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Maddow to gun nuts: Violent threats are ‘not how we do things in this country’

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the fact that in certain factions of the American right, the answer to increased concern over gun violence has been to threaten more violence. Many of the people who adamantly support guns, for some reason, can’t seem to…

Chris Matthews to Andrea Mitchell: ‘Wife beating’ is a thing women worry about?

In the midst of a discussion of the appeal to voters of potential future Democratic presidential candidates Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Hardball” host Chris Matthews asked on Wednesday whether women still worry about “wife beating” and domestic violence. Matthews posed the question to…

Fast food workers stage surprise strike in New York City

Workers at more than 70 fast food chain restaurants planned a walkout for Thursday in what organizers are saying is the largest-ever protest of its kind. According to CNN Money, the coalition of striking workers includes employees of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, KFC and other major chains, as well as…

Huckabee: It’s the ‘truth’ that Obama on guns is like Nazi dictatorship

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) declared on Wednesday that President Barack Obama and gun control advocates are possibly planning on confiscating the nation’s privately owned firearms and imposing a Nazi Germany-like “dictatorship” in this country. According to Media Matters, Huckabee made the remarks in response to a caller on…

Colbert: Joe Scarborough leaves me no choice but to declare war on his show

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took umbrage at former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL)’s decision to air a pro-Mark Sanford “infomercial” during Wednesday’s edition of Scarborough’s MSNBC show “Morning Joe.” Former Gov. Sanford (R), who left office in disgrace after admitting to an extramarital affair, is…

Knife-wielding New Jersey felon jailed second time in four days after dog poop fight

On Tuesday, police in Englewood, New Jersey arrested 53-year-old Larry Dungey for the second time in four days for pulling a knife in arguments over Dungey’s dogs. According to NJ.com, Dungey had only been home from jail for two days after his last arrest when police were summoned to his…

Maher to Kimmel: Christian Bible is ‘insane, bronze age malarkey’

“Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, where he proceded to tear into some of his favorite topics, including religion, religious holidays like Easter, the Pope and marriage equality. “Are you excited about the new Pope?” Kimmel asked. “I love the new…

Michael Jackson’s doctor sings bizarre jailhouse serenade to Anderson Cooper

In what could charitably be termed an unusual PR move, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former personal physician, sang a song to CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a telephone interview Tuesday. Murray, who is currently serving a five year sentence on manslaughter charges stemming from Jackson’s death, introduced the song by…

Arkansas AG vows to Maddow: Exxon Mobil will face justice in pipeline spill

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who discussed Friday’s rupture of a tar sands pipeline in the city of Mayflower, Arkansas. McDaniel said that he is making every effort to ensure that Exxon Mobil will be held fully accountable…

Ben Carson: ‘Racist’ white liberals want me on ‘the plantation’

In an interview with arch-conservative radio host Mark Levin, rising African-American conservative avatar Dr. Ben Carson said on Monday that he believes that white liberals are “the most racist people there are,” and that they are critical of him solely because they want to keep him from leaving “the plantation.”…

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