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Willie Nelson performs to support Dennis Kucinich

Country music star Willie Nelson came to Lorain, Ohio on Sunday to perform at a sold-out benefit in support of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Due to redistricting in the state, the veteran congressman has been thrown into a primary battle against Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). “Dennis and I go a…

Romney: ‘I wish I could claim that I’m Hispanic’

Despite receiving criticism for his harsh rhetoric towards immigrants during the campaign cycle, GOP presidential front runner Mitt Romney wished on Monday morning that he could be Hispanic. Appearing on Fox and Friends, the former Massachusetts governor was asked by co-host Steve Doocy if he was gaining more support in…

Vitter attacks CNN for comparing his sex scandal to Gingrich’s

Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lashed out at a CNN host on Monday for asking if there were similarities between his prostitution scandal and the infidelities of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt Gingrich has been suffering some heat over his cheating on his first wife, cheating on his second…

WATCH LIVE: Occupy D.C. eviction expected Monday

National Park authorities have set a noon deadline for Occupy D.C. protesters to remove all temporary camping structures from McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. Watch this live video from Occupy DC, broadcast Jan. 30, 2012. Watch this live video from Global Revolution, broadcast Jan. 30, 2012. Watch live streaming video…

Louisiana family on the lam from monkey inspector

A Louisiana couple fled their home out of fear that their Capuchin moneys would be taken away by state officials, according to the Associated Press. Jim and Donita Clark have been hiding in their motor home for the past four months, leaving their house just before wildlife agents came for…

Miss Piggy: Attack on Muppets movie ‘as laughable as Fox being news’

In a staged press conference following the debut of their new film, two of puppeteer Jim Henson‘s most famous characters, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, took questions from reporters about recent criticism lodged by commentators on the conservative Fox News Channel. “It’s a funny thing, they were concerned about…

Former Senator: ‘Too big to fail cannot be tolerated’

Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (D) appeared on Moyers & Company this past weekend to express how government needs tougher rules to punish big banks. Moyers discussed with Dorgan his 1998 speech on the Senate floor rallying against the now infamous repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which allowed banks…

Police use flash bang grenades, tear gas in Oakland

Police in Oakland, California used various projectiles and finally arrested more than 400 people in the Occupy movement over the weekend. Some reports indicated that police used smoke, tear gas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to stop protesters who were trying to take over vacant buildings.…

Co-chair of new task force promises to dig into ‘every aspect’ of housing crisis

Three years after he first promised to investigate the housing crisis, President Obama has finally announced the creation of a task force to examine mortgage and securitization fraud. One of the co-chairs of the new commission, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, joined MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Sunday to discuss…

Russian ex-paratroopers score YouTube hit with rock video calling Putin ‘tyrant’

As opposition to Vladimir Putin’s anticipated reelection to the presidency of Russia heats up, protest is taking a number of unusual forms. For example, critics of the Russian leader drove around Moscow on Sunday in cars trailing white ribbons to advertise protests planned for next weekend. The most surprising success…

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