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Former Reagan Aide Bruce Bartlett: ‘Rick Perry is an idiot’

American historian Bruce Bartlett, who worked as an aide to President Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official for President George H.W. Bush, doesn’t have a lot of respect for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s intellect. “Rick Perry said the Fed is treasonous,” CNN’s Christine Romans told Bartlett Friday during an interview about the economy. […]

Gov. Rick Perry: No Fed. Government in Education

At a campaign stop in Iowa yesterday, Perry added something else to the long list of things he insists are beyond the federal government’s power — any involvement whatsoever in education, “I don’t think the federal government has a role in your children’s education.” If the federal government truly has no role in education as […]

Ron Paul Rebukes Mitt Romney: Corporations Are Not People

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) affirmed this weekend his belief that only individuals are people, rebuking Mitt Romney’s recent statement: “Corporations are people, my friend.” Confronted by Think Progress reporter Scott Keyes, Ron Paul replied: “Obviously they’re not. People are individuals, they’re not groups and they’re not companies. Individuals have rights, they’re not collective. You can’t […]

Bay Area Cuts Phone Service to Stop Protest of BART

A planned protest of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) fizzled Thursday after officials reportedly cut cell phone services at some stations. BART spokesman Linton Johnson told a KTVU reporter, who had noticed the disruption, that the public relations department had suggested that phone service be shut down. Another BART spokesman, Jim Allison, reportedly admitted that […]

Bush Approved ‘Sick Torture Tactics’ Beyond Waterboarding

Jeremy Scahill, national security reporter for The Nation, appeared on Current TV’s Countdown to discuss the latest revelations about waterboarding and other “water treatment” torture practices used by the Department of Defense under George W. Bush. “What we are learning is more sick details of torture tactics that most certainly were authorized and advocated at […]

Family PAC VP Sandy Rios Opposes Funding Birth Control

On Fox News, Family PAC Federal Vice President Sandy Rios slammed the Obama administration for requiring all health insurers to cover birth control and other women’s health services without charging co-pays. Rios said “We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to […]

GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Defends Not Paying Child Support

Recently, the Chicago Sun-Times broke the story that Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who has spent months lecturing President Obama and Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes $117,437 in child support to his ex-wife and three children. Laura Walsh has asked a judge to suspend his driver’s license until he pays his child support. […]

Michele Bachmann Used Fed. Loans That She Now Opposes

During an appearance at the National Press Club, GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann (R) gave an ironic defense of her use of federal home loans, which she has denounced. The Washington Post discovered that Bachmann and her husband signed for a $417,000 home loan backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac just weeks before she […]