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President Obama fires ‘marshmallow cannon’ in White House

More than a hundred students from across the country participated today in a special White House science fair. Exhibits on display included a Skype-using robot, a portable disaster shelter, and 14-year-old Joey Hudy’s “Marshmallow Cannon,” which the president tried his hand at firing. Watch the video, embedded via NBC Nightly…

Ex-Komen exec calls defunding Planned Parenthood ‘neutral ground’

A former executive for Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity says that the decision to defund Planned Parenthood was an attempt to “move to neutral ground.” After resigning from the charity Tuesday, Karen Handel admitted to Fox News host Megyn Kelly that she was “clearly involved in…

Michael Steele to Dan Choi: LGBT rights aren’t like black rights

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he didn’t “appreciate” the comparison between laws banning interracial marriage to laws that prevent same sex couples from marrying. While the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was the in process of finding California’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional,…

O’Reilly: More ‘bigotry against pro-life people than gay people’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly declared Monday evening that hatred for pro-life advocates is stronger in America than for gay people. In a discussion about social issues, regular O’Reilly guest Bernie Goldberg condemned “the bigotry on the right” for attacking Ellen DeGeneres’ and the LGBT community. “Reasonable people may disagree on…

‘Charlie McAwesome’ glitter bombs Ron Paul

A man going by the name “Charlie McAwesome” made it official Monday night: every remaining Republican presidential frontrunner has been glitter bombed. At a campaign event in Minneapolis, “McAwesome” doused Texas Congressman Ron Paul with sparkly particles as he was leaving the stage, according to City Pages. “Housing and healthcare…

Axelrod suggests White House could back down on birth control

A top adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign suggested on Tuesday that the administration was open to working with Catholic hospitals and universities over their objections to providing birth control services to women. “I’m less concerned about the messaging of this than to find a resolution that makes sense,”…

Chris Hayes: Why Republicans hate Clint Eastwood’s commercial

Dirty Harry has turned against the GOP. That’s basically the message in last night’s episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, during which guest host Chris Hayes examined the popular Chrysler Super Bowl ad featuring Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. His conclusion: Eastwood’s sideways endorsement of the auto bailouts punches conservatives where…

Hannity: ‘It’s end time in America’ if Obama re-elected

Republican opinion host Sean Hannity continued Monday night with his usual criticism of President Barack Obama, telling viewers that America would end if the president is elected to a second term. The Fox News personality was joined by former Bush political adviser Karl Rove, who expressed his disapproval of Clint Eastwood’s popular…

LGBT activist interrupts Gingrich speech in Minnesota

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was interrupted by LGBT activists while he was giving a campaign speech in Minnesota. “Hey Newt, why do you support discrimination against gays and lesbians all the time?” a young man yelled at Gingrich. The crowd at the event responded with loud boos and began…

Olbermann mocks GOP lawmaker for linking to satirical ‘Abortionplex’ article

On his show Monday night, Current TV host Keith Olbermann lampooned Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) for mistaking an article from the satirical news outlet The Onion for real news. Fleming or his staff posted a link to the article, titled “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” on the conservative congressman’s…

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