Archive for July 17th, 2012

Romney Surrogate John Sununu Apologizes for Saying He Wishes “Obama Would Learn to Be an American”

Romney Surrogate John Sununu Apologizes for Saying He Wishes “Obama Would Learn to Be an American”

Mitt Romney campaign high-profile surrogate John Sununu apologizes today for saying earlier in the day Tuesday that he wishes President Obama “would learn how to be an American.” It should be noted that it’s hypocritical on so many levels for John Sununu to attack Obama’s “American-ness” because he was born […]

by · July 17, 2012 · Elections
CO National Guardsman Airline Pilot Brian Hedglin Steals Plane, Commits Suicide After Killing Ex-Girlfriend

CO National Guardsman Airline Pilot Brian Hedglin Steals Plane, Commits Suicide After Killing Ex-Girlfriend

Skywest airline captain Brian Hedglin killed his girlfriend Christina Cornejo and stole a passenger jet in an apparent attempt to escape but crashed the jet into a terminal building and then committed suicide at the St. George Municipal Airport in Utah. According to media reports, Brian Hedglin rode his motorcycle to […]

by · July 17, 2012 · Murder-Suicide

15 Prominent Republicans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Now

Mitt Romney continues to resist pressure to turn over more tax returns. In an interview today he said he is ‘simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about.’ The call for more information about Romney’s financial past, however, […]

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by · July 17, 2012 · Elections

Lumberton NC Police Officer Jeremiah Goodson Fatally Shot Trying to Arrest Homicide Suspect

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:  Master Police Officer Jeremiah Goodson was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a homicide suspect at a local gas station in the 5000 block of Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, NC. Officer Goodson, who was off duty, was at the gas station and […]

Bill O’Reilly: Democrats Made Black Americans ‘Dependent’ On Government for Entitlements

During a segment on his Fox News show last night about African-American support for the Republican Party, host Bill O’Reilly asserted that the roughly 85-90 percent of African-Americans who regularly vote for Democrats only do so because Democrats have made them ‘dependent’ on government ‘entitlements': WILLIE BROWN [FORMER SF […]

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John McCain Says Sarah Palin Was Better Vice Presidential Candidate Than Mitt Romney

More Republican Party infighting — Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin was a better candidate than Sarah Palin and that’s why he picked her instead of Mitt Romney as his running mate in 2008. Um, that is so not true. But it’s entertaining nonetheless to see the Republicans grovel on […]

by · July 17, 2012 · Elections
Ron Paul Tells Mitt Romney “Release Tax Returns”

Ron Paul Tells Mitt Romney “Release Tax Returns”

Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has joined the steadily increasing drip-drip from the right calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, saying “Politically, I think that would help him. In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want,” […]

by · July 17, 2012 · Elections
Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson Believes “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius Has ‘Unfair Advantage’

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson Believes “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius Has ‘Unfair Advantage’

Is it fair that a “blade runner” is allowed to compete in the upcoming Olympics with able-bodied runners? Well, former Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson is crying foul.  South African “runner” Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete with able-bodied runners in the 400m even though he will be using […]

by · July 17, 2012 · Oscar Pistorius
Mitt Romney’s Retroactive Retirement Fallout Lives Another Day

Mitt Romney’s Retroactive Retirement Fallout Lives Another Day

Mitt Romney’s retroactive retirement is still creating buzz despite being first uttered on Sunday TV talk shows. I know Ed Gillespie wishes he could retroactively take those words back. Dana Milbank has a great piece on Mitt Romney and his time machine: Retroactive retirement! It was a brilliant formulation, perhaps […]

by · July 17, 2012 · Elections
Obama Campaign Releases New Ad, “Makes You Wonder” About Romney’s Tax Returns

Obama Campaign Releases New Ad, “Makes You Wonder” About Romney’s Tax Returns

The Obama campaign has released a new ad, “Makes You Wonder,” slamming Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax returns and asking whether he’s “paid any taxes at all” in some years:

by · July 17, 2012 · Elections