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U.S. pilot found living in Vietnam village 44 years after being declared MIA

UPDATED BELOW A Canadian documentarian says in a new film that an elderly man he found living in a remote Vietnamese village is former U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. John Hartley Robertson, who was presumed dead 44 years ago. According to The Independent, filmmaker Michael Jorgensen claims that the man…

Maddow: My basketball teammates did have questions when I came out

In this short clip from Monday night’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow told a story from her own experience coming out to her basketball teammates from high school. During the hand-over from Chris Hayes’ “All In” to the “Maddow Show,” Maddow said, “When I came out, I went back…

Frank scolds O’Reilly: I didn’t know you were opposed to polarizing Americans

Friday night on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program “The No Spin Zone,” O’Reilly squared off with retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on the question of Frank’s remarks in the wake of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. After the bombing, Frank said on CNN, “In this terrible situation, let’s…

FBI arrests Mississippi man in ricin letters investigation

Officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 41-year-old Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi Saturday morning in connection with a series of poison-tainted letters that were mailed to President Barack Obama and two other public officials. According to Reuters, Dutschke was taken into custody without incident at his home. Dutschke…

Glenn Beck: I left Fox to save my soul

Never one to shy away from portraying his struggles in the most melodramatic terms, conservative commentator Glenn Beck said on Friday that he left the Fox News Channel because he was afraid of turning into Norma Desmond, the faded screen siren from the 1950 noir film “Sunset Boulevard,” and that…

Maddow: Right wing fringe is now a cynical money-making ‘racket’

Friday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the elaborate money-making schemes dreamed up by the anti-government conspiracy theorists currently making a living off of conservative Americans’ fears about the Obama administration. There is, for example, the Info Wars dating service. “If you like Info Wars…

Obama: ‘Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere’

In his remarks to the 2013 National Planned Parenthood Conference in Washington on Friday, President Barack Obama vowed to fight to ensure the rights organization’s survival and to turn back efforts by conservatives to restrict women’s access to contraceptives, gynecological exams, abortions an other services. He also enjoined the crowd…

Florida man accused of kicking boat seller repeatedly in the groin

A DeLand, Florida family filed a restraining order Thursday against a 29-year-old West Volusia, Florida man who allegedly kicked John Molhem, 34, repeatedly in the groin, then threw rocks at their house and vehicles, striking their 3-year-old son in the stomach. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal online, John Brown…

Colorado court: Businesses can fire employees for off-hours pot use

A Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that businesses can still fire employees who test positive for marijuana use, even if they never show up to work under the influence. According to NBC News, a divided panel of judges ruled that even though marijuana use is legal in the…

Maddow: Let’s not forget ‘Poop Cruise’ presidency of George W. Bush

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took the occasion of the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library to share her thoughts on the whitewashing of our 43rd president’s legacy. She compared his eight years in office to the Carnival “Poop Cruise,” the…

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