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Eastwooding Mitt’s Tax Returns

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Thoughts of MittMao

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6 Questions for the Author of ‘Boss Rove’

Scott Horton of Harper’s Magazine speaks with Craig Unger, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, about “Boss Rove,” Unger’s new expose of the unofficial godfather of the Republican Party and perhaps the greatest beneficiary of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Karl Rove.

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Madeleine Albright: Why Would Any Woman Vote for Mitt?

The former secretary of state articulated in an interview Monday what quite a few people have probably thought but not publicly stated, especially given the GOP’s recent assault against women’s rights.

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Too Many Mitts

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Conservatives Celebrate Empty Chair Day, Moore Calls Eastwood ‘Crazy,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a top GOP lawmaker’s Labor Day gaffe and a warning from “Walker, Texas Ranger” star Chuck Norris.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Goodbye Tampa, Hello Charlotte

Mitt Romney chose the final moments of this week’s hurricane-shortened convention for what was arguably his best outing of the 2012 campaign. Too bad convention planners put actor-slash-legend Clint Eastwood up on the same night, to slash and burn his way through a bit of theater that would’ve done Samuel Beckett proud. The “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the ramifications on this week’s episode.

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We Built the Romneytron

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Another Republican Says Something Dumb About Rape and Pregnancy

This latest mind-blowing, idiotic remark comes courtesy of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland, who said something eerily similar to Missouri GOP candidate Todd Akin, the man who claimed women rarely get pregnant as a result of rape.

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Rachel Maddow at a Loss for Words After Clint’s RNC Speech

As host of her very own MSNBC program, the loquacious Rachel Maddow pretty much always has something to say about the day’s issues. But occasionally, even Maddow gets tongue-tied. Like, for example, when she tried to explain actor Clint Eastwood’s dialogue with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. 

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Clint Eastwood Tells Us Something About the GOP

The 82-year-old actor-director-tough guy gave a bizarre and rambling, sometimes incoherent speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, centered on a mock interview with an imaginary President Obama sitting in a nearby empty chair.

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Texas Voter ID Law Rejected

A federal court ruled Thursday against a Texas voter ID law pushed by Republicans that would have disproportionately affected minority and low-income voters.

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Labor Day

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Romney, Ryan and Rand

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The Republican Party Asserting Its Authority

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Brewer ‘Endorses’ Obama, Condi Shines at Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest possible feud between Sarah Palin and Fox News and what was possibly the biggest lie in Paul Ryan’s very misleading convention speech.

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Fox News Speculates Hologram Reagan Will Endorse Romney at Convention

What better way to remind Republicans that Mitt Romney is not Ronald Reagan than by bringing out the former president in hologram form at the convention?

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GOP Convention Day 3: Paul Ryan’s Many Lies

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s convention speech was good, according to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Even if it was, you know, filled with factual errors and all.

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Fear and Loathing in Florida 2012

The tea partyers are useful hucksters, but those barbarians are not yet at the gate. The real fear and loathing rest where they have always been, in the familiar guise of freshly tailored suits, cigar-chomping patriarchs with their women trailing five steps behind.

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GOP Author of Voter ID Law Admits to Racist Email

South Carolina state. Rep. Alan Clemmons, the lawmaker who wrote a voter ID law that the Justice Department considers discriminatory, isn’t helping his side’s case by his positive response to a racist email.

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Workers Feel the Pain of Bain

Four hardy souls from rural Illinois joined tens of thousands of people undeterred by threats of Hurricane Isaac during this week’s Republican National Convention.

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‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Talks Todd Akin, Vaginas and the RNC

Jon Stewart and company missed an eventful week during their recent hiatus, but they’re back just in time for the Republican National Convention. And also to talk about the most important issues of the campaign: Todd Akin and vaginas.

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Rick Santorum Wants to Hold Your Hand

Rick Santorum ran a little wild Tuesday night in Tampa, saying he held the hand of dirty farmers as well as the American dream, and referring to President Obama in dictatorial terms.

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Watch the Republican National Convention Live Right Here

Behold as Mitt Romney is nominated, Rick Santorum talks about holding hands and Chris Christie eats a sandwich. Thanks, YouTube.

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Convention Day Two: Ron Paul Delegates Lose Fight to Be Reseated

Tuesday’s roll call vote to nominate Mitt Romney for president at the Republican National Convention didn’t go off without a hitch, as Ron Paul supporters caused quite a ruckus. Still, a boisterous chant of “seat Maine now” was not enough to reseat 10 delegates from the state who are supportive of Paul’s presidential candidacy.

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Paul Ryan: Rape Is a ‘Method of Conception’

Rep. Paul Ryan, who comes from the party that brought you such ridiculous notions as women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate rape” and a child conceived from rape is just like a child born out of wedlock, added one more to the chorus of stupid GOP ideas on rape during a recent interview. 

