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Maddow: Rand Paul and other whack-job conservatives eroding U.S. standing in the world

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the clownish antics of conservatives on Capitol Hill are beginning to affect the standing of the U.S. in the world. She touched on recent conspiracy theories from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about the raid on the U.S. consulate…

HHS takes final steps toward near-universal contraception coverage

Reproductive rights groups are applauding the latest announcement by the Obama administration of proposed policies aimed at providing contraceptive coverage to women employed by religious organizations. NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, the Guttmacher institute and other organizations have enthusiastically greeted the news that under the provisions of the Affordable Care…

High schooler who came out at assembly: Parents, tell your LGBT kids they’re OK

On Thursday’s edition of Current TV’s “Joy Behar: Say Anything!”, host Joy Behar welcomed Jacob Rudolph, the gay New Jersey teen who came out to a school assembly in his acceptance speech for an acting award. She was also joined by Jonathan Rudolph, Jacob’s father, who filmed and posted a…

NASA knew Columbia crew could die but chose not to tell them

A NASA flight director has revealed that personnel on the ground knew in 2003 that the Space Shuttle Columbia would not likely survive re-entry, but chose not to inform the vessel’s crew. According to an ABC News report from Thursday, when faced with the choice of letting the astronauts die…

Colbert: Best part of Super Bowl is the ads for the ads

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Sunday’s Super Bowl game and confessed that his favorite part of the big game weekend is the ads for the ads, that is, the so-called “teaser” commercials that point viewers to the actual TV spots that will run…

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch dead at 88

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has died at the age of 88. According to ABC News, a spokesman for the brash, confrontational and sometimes controversial mayor confirmed his death on Friday morning. Koch had recently been admitted to the hospital to be treated for water in his lungs.…

Two people shot in Atlanta middle school

UPDATE: Teenager shot in head at Atlanta school Police say that two people have been shot at Atlanta’s Price Middle School in an incident that took place Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta’s NBC Channel 11, officers are on the scene along with medical personnel. The two gunshot victims are alive,…

Republican Montana state rep wants ‘corporal punishment’ for offenders

A Montana Republican state lawmaker wants to give criminals the option of choosing “corporal punishment in lieu of incarceration.” According to Think Progress, the legislation is being proposed by Rep. Jerry O’Neil and would apply not just to misdemeanor crimes, but to some felonies as well. The law states that…

Jimmy Fallon uses puppies to predict the Super Bowl

Wednesday night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” host Jimmy Fallon took a request from the Suggestion Box that he attempt to predict the winner of this Sunday’s Super Bowl game using a rather novel method. “Hey, Jimmy,” wrote viewer Ed Thompson. “Do you think you can predict who will…

Colbert offers recruitment tips to the new, ‘non-racist’ KKK

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the Ku Klux Klan and its new, purportedly non-racist positive message, then offered the group some handy advice for recruitment. Race relations in the U.S., Colbert said, continue to improve. “For instance, yesterday, I watched almost an entire Tyler Perry…

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