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O’Donnell panel to Joe Oliver: ‘You don’t know’ Zimmerman

Joe Oliver, the man who has publicly defended Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, endured a contentious interview on MSNBC’s The Last Word Tuesday evening, admitting that his role in the story “doesn’t make sense.” Host Lawrence O’Donnell and New York Times columnist Charles Blow criticized Oliver by questioning how close…

GOP cuts off Rep. Bobby Rush for wearing hoodie on House floor

Republican leadership in the House of Representatives shut down a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus after he donned a hooded sweatshirt in honor of a Florida teen who was recently gunned down by a neighborhood watch leader. During his morning remarks on Wednesday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) observed…

LGBT activist: NOM is both racially divisive and completely ineffective

On Tuesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the Human Rights Campaign’s legal director Brian Moulton was on hand to discuss yesterday’s revelations about the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and its willingness to embrace racially divisive tactics to achieve its goal of denying marriage equality to same-sex couples. NOM is…

Romney: Uninsured with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday insisted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be overturned and that people with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage if they had never had insurance before. During an appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno told Romney that he…

Maddow: Political decisions increasingly cost Supreme Court credibility

In 2000, weeks after the general election, the Supreme Court broke down along partisan lines and voted 5 to 4 against a recount in Florida, making George Bush our 43rd president. On Tuesday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed how that landmark decision began a…

Arlen Specter: Mitt Romney changes positions more than a porn star

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (D) on Wednesday compared Mitt Romney to an actress in pornographic films because he had shifted position so often throughout his political career. “The Republican Party has moved so far to the right, you can’t recognize Mitt Romney,” Specter told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. “What Mitt…

Colbert: Obama is still planning to not take away our guns

Stephen Colbert displayed urgency in discussing the ongoing conspiracy of President Barack Obama taking away people’s guns Tuesday evening, calling it “the end of the Republic.” Colbert mentioned a Fox News segment where anchor Megyn Kelly suggested an Obama re-election has led to an increase in gun sales. “The fear…

Jon Stewart laughs at Lawrence O’Donnell for ‘grilling a chair’

Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday was highly entertained by a segment on MSNBC, where the lawyer for George Zimmerman pulled out of a scheduled interview and host Lawrence O’Donnell angrily questioned an empty chair. “He’s grilling the chair!” Stewart laughed. “No, the chair doesn’t have medical records to…

Gray whale rescued from discarded fishing net off California coast

Rescuers over the weekend spent seven hours trying to carefully free a gray whale that became entangled in a discarded fishing net off the coast of California. “It was getting very frightening towards the end of the day because we were running out of time,” Dave Anderson, who works with…

Sen. Rand Paul blocks Iran sanctions bill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday blocked legislation that would impose a new sanctions on Iran. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had hoped to quickly pass the bill by unanimous consent. But Paul objected and introduced an amendment stating that any use of military force against Iran must be…

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