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September 21, 2012

Fox released a teaser of an upcoming show, and it turns out that Homer Simpson is a Romney man. Along the way, the producers take shots at Romney's taxes, voter ID laws and, of course, low-information voters. Watch:

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By Editorial Staff | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 3:11 PM

September 21, 2012

Let's take a look at what Mitt's charitable giving goes to, shall we?

Reuters looked into it a while back:   Read more

By Digby | Hullabaloo
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

September 21, 2012

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself in hot water for saying that nearly half of the American people "think of themselves as victims," his running mate, Rep.   Read more

By Adele M. Stan | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 2:33 PM

September 21, 2012

 

On September 21st activists across the world are rising up against the proliferation of the shale gas drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. As Mark Schlosberg writes for Food and Water Watch:   Read more

By Tara Lohan | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

September 21, 2012

Senior citizens: wise to the Ryan plan? The VP Candidate, most well known for his desire to privatize medicare, was soundly booed--repeatedly--at an appearance today before the senior citizen lobbying group AARP.

From the Washington Post's writeup here's what happened after the first round of boos came in response to Ryan's avowal to repeal "Obamacare":   Read more

By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

September 21, 2012

Two scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have found that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-toxic marijuana compound that delivers many of weed's benefits without the high, might stop metastis in aggressive cancer, "potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever."   Read more

By Kristen Gwynne | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

September 21, 2012

Well, the headlines on this one kind of wrote themselves after the right wing host went on a very Freudian and not very nice tirade about shrinking member size.

Here's Wonkette, which gives you a sense of all of them: At Last, Rush Limbaugh Knows Who To Blame For His Tiny Penis   Read more

By AlterNet Staff | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

September 21, 2012

The August unemployment numbers are out and the politicos are spinning them. The big headline is the jobless rate rose slightly in more than half the states to a national averge of 8.1 percent, but in big 2012 swing states—Ohio, Florida and Virginia—it did not change.   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

September 21, 2012

Ann Romney has been derided as being out of touch and inaccessible, but her recent comments seem to indicate that she is very in touch with the current temperature of the election--in Iowa today she reacted to the naitonal pile-on of pundits, even conservatives saying her husband has to get his campaign together.

Here's the report from Radio Iowa:

 

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By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 8:40 AM

September 21, 2012

Last night Stephen Colbert took on the Romney camp's desperation for the Latino vote--while refusing to endorse policies that would actually help Latinos. 

Watch this trenchant, irony-steeped segment on Romney's failed effort at reaching out to Latinos uses the words of both Romneys against them:

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By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 8:10 AM