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Paul Ryan Slams 'Lazy Inner City Men'
In a preview of his anti-poverty proposals, Paul Ryan blamed the plight of poor people on blacks in inner cities. Read more...
As Steve Benen did such a wonderful job of explaining in his post this Monday, Republicans continually claim to be the anti-tax party, but that label should come with an asterisk, because they really don't mind raising taxes on the poor. Those moochers had better get "some skin in the game" or else. Read more...
Scott Prouty, the man behind the infamous "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney's remarks at a Florida fundraiser, has been in talks to work for the United Steelworkers union in a role that's yet to be determined. Read more...
As Susie already noted here, Ed Schultz got the scoop and interviewed for the first time, the man who filmed Mitt Romney's now infamous "47 percent" video, Scott Prouty and for anyone who did not catch it this Wednesday evening, I really recommend watching the entire hour he spent talking to Schultz. Read more...
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling on Republicans to court "the 47 percent who are dependant on government," a false statistic that may have been one of the reasons former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election. Read more...

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As the final 2012 vote tallies come in from all over the country, it's clear that Barack Obama didn't just squeak by, but will win by over three percentage points, leaving Mitt Romney with 47 percent of the popular vote. Yes, Mitt was Read more...
I've heard Lady-Mc-Cheney, Mary Matalin say a lot of ridiculous things in her defense of Mitt Romney, but this segment from Anderson Cooper's show on CNN this Thursday evening may have set a new low, even for Matalin's standards, which generally Read more...
After the first debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, there were many sighs and groans over the fact that the president did not hit hard on Mitt's 47 percent remarks. Sometimes, timing is everything. The last question of last night's Read more...
Last month, Fox News was trying to pretend they weren't even aware of the leaked tapes of Mitt Romney talking about his disdain for the 47 percent when they aired his late night press conference where he was desperately attempting some damage Read more...
I hate to break it to Paul Ryan, but Mitt Romney's comments to that audience where he didn't know he was being recorded and made his now infamous 47 percent remarks were not a "misstep" or merely "inarticulate." They were Mitt Romney saying what he Read more...