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Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Block Voter ID Law

A Pennsylvania judge refused to grant an injunction to block the state’s controversial voter ID law this morning. The Republican-backed law, which passed without a single Democratic vote, requires voters to present photo identification before they are allowed to cast a ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that view the law as discriminatory […]

August 15, 2012

WATCH: Biden Tells Virginia Crowd That Romney Will Put Them ‘Back In Chains’

Vice President Joe Biden caused an uproar when he warned a crowd at  a campaign rally in Danville, VA, that Mitt Romney and big banks would “put y’all back in chains.” “They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value, and look at their budget. And look what they’re proposing,” said […]

August 14, 2012

WATCH: Obama Ad Hits Romney-Ryan Medicare Reform

The Obama campaign has moved quickly on Romney’s decision to add Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket. In a video released Monday morning, the campaign blasts Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system. The web ad features interviews with the elderly in Florida as they express their concerns over how the reform would […]

August 14, 2012

Poll: Paul Ryan An Unpopular Pick For VP

Will Mitt Romney’s “bold choice” to pick Paul Ryan as his running mate be a true game-changer for the Republican campaign? According to a new USAT/Gallup poll, the answer appears to be no. While Ryan may have conservatives — especially Tea Partiers — over the moon, the general public does not share this enthusiasm. 42 […]

August 13, 2012

WATCH: Obama Slams Romney’s Tax Plan In Ohio

President Obama slammed Mitt Romney’s economic plan this morning, telling a crowd in Mansfield, Ohio, that they had to decide “between two fundamentally different visions for America.” “The centerpiece of my opponent’s entire economic plan is a new $5 trillion tax cut on top of the Bush tax cuts,” Obama said. “Now, the bulk of […]

August 1, 2012

Romney Starts Foreign Policy Trip, Instantly Offends Britain

It took less than a day for Mitt Romney to bungle the first step of his overseas trip, which is designed to prove his foreign policy credentials. As Alex Spillius of The Telegraph puts it: “Mitt Romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being […]

July 26, 2012

Caleb Medley Family Update

Caleb, who lost his right eye and suffered brain damage, remains in a medically induced coma, but is showing promising signs.

July 26, 2012

Republican Legislation Raises Taxes On Low Income And Middle Class Families

With all of the Republicans’ talk and pledges to never vote for a tax increase, one wouldn’t think that they would propose legislation that will raise taxes on millions of poor and middle class working Americans. But that’s exactly what their new tax plan would do. The proposal, which was written by Utah Senator Orrin […]

July 25, 2012

Five Crazy And Highly Dubious Online Markets For Guns

“ Alarming reports about the amount of ammo and protective gear Aurora gunman James Holmes bought online has surfaced as debate over gun control surges in the wake of yet another mass murder. With no regulation, buying guns and ammunition online is easy as buying a new pair of shoes. Here are a few of the websites where people […]

July 24, 2012

Republicans Block Funding For Life-Saving Coal Mining Regulation

Even in a matter of life or death, Republicans continue to refuse to rise above partisanship to work with the Obama administration. Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee have included language in the proposed 2013 budget to block the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) from using any funds to move forward with a plan […]

July 19, 2012

WATCH: Romney Said He Wanted To ‘Abolish PACs’ In 1994

In 1994,  Mitt Romney — running against Ted Kennedy for Senator in Massachusetts — chastised his Democratic opponent for raising $10 million. “To get that kind of money, you’ve got to cozy up, as an incumbent, to all of the special interest groups,” Romney insisted, “and that kind of relationship has an influence on the […]

July 17, 2012

Who Else Could Benefit From Romney’s ‘Retroactive’ Alibi?

