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Biden: Romney Will 'Put Y'all Back in Chains'

Republicans rip comment to black audience

(Newser) - Today's political tempest revolves around comments from Joe Biden. Speaking to supporters in Virginia, the VP blasted Mitt Romney as per usual, but his choice of words raised eyebrows given that African-Americans were in heavy attendance, reports CNN .
  • The comment: Romney "is going to let the big banks
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Palin Defends Her Use of 'Blood Libel'

Critics are trying to use Tucson to silence me, says defiant Palin

(Newser) - Sarah Palin was angry and defiant in her first interview since the Tucson shootings, vowing to Fox's Sean Hannity: "I’m not going to sit down; I’m not going to shut up." Palin—who described suspected gunman Jared Lee Loughner as "left-leaning"—defended her use... More »

Death Threats Against Palin Hit New High

Threat cycle spirals as rhetoric rises

(Newser) - Death threats against Sarah Palin have hit an unprecedented high in the wake of the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and have so unnerved the former Alaska governor and her staff that they're consulting with private security representatives to beef up protection, reports ABC News . Aides provided no other... More »

Palin Blew It With 'Un-Presidential' Speech

Alaskan should have tried to unify instead of punching back

(Newser) - Sarah Palin had an opportunity to recalibrate her image and appear more like presidential material in the wake of the Tucson shootings—but she blew it, argues Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast . It was unfair for liberal detractors to link Palin to the shootings and she had a right... More »

Palin Causes Stir by Evoking 'Blood Libel'

Charged phrase has long history

(Newser) - Sarah's Palin's "blood libel" is the phrase of the day, even setting off an online debate at Politico about her loaded word choice on victimhood. Palin didn't invent the phrase: As AOL News explains, it goes back to the Middle Ages, usually in reference to the myth that Jews... More »

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