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Priebus: Obama won women because Republicans lost the ‘emotional’ vote

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday continued his effort to reach out to minorities and women voters by suggesting that his party had failed to win over “cultural” and “emotional” voters in 2012. During an interview on MSNBC, guest host Luke Russert gave Priebus an opportunity to explain…

Watch live: Senate committee holds hearing on the future of drones

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the future of drones in America with a focus on law enforcement and privacy considerations. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on March 20. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Obama stripping CIA of drone powers: report

President Barack Obama is putting the finishing touches on a deal to strip the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of its control over the nation’s drone aircraft, putting that offensive military capability in the hands of the Department of Defense, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. Citing three unnamed senior officials as…

Maddow to Rumsfeld: Talk about reflux, gardening, boils, anything but Iraq

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how, ten years after the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. and the media are still struggling to come to terms with exactly how the nation was led to war on such flimsy evidence and who to blame…

‘Dead’ deer jumps out of trunk while cops inspect vehicle

Police in Kalamazoo, Michigan got a surprise late Tuesday night when a deer he was told was dead popped out of a man’s trunk during a traffic stop. WOOD-TV reported on Wednesday that Officer David Miller was talking to the car’s owner after finding him parked behind a local hotel.…

Colorado corrections department chief killed at his home

Authorities in Colorado are looking for suspects in the shooting death of the director of the state department of corrections, Tom Clements, at his home Tuesday night. KCNC-TV reported Wednesday morning that Clements was shot while answering the front door of his home in Monument, Colorado, around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.…

Fox News guest: Gun background checks for mental illness will include abortions

A Fox News guest on Tuesday warned that a Democratic plan to expand gun background checks would allow the Ku Klux Klan to control black people and keep firearms out of the hands of women who had an abortion. Conservative columnist Star Parker told Fox News host Sean Hannity that…

Ed Schultz calls Politico ‘nothing but a bunch of freaking whores’

Finally freed from his weekday job at MSNBC, progressive radio host Ed Schultz brandished a particular bitterness toward Washington D.C. insider website Politico on Tuesday, calling them “nothing but a bunch of freaking whores” over a report claiming his split from the network was not voluntary. Vowing he’s going to…

‘Rockefeller’ killer explained grave as ‘plumbing’

The German who posed as a Rockefeller family member after allegedly killing a man in California explained the freshly-dug soil in his back yard as plumbing work, a witness said Tuesday. Christian Gerhartsreiter, accused of burying the dismembered body of John Sohus in his backyard in 1985, gave the explanation…

Seven rare Komodo dragons hatch in Indonesia

Seven Komodo dragons have hatched under a breeding programme at an Indonesian zoo, an official said, a success story that raises hope for the endangered lizard. Twenty-one eggs from two Komodo dragons were placed in incubation at the Surabaya Zoo in eastern Java, the first batch in September and the…

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