Barack Obama made his sixth appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, and the conversation ranged from topics of great importance -- the president's response to Libya -- to slightly more whimsical issues -- Joe Biden's bathing suit ...
Posted Friday, October 19th 2012 at 1:20PM
CNN, October 17, 2012 -- During Tuesday night's debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama touted his administration's support for the federal Pell Grant program and other aid for college students.
"We've e ...
Posted Wednesday, October 17th 2012 at 11:26PM
THINK PROGRESS, October 17, 2012 -- During the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado Romney managed to tell 27 myths in his 38 minutes of speaking time. But at his second encounter with Obama in New York, the GOP presidential candidate — who ...
Posted Wednesday, October 17th 2012 at 11:25PM
THINK PROGRESS, October 12, 2012 -- The fact that Mitt Romney’s tax plan is mathematically impossible was reinforced again on Friday, when Mark Zandi, a former John McCain campaign adviser and Chief Economist at Moody’s Economy, admitted as much.
Posted Sunday, October 14th 2012 at 9:45PM
THINK PROGRESS, OCTOBER 10, 2012 -- After facing months of criticism about whether he could successfully provide a 20 percent, across-the-board tax cut to all Americans while not adding to the debt, not giving the rich a tax cut, and not raising taxe ...
Posted Sunday, October 14th 2012 at 9:42PM
BY ANDREW LEONARD. SALON, OCTOBER 12, 2012 -- If the gods punished political candidates for chutzpah, there was one moment during the vice-presidential debate when a dozen lightning bolts from the hand of Zeus should have instantly fried Paul Ryan in ...
Posted Saturday, October 13th 2012 at 9:44PM
THINK PROGRESS, October 12, 2012 -- Paul Ryan spoke for 40 of the 90 minutes during Thursday night’s vice presidential debate and managed to tell at least 24 myths during that time:
1) “It took the president two weeks to acknowledge that [the Li ...
Posted Saturday, October 13th 2012 at 9:43PM
CNN, October 4, 2012 -- Health care was a huge topic during Wednesday's presidential debate. President Barack Obama said the repeal of Obamacare would cause seniors' prescription drug payments to rise.
"We were actually able to lower prescriptio ...
Posted Monday, October 8th 2012 at 3:00PM
THINK PROGRESS, October 4, 2012 -- Mitt Romney seemingly walked back his support of his own tax plan last night at the first presidential debate, telling President Obama and the American people that he would “absolutely not” support a plan that cuts ...
Posted Sunday, October 7th 2012 at 12:45PM
POLITIFACT, October 4, 2012 – At the Presidential Debate on Wednesday, President Obama said he “lowered taxes for small businesses 18 times.” When we examined his claim originally made last summer, we rated it as MOSTLY TRUE.
During a July 6, 201 ...
Posted Friday, October 5th 2012 at 12:47PM
POLITIFACT, October 4, 2012 -- President Barack Obama wasted little time deriding Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan as a "voucher program" while talking entitlements in the first presidential debate.
"First of all, I think it's important for Gov. Romn ...
Posted Friday, October 5th 2012 at 12:45PM
POLITIFACT, October 4, 2012 -- President Barack Obama’s health care law includes a mighty powerful board that will dictate treatment decisions for Medicare patients, said Mitt Romney at the Oct. 3 debate in Denver.
When explaining why he opposed ...
Posted Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 3:13PM
POLITIFACT, October 4, 2012 -- During the first presidential debate in Denver, Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama’s health care law by saying, "Right now, the (Congressional Budget Office) says up to 20 million people will lose their insur ...
Posted Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 3:12PM
The lockout is over, but that doesn't mean anyone is going to stop making fun of the NFL replacement refs anytime soon. Bless their hearts, the lingerie league just didn't prepare them for such scrutiny. ...
Posted Friday, September 28th 2012 at 12:00PM
Watch the fun as Mitt redirects the enthusiasm (???) of the crowd away from his esteemed running mate and on to himself.
It was too much for Republican commentator Joe Scarborough who could only hang his head, bury his face in his hands and cry o ...
Posted Wednesday, September 26th 2012 at 5:55PM
"We are undecided voters in this election and we have questions."
Like: "When is the election?"
And: "What are the names of the people running? And be specific.
Posted Tuesday, September 25th 2012 at 11:19AM
By Chris Cillizza, WASHINGTON POST, September 23, 2012 -- There’s little question that come Nov. 6, President Obama won’t equal the 365 electoral votes that the then-candidate Obama won in the 2008 election.
But the bigger and more important quest ...
Posted Monday, September 24th 2012 at 10:02AM
September 21, 2012, SLATE -- In the opening moments of the new trailer for the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic 42, an obscure figure walks slowly down a dark, narrow hallway towards a faint light. A voiceover proclaims, “I don’t know who he is … or w ...
Posted Saturday, September 22nd 2012 at 11:18AM
HUFFINGTON POST, September 20, 2012 -- Is a shift happening in the normally frozen-in-place world of cable news ratings?
It's hard to tell, but something unexpected has happened over the last two days: MSNBC has beaten Fox News in the all-important A25-54 category two nights in a row.
Posted Thursday, September 20th 2012 at 1:04PM
HUFFINGTON POST, September 19, 2012 -- Mitt Romney isn’t backing down from the message of a secretly recorded video in which he says nearly half of Americans are moochers who want the government to provide everything for them. The delivery, however, ...
Posted Wednesday, September 19th 2012 at 10:26AM
By Joan Walsh, SALON, September 17, 2012 -- I admit it: I’m challenged to constantly come up with new superlatives to describe Mitt Romney’s latest craven and/or self-destructive move on the campaign trail. The latest outrage: leaked video of Romney ...
Posted Tuesday, September 18th 2012 at 10:58AM
By David Corn, MOTHER JONES, September 17, 2012 -- During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Ba ...
Posted Tuesday, September 18th 2012 at 10:55AM
HUFFINGTON POST, September 15, 2012 -- There's a new Obama in town.
Jay Pharoah debuted his POTUS impression on Saturday night's SNL season premiere, replacing Fred Armisen in the role.
In the opening sketch, Pharaoh's Obama reminded voters tha ...
Posted Sunday, September 16th 2012 at 4:29PM
THE GRIOT, September 13, 2012 — “Saturday Night Live” has elected a new Barack Obama: Jay Pharoah will take over the plum role of impersonating the president.
“SNL” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels announced the casting switch in an ...
Posted Friday, September 14th 2012 at 12:48PM
HUFFINGTON POST, September 12, 2012 -- As Serena sat in the same chair that she occupied shortly before her trip to Wimbledon, the 2012 U.S. Open champion gave Jimmy Fallon credit on Monday night for the good luck that has followed her from England's ...
Posted Thursday, September 13th 2012 at 9:16AM