Republican strategist Ed Gillepsie, one of Romney’s senior advisers, claimed last Sunday (video above) that Mitt Romney had “retroactively retired” from Bain Capital.  But of course! Even though SEC filings show that Romney was still receiving a six-figure salary as the CEO, president, chairman, and sole stockholder of Bain through 2002, he had suddenly escaped […]

July 16, 2012

WATCH: Joe Biden Gives Fiery Speech To NAACP, Slams Romney’s Policies

When Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday, he was booed for promising to eliminate the “non-essential” Affordable Care Act that will provide 30 million Americans, including 8 million African Americans, with health care. Today, when Vice President Joe Biden took the stage, he was booed as well — for having to end his powerful […]

July 12, 2012

Poll: Attack Ads Against Bain Are Working

An internal poll from Priorities USA Action, a Super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, shows that an increasing number of likely voters in swing states are viewing Mitt Romney’s business experience as a liability. The polling shows that 37 percent of voters are now less likely to vote for him because of his business experience, […]

July 11, 2012

Financial Executives Believe Unethical Behavior Is Necessary For Success

The banking industry’s complete lack of ethics and self-restraint plummeted the world into a financial crisis in 2008, the repercussions of which we are still battling today. Despite that history, it still doesn’t seem like bankers have learned that their nonchalant cheating can have serious consequences. A new survey of 500 senior executives from the […]

July 10, 2012

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Tax Cuts On ‘PoliticsNation’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” last night alongside host Al Sharpton and The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson to discuss President Obama’s announcement that he will push to extend Bush tax cuts for those earning less than $250,000 a year, while letting the wealthiest Americans’ tax cuts expire. While Sharpton recalled the Clinton era, […]

July 10, 2012

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Anonymous Corporate Donations On ‘Morning Joe’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason joined host Mika Brzezinski, reporter Nicholas Confessore, and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today to discuss how corporations are donating millions of dollars secretly to tax-exempt groups — as highlighted by Confessore  in a front-page New York Times report on Sunday.  Visit for breaking news, world news, and […]

July 9, 2012

Barclays: The Corruption At The Heart Of Financial System

Buried beneath the health care court saga, the Barclays bank controversy — which involves a conspiracy at the heart of the international financial system — has exploded. On June 27, Barclays — the second-largest bank in the United Kingdom and 15th largest in the world —  conceded that the bank had intentionally submitted fabricated borrowing […]

July 6, 2012

New Investigation Asks Where And How Mitt Romney Hides His Money

Mitt Romney never wanted to release his tax returns. He refused disclosure in 1994 during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid, in 2002 when he won election as Governor of Massachusetts, and in his failed 2008 attempt to gain the Republican nomination for President. Last January Romney finally released his 2010 tax return and an estimate […]

July 4, 2012

WATCH: Romney Adviser Agrees With Obama: Individual Mandate Is Not A Tax

For once, the Obama administration and the Romney campaign seem to agree: the mandate in the Affordable Care Act is a penalty, not a tax. On MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning, Romney’s senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom — best known for his “Etch a Sketch” gaffe — was grilled by host Chuck Todd over Romney’s […]

July 2, 2012

Will Americans Reconsider The Mandate Now? Analysts Say They Will

The Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision on the Affordable Care Act arrived yesterday — and sent media and political analysts into a  frenzy.  Now that the decision is done, the political question is whether and how the court’s action will affect partisan fortunes next November. Not surprisingly, Republican analysts look back to 2010, when initial passage of […]

June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

In a historic 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that the Affordable Care Act — including the individual mandate that requires almost all Americans to buy health insurance — is constitutional. Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in affirming the mandate. However, […]

June 28, 2012

The Troubles That Will Keep Chris Christie Off The Romney Ticket

When John McCain picked Sarah Palin to run with him, we quickly learned that her teenage daughter was pregnant — and then more stories started piling up. What will America learn the day after Mitt Romney selects his vice-presidential nominee? What are the skeletons his vetting team is uncovering as they seek the best debate […]

June 27, 2012

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Refers to 9/11 as 9/18

Add this to Tommy Thompson’s growing list of gaffes. During a June 4 speech to the Lake Country Area Defenders of Liberty, the Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate forgot the date of the most devastating terrorist attacks on American soil. Oops. While ironically attempting to stress his experience in Washington as the Health and Human Services […]

June 27, 2012