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Soledad O’Brien rips Maryland Republican for bill protecting ‘Pop Tart guns’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien did not have much patience Monday for a Maryland state senator who recently introduced legislation aimed at preventing children from being punished for making gun references in the classroom. Maryland Sen. J.B. Jennings (R) claims his bill was written in reaction to the story about a…

Romney: Obama trying to ‘bribe the voters’ with benefits

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of trying to “bribe the voters” with benefits and “checks from government.” During his victory speech following the Nevada caucuses, the candidate told a crowd of supporters that voters shouldn’t expect a “free ticket” when he is president. “I…

Romney: I ‘misspoke’ about the poor

A day after insisting that the media had taken his comments about not being concerned for the poor out of context, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shifted positions on Thursday, claiming he simply “misspoke.” On Monday, Romney had told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he wasn’t running for president to help…

Maddow: Republicans nominating ‘Thurston Howell’ for president

On Wednesday on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney announced to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a “safety net” in our society. On Wednesday night’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel put the remark in context…which is to say that she noted how…

Bachmann tells CNN’s O’Brien her ‘gotcha questions are bizarre’

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien probably won’t go down as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) favorite interviewer anytime soon. The fading GOP presidential candidate was not impressed by O’Brien wanting to discuss her positions on social issues Tuesday morning, labeling them “gotcha questions.” “You said, at the Educators Conference in 2004, ‘Gays live…

CNN does Black in America 101

(I’m at Blogging While Brown in Atlanta this weekend. I’m sure we’ll discuss this multimedia effort by CNN…) I was looking forward to the two-part, six-hour CNN special Black in America. The premiere this week (it re-airs over the weekend) was disappointing, but not unexpectedly so. What I mean is…

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