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Ron Paul Delegates Threaten Floor Fight

With Mitt Romney’s coronation already imperiled by a disaster of the natural variety, some of Rep. Ron Paul’s 177 delegates are warning GOP string-pullers not to go through with proposed rule changes that would limit the potential of future Ron Pauls.

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War on Women, From Political to Literal

In this edition of Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ms. magazine Executive Editor Kathy Spillar on Todd Akin and friends; Pussy Riot; Syria; keeping native languages alive; and the enduring impact of war on women.

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War on Women, From Political to Literal

In this edition of Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ms. magazine Executive Editor Kathy Spillar on Todd Akin and friends; Pussy Riot; keeping native languages alive; and the enduring impact of war on women.

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Another Republican Makes an Abortion Gaffe, Krugman Takes On Christie, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including first day highlights of the Republican National Convention and Mark Sanford makes wedding plans.

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‘Democracy Now!’: Security Costs at the Republican National Convention

Hosting the Republican National Convention doesn’t come cheap. Just ask Tampa, Fla. In preparation for this week’s gathering, the city’s police department received roughly $50 million from Congress. How did it spend the money? Click below to find out.

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George W. Bush as Hurricane Isaac

There is nothing Republicans would rather the American people forget more than George W. Bush, who doesn’t even have a bit-part at the GOP convention opening in Tampa. But W’s ghost may be there, anyway.

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Akin and the GOP Convention

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Party Platform

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Stockman Redux

As he became president in 1981, Ronald Reagan called in a 34-year-old congressman from Michigan named David Stockman, considered by many to be the most articulate and intellectually imposing Republican of the moment.

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Female Official in Costa Rica Fired for Racy Video

Karina Bolanos, a vice minister in Costa Rica, was let go after a video of her claiming her longing to her lover while clad in underwear was made public on YouTube; Americans apparently throw away nearly half of their food; meanwhile, a 15-year-old used the Internet to create an advanced cancer test. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Hurricane Todd

Missouri congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin’s ideas on abortion in rape cases dominated the political conversation this week when the Romney campaign was just hitting its stride on the issues it wants to talk about: the cost of Obamacare and a lagging economy. The “Left, Right & Center” commentators give their take on these matters and more in the show’s latest installment. 

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The GOP’s Hidden Campaign Against Obama

If the election is tight, two Republican tactics—one well known and the other just emerging from the political sewer—could be enough to defeat President Barack Obama.

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For GOP, Storm Has Already Gathered

The uninvited participation of a hurricane at next week’s Republican convention would be superfluous. Buffeted by powerful internal winds, the party may be flooded with cash, but it’s already kind of a debris-strewn mess.

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No Exceptions

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Republicans Adopt ‘Rosemary’s Baby Exception’

According to Republican insiders, party elders have reportedly capitulated to nationwide demands for moderation in the party’s controversial anti-abortion platform.

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Rachel Maddow on the ‘New Back Alley’ Abortion

The image of a coat hanger has symbolized the kind of back-alley abortions that were common before Roe v. Wade made the medical procedure legal in this country. But perhaps now that gruesome image can be replaced with a new, more modern one.

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Palin Counsels Akin, Hurricane Threatens Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan’s extreme anti-abortion record and why the GOP’s “We Built This!” convention theme isn’t exactly correct—at least, not when it comes to the venue it chose. 

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Ryan Joined Akin in Sponsoring Tough Anti-Abortion Bill

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is trying to distance himself from strict anti-abortion legislation he co-sponsored with embattled Missouri Republican Todd Akin. The bill Ryan supported would have banned federal funding for abortions except in cases of so-called forcible rape.

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Lawmaker Reiterates Akin Remarks, Romney Feels the Power of the Press, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the GOP’s staunch anti-abortion platform and a CNN appearance by Todd Akin’s, er, chair.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE


Todd Akin

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Blaming the Victim, Again

At least until Election Day, Republicans were supposed to pretend that their party’s alleged “war on women” was nothing but a paranoid fantasy stoked by desperate Democrats. Obviously, Rep. Todd Akin didn’t get the memo.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 READ MORE



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The Skinny on GOP Trip to the Holy Land

Despite a stodgy reputation, Republicans are capable of a little craziness. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was moved to scold a group of GOP congressmen who drank and went swimming—at least one of them in the nude (that’s him pictured)—during a “fact-finding” trip to Israel last year.

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False Piety and the Medicare Debate

There is a difference between Obama saying that Romney and Ryan want to alter Medicare fundamentally, which is true, and the GOP saying that Obama wants to undercut Medicare, which is not.

Posted on Aug 19, 2012 READ MORE


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