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Watch live: Press conference on man eaten by Florida sinkhole

Authorities hold a news conference to discuss the latest in the sinkhole in Florida that swallowed a man. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on March 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Sean Hannity suggests Keith Ellison is the ‘equivalent’ of the KKK

Sean Hannity on Thursday responded to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI)’s accusation that he was a “shill” for the Republican Party by linking the Muslim Congressman to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who he called “a racist and an anti-Semite.” On Tuesday, Ellison had appeared on Hannity’s show and blasted…

Woodward backs off White House ‘threat’ claim: ‘I haven’t used that language’

Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on Thursday seemed to back off the claim that White House economic adviser Gene Sperling threatened him by suggesting that he would “regret” his reporting on the sequester. In an op-ed published last week, Woodward had accused President Barack Obama of “moving the goal posts”…

Police search for Pittsburgh man who allegedly set girlfriend on fire

Pittsburgh police launched a manhunt on Thursday for a man who allegedly lit his girlfriend on fire during a domestic dispute, according to KDKA-TV. Police say the argument between Clinton Cohen, 27, and Maria Redman, 22, erupted Thursday morning in Redman’s apartment. During the scuffle, which took place in front…

Colbert: Sequester not a terrible problem, it’s a terrible solution

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the sequester, the looming series of forced budget cuts that are going into effect after Congress’ failure to hammer out a budget bill. “Tonight,” said Colbert, “a ticking time bomb goes off in Washington, and for once I am…

Florida man ‘swallowed by sinkhole’ under bedroom presumed dead

A man is presumed dead after a sinkhole opened up under his bedroom in the U.S. state of Florida and “swallowed” him, CNN reported Friday. The incident happened overnight in Brandon, a suburb of Tampa. Authorities called to the scene found the hole to be about 100 feet (30 meters)…

Jon Stewart mocks ‘delicate flower’ Bob Woodward

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped the coverage of a recent spat between the White House and journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward alleged a senior White House official said he would “regret” his reporting on budget negotiations between the President and Congress. The Washington Post…

Rachel Maddow on the sequester: This goose is cooked

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow doubted that President Barack Obama and Republicans would be able to reach a last-minute deal to avert across-the-board budget cuts. The $85 billion worth of indiscriminate spending cuts was implemented as a part of a political deal to raise the federal…

Constituents laugh at Republican’s ignorance of trans-vaginal ultrasounds

During a town hall meeting last week, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) claimed to be ignorant of trans-vaginal ultrasounds and their recent involvement in the debate over abortion rights. Duffy was asked whether he supported the Woman’s Right to Know her Unborn Child Act, which would require a woman to receive…

Republican senator defends tax breaks for corporate jet owners

Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas on Thursday defended the so-called “corporate jet loophole,” which provides special tax deductions for the owners of private jets. President Barack Obama has called for the corporate jet tax break and similar deductions, such as those for yacht owners, to be eliminated as part…

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