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08/08/12 07:35PM

Tonight's guests:Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington PostMichael Moore, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, author, "Here comes trouble"The demands on Julia's skills exceeded the bounds of time and space today so I got to man the camera for tonight's video with TRMS executive producer Bill... read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

08/08/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Law-enforcement officials held the latest briefing today on the mass shootings in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and shed new light on, among other things, how Wade Michael Page died during Sunday's violence.* Egypt: "The Egyptian military launched airstrikes early Wednesday in its boldest move to date to... read more

Department of False Equivalences

08/08/12 04:45PM

Over the course of 24 hours, two controversial television ads were released as part of the 2012 presidential election. The first came from the Priorities USA Action super PAC and showed a steel worker who got laid off by Bain Capital; the second was released by Mitt Romney's campaign, claiming President Obama is "dropping work... read more

'The real numbers'

'The real numbers'

08/08/12 03:53PM

Shortly before the 2006 midterms, Karl Rove, who was responsible for shaping the Republicans' strategy for the year, talked to NPR about what to expect. Correspondent Robert Siegel noted polls showing Democrats in a strong position, but Rove was incredulous -- he'd found a secret math gave him insights that mere mortals couldn't... read more

Andrea Saul's accidental admission

Andrea Saul's accidental admission

08/08/12 03:01PM

Priorities USA Action released a controversial new ad yesterday, featuring Joe Soptic, a former employee at GST Steel who lost his job and health benefits after Bain Capital closed the steel plant. Of particular interest, though, was the death of Soptic's wife.In the ad, he explains that "a short time after" losing his health... read more

'Crawl back into your clown car...'

'Crawl back into your clown car...'

08/08/12 02:00PM

Remember Carl Paladino? He was the 2010 Republican candidate for New York Governor who ran one of the most jaw droppingly awful campaigns in recent memory.  The New York Times reminds us: "Before his primary win, the volatile newcomer had gained attention for revelations that he had forwarded e-mails to friends containing racist jokes and... read more

Gingrich sees welfare conspiracy

Gingrich sees welfare conspiracy

08/08/12 01:32PM

Oh good, Newt Gingrich is hysterical again. It's been weeks since the disgraced former House Speaker had a noteworthy tantrumNewt Gingrich accused President Obama on Wednesday of a secret "radical" plot to end work requirements in welfare reform, brushing aside denials from both the Republican architect of the 1996 bill and the... read more

Nuns want Romney on the bus

Nuns want Romney on the bus

08/08/12 12:32PM

First, the Nuns on the Bus launched an extraordinary tour, lambasting the House Republican Budget plan crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for the way in which it mistreats the poor.Now the Nuns on the Bus have a few thoughts for the Republicans' presidential hopeful.NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, is inviting Governor... read more

Wednesday's campaign round-up

08/08/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney at the national level by seven, 49% to 42%.* In keeping with the recent trend, the Obama campaign released another... read more

Always choose wealthy parents

Always choose wealthy parents

08/08/12 11:14AM

Back in April, Mitt Romney delivered one of his more memorable pieces of advice. Talking to Otterbein University in Ohio, the Republican said President Obama is against "success" -- I still have no idea what that was in reference to -- but Romney prefers to "encourage young people.""Take a shot, go for it, take a risk,... read more

Clinton smacks down Romney welfare lie

Clinton smacks down Romney welfare lie

08/08/12 10:34AM

Yesterday, Mitt Romney had a fair amount of success moving the focus away from his secret tax returns. He put a blatant, demonstrable lie about welfare reform at the center of his presidential campaign, falsely accusing President Obama of ending the work requirement in President Clinton's 1996 welfare reform law.Clinton didn't get in... read more

Setting the parameters of demagoguery

Setting the parameters of demagoguery

08/08/12 09:39AM

While I think it was irresponsible of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to make unsubstantiated claims about Mitt Romney's tax returns, let's not go overboard in the condemnations.For PolitiFact, the second-hand rumor Reid shared with reporters is a "pants on fire" lie, but I think that goes too far. For RCP's... read more

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