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Media critic David Zurawik: MSNBC spewing propaganda by hiring ex-Obama aide

TV critic David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun slammed MSNBC on Sunday for hiring former top Obama aide David Axelrod as a senior political analyst. “There is an advantage to having people who are in the room at key moments on this high level on your cable channel,” he said…

Coburn: Congress should ‘eliminate the recordkeeping’ on guns in the U.S.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Sunday said that Republicans would block any effort to extend background checks to include private firearms sales unless Congress agreed to “eliminate the recordkeeping” on guns in the United States. Coburn, who is one of four senators working for a bipartisan bill to expand background…

National Prayer Breakfast speaker lectured Obama on flat tax to ‘please’ God

Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon who shocked Washington when he used his speech at the non-partisan National Prayer Breakfast to lecture President Barack Obama on the flat tax earlier this month, is defending his rant by insisting that he was just trying to “please” God. As the president was…

Obama: Republicans want to ‘protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners’

In a weekly address published Saturday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to avert looming across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester and slammed his Republican opponents. “Are Republicans in Congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kids’ schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes…

Chris Wallace on Hagel: ‘I’m impugning his competence’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday questioned if former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) even had the “competence” necessary to be the secretary of defense. During an interview with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Wallace pointed out that Hagel had admitted to misspeaking during his Senate confirmation hearing when he suggested…

Homeless New Yorker sues parents for making him feel ‘unloved and beaten by the world’

A homeless New York man is suing his parents for $200,000 for allegedly not loving him enough. “They aren’t supportive, they’re emotionally abusive, verbally abusive,” 32-year-old Bernard Bey told WINS-FM. “We don’t have a family bond that a family should have.” Bey’s suit calls for his stepfather and mother, Bernard…

28 people injured after crash in final lap of NASCAR event

Nearly 30 people were injured during a NASCAR event in Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday when a multi-car collision in the race’s final lap hurled debris and a participant’s car hurtling toward the stands. The Orlando Sentinel reported that 14 people were hospitalized — one reportedly in critical condition due…

Lawyer objects to accidental imprisonment while visiting client

A San Diego lawyer is filing a complaint after being stuck inside a waiting room at a local jail for hours during a visit to a client on Tuesday. Attorney Erubey López told KNSD-TV on Friday that he found himself trapped in the room at the San Diego County Jail…

Chris Hayes: I’ll only appear at CPAC if you include GOProud

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes addressed an invitation he received to speak at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Hayes said that he would be happy to appear at the conference if the Republican LGBT group GOProud would be included among the co-sponsors…

Maddow guest: Texas senator claimed 12 Harvard professors were ‘Marxists’

On Rachel Maddow’s Friday show, the host discussed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and whether he bears any similarity to the infamous Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who instigated a communist witch hunt in the 1950s. Cruz has been part of the GOP opposition to the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel…

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