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Weiner’s Campaign Sinks, Limbaugh and Hannity Reportedly Dropped, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney denies his infamous “47 percent” remark and Eliot Spitzer weighs in on Anthony Weiner’s latest round of illicit messages.

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Scott Prouty, Man Behind Romney ‘47 Percent’ Video, Comes Forward

The 38-year-old Florida bartender who secretly filmed Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remark that negatively impacted the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign revealed in his first interview why he felt obligated to release the video.

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GOP Tourette’s

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GOP Senator’s Unexpected Retirement, Sarah Palin’s Next Step, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the true meaning of Presidents Day revealed and Mark Sanford airs his first South Carolina congressional campaign ad.

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Fiscal Cliff Blame Game, a Hillary Clinton Health Update, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a marriage milestone in Maryland and Politics Today’s pick for the 2012 video of the year.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

Trying to explain away his decisive, sweeping and very expensive rout to his disappointed supporters—those one-percent Republicans—Mitt Romney offered a new version of the discredited “47 percent” argument that was so ruinous in its original form.

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Romney Blames Election Loss on Moochers

The election 2012 loser is proving that the gaffes didn’t end with his presidential campaign.

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The Top 10 Hits of Election 2012

This playlist sums up the winners and losers from the biggest political bash in the last four years.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 READ MORE


Obama Wins

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Hurricane Mitt

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Energized Obama Takes Round 2 of Presidential Debates

Advisers to the president had promised that Barack Obama would be more aggressive and passionate in the second debate against Mitt Romney than he had been in the first. And he was. By miles.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 READ MORE



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O’Reilly and Stewart ‘Rumble,’ Vie for Laughs in Mock Debate (Video)

The much-hyped political debate between cable personality heavyweights Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart turned out to be a very spirited—not to mention popular—affair. The Fox News and Comedy Central hosts squared off over the weekend in a 90-minute “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” at George Washington University that was streamed live online.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 READ MORE



Jobs Report ‘Truthers,’ Romney Cheating Allegations, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney apologizing to nearly half of America, Justice Scalia weighing in on abortion and gay rights, and the horrendous thing Rick Santorum wants to do to Big Bird.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 READ MORE



Brown vs. Warren, Koch Brothers vs. Justices, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how Paul Ryan’s 30 percent compares with Mitt Romney’s 47 percent and a Pennsylvania judge decides the fate of the state’s voter ID law for the 2012 election.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 READ MORE


The Tawdry Tycoon Who Hosted That ‘47 Percent’ Party

Amid the ongoing uproar over Mitt Romney’s snooty remarks at a Florida fundraiser concerning the “47 percent” who pay no federal income taxes, the party’s high-rolling host hasn’t drawn quite as much attention as he deserves.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? Why It’s Too Late

Romney’s stories on the campaign trail have been about business successes—people who started businesses in garages and grew their companies into global giants, millionaires who began poor. Curiously absent from these narratives have been the stories of ordinary Americans caught in an economy over which they have no control. At least until now.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



Paul Ryan on ‘The Stench,’ a ‘Dumber’ Romney, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Mitt Romney says his heart aches, the GOP is back to supporting Todd Akin and his ridiculous “legitimate rape” comments, and the latest Fox News failure.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Voter Drive Dust-Up, GOP Lawmaker’s Possible Prostitution Link, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the real percentage of Americans who receive financial help from the federal government and the Massachusetts Senate race between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren gets nasty.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE


Looking for That ‘47 Percent,’ Mitt? Check Red States and Elderly Republicans

Watching him on video, the Republican nominee sounds not only vulgar and arrogant, but profoundly ignorant about the nation he hopes to govern.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE


Democrats

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Apology

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Obama the ‘Clear Favorite,’ Clinton Aide Goes Rogue, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including one state increasing access to birth control, Rick Perry’s poor debate performances explained and a funny “Saturday Night Live” parody of undecided voters.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE


Romney on ‘60 Minutes’: Uninsured Can Go to ER

On CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney revealed his new plan for the millions of Americans who don’t have any health care coverage. It differs dramatically from the one he supported when he was governor of Massachusetts.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Neo-Nazis in the U.S. Army

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: unconventional recruiting in the military, balancing free speech with cultural sensitivity in the Middle East, how to survive a plague and Robert Scheer on the freeloaders whose votes Mitt Romney is apparently not expecting.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE


Neo-Nazis in the U.S. Army

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: unconventional recruiting in the military, balancing free speech with cultural sensitivity in the Middle East, how to survive a plague and Robert Scheer on the freeloaders whose votes Mitt Romney is apparently not expecting.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Mom, Apple Pie and Wealth Redistribution?

