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Maddow tries to calm Republican ‘freakout’ over civilian trial for bin Laden son-in-law

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow attempted to calm Republican fears that trying a terrorist in a civilian court on U.S. soil will prove to be more than domestic security forces can handle. She reminded them of the U.S. District Court’s long history of convicting terror…

Maher on drones: ‘Some people do need killing’

On Friday night’s edition of “Ream Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher sparred with members of his panel about the utility of armed predator drones and whether or not Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was right to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Maher gave Paul…

Georgia middle school teacher arrested after student’s fatal methadone overdose

A 37-year-old Georgia middle school teacher was arrested Thursday in connection with the overdose death of an 18-year-old high school student. According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2, Emily Smith, a sixth-grade math teacher at Winder-Barrow Middle School has been arrested and charged with facilitating the sale of the powerful opiate…

Court throws out ‘unconstitutional’ 20-week abortion ban in Idaho

A state court judge struck down Idaho’s law banning all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy on Wednesday. According to Politico, Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho ruled that the so-called Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is unconstitutional. Cecile Richards,…

Maddow: Republicans now blaming MSNBC for 2012 election losses

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed former senior adviser to President Barack Obama David Axelrod, who joined her in a discussion of election 2012 and how some Republicans are now trying to blame the loss on Maddow’s network MSNBC. She began by discussing…

Bill Clinton calls for Supreme Court to overturn same sex marriage ban he signed

Former President Bill Clinton has called for an end to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that called for marriage to be defined as between a man and a woman. In an Op-Ed piece in Thursday’s Washington Post, the 42nd president of the U.S. called on…

Colbert: North Korean threat is the ‘world’s most disturbing karaoke video’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed North Korea’s recent threats against South Korea and the U.S. and characterized its recent threats against South Korea and the U.S. as “the world’s most disturbing karaoke video.” Colbert began by saying that when he takes to the…

Scientists discover evidence of Earth-like oceans on Jupiter moon

The surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may hide oceans of salty, Earth-like ocean water, say astronomers. According to New Scientist magazine, a fresh study of the sixth largest moon of the gas giant Jupiter revealed that its frozen surface is covered with formations of magnesium salts, the best evidence…

Mentally ill man missing in alleged pattern of ‘patient dumping’ by Nevada health officials

A schizophrenic man has gone missing after an instance of alleged “patient dumping” by Nevada state mental health officials. According to a Wednesday report by Las Vegas’ CBS Channel 8, a patient named James Brown was allegedly sent from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas to Sacramento, California with only…

Maddow: Republicans more loyal to NRA than to their constituents

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed new polling by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which shows that despite the fact that a majority of Americans are in favor of background checks for firearms purchases, the politicians representing those Americans are more concerned with their…

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