Planned Parenthood Chief Hits Romney, Ryan On Women's Reproductive Rights

"Two years ago, when Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Todd Akin and the Tea Party took control of the House of Representatives, they promised to create jobs and jump-start the economy. But, instead, on day one, they came after women’s health.

They voted to end cancer screenings and well-woman visits for five million women. They voted to end funding for birth control at Planned Parenthood, and for good measure, they even tried to redefine rape. And now, Mitt Romney is campaigning to get rid of Planned Parenthood and overturn Roe v. Wade. And we wont let him.”

Paul Ryan Says He Lied About Marathon Time

The admission comes after wide speculation that Ryan had exaggerated his marathon time. Running a sub-3 hour marathon means averaging under 7 minutes per mile for the entire race, a possible but extremely impressive feat. As the New Yorker’s Nicholas Thompson put it, “It’s the difference between racing and running.”

Media Backlash Against Paul Ryan Continues

The media’s backlash against Paul Ryan and the factually unsound premises of his Wednesday convention speech continued well into Thursday, and turned what the GOP hoped would be glowing headlines into a less lustrous mix of fawning and criticism.

“There are some things that I think were factually questionable,” said Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Thursday, adding himself to the list of unexpected journalists to question the accuracy of the would-be vice president’s arguments.



War On Women Postponed Until Tuesday Due To Hurricane Isaac

The Republican National Committee issued a statement today indicating that due to Hurricane Isaac, the War on Women would be postponed until Tuesday.

Billy Coldane, who traveled from Bullitt County, Kentucky to attend the War on Women, was just one of many Republicans who said they were “disgusted” by the Party’s decision.

More Anti-Abortion Language In GOP Platform

Delegates drafting the Republican party’s official platform here keep adding more language expressing their opposition to abortion.

Now they’ve endorsed language saying that opposing abortion upholds the dignity of women. And they’ve also included language asking that drugs that end pregnancy after conception, including RU-486, not be allowed.

Obama: Romney Locked Into 'Extreme Positions' On Economic, Social Issues

Obama alluded to the provocative issue of abortion, suddenly thrust to the fore this week when Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin said the female body has a way to “shut that whole thing down” when a woman is the victim of “legitimate rape.”

The Republican platform in Tampa calls for a ban on abortion with no specific exceptions for rape or other circumstances. Obama predicted that a President Romney would not “stand in the way” if Congress gave him a bill that stripped away women’s control over their reproductive health.

Bill Maher: Not A Coincidence That The Party Of Fundamentalism Is Also The Party Of Fantasy

"Paul Ryan, who every shit-for-brains pundit in America keeps telling us is a "serious" guy, still believes in the supply-side theory. All the Republicans do. They all believe in something that both science and history have shown to be pure fantasy. The symbol for their party shouldn’t be an elephant - it should be a unicorn."