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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…

Colbert: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should have been read his ‘Samantha rights’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert criticized President Barack Obama and the FBI for reading Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights. The government should have taken a different tack, he said, and read Tsarnaev his “Samantha rights.” “Tonight I am in a great mood because…

Labor Department asks Florida to ditch English-only online unemployment application

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center (CRC) issued initial findings Thursday that the state’s requirements that unemployment insurance applications must be submitted online and in English violate the applicants’ civil rights. In a conference call Thursday afternoon, representatives of the Miami Workers Center and the Federal Employment Bureau…

Labor rights lawyer: ‘Political winds blowing the right way’ to pass ENDA

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is set to be reintroduced before both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation would put into place federal protections for LGBT people in the workplace, making it illegal to fire or otherwise discriminate against a person because of their sexual…

Arizona campus preacher to anti-rape protesters: ‘You deserve rape’

A University of Arizona student known for his fiery, on-campus Christian sermons disrupted a campus sexual assault awareness event Tuesday by holding up a sign that read “You deserve rape” and preaching that “if you dress like a whore, act like a whore, you’re probably going to get raped.” “I…

Maddow slams right-wing mainstreaming of crackpots like Alex Jones

Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow chided the right for giving credence to the crackpot conspiracy theories of Alex Jones and bringing the most extreme fringe thinking to the front and center of the Republican Party. Maddow began the segment by talking about the 9/11…

Colbert: Mars rover’s penis doodle proves America’s ‘galactic supremacy’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented a segment called “Tiny Triumphs,” in which he celebrated the fact that the Mars rover is now drawing penises on the face of the planet, meaning that America is now treating the Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor like a…

Dartmouth cancels classes after anti-rape protesters threatened with sexual assault and ‘execution’

New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College canceled classes for a day after students who participated in a protest against racism, homophobia and rape on campus were targeted with online threats. According to Boston.com, protesters were threatened with violence and death after they interrupted a Friday night assembly of hundreds of high schoolers…

Idaho drops surgery requirement for transgender driver’s licenses

The Idaho state government has dropped its requirement that people undergoing gender reassignment produce proof that they have been surgically altered in order to change the gender their driver’s licenses. According to Reuters, the change comes after the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho put pressure on the state to…

Freed Elvis-impersonating ricin suspect thanks Jesus, offers foot rubs to Mississippi ‘ladies’

On Tuesday’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said that if you’ve been watching the case of Paul Kevin Curtis, the Elvis impersonator arrested and then released on charges of sending ricin letters to public figures, for its “wacky factor,” then Curtis’ press conference on being cleared…

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