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Trump Fails to Correct Man Who Calls Obama a Muslim

Man at town hall tells Trump Obama is not an American

(Newser) - Donald Trump, apparently forgetting about the time he pressured the president of the United States into producing his birth certificate , failed to correct a man at a town hall event last night who claimed President Obama is a Muslim—and not an American. The questioner at the Rochester, NH, event...

Biden Dials Wrong Number, Congratulates Wrong Guy

Whoops ... the Marty Walsh he called was not elected mayor

(Newser) - Joe Biden had a very Joe Biden moment Tuesday night, when he called to congratulate Marty Walsh on being elected mayor of Boston ... only he dialed the wrong number and ended up congratulating an entirely different Marty Walsh. The Walsh Biden called is a former aide to Ted Kennedy who...

Chambliss Under Fire Over Sexual Assault Remarks

Tells Senate "hormone level" may contribute to military abuse

(Newser) - Sen. Saxby Chambliss is being slammed today for suggesting hormones might be the cause of sexual assault in the military, reports CNN . "The young folks that are coming into each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22-23. Gee whiz—the hormone level created by nature sets in...

Romney: Akin's Rape Comment 'Inexcusable'

As DNC rushes to bash GOP with the controversy

(Newser) - Democrats rushed today to milk maximum value out of Todd Akin's assertion that some mysterious biological process protected victims of "legitimate rape" from getting pregnant. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement trying to tie Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to Akin. "They've been trying...

Right Cheers, Left Jeers &#39;Extremist&#39; Ryan

 Right Cheers, 
 Left Jeers 
 'Extremist' Ryan 

Right Cheers, Left Jeers 'Extremist' Ryan

'Excellent choice' or 'right-wing idealogue,' depending on who you ask

(Newser) - DC's finest wasted no time reacting to Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his runningmate this morning, with Republicans applauding as Democrats immediately pounced on the Wisconsin Republican. Highlights from your Sunday dial, as per Politico :
  • John McCain : Ryan is an "excellent choice," who won'

Dems: Romney Just &#39;Business in Bermuda&#39;
 Dems: Romney 
 Just 'Business 
 in Bermuda'

Dems: Romney Just 'Business in Bermuda'

Gibbs et al slam candidate's foreign finances

(Newser) - Salivating Democrats jumped all over Mitt Romney's foreign finances today, painting the candidate as an out-of-touch rich guy stuffing his cash in offshore mattresses—and in the case of Robert Gibbs, suggesting that Romney may have crossed legal boundaries. "We don't know" if Romney has acted illegally,...

DNC Chair: Romney, GOP 'Rooting for' Economy to Tank

Debbie Wasserman Schultz also blasts war on women

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans today for actively "rooting for economic failure" and narrow-mindedly focusing "on one job, Barack Obama's, for really the last two years." The DNC chair spoke this morning on CNN , saying that while the economy has been...

RNC Chief: GOP Doesn't Have Woman Problem

Reince Priebus blasts media with 'war on caterpillars' analogy

(Newser) - Enter the caterpillar. Republican National Committee chief Reince Priebus is generating headlines today with an insect analogy. In an interview with Bloomberg TV's Al Hunt , Priebus rejected charges that Republicans have a woman problem. “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media...

Jewish Vote Riding on Obama AIPAC Speech

With Iran, GOP pressuring, Obama needs to shore up Israel position

(Newser) - With Republicans hammering President Obama on Israel, his shaky relationship with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the looming threat of Iran's nuclear program, Obama's AIPAC speech this morning could be a "a pivotal moment" for keeping the Jewish vote heading into this fall's election,...

Wasserman Schultz: Divisive DNC Superwoman
Wasserman Schultz: Divisive DNC Superwoman

Wasserman Schultz: Divisive DNC Superwoman

Democratic party chief doesn't pull punches, or waste time

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz does not pull punches. She has accused the Republicans of waging "a war on women," called their Medicare plan "a death trap for seniors," and said that those pushing voter ID laws "literally want to drag us all the way back to...

Gabrielle Giffords Resigns
 Gabrielle Giffords Resigns 

Gabrielle Giffords Resigns

'I will recover, and will return,' resignation letter promises

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords was feted by colleagues including Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz today in her last day on the House floor. "Today I know that now is not the time. I have more work to do on my recovery before I can again serve in elected...

Allen West to DNC Chair: You're 'Vile,' 'Not a Lady'

Florida congressman refuses to apologize

(Newser) - Allen West refused to apologize today, after flipping out on fellow Florida rep Debbie Wasserman Shultz yesterday. Wasserman Schultz had criticized West—without mentioning his name—saying it was “unbelievable for a member from South Florida” to vote for the GOP’s “cut, cap, and balance” plan, because...

DNC Chair to GOP: Uh, Sorry About 'Jim Crow' Charge

Said Republicans wanted to 'literally' return to racist laws

(Newser) - DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz has backed off just a bit from her statement that Republicans “want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws.” She was referring to Republican-backed proposals to reduce voter fraud, like requiring voters to show a photo ID. “...

Foreign Car-Bashing DNC Chair Owns ... Foreign Car

Wasserman Schultz attacked the GOP for putting US auto industry at risk

(Newser) - The chairwoman of the DNC—who slammed Republican 2012 hopefuls for putting the US auto industry at risk by favoring foreign automakers—herself owns a foreign car, the Hill reports. “If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars;...

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