Paul Ryan was booed at the AARP Annual Convention in New Orleans as he told retirees and others in the audience that he wanted to repeal Obamacare and turn Medicare into a system where individuals would receive vouchers from the government that could be used toward monthly healthcare costs.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Ryan began his address by saying how a Romney-Ryan administration would seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The LAT said: Read more
The billionaire Koch brothers, Charles and David, richest men on earth #7 and 8 (but together with more wealth than #1) have been in the headlines all summer thanks to their pouring funds into SuperPACS designed to unseat President Obama and the Democrats. Read more
Earlier this week, I swore off making sweeping pronouncements about the direction of the Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, which is probably a good thing, since I don’t think their first debate last night moved the needle dramatically for either candidate. Read more
Last night's SNL Thursday election special did not treat the Mitt Romney fundraiser video scandal with kid gloves--nor should it have. And like Jon Stewart did, the SNL writers took special glee in targeting Fox's absurd attempts to spin the damning video. This fake "Fox and Friends" segment showed the lengths the hosts will go to to defend their man, also showcasing several more faux "secret Romney tapes" such as the candidate tasting McDonald's for the first time and riding in Cash Cab. Read more
Comedian Sarah Silverman's has a new video saying exactly what she thinks of the GOP effort to suppress Democratic votes with their new voter ID laws. Take a few minutes to watch it. Make it a viral hit.
And then make sure your voter registration is up to date. If you moved since you last voted, you need to update your address before your state's registration deadline. In Florida, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada, that's two weeks away. Read more
Today, a group of former police officers, judges, and prosecutors held a press conference in Denver, Colorado to declare and explain their support for Colorado’s marijuana legalization initiative, Amendment 64. Among the coalition of supporters are Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), the National Latino Officers Association, and Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Read more