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Maddow: Entire conservative movement is ‘a complete mess’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took stock of Republicans — from where they stand on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations to thier their overall message. If the wild, shouting-match free-for-all that went on under the Capitol dome Thursday night is any indication, the party is…

Activist: Georgia’s GOP caucus pushing for looser gun restrictions

Georgia Republican state legislator Rep. Charles Gregory (R-Kennesaw), has introduced four new bills for the 2012 legislative year, all of which loosen current restrictions on guns. The measures, according to the blog Georgia Progress, which come less than a week after the national tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in…

Bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers exhumed

Police have exhumed the bodies of the two killers who were the subject of author Truman Capote’s greatest work, the “nonfiction novel,” In Cold Blood. According to CNN, DNA evidence may tie Richard Hickock and Perry Smith to another mass murder, half a continent away from the site of their…

‘Red Lobster’ company sees steep sales drop after fighting ‘Obamacare’

Darden Restaurants, the company that owns the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains, saw its net income plunge by 37 percent in the wake of bad publicity about its policies regarding the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” According to the Associated Press, “revamped menus and new ad campaigns”…

Maddow explains why we should be glad Robert Bork was not confirmed

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow offered a eulogy of sorts for conservative icon Judge Robert Bork, whose extreme right-wing views made him too conservative for a U.S. Supreme Court that has made bench room for men like Justice Antonin Scalia. Bork passed away on Wednesday…

Obama at prayer vigil: ‘Newtown, you are not alone’

Sunday night, President Barack Obama addressed the citizens and first responders of Newtown Connecticut at a prayer vigil held at Newtown High School. “We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults,” he said, “They lost their lives in a school that could have been any…

LIVE: Connecticut officials give updates in Sandy Hook shooting investigation

Connecticut State Police are doing a press conference about the Newtown shooting investigation. Watch the video, embedded below via NBC News: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Gunman dead, 3 injured in Alabama hospital shooting

A gunman opened fire on a police officer and two hospital employees at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama early Saturday morning. According to WAFF, News 48, the incident took place at about 4:00 a.m. on the hospital’s fifth floor. Birmingham Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Johnny Williams told WAFF that…

Amy Goodman on ‘Up’: ‘Gun control is the answer right now’

Saturday morning on “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes welcomed a panel including Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!; Howard Wolfson of the New York City mayor’s office; Dave Cullen, author of Columbine and radio host Esther Armah. They discussed the role played by mental illness in attacks like the…

Seattle courts dropping charges in pot possession cases

Prosecutors in King County, Washington are dropping charges against people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana.  According to Seattle’s Fox affiliate station KPCQ, the court is taking the measure as a means of saving money and resources for the legal system. In November, voters in Colorado and Washington…

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