Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Sunday stood by eyebrow-raising comments he made in May, insisting that he was praising immigrants when he compared selecting visa recipients to choosing a “good bird dog.”
If Paul Ryan had any less foreign policy experience, he’d be Mitt Romney. – LOLGOP
- Gunmen, soldiers fight in Lebanon in spillover from Syria
- Jordan foils Qaeda plot, arrests 11 militants: state TV
- Israeli PM: No limits on Jerusalem construction
- Jimmy Carter says Mideast peace is ‘vanishing’
- Shooting at spa in Wisconsin: 4 dead, including gunman, police say
- Michigan roadway shootings prompt school lockdowns
- U.S. says death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak
Putting Americans in Harm’s Way
The U.S. Senate’s number two Democrat and others in his party criticized a Republican House of Representatives committee chairman on Sunday for releasing government documents related to last month’s violent attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
“On the subject of equal pay for women, he said that when he was filing cabinet positions as governor of Massachusetts, he went out of his way to make sure he hired women. He said he had ‘binders full of women, which is a little creepy. Binders full of women is something they’d find in a serial killer’s basement at the end of Law & Order SVU.” –Jimmy Kimmel
- Frightened Republicans Try To Shut Down Election Competitors
- ‘Romney’ blimp loses altitude
- Rev’s message on LIA’s Dick Cheney day: ‘Let America be America Again’
- Ohio voter fraud billboards to come down, sponsor stays unnamed
- Judge blocks Arizona law that bars funding to Planned Parenthood
“Shocking. A conservative Republican congressman was caught having an illicit affair — and it wasn’t with a man, woohoo!” –Stephen Colbert
The Trumpet Will Blare
Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and de facto leader of the “birther” movement, says he is planning a “big announcement” about President Barack Obama.
Wednesday Donald Trump is going to remind the whole county the kind of maniac who supports Mitt Romney. - LOLGOP
GOP Talking Points Memo of the Week: Dogs
With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s Saturday fundraiser was highlighted by a questionable analogy.
Two months after his “legitimate rape” comments sparked a firestorm of criticism, PoliticMo captured audio of Akin in Springfield, Mo., comparing Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill’s work in office to that of a dog.
- Libya attack will play starring role in final presidential debate
- Obama to visit Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’
- Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support
- U.S. stance on marijuana unchanged by legalization votes: official
47% is the Magic Number
President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 47 percent apiece, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll released on the eve of the presidential candidates’ third and final debate.
Obama is ahead 49-44 percent among all registered voters, but draws considerably less…
“The time for fact checking is after the event when voters have stopped watching. We should not be sullying their emotional reactions with accuracy.” –Stephen Colbert, on Candy Crowley fact-checking Mitt Romney during the presidential debate
- Oil dips on economy worry, but supply fears support
- Iraq’s Kurds pledge to raise oil exports in 2013
- Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal
- Bad News: Head of BBC To Face Inquiry On Pedophile Cover-Up
- Psst, taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers
Squalid Factories and Foodborne Diseases are Rising Again
Foodborne illnesses kill 3,000 Americans each year. Nearly 130,000 more are hospitalized. The aggregate cost of foodborne illnesses to the U.S. economy in 2011 was $77.7 billion.
The U.S. Postal Service is in bad shape. Because of the Internet people aren’t sending mail much anymore. Maybe if they weren’t so prudish about mailing bodily fluids and explosives, they wouldn’t be in the situation.- Jimmy Kimmel
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- Okla. Girl, 12, Shoots Intruder During Home Burglary
- Girl mistaken for skunk at Halloween party is shot by relative
- Teen says Sandusky chased him in car as he ran away: ABC
- Iconic 52-foot state fair mascot Big Tex burns up
Time To Deflate Photo
Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colorful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. Phot0/Vincent Kessler