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Colbert: ‘Let’s end poverty by flying the poor to sub-Saharan Africa’

Hearing about the practice of “medical repatriation” — hospitals shipping undocumented patients back to their countries of origin, often while unconscious — didn’t bother Stephen Colbert. Since, unbeknownst to him, immigrants get sick “just like normal people” (and it’s hard to buy lottery tickets while dealing with a catheter) this…

Miami Herald reporter: Guantanamo prisoners would rather starve than live in legal limbo

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg to the program. Rosenberg has covered the offshore U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba since it was opened in 2002. The reporter detailed the recent hunger strike and the breakdown in relations between inmates and…

O’Donnell tells Libertarians: You deserve better spokesmen than Ron and Rand Paul

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell extended sympathy to who he called “honest Libertarians” on Tuesday, while picking apart the flaws in recent statements by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) over authorities’ tactics during the search for and capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. “You deserve…

Nugent to Alex Jones: Soldiers committing suicide because Obama ‘violates the Constitution’

Appearing on “The Alex Jones Show” Tuesday, rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent claimed the epidemic of soldier suicides that’s baffled some of the nation’s brightest psychologists is much easier to understand if you just blame President Barack Obama. “I’m sure the leftist blogs are gonna attack…

Watch: Disputed Venezuelan election leads to bloody brawl between lawmakers

Political tensions over Venezuela’s disputed presidential election boiled over in the National Assembly as government and opposition lawmakers clashed. “I’m not the only one who has been beaten. They have struck several lawmakers. (Assembly speaker) Diosdado Cabello has to be held to account personally,” said opposition lawmaker Julio Borges. He…

Jon Stewart: Republicans think ‘freedom magic’ is key to U.S. adventure in Syria

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed Republicans for offering a convoluted plan to intervene in the two-year-old Syrian civil war. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) has insisted the United States needs to intervene because the country had never sat back and allowed innocent civilians to…

Sen. Ayotte confronted by daughter of Newtown victim at town hall meeting

The daughter of the slain principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at a town hall meeting on Tuesday for voting against legislation to expand criminal background checks. “You had mentioned that day the burden on owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would…

Andrew Sullivan: U.S. stopped being a free country under Bush

Andrew Sullivan of The Dish claimed Monday night the United States stopped being a free country under the Bush administration, citing the alleged military detention and torture of U.S. citizen Jose Padilla. During a CNN panel discussion on the terrorist attack, Sullivan criticized what he saw as an overreaction to…

Watch: Obama says we’ve got to close Guantanamo Bay prison

During a press conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he was still committed to closing down the Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba, one of his 2008 campaign promises. “I continue to believe that we’ve got to close Guantanamo,” he said. “I think it is critical for us to…

Karl Malone to homophobic ESPN reporter: You won’t ‘kick over and die’ if you touch a gay player

Legendary NBA power forward Karl Malone, who once worried that he could be infected with HIV by playing ball with Magic Johnson, now says that a homophobic ESPN reporter needs to “move past” judging other people. After NBA player Jason Collins revealed that he was gay on Monday, ESPN reporter…

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