If Mitt Romney was waiting for a change of subject before releasing more tax returns, this Friday of a week-from-hell was that day. His 2011 return shows him to be the kind of guy who does not take all the deductions to which he’s entitled. The “Left, Right & Center” commentators consider this and other matters on this week’s show.

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt Tells the Truth

Like everyone else, we watched the movie of the week — that clandestine video from Mitt Romney’s fundraiser in Florida. Thanks to that anonymous cameraperson, we now have a record of what our modern day, wealthy gentry really thinks about the rest of us — and it’s not pretty.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE


Four Reasons Why Romney Still Might Win

For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it. Rumors of Romney’s demise are premature for at least four reasons:

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Campaign Reboot

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Romney Releases Tax Return, Clinton Visits ‘The Daily Show,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest swing state polls, why Paul Ryan was booed at the annual AARP conference and “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment in prime time.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman on Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Comment and the GOP’s ‘Disdain for Workers’

Mitt Romney’s remark reveals a truth about himself but also about the entire Republican Party: The GOP is just not worker friendly. Instead, the party lauds “job creators,” whom New York Times columnist Paul Krugman describes as the “employers” and “investors.”

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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The Freeloaders in Mitt Romney’s Orbit

Watching Mitt Romney talk about the 47 percent of Americans he says are freeloaders, I thought of Paul Ryan’s mom, a Medicare recipient.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney’s Class Warfare

Now, at least, there can be no doubt about who is waging class warfare in this presidential campaign. Mitt Romney would pit the winners against the “victims,” the smug-and-rich against the down-on-their-luck, the wealthy tax avoiders against those too poor to owe income tax.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE



Mitt’s New Message, Obama’s ‘Biggest Failure,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why women in New Mexico may soon have to prove they were “forcibly raped” to get welfare and one of Jon Stewart’s most epic takedowns of Fox News.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Not a Gaffe, but the Real Romney

Hey, Mitt, why start with the 47 percent? Fully 100 percent of the nation’s 500 biggest corporations are dependent on various kinds of corporate welfare – subsidies, giveaways, bailouts, waivers and other dazzling preferences – while many pay no tax at all on very substantial profits.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Lawmaker: ‘Lazy’ People Should Not Vote

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the sponsor of a strict voter ID law in Pennsylvania that will disproportionately disenfranchise poor and minority voters, is now saying the law will affect only the “lazy”—like the 47 percent of voters Mitt Romney was referring to in a recently leaked undercover video.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE


Does Romney Dislike America?

The most incisive reaction to Mitt Romney’s disparaging comments about 47 percent of us came from a conservative friend who emailed: “If I were you, I’d wonder why Romney hates America so much.”

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE



The Real Mitt Revealed

A president is supposed to represent all of America, not just the 51 percent who elect him, and have a modicum of sympathy for the less fortunate among us.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE


Deadbeats and ‘Dynastic Wealth’

With his dismissal of 47 percent of Americans this week, Mitt Romney gave Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston an opportunity to talk about how Republicans blame members of the public for the economic conditions conservatives have made for them.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE


Obama Tells Letterman He Represents All Americans

Taking advantage of the recently unearthed footage of rival Mitt Romney dismissing 47 percent of the voting public, President Obama tells talk show host David Letterman, “One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Unedited, GOP Lawmaker Loses It on TV, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a former president’s connection to the leaked video footage of Mitt Romney and an update on the controversial voter ID law in Pennsylvania.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE


The Asshole Monologues

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Watch: Romney Defends Writing Off 47 Percent of the Vote

You may have seen the video secretly taken at a Romney Q and A during which the Republican candidate says roughly 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, depend on the government and will vote for President Obama no matter what.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 READ MORE


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