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Economist to Moyers: Minimum wage hike would benefit millions

On this week’s edition of “Moyers and Co.,” host Bill Moyers spoke with economist Richard Wolff about the U.S. minimum wage, and how raising it would not just benefit workers at the bottom end of the economic spectrum, but rather the entire economy. Moyers opened the segment by saying that…

Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

Officials in Texas announced on Thursday that State Troopers would no longer be allowed to open fire on suspects from helicopters after the recent killing of two immigrants. While announcing the new policy, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw insisted that the ban on aerial shootings had nothing…

Obama taps ‘Kid President’ to announce White House Easter egg roll

In an Easter-themed video published Thursday on YouTube, none other than President Barack Obama reaches out to “Kid President,” the star of an increasingly popular video series, to help him announce the 2013 White House Easter egg roll. “Kid President” is actually a 9-year-old kid named Bobby who has a…

Coulter booed by libertarian ‘pussies’ for saying ‘gays’ should marry opposite sex

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Thursday insulted a group of student libertarians by calling them “pussies” for pushing for drug legalization and then found herself being booed when she insisted that LGBT people should only marry members of the opposite sex. Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday aired Coulter’s…

Video of tiny, squeaking frog drives dogs crazy

A viral video that was released earlier this week of a tiny, squeaky-voiced frog has won the hearts of many, including dogs, some of whom can’t get enough of the clip. The so-called “world’s cutest frog,” a South African desert rain frog, has a voice like a squeaky toy, which,…

Sequester budget cuts may have triggered Miami shooting rampage

A depressed Florida man shot his wife and two children before killing himself after closing his hot air balloon business and facing losing his job as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector because of automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration.” A source told CBS News that 45-year-old Carlos Zuniga was…

‘Snitch’ filmmaker: Reagan-era drug laws keep prisons overflowing

Appearing Thursday night on Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh, behind the new film “Snitch,” explained that his movie is based on true events brought about in part by Reagan-era drug laws. The film features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the father of a young man facing…

Colbert on Hagel: ‘What else is he hiding that hasn’t happened?’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert addressed the “Friends of Hamas” flap, tracing the path of the story from reporter’s flippant comment to right wing media buzzword to Republican senators blocking the nomination of Secretary of Defense candidate Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE). Given the questions…

Jon Stewart: Obama’s promises less durable than New Year’s resolutions

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed President Barack Obama for continuing to stonewall about drone strikes. At his latest State of Union address, Obama vowed to be “even more transparent to the American people” about drone strikes and their legal justification. But the President…

Maddow blasts Indiana’s mandated double trans-vaginal probe bill

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night ripped into a bill in Indiana that would require women to undergo to trans-vaginal ultrasounds twice if they wished to terminate their pregnancy. The bill, approved by the state Senate Health and Provider Services Committee on Wednesday, would require clinics to conduct trans-vaginal…

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