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Ex-Gitmo prosecutor slams drone policy: ‘Since 9/11 we’ve been the constrained and the cowardly’

A former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay prison facility sounded off on both President Barack Obama’s administration’s use of drone strikes and the apparent acceptance of the practice by the American people. “We used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Col. Morris…

Amazing cat gets by on only two legs

Caffrey, a black Persian cat living in the U.K. has only two legs, both on the right side, and yet the brave, 14-year-old cat soldiers on, making do with his remaining appendages. According to the Daily Mail, 10 years or so ago, Caffrey was hit by a car. He lost…

Former Girl Scout Ellen Degeneres slams Boy Scouts’ inaction on anti-gay policy

On Friday, talk show host Ellen Degeneres took aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on LGBT members and leaders. Degeneres, a former Girl Scout, took exception to the fact that the BSA punted on the issue this week rather than striking down the ban against LGBTs in scouting.…

Assange to Maher: Americans should know how easily their government can kill them

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher’s first guest was Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks and the author of the book Cypherpunks. Assange was appearing by video from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, where he is living as a virtual prisoner for fear of extradition to…

Maher: Trump so mad at me he could barely stop ‘flinging his feces’

Friday night on “Read Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher dedicated the final segment of his “New Rules” segment to blasting Donald Trump for suing him for $5 million. “And finally,” he said, “New Rule: Now that he’s suing me for $5 million dollars because he says he’s proved…

Moyers: ‘Obama’s cold-blooded use of drones’ shows ‘seeming indifference’ to ‘innocent bystanders’

Bill Moyers criticized the government’s drone program in a video essay as he discussed a new “chilling account” of the “indiscriminate” attacks. On Feb. 5, The New York Times published an article on Obama’s choice to lead the CIA, John Brennan, which began with the story of cleric Salem Ahmed…

Glenn Beck: Media and Occupy sit ‘closer to the communists’ than Democratic Party

On his program on Thursday night, Glenn Beck illustrated his views on politics and freedom in America — literally. Creating a spectrum of the “scale of freedom,” he argued that “People are fleeing the parties. And they are standing somewhere in-between.” On Beck’s spectrum, the Democratic Party stands close to…

Moyers guest: Internet company ‘bullies’ charge ‘a lot’ for access but give ‘second class access’

Bill Moyers sat down with Susan Crawford, a former special assistant to President Obama in science, technology and innovation and the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, to discuss internet inequality — and how internet providers grossly overcharge for subpar internet…

Watch live: Obama bids farewell to Panetta

President Obama delivers remarks at the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in honor of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 8. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Kansas City police searching for suspect behind murders of two sex workers

Kansas City police said on Friday that they have linked together the murders of two local sex workers and might also have found a third living victim, as they continue to look for the suspect. “These two women were mothers, they’re daughters,” said Sgt. Doug Niemeier. “They’re family members to…

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