rosen vs. Romney and The Reverse Triple Salchow War on Women

I cannot be sussed to write a summary of The Faux Outrage of the Day aka The Dawn of the Obama War on Motherhood. It’s too stupid. Luckily, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has already done so: Another day, another completely fake right wing outrage. Today’s trumped-up nonsense from…

Two Hillaries, one error: The reason snarking on stay-at-home moms is bad for Democrats

Democratic strategist and DNC consultant (and one of the minds behind the DMCA and Napster and Grokster lawsuits during her time as the head of the Recording Industry Association of America) Hilary Rosen had some harsh words for former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) wife Ann on “Anderson Cooper 360″ last…

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