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Explorers complete Shackleton’s epic Antarctic journey a century later

A team of exhausted but elated explorers successfully recreated Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic survival journey, completing a three-day climb across mountains despite a treacherous blizzard. Expedition leader Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray reached the old whaling station at Stromness early Monday (2245 GMT Sunday) after a 900-metre (2,950-foot) climb over the…

Chris Hayes on drone strikes: ‘How much should we care that it’s citizens?’

On UP with Chris Hayes on Sunday night, the panel discussed the recent white paper on drone strikes obtained by NBC News and how concerned we should be regarding distinctions between citizens and non-citizens. Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, said that with regard to U.S. citizens,…

Krugman on Obama’s State of the Union: ‘The less he says about the deficit the better’

Chris Hayes noted on UP with Chris Hayes on Sunday that the Congressional Budget Office recently found, as others had argued before, that the sequester will not be good for the GDP. “GDP will grow slowly in 2013 because of fiscal tightening by the federal government that is scheduled to…

Harris-Perry panel debates tensions between national and local GOP

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, she and her panel discussed the future of the GOP — and the divisions between the national and local faces of the party. Harris-Perry said that Cantor’s recent speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute — in which he spoke of all Americans having…

Kurtz rips O’Reilly’s ‘correction’ after falsely claiming NBC silent on drones

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz on Sunday said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had “missed the mark” by offering an absurd defense after asserting that NBC News had not covered a story about drone attacks that the network was actually first to report. On Wednesday night’s O’Reilly Factor, the…

Graham says Obama ‘disengaged’ on 9/11 anniv., ignores Bush read ‘My Pet Goat’ in 2001

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama was “disengaged” and personally responsible for some of the deaths caused by a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11 of last year, but seemingly forgot that President George W. Bush read the book “My…

Ellison to GOP rep.: Don’t whine about sequester after forcing it by threat of default

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Sunday called out Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) for complaining about drastic cuts in the so-called “sequester” after Republicans forced it by refusing to raise the debt ceiling and risking default for the first time in the nation’s history. “This was a presidential suggestion back in…

Rand Paul mocks Ashley Judd as ‘an attractive woman’ who doesn’t deserve to run

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is dismissing actress Ashley Judd as an “attractive woman” who does not deserve to be a Kentucky senator because she owns a home in Scotland. During an interview with Paul on Sunday, CNN’s Candy Crowley pointed out that a recent attack ad created by Karl Rove’s…

McCain chides Republicans on immigrants: ‘What do you want to do with them?’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday challenged Republican lawmakers who oppose a bipartisan agreement to give legal status to undocumented immigrants as a part of comprehensive immigration reform. “The are 11 million people living in the shadows, I believe that they deserve to come out of the shadows,” the Arizona…

Charlie Sheen to alleged Los Angeles cop killer: ‘Call me’

“Anger Management” star Charlie Sheen released an online video Saturday urging an ex-cop accused of three killings to call him, after the actor was named in the man’s chilling online manifesto. Police are hunting for Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department officer who threatened to go on